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Alok Kejriwal is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in launching digital startups and making them profitable. He has been successful in building ventures in India, China and the US. In 1998, Alok created – India's first online contesting site.
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The Man Who Solved the Market
How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
Gregory Zuckerman - Nov 05, 2019
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Gregory Zuckerman, the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, answers the question investors have been asking for decades: How did Jim Simons do it?Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardJim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett...
Alok Kejriwal
Feb 21, 2021
The man who solved the market - book review This is NOT a TECHY book but a MUST READ business book by @GZuckerman ! It traces the stunning rise & domination of the Medallion Fund & how Jim Simons killed it! Read the review in pic & the book notes here      source
Losing the Signal
The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry
Jacquie McNish - May 03, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is one percent. What went so wrong?Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The ...
Alok Kejriwal
Jan 24, 2021
Losing the Signal - Book review INCREDIBLE, must buy book on Blackberry by @jacquiemcnish & @SeanSilcoff TONS of lessons for entrepreneurs & biz folks inside. It reads exactly like “Shoe Dog” for me, but, with a sad ending. Review in pic. Book notes -      source
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The Psychology of Money
Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
Morgan Housel - Sep 08, 2020
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Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money--investing, personal finance, and business decisions--is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don't make financi...
Alok Kejriwal
Jan 17, 2021
The Psychology of Money by @morganhousel : book review. Gr8 book. The 1st 3-4 chapters pretty are the most important. If you do or don’t know finance, READ it. What the good inside? - factual wisdom. - great stories & quotes. Review in pic. Book notes -      source
No Rules Rules
Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings - Sep 08, 2020
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies...
Alok Kejriwal
Dec 27, 2020
No rules rules - book review. Stunning. Hard to swallow. Deep learnings. - super example of HOW to write a biz book! @ErinMeyerINSEAD does a gr8 job with @reedhastings - plentiful insights on ideas, no policies, power of talent etc to imbibe. notes -      source
Delivering Happiness
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh - Mar 19, 2013 (first published in 2010)
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Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . ...
Alok Kejriwal
Dec 07, 2020
Does success too early harm? The past few days have been hard. The shocking passing of @Zappos founder Tony Hsieh & the story of his downward spiral has made me very sad. I’m a great fan of his book “delivering happiness”. This morning I asked myself a hard question. See pics.      source
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
Alok Kejriwal
Aug 02, 2020
Thinking Fast and Slow - Book review A Noble Prize winner giving away his secrets in a single book! An INCREDIBLE MUST BUY: - Loaded with insights, stories, case studies - Stunning revelations of our mind. C pics 4 detailed book review & more here -      source
Measure What Matters
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
John Doerr - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth--and how it can help any organization thrive. ...
Alok Kejriwal
Jul 21, 2020
Turning knowledge into action I visited google’s indie game accelerator as a mentor & was given my OKRs. That impressed me. Quickly I read @johndoerr’s “Measure what matters” & implemented OKRs at @Games2win. It’s amazing how a book changed my Company! Check pic for details..      source
The Third Door
The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers
Alex Banayan - Jun 05, 2018
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The larger-than-life journey of an 18-year-old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and dozens more of the world's most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure--from hacking Warren Buffett's shareholders ...
Alok Kejriwal
Jun 30, 2018
Just completed this book. Pointers : - amazing stories of struggles to get started - very entrepreneur/ startup - some of the interviews r motivating - the Warren Buffett part is a great lesson in “don’t believe what anyone says unless you’ve figured it out yourself” 6/10      source