Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

TweetIf you liked “Who moved my cheese”, you would probably enjoy “Our Iceberg Is Melting” as well. The author’s explain how change can be effected in an organization via the story of a group of penguins that is forced to relocate because their current iceberg of residence is melting. The story is about how a […]

Egypt & Shopping – Straight, No Chaser

TweetHere is my sequel on “Shopping in Egypt”. I’ll scrawl my account on “Women in Egypt” later – The current post will get too long otherwise. And you know how I hate to gas away for more than 2 pages. At any rate, you know now. Let me begin at the very beginning, always a […]

The Beauty Premium?

TweetUpdated Dec 26, 2007: Ganesh brilliantly connects this with Gladwell’s Warren Harding Error in his book Blink. Today we got the latest issue of Economist dubbed as the special christmas double issue. The article with the biblical sounding “To those that have, shall be given” caught my attention. The first para hooked me completely: IMAGINE […]

A Thousand Splendid Suns

TweetJust finished reading Khaled Hosseini ‘s second novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. While reading the book, I could not help but compare this novel with the author’s first novel “The Kite Runner” – which I thought was glorious. I understand that the comparison may not be fair, but it is inevitable. Writing (or some would […]

One billion customers

TweetIt is James McGregor’s absorbing account of his tenure in China as Dow Jones’s China boss. I am fascinated by China and its rapid rise and I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. The book is littered with insights about China and its culture. I picked out some of insights […]