Monday, June 18, 2012

NLP for Rookies

Authors:       Becky Mallery and Katherine Russell 
Published:    2009
Publisher:     Marshall Cavendish Ltd. 
Paperback: 192 pages

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a method for understanding and influencing the human mind. NLP can be a very useful tool for getting buy-in for one's ideas and for ensuring desired actions from the people one interacts with. 
Browse through this book if you quickly want the bare minimum facts about NLP.
Read the  extended summary of this book in my business blog.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Authors:      Charles Dennis, Tino Fenech and Bill Merrilees
Published:    2004
Paperback:  320 pages
Publisher:     Routledge
This book explains the fundamentals of e-retailing and provides the readers a basic guide to the implementation and operation of a successful e-retailing business.
A very good introduction to e-retailing business though the edition under review is somewhat outdated and does not discuss the latest trends and issues.
Read the extended summary of this book in my business blog.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Coaching Agile Teams

Author:         Lyssa Adkins
Published:   2010
Publisher:    Pearson 
Paperback: 344 pages.
Coaching agile teams is a challenging task. It means going beyond establishing and maintaining basic agile processes. The ultimate goal of an Agile coach should be to enable creation of a high-performing, self-sustaining, continuously improving and innovating team. Lyssa Adkins, a well known agile coach, presents her approach towards this goal through this book. This book while quite an useful addition to the agile coach's library is probably not the best choice as a first book to read on agile coaching.

To read an extended summary of this book please visit my business blog.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Lean Startup

Author:         Eric Ries,  
Published:   2011
Publisher:    Crown Business 
Paperback: 284 pages
This book introduces the concepts of the Lean Startup and provides a framework for the entrepreneurs to successfully build and manage startups  and launch new products or services through continuous innovation.
The conversational  story-telling style of the author though somewhat repetitive in content makes this book an  interesting and easy read.

A very insightful and useful book by an entrepreneur for the entrepreneurs !
To read an extended summary of this book please visit my business blog.