Category «Non-fiction»

Review of Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Startup Faster is written by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskowitz. It is part of the ‘Lean Startup’ series started by Eric Ries in his seminal book ‘The Lean Startup’. In a nutshell, Lean Analytics focuses on the ‘measure’ portion of the Build-Measure-Learn cycle. I had an opportunity to present …

Review of Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

Find Your Why

Find Your Why is written by Simon Sinek, David Mead and Peter Docker. This is the follow up book to Simon Sinek’s best-seller ‘Start With Why’.  ‘Start With Why’ has the concept and value of purpose/Why at its core. ‘Find Your Why’ focuses on the steps that can be taken by individuals and organizations to figure …

Review of Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock

superforecasting

  Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction is written by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner. Philip Tetlock, a Wharton professor, is the author of a 20-year-old study that showed that even the best experts are only slightly better than random chance at predicting events. He has been now running a federal funded experiment …

Review of Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

everybody lies

  Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are is written by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a New York Times op-ed contributor and former Google data scientist. He is a graduate from Stanford and a post-doc in economics from Harvard. This book is not about the TV …

Review of The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

the long haul

  The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road is written by Finn Murphy, a long-time trucker and first-time author. Finn Murphy tells his life story in his first book. The entire book is devoted to his experiences in the trucking industry as the driver of a tractor-trailer. He is part of …

Review of Koh-I-Noor by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand

kohinoor

  Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond is written by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand. William Dalrymple is a renowned historian. He is also an award-winning author of many books on the sub-continent including ‘In Xanadu’, ‘ City of Djinns’ and ‘The Last Moghal’. He lives, with his family, in Delhi. Anita …