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

The Culture Map by Erin Meyer


Today I finished The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer. This book has been in my to-read list for a long time but finally I finished as this was the topic for discussion in our monthly management book club reading at office. This is a very valuable resource for anyone working… Continue reading The Culture Map by Erin Meyer

Chaired a Panel for Java Conference hosted by eGeneration


This weekend I attended the Java Developers’ Conference 2021, held on September 11, 2021 (Saturday) hosted by eGeneration. I was the panel chair for the 1st session on Java Spring Boot Microservices Deployment to Kubernetes. There were over 720 Registrants for the Conference, both from the industry and academia. I gave a brief introduction on… Continue reading Chaired a Panel for Java Conference hosted by eGeneration

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior


Earlier this week I finished Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, David Maxfield. These same authors also wrote Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High that I read earlier this year and consider one of the best leadership and management books.… Continue reading Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

Truth from the Valley by Mark Settle


Last week I finished Truth from the Valley: A Practical Primer on Future IT Management Trends by Mark Settle. This is thanks to Wali bhai and Asha bhabi who gifted me this book. This is the second book from Mark which is better than his earlier one The Truth from the Trenches. He brings up how Silicon Valley… Continue reading Truth from the Valley by Mark Settle