What I'm reading
I normally have multiple books going on in parallel - some are bathroom reading, some are dining room reading and others are dedicated reading.
Execution - by Ram Charan and Larry Cassidy
Reiterates what every executive needs to know - strategic planning needs to be follwed by execution of the plan and followup. Has some good examples and case studies.
Message in a Bottle - Nicholas Sparks
Strictly for reading for at those brain dead times when I need to read someting but don't want to concentrate too much. I find it hard to beleive that this is a NY Times best seller. The language is much too convoluted, the story does not flow freely and the characters speak as thoigh they were in a book or a movie.
History of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission - Swami Gambhirananda
Inspiring reading on Swami Vivekananda and his efforts in arousing a sleeping nation and the organizational efforts in creating the SRK Math and Mission and setting the path they have been following for over 100 years for now.
Some of Swamiji's utterances regarding organizations are valid even today.