A Platform to Verify Ownership of Content


I have been thinking about using blockchain for content ownership verification for some time. I came up with this idea that may be a useful service or a platform if implemented. Let's visit a use case that this platform or service will be able to serve. A user or author decides to create a useful… Continue reading A Platform to Verify Ownership of Content

Good Leadership and Management Books


I am very keen in deepening my understanding about engineering leadership for fast growing tech companies. This is very relevant to my current company where I am working as a Sr Engineering Manager. I often share my thoughts, new learnings, leadership puzzles that is confusing me currently in my social media networks. As a result… Continue reading Good Leadership and Management Books

The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni


Earlier this week I finished another good book from Management Guru Patrick Lencioni - The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable. In his customary style, Patrick brings out the inner conflicts of the CEO of a San Francisco based company which many struggling CEOs experience. A temptation may be understood as a personal moral failure that… Continue reading The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

Book Review: First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham


Yesterday I finished  First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman from Gallup Organization. This is a good book that managers at different levels should read. This may turn out to be a bit heavy for entry level managers but may be not. The reason I mention it… Continue reading Book Review: First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


Today I finished Ashlee Vance's biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Needless to say, it's fascinating and thought-provoking. In this biography, the author remained true to his readers and didn't let Elon control the content. He interviewed Musk regularly along with people close to Elon to present the reader an… Continue reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

The Truth About Employee Engagement by Patrick Lencioni


Last week I finished reading the book (hardcover) The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery by Patrick Lencioni. This is another good business fable from Pat that touches a very fundamental understanding of team dynamics. In this book the author talks about why people feel misery at job… Continue reading The Truth About Employee Engagement by Patrick Lencioni

Leading the Pack by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy


I finished the audiobook Leading the Pack: Expert Training to Build Relationships and Inspire Followers by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy yesterday. This is a compilation of several insightful lectures from both these famous leadership coaches. But I didn't get the feel of a book as I have listened to many such lectures on youtube from both the… Continue reading Leading the Pack by John Maxwell and Brian Tracy

The 9 Types of Leadership by Beatrice Chestnut


Today I finished The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace by Beatrice Chestnut. In this book, the author talks about Enneagram and how it is relevant to leadership styles. The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types combining traditional wisdom with modern psychology - a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and… Continue reading The 9 Types of Leadership by Beatrice Chestnut