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Gamify

Candy Crush, monopoly, chess, Mario Kart, FIFA, giant Jenga… games are a part of our lives from our youngest age. We learn to play games like peek-a-boo before we can even speak to make-believe games to more structured rule-based games like organized sports and board games. As adults, we play games like Sudoku, crossword puzzles,... Continue Reading →

Glad to Be Here

In April I was able to attend my company’s sales incentive trip to San Diego for overachieving my quota targets. At the event, they brought in a speaker John Foley who led the Navy’s Blue Angels, the elite fighter pilots who perform extreme maneuvers in the air. John’s speech was very motivating but mostly humble.... Continue Reading →

The Spiritual Brain

I try to diversify the books that I read and the Spiritual Brain is one said book that dives into neuroscience, philosophy, and religion. It is clearly an academic exercise in the beginning systematically attacking the common arguments or assumptions in the world. The authors ultimately believe that there is a spiritual aspect that cannot... Continue Reading →

The Challenger Sale

The challenger sale profiles different types of sales personalities and identifies a group that consistently over time produce the highest likelihood of performance. The group as the title aptly references is a sales profile of the challenger seller. These individuals approach selling in a way that provides value to clients through education and providing alternative... Continue Reading →

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy is a fantastic read for anyone focused on innovating in their industry. The frameworks, ideas, and concepts apply cross-industry in both the public and the private sector. It provides a framework for how to think about solving problems and finding ways to create value for your customers. I found the example of... Continue Reading →

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup is a highly recommended book among tech entrepreneurs and folks that operate in the tech industry. I myself have heard CEOs I work with reference principles from The Lean Startup in their product development strategies. In fact, the first time I heard the term MVP - I wasn’t sure if the CEO... Continue Reading →

Hidden Influence

I picked up Pre-Suasion while at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder meeting and was able to get a signed copy from Robert Cialdini. I had never heard of the book before but found it to be a good blend of psychology and business. The book is written to show how framing or things that happen... Continue Reading →

The Silk Roads

Since I was a child I’ve always been fascinated by history and geography. I loved learning about ancient cultures from the Greeks and Romans to the Renaissance and the enlightenment. History is truly the ultimate story encompassing our ancestors and how we as humans got to where we are today. As a history fan the... Continue Reading →

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