“The Free Mind” by De Bono – Funny fact about the Chinese

This fantastic book by Edward De Bono makes a mention of the fact that the Chinese because of small eyes tend to have near sighted ness and hence a majority of them use spectacles. Since the invention of spectacles dates back to only as late as the 14th century hence the author mentions that majorityContinue reading ““The Free Mind” by De Bono – Funny fact about the Chinese”

7 step framework for providing “guidance” to teams

For bosses to provide proper guidance to their teams , the following 7 step continuously evolving framework has been mentioned by Kim Scott in “Radical Candor”.   Listen————–> <————–  Learn                                                  Continue reading “7 step framework for providing “guidance” to teams”

“Radical Candor” by Kim Scott – Takeaway on strengthening social bonds

Kim Scott makes a mention that a warm hug for 6 seconds can release Serotonin & Oxytocin (leadership and love hormone respectively) in our bodies. This is the pre-requisite for long lasting relationships and formation of true social bonds.

Plot of “Care Personally” v/s “Challenge Directly” – “Dimensions of Guidance”

As mentioned by Kim Scott in “Radical Candor” , guidance provided by our bosses can be classified into the following types based on the intent. Based on the two components of Radical Candor i.e. 1) Care personally & 2) Challenge Directly guidance provided by bosses to sub-ordinates can be classified into the following categories: RadicalContinue reading “Plot of “Care Personally” v/s “Challenge Directly” – “Dimensions of Guidance””

Components of “Radical Candor” – The Kim Scott way

Kim Scott in her book “Radical Candor” has coined this very term very thoughtfully. Applied to modern day bosses , there are two components that elaborately explains “Radical Candor” as the way forward for communication to drive high performance. Care Personally – Deep care for direct reports of bosses ensure flow of trust , neededContinue reading “Components of “Radical Candor” – The Kim Scott way”

Importance of “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott

The book “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott mentions the importance of radical candor as a central theme in the framework all top performing BOSSES should follow. Here is the summarised framework: 1) Relationships with direct reportees to provide guidance , help in team building to drive great results. 2) Realizing responsibilities towards all communication aimedContinue reading “Importance of “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott”

”Hunter” Vs “Farmer” – Key takeaway from Seth Godin’s “Permission Marketing”

In this famous book ,to me,the difference between the easiest & most common form of marketing i.e. Interruption Marketing and the most desired form of marketing i.e. Permission Marketing stands out. An interruption marketer is like a hunter who wants to use the power of reach to put across the message to as many customersContinue reading “”Hunter” Vs “Farmer” – Key takeaway from Seth Godin’s “Permission Marketing””

The “Permission Marketing” journey – The Seth Godin way

The responsibility of a Permission marketer is to convert strangers to friends and friends to customers and then loyal customers. At each step through this journey trust increases and so does the responsibility of the marketer. As trust increases naturally profit increases.

Extending brain’s perception of successful product design to movies

Don Norman in his book Emotional Design draws a great comparison between successful product design to great movies. He mentions the three V concept and relates human brain perception to truly successful movies. 1st V – Visceral – Lizard brain characteristic that gets turned on by appearance , sounds , lights and external show. 2ndContinue reading “Extending brain’s perception of successful product design to movies”

Conceptual design view of designer Vs End User Mental Perception – The proper balance for product success

The book “Emotional Design” by Don Norman talks about seamless message flow between the designer and end user for a truly successful product design. The conceptual design of the designer should resonate with the mental view of the end user of the product for the product to be a grand success. The way this messageContinue reading “Conceptual design view of designer Vs End User Mental Perception – The proper balance for product success”