Book Summary: The Growth Gears

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I have set myself a goal to read at least 25 books this year, which roughly translates to about a book every couple of weeks. I also did not just want to read these books but also absorb and internalise the content of these books. What better way than to recollect what I learnt and share it with my friends here on my blog as a summary. So, here is the first book that I finished reading this year – The Growth Gears. Authors: Both Art Saxby & Pete Hayes are executives at Chief Outsiders. Chief outsiders is an agency which helps mid-sized companies […]

3 Key Characteristics of Good Business Metrics

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I recently read a HBR article titled, Don’t Be Tyrannized by Old Metrics. The post talks about the importance of having the right kind of metrics for your business. In my opinion, metrics are like the dashboard you have on the car. They do have some value but are of no use if you are going in the wrong direction. However, if you know exactly where you are going, then the metrics can help you reach your destination safe and sound. This means that one needs to be fully cognizant of this fact when measuring metrics and taking decisions based on […]

Innovation – Simple and Effective

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I was driving home from office yesterday when I caught a glimpse of this advertisement on a small restaurant (Lemon Rice) on St. Johns Road in Bangalore. I was so happy to see this. This also tells us that any one who wants to can innovate. This also tells me that small entrepreneurs who hustle can be extremely innovative. This is how they survive. This also tells me that innovation can be as simple as applying a concept that works elsewhere and try it out in a different environment. In this case, the owner of this small scale restaurant took […]

PBTO42: The Importance of Being Happy And Doing Things that Make You Happy with RJ Shraddha

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/42_PBTO42__The_Importance_of_Being_and_Doing_That_Which_Makes_You_Happy_with_RJ_Shraddha.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Whom do we host in this episode: In this episode, we host RJ Shraddha from Fever 104 FM (Bangalore) and the host of the breakfast show – Mad Mornings. Why is she on the show: Her show “Mad Mornings” is one of the most successful shows and she herself has a very interesting career. She herself being a peak performer, I think there is a lot that we can all learn from her. What do we discuss on the episode: In this episode we talk about her […]

PBTO41: Taking the Leap – Wannapreneur to an Entrepreneur with John Chisholm

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/41_PBTO41__Two_Paths_To_Scaling_Your_Business_with_John_Chisholm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS  Who is on the show today: In this episode, we host John Chisholm. John is a serial entrepreneur, investor and an author. Why is he on the show: He is president and chairman emeritus of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association and a trustee of MIT and of the Santa Fe Institute. He advises entrepreneurs through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Thiel Foundation 20under20 Fellowship, and the Plug and Play Tech Center. He is author of the book – Unleash Your Inner Company. What do we […]