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Bookish
01 Apr
2015
  • Posted by Team Smart CEO
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A quick peek into the favorite books of 9 business leaders and the impact it had on them

The Winning Ways: Notes from the Bhogles on what winners are made of
15 Jun
2011
  • Posted by Varun Prasad
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Through their book, the Bhogles lay down the premise that the formula for winning is the same in any context

The story of a turnaround
15 Jan
2011
  • Posted by Varun Prasad
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Through his book, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, IBM’s ex-CEO, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., takes his readers through how the company came back strong from the brink of disaster to occupy the position of market leader

The story of investors who predicted doom
15 Sep
2010
  • Posted by VarunPrasad
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The Big Short by Michael Lewis is a must-read to understand the root cause of the subprime mortgage crisis

Life lessons from the Virgin entrepreneur
15 Sep
2010
  • Posted by KiranRajani
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Richard Branson’s Screw It, Let’s Do It, is a glimpse into the experiences that have shaped his success. This quick read appeals to the fast paced sensibilities of today while imparting lessons that are timeless.

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