Austin Kleon, is a US based writer and artist and "Steal like an artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative" is his second book. I found this book in a doctor's waiting room and started paging through because it sounded exciting.
The book comprises 170 pages with half of them being awesome doodles. I finished the book in 30 minutes and was scratching my head on what new the book had to offer and why it is branded a "NYTimes Best Seller"? The book is mostly a collection of quotes and fairly common advice. Next time you head out to a book store, leaf through this book and replace it at the rack.
I am a big fan of Robin Sharma's "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". The story telling technique to communicate personal improvement goals stands out among books of Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey etc.
"Leadership Wisdom by the monk who sold his Ferrari" adopts the same story telling technique to ...read more
The War Ministry
Delhi Durbar is the second book (first being Young Turks) in the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh. In this book, Jasjit Sidhu inherits his father's power brokering business after his death and forced to return to India leaving his cushy investment banker job abroad. Here, he finds himself ...read more
Upload a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files from command line
Here's a simple bash script that uploads a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files and may later on be served as a static website.
First we have to authenticate to get the authentication token that has to be passed for every request:
$ curl -v -X GET -H "X-Auth-User: <username>" -H ...
It's our perception that it takes ages to rise in politics and hence it is dominated by the 'old'. The "Young Turks" by Krishan Partap Singh debunks that perception (how I wish it were true in real life). It captures the rise of two friends with contrasting personalities who ...read more
The book discusses the practices followed and observations of 37Signals in building SaaS (restricted to webapps). It commences by emphasizing that "Less is the ...read more
Robert Ludlum is a very famous author in the spy and war genre. Mukul Deva may be considered his Indian counterpart with best sellers like Lashkar and Salim Must Die.
Lashkar is the story of India's response to a terrorist attack in Delhi by LeT. The story intersperses some ...read more
Gently falls the Bakula
Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a partner at Catmaran ventures. She is the better half of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy. More importantly she is a very successful author having written about half a dozen books.
"Gently falls the Bakula" is the story of a girl ...read more