Category Archive: Books

Feb 22

West and Islamophopbia

In July 2016, a survey by the polling firm MARU/VCR&C reported that more than half of Ontarians believed that the mainstream Islamic teachings promote violence.[1] As appalling as the results of this survey sounds, it provides the larger picture of much of the western society. Not only does it reflects the complete lack of understanding …

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Mar 28

Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing Yourself

  Forests have fallen by writing books on topics centered around personal management and self improvement. A significant majority of them, especially the ones with gawky titles do not make much rational sense to me. I believe that one can learn and grow more by reading auto/biographies of business and political leaders than by reading …

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Jul 05

Book Review: Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

  Here is the story of a man who has one of the most unusual business careers in the last century. Software, music, space, ¬†sports or the complex (and exciting) world of human brain, Paul Allen has made a mark and a lasting contribution in each of these fields. Idea man is a point-blank memoir …

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Jan 07

Resolutions and 2013 reading list…

Resolutions are here to stay I have a consistent track record of “not” following all my new year resolutions through to successful¬†completion. Since 2009, when I first¬†initiated this annual review of the elapsed year and setting goals for the year ahead, there has not been a single year when this resolution strategy has worked to …

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