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Girish B Hukkeri

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A Promised Land: The First Half Delivered Well!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-20

Obama's greatest asset is in executing well and communicating far better. Though he humbly understates his capability to entertain utopian ideas and execute them well with his almost natural ability of pragmatic roadmapping and the astuteness to execute flawlessly through the selection of the right committed people, more in the lines of Team of Rivals of Abraham Lincoln, that strength permeates throughout the book! Though he has stated his assessment of the global leaders be his own compatriots like Trump, Clintons, Joe Biden, ... or Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Sonia & Rahul Gandhi, ... at those specific periods, he has identified the divisive forces like Hindutva in India, Al Queda, Extreme Right Wings all over the world!

The book ends with the success of Operation Neptune Spear leading to capture & termination of Osama bin Laden paving the way to crave for the delivery of the next installment!

New Definition of Our Brain: LiveWired LiveWare!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-20

David Eagleman, with his encyclopedic knowledge & wisdom discovers the brain as LiveWare which is LiveWired to thrive in the environment wherever it lands, whether the Earth or any of the Goldilocks' Planet or Satellite in the Universe, or Multiverse, for that matter.

With his eclectic knowledge & wisdom, he regales the reader/audience while revealing newly discovered facts about our brain! He passionately believes in what he preaches and prophesies that the future systems, societies, etc etc need to be built on the principles of LiveWired LiveWare, our brains!

A Practical Map into the Glitzy Era of the Four!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-20

The book starts and ends with the catch-line apt for the era of the Fantastic, Fiesty & Famous Four: Now, it is easier to be billionaires and harder to be millionaires. Scott Galloway shares his personal journey with very interesting and critical insights to which he is privy to. He also illustrates how is easier to be billionaires for very lucky but very very very few and harder for the less lucky few millionaires. Most of us still have to struggle extremely hard to make hundreds of thousands! It's a practical roadmap traversed by him.

Seminal Work on Economy, Polity & Anthropology

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-08-20

I was searching for the literature addressing Economical, Political & Anthropological aspects of the state of the nations. Till now, we had to settle for the literature addressing either of those aspects of the nations. And once in a while, one would come across the literature addressing any two of them. Even then, generally, anthropological aspect was substituted by history, which in my view is very poor, partial & biased cousin!

I think, this book will be the basis of all future literature addressing the state & progress of the nations!

Malcolm Gladwell Outdone by Epstein!

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Reviewed: 01-07-20

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠!

- David Epstein


𝕄𝕒𝕝𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕞 𝔾𝕝𝕒𝕕𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕝 𝕆𝕦𝕥𝕕𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕓𝕪 𝔼𝕡𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕚𝕟!

𝕿𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖎𝖘 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖒𝖔𝖘𝖙 𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖓𝖙 𝖇𝖔𝖔𝖐 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖑𝖉 𝖜𝖍𝖎𝖈𝖍 𝖍𝖆𝖘 𝖆𝖑𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖉𝖞 𝖌𝖔𝖙 𝖎𝖓𝖙𝖔 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕰𝖌𝖗𝖊𝖌𝖎𝖔𝖚𝖘𝖑𝖞 𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉 𝕯𝖔𝖒𝖆𝖎𝖓 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖘𝖙 𝖐𝖎𝖓𝖉!

Diffusion of Reasoning through Humanity

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Reviewed: 14-06-20

Enlightenment seeded reasoning and quest for the ultimate truth of reality in humanity. We continue to gain from Enlightenment for centuries, while lot of the Unenlightened & the Darkened are trying to contain the complete diffusion of Enlightenment! The saga continues!

A Good Narrative on Narrative Economics!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-20

It's definitely a good narrative on Narrative Economics! I was expecting highly rigorous treatise on Narrative Economics. It serves as a good descriptive narration.

The Great Influenza cover art
  • The Great Influenza
  • The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • Written by: John M. Barry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick

Comprehensive, Definitive & the Most Relevant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-20

The most definitive book on 1918 Influenza, which the author, John M Barry started writing in 1997 to sensitize the nations about impending gloom which almost everybody in the know were aware. But 1997 H5N1 outbreak happened and the author and every virologist, epidemiologist, ... knew that it can happen anytime. The book was published in 2004, but whatever concerns he had raised about our,- including all the institutions in the world,- preparedness he had expected in 2004, ... it is certain, we are not yet there, even now! Very sad!

The following are the most critical aspects of RNA Virus pandemic.

Swarm: When the RNA Virus attacks a single cell, it replicates and erupts out with 1,000s of Quasi-Species RNA viruses, due to mutations, to attack the next cell. It all happens just within a single body from one cell to another probably in few seconds to minutes.

Passage: Due to the above, the virus may get more and more virulent and violent, exponentially, after passing through a few patients!

So when such a pandemic erupts, not only doctors are grappling with tremendous known unknowns and many more times unknown unknowns too.

Since this issue is so scary even for the virologists, epidemiologists, ... whole community of health professionals ... and can't be solved with the present collective intellect, knowledge, wisdom, technology ... of entire humanity!

It can't be expressed. It becomes more difficult when people without any knowledge start offering HCQ or something else as the most potent weapon against the virus and some others gun for Antivaccine lobby!

But still, transparency coming out of courage of conviction is very much needed out of leadership to address the issue.

Our world leaders from different domains have to focus on their respective domains and come out with the solutions to address their own fields and simultaneously they need to engage the other leaders to address their own fields in the most synergistic manner. This need to be done out of utmost sincerity, integrity, honesty and altruism.

A Heartfelt Forewarning on the Present Pandemic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-20

The strongest motive behind this great book which delineates Human History and its dalliance with the dominantmost force on the Earth, the viruses!

This is the most effective response to Misinformation & Disinformation Propaganda against the vaccines! The authors pose spirited challenge to the powerful antivaccine lobby led by none other than Trump!

They almost forewarned about the present pandemic and preventive measures!

A Breakthrough Concept. Disruptive!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-20

Clayton Christensen dedicated his life to Disruptive Innovation and helped countless organizations to solve Innovators' Dilemma.

Job Theory proposed by him is culmination of at least 2 decades of his relentless work on disruptive innovation. The seeds of Job Theory were quite evident in Innovator's Dilemma through his insights on why the milkshakes were hired. He had to put in the two decades to propose Job Theory framework and its success with many organisations who sought consultancy at his firm InnoSight. Job Theory helps focus on the customers' needs rather than correlation of available data hence the success of disruptive innovations doesn't depend on luck.

Job Theory takes the firms to the next level of abstraction and finds parallels in Ted Levitt's Marketing Myopia, which companies still continue to suffer. In my opinion, present business management practices suffer from too many inadequacies to gain from Job Theory because the execution based on Job Theory is going to be extremely challenging. But the startups are going to gain tremendously by winning the competition against luck!