Abhishek Desai

Me, Myself and the Internet

Category: Books

Why software consultancies fail to transform

For many small software consultancy companies, here is the perennial dilemma. “Whether to remain a consultancy company or to become a product-based company?” For two obvious reasons. It is very hard to scale consultancy companies. Real money (and glory) lies in becoming a successful product-based company. There are a few examples of such successful transformations. […]

The hard thing about hard things – Key takeaways

The hard thing about hard things is the most powerful business book I have read in recent times. It is written by Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley–based venture capital firm. Previously he was cofounder and CEO of Opsware, formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion […]

A book and/or an article for project managers

If you are a project manager, you have to read following book (Don't look at the price, its worth it) Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun If you can't read the book, you MUST read following article by the same author http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2012/how-to-make-things-happen/

Options

I am reading Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman to improve my business skills (hopefully!). I am liking the book so far because for the first time in my life I understood what is the “Option”! Well at least conceptually. The simplest example for understanding option is a “Movie Ticket”. Yes, “Movie ticket is an option!” […]

Two life changing advices

I have just finished reading “The Black Swan” from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT). It’s a great book if you have the slightest inclination towards philosophy and understanding meaning of life. Let me warn you, language of the book is quite philosophical and technical at times. You may not understand the book in its entirety but […]