Google’s Free “Search As You Type” Offering

Google is firing on all cylinders when it comes to offering new or improvised products in the e-commerce space. I had noted a couple of recent products introduced by Google in my earlier posts. None of them are major innovations, but they are bringing Google closer to partnering better with e-commerce merchants. The latest offering… Continue reading Google’s Free “Search As You Type” Offering

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Book Review: Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Highly recommended for those who want to learn what the heck trading and investment banking at Wall Street is all about. Of course, this book reads more like a well written comedy/parody about Wall Street but Michael Lewis clearly explains how Investment Banks function across the world by talking about his stint at Salomon Brothers.… Continue reading Book Review: Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

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Book Review: Made in Japan by Akio Morita

Great story on how Akio Morita orchestrated the growth of the Japanese electronics industry following the death and destruction in World War II. Stories of the small guy taking on the big guys is always interesting to read and this book has a lot of that. I recommend this book for those interested in understanding… Continue reading Book Review: Made in Japan by Akio Morita

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Book Review: The Walmart Effect by Charles Fishman

Charles Fishman has written a mostly unbiased account of Walmart and its influence on its customers, competitors, suppliers, the economy and several players throughout the world. I personally met Charles Fishman when he came with a jar of Vlasic pickles to my Business School. The Charles Fishman that I met that day was a different… Continue reading Book Review: The Walmart Effect by Charles Fishman

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Book Review: Ramakrishna- His Life and Sayings by Max Muller

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in philosophy. However, I found the initial part of the book to be the most interesting. It is a commentary by one of the then western world’s authority on Indian History, Max Muller. Max Muller talks about the philosophical leanings of ancient India much before foreigners… Continue reading Book Review: Ramakrishna- His Life and Sayings by Max Muller

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Book Review: Competing for the Future

This book is all about “core competence”, a term coined by the authors (Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad) several years before and had become an industry buzz word. I liked the book as it tried to elevate strategy to a different status, a more positive one, in the eyes of companies. It was however surprising… Continue reading Book Review: Competing for the Future

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Book Review: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Self help books are scattered around book stores and the internet around the world. These books obviously center around tips, tricks to plain diktat about how one should lead life to be successful at home and in their career. I personally find most of the books as misleading or in most cases confusing around their… Continue reading Book Review: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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