advertisement advertisement The year 2012 is not only the Year of the Dragon, it also marks 30 years since In Search of Excellence was published. While there have been voices over the years which have been critical of the book’s methodology, its resulting content, and even its writing style, the case can be made that it is the most influential management book not only in these last 30 years but perhaps–just perhaps–ever. Hyperbole? Consider: It created a new genre of “best seller” business books, works that were not only informative but interesting and highly readable for Everyman. With a few exceptions, such as McGregor, Chandler, Sloan, maybe Drucker, many (most?) prior books on management/leadership were arcane tomes written by academics for academics and practitioners and were rarely found on any popular “best seller” list. Now “business” is considered a book category in itself thanks in no small part to … [Read more...] about The Most Influential Business Book Of The Last 30 Years?
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In his book ‘Poor Charlie’s Almanack’ legendary investor and author Charlie Munger writes ‘spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day- if you live long enough- like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve.’Independent investor and investing coach Vishal Khandelwal lives by these words. An analyst who quit his job at the age of 34 to focus on teaching the Aam Aadmi the art and science of investing. Safal Niveshak, Hindi for successful investor, has been his platform where he gives online training on investing. A prolific writer, Vishal spends 75 percent of his waking time in reading and learning.Vishal does not like to speak about his stock picks and the returns his investment has generated. The fact that he has been able to come out of a job by taking care of all his liabilities gives an insight that he has done well for himself.Close Vishal is known more as a teacher of … [Read more...] about The analyst who quit his job to be a teacher and a ‘Safal Niveshak’
Shishir AsthanaMotivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein often points out in her lectures that to allow your passion to become your purpose will one day become your profession. The driving force of anything that has ever been achieved is the passion that drove the men and women behind it to achieve what was once considered impossible.Passion for trading is Junaid Shaikh’s credo. A mechanical engineer with an MBA in IT, Junaid’s infatuation for trading began when he heard his batchmates from finance stream talk about the markets and the potential of making money.Close Though Junaid worked as an IT manager with a renowned insurance company, his heart was in the markets. His love for markets saw him interacting with experts in finance and treasury division in his company. It was his passion for the markets and the hard work behind it that resulted in Junaid now running a trading desk and managing family money ahead of any of his more experienced peers. related news … [Read more...] about Weekend Special | A consistent trader who designed his tools of trade
Three days after the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in the Ayodhya case – giving the disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman to construct a temple, and an alternate 5-acre plot of land to the Sunni Waqf Board – the temple town remained calm.No incidents of communal clashes have been reported so far, courtesy extremely tight security arrangements in sensitive areas across Uttar Pradesh as well as various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. Security has also been enhanced for the five judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who delivered the verdict.Here is what is next in the pipeline post-Ayodhya verdict:Close Meeting with NSA related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders to ensure that communal passions remained under check, The Times of India reported. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, what’s next?
India and Australia, whose main sporting rivalry is on the cricket pitch, switch codes to soccer at the Asian Cup on Monday with Australia the overwhelming favourites to hand out the equivalent of an innings victory.Australia are also among the favourites to lift the Asian Cup while India, appearing in the tournament for the first time in 27 years, are just hoping to escape the kind of beating Australia have just suffered in the Ashes series against England.Everyone involved in the India squad, from coach Bob Houghton downwards, however, knows that some decent performances against three of Asia's top sides, Australia, South Korea and Bahrain in their Group C matches, could have a big impact on soccer in the sub-continent.For well-documented historical, cultural, social and organisational reasons going back to the beginning of organised sport in India, soccer has never been the country's top sport, giving way to hockey and cricket.FIFA president Sepp Blatter said again this week that … [Read more...] about Indian revolution begins with Socceroos test