Leadership Wisdom

Tue 29 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 convey …

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The War Ministry

Mon 28 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The War Ministry is the concluding book of the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh (after Young Turks and Delhi Durbar).

Azim Khan and Karan Nehru make a comeback in this book and the story resumes from where it left off in the Young Turks. Azim Khan is elevated to …

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Delhi Durbar

Sun 27 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 falling …

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Upload a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files from command line

Wed 02 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 "X-Auth-Key …
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Young Turks

Wed 02 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 have …

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Getting Real

Tue 01 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Getting Real is a best-selling book from 37Signals (the authors of Rework) with the tagline "The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application".

The book discusses the practices followed and observations of 37Signals in building SaaS (restricted to webapps). It commences by emphasizing that "Less is the …

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Lashkar

Sun 30 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 real …

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Gently falls the Bakula

Tue 25 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 …

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The Wisdom of Kahlil Gibran

Mon 24 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Kahlil Gibran was an American poet and author of Lebanese descent. His famous works include The Prophet and The Wanderer. When you like an author's books, the probability of picking another is very high and this is how I ended reading this book.

The book is a collection of couplets …

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Thank you Jeeves

Sun 23 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Can Jeeves be loyal to Bertram Wooster even when not not under his employment? This is the premise of P.G Wodehouse's "Thank you Jeeves". Bertram Wooster is evicted from his apartment and Jeeves resigns unable to bear his master's new found love for the Banjo. Wooster takes refuge at …

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