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Bill Gates: “This Book Was So Good, I Stayed Up With It until 3 a.m” – The Rosie Project

Gates was introduced to the book by his wife Melinda, who “kept stopping to recite parts of it out loud” to him, he said in an interview with The New York Times. “Eventually, I decided to take a look. I started it one night at 11:00 p.m. and stayed up with it until 3:00 a.m.” What is in the book that appeals to Bill Gates so much? Let’s check it out! “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion This hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if

Skip Business Books, Here Are 7 Works Of Fiction That Will Give Leaders New Perspectives

Learn business and leadership through fiction, why not? While business books remain popular among executives, however it shouldn’t be the only book on your reading list. Fiction books – along with many other genres – teach us about how the world works, the way people live in it, and a wide range of insights. It includes psychology, business, history, and culture. Novels can help us see the world through a new lens – and they’re fun to read, too. This is also what true leaders aim to diversify their views in a positive direction. According to the professor of leadership

Talk To Me – Book Review

Steve Jobs seems to be quite a stubborn person once he wants something. Back in 2010, he wanted to buy a small startup in San Jose, California. The CEO at that time was Dag Kittlaus and his colleagues who had successfully raised for the second round and they did not want to sell it when they saw the potential of this “child”. Jobs contacted Kittlaus 37 days in a row until he fell in love and accepted to sell the two-year-old business to Apple for $ 150 million to $ 200 million. This company is named Siri Inc. Siri  –

Prediction Machine – Book Review

After reading the book “Prediction Machines,” written by three professors at Rotman School of Business Administration, I realized I was less interested in Grab or Google applications because one thing behind that supported them: Artificial intelligence (AI). AI has contributed greatly to these applications to predict the best direction for users. “Predict”, is what shapes the intelligence that humans are trying to reach. According to Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb, also an economist, data researcher for the Creative Destruction Lab, predictions are AI’s must-have output. “The current generation of AI provides the company so that they have full

Leading With Dignity – Book Review

Leading with Dignity is unlike any other book, opening with a story about a company that is on the verge of bankruptcy. At that time, the executives figured out how to negotiate with their employees so that they would accept a pay cut to “get together and win”. Employees believed it.  The company had to manage for 5 years, then it received positive signals. The leaders celebrated the occasion by rewarding themselves with generous bonuses but were not interested in returning these employees the salary they accepted before. A quick strike broke out when the relationship between administrators and employees

Breaking Bad Habits – Book Review

In the 80s of the last century, reading newspapers on the way to work seemed an endearing habit for office workers. At that time, people often did not wonder about newspapers being printed on oversized paper sizes (tabloid), although this made it difficult to read newspapers on the bus. But Freek Vermeulen does. He often complained about the clumsy size of this type of paper and wished to have a new standard to make the reading experience more comfortable. It took many years for strategic and business professionals at the London Business School to reconsider why the use of broad-based

The Surprising Science Of Meetings – Book Review

Aldous Huxley was wrong. Bad meetings – not mescaline – open the doors of perceptions. Disappointed meetings seem to have a strange human manipulation. At that time, the participant could do nothing but look around, nodding over, unconsciously checking the phone and nodding again. Such meetings are the strong inspiration for Steven G. Rogelberg to write the book “The Surprising Science of Meetings” – one of the most effective productivity meeting books ever. The authors of effective meeting guides often do not mention the impact of bad meetings. Instead, they often start with a series of statistics to catch readers’