Truth from the Trenches by Mark Settle


Yesterday I finished listening to Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management by Mark Settle. I didn't find the book much useful although there are few places here and there stuck with me and I plan to use those occasionally. The book builds on the need for IT Leaders to drive relevance… Continue reading Truth from the Trenches by Mark Settle

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni


I finished Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors by Patrick Lencioni yesterday. In Pat's true style like Five Dysfunctions of Team, this is another business fable where he tackles a big problem in organizations - Silos. He not only gives us ways to identify silos, departmental politics but also… Continue reading Silos, Politics and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark


Finished listening to Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark in Audible. I would recommend this book highly if you want to know how software giants got built outside of Silicon Valley. This book does give a great deal of insight into Jack's personality, his work ethic, how he motivates his employees as well as gains the… Continue reading Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries


Finished today listening to The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.  Here are the key lessons from the book. Lesson 1: Find a solid business model by validating your idea Lesson 2: Tell value from waste with split-testing (A/B testing) Lesson 3: Never ever indulge in vanity metrics… Continue reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown


I finished Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown yesterday. This book is full of ideas, some counter-intuitive, on the matter of leadership. I felt like it's not for a wide sect of the audience and only a particular kind of leaders will understand and benefit out of it. My feeling may… Continue reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley by Brad Stone


Finished listening to The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone. The author talks about how 2 bay area startups Uber and Airbnb emerged into Upstarts disregarding all the traditional rules and hurdles in their respective areas of ride-sharing and accommodations through the crowd.… Continue reading The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley by Brad Stone

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene


I finished listening to the audiobook The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene yesterday. This is another rare and useful but difficult book to fathom. Robert sythesizes the learnings of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Clausewitz and many others from history and melts those to come up with some guidelines on how we can make those as arsenals in our modern life.… Continue reading The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

JUGBD Talk on Role of Issuer Processors in Payments Ecosystem


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-5OX_3PAAk Ashik's Talk on Issuer Processors Yesterday I gave a presentation in Bengali at JUGBD Virtual Conference. The first 53 minutes is my talk on The Role of Issuer Processors in Payments Ecosystem. The rest is the panel discussion along with Mojahedul Haque Abul Hasanat, ANM Bazlur Rahman, Mozammel Haque, Sazzadur Rahman and Oronno Abdullah… Continue reading JUGBD Talk on Role of Issuer Processors in Payments Ecosystem

The Role of Issuer Processors in the Payments Ecosystem


My Session DetailsDuration: 45 minutesDate: 20th JuneStart Time: 7 AM (Pacific Time),8 PM (BD Time)Conversion Language: Bengali and English (Mixed)𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐠π₯𝐞 π‚πšπ₯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 π„π―πžπ§π­: https://bit.ly/3hFTqMm Abstract Do you know what happens when during the time you charge your credit or debit card and your payments transaction get approved or declined? Who are the parties involved in this whole… Continue reading The Role of Issuer Processors in the Payments Ecosystem