Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

I rarely buy the same book in three different formats [Physical, Kindle, Audible]. The recent one I made a triple purchase was for the book Peak. The book came out of a collaboration between a psychological scientist [Anders Ericsson] and a science writer [Robert Pool]. Together they spent 5 years to write this book. Click…

Reflections On Piramal Enterprises

I started investing in the stock markets [both US and India] from 2006. I never believed in picking individual stocks as I was heavily influenced by John Bogle’s writings. I took a passive route to investing by dollar cost averaging in index funds. Click here to read the rest.

Three Bucket Framework

In the last four years, since I started reading voraciously, I have been collecting a private digital archive of quotes that I have found intriguing. I call these intriguing quotes as super-­paragraphs. Couple of months back, I came across a super­-paragraph which Peter Kaufman shared with Columbia Business School students. Click here to read the…

To understand something, write about it

Peter Bevelin is one of my favorite authors. If measured in the scale of page-for-page wisdom, then his books will feature among the best of the best. I like his writings because he organizes the contents around key themes. The technique of organizing based on themes is called as common placing. This is a powerful way to understand…

Constellation Software

Last year I asked my friends to send me the names of the companies run by able and honest managers like Warren Buffett. Without hesitating both of them mentioned about Mark Leonard, a terrific guy who runs Constellation Software. I promptly added it to my reading list. In a recent interview, Shane Parrish mentioned about…

Building Your Mental Database

I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. One of my favorite shots of Sachin is a full blooded drive, second boundary in the video. He would score a boundary of Brett Lee without moving an inch. Brett Lee delivered the ball at 152.5 kilometers per hour. At that speed the ball would reach Sachin…

On Note Taking

Few days back, my friend Anil Tulsiram tweeted about the importance of having a proper system in place while reading. I couldn’t agree more with what he stated. Reading more is useless if you can’t recall what you read. Click here to read the rest.