A week ago, I launched the fourth issue of my now monthly newsletter. I prefer to maintain the quality of the writing rather than churning on deadlines every two weeks. I reviewed my five favourite business books which I read from time to time. These five books focus on different aspect: strategy, sales, marketing, branding, business development and most importantly how to manage people which is a very difficult part in business matters. While sharing my hobby of reading, I have discussed some of the interesting conversations on the controversial technology disruption debate between Lepore and Christensen. You can subscribe to my mailing list to hear my latest analysis. Of course, my official policy is not to spam but to share analyses and thoughts on business and technology in Asia as a whole.
Here’s an excerpt from the newsletter:
In the past few years since I leave academia & move to a professional career in startup and corporate roles, I have moved from reading mathematics and physics texts to business books. The same method has helped me to sieve out those which are worth reading and from time to time, when I am in doubt, I will go back and refer to them. One thing I do look out when I hire is how much the candidate read in his or her spare time. It has some correlation to whether this person demonstrate in independent thinking as well as learn to prepare for the next challenge.