Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow


Last week I finished Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais. This is a great book on organization design. The authors talk about how works get done via formal org chart, informal relationship based influence and inter-personal and inter-team reputations.  They bring Conway's law which states organizations design systems that … Continue reading Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

One-Pager to Facilitate Collaborations


Communication and Collaboration within a team and across teams is one of the key factor behind projects to succeed or fail. Hence verbal and written communication, cross-functional collaborations are always part of employee performance reviews. A good meeting where I participated with many other colleagues brainstorming and came out with some good decisions are one … Continue reading One-Pager to Facilitate Collaborations

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport


Earlier this week I finished So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. In this book the author debunks the theory around following your passion and instead emphasizes on building career capital through developing skills. Last year I read his book Deep Work and I think this book. … Continue reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene


Last week I finished The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene. I knew he is a tough writer after reading The 48 Laws of Power last year. In this book, Robert dives deep inside human psychology and how we think individually and collectively influenced by social, political, regional context. This book sounded less Machiavellian compared to The 48 Laws … Continue reading The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen


Last week I finished Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen. In this book the author defines - "Culture is about how a team uniquely functions when it’s at its best". An organization’s culture is largely reflected in its values – not the values determined by management, but the values which are actually lived out by the employees. Here … Continue reading Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman


Last week I finished another fantastic leadership book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman to participate in our upcoming management book club discussion in office. In this book, the author explores the roots and applications of effective, inspiring leadership. Leaders can be broadly classified as either Multipliers or Diminishers. A Multiplier creates … Continue reading Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty


This week I finished several books and one of those was the last Patrick Lencioni book that I haven't read earlier - Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. This is another good book by him where focuses on the soft skills of leadership in the context of client services. … Continue reading Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle


Yesterday I finished The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle. This is another good book on team culture that I decided to read after being highly impressed reading The Culture Map by Erin Meyer. The author emphasizes on 3 skills as the heart of great teamwork. Safety: The foundation of a strong group lies in … Continue reading The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle