Review of No Parking No Halt Success Non-Stop

Title : No Parking No Halt Success Non-Stop

 

Author : Abhishek Ratna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blurb :  A self-help book for success at work! No Parking. No Halt. Success Non-stop! has 50 career lessons for today’s 20teen generation.

 

Practical and comprehensive, the book often stretches to the point of ‘cunning without harming’. Interspersed with quotes, stories and humour, it also breaks a few myths. The author treads a fine line between ethical and non-ethical. The author is able to convince the reader about the necessity for professional success.

 

 

My View : It is a one year planned book for individual’s success. Lessons in this book are partitioned in twelve chapters, one for each month, and sub-sections are also provided in this book so that reader can take much needed time to implement the teachings.As for a non-reader this trick will work out very-well,but for a voracious reader, spending twelve months to complete a book is like heart-attack.But if someone really wishes to implement  each of the lessons taught in this book, he could walk step by step and achieve its motive by devoting a year to bring out the change.Ofcourse, bringing changes takes time and that’s why author has planned out a well-scheduled time-table for his readers.

 

 

The best lessons I discovered in author’s words are :

  • In all walks of life, assumptions are dangerous, Use your judgement instead.
  • When an employee truly understands the meaning of his work and gets recognition for his efforts he performs the best.
  • Selective Intentional Absence is a powerful tool for increasing your importance.
  • Over-engineering can create products too complex to use. Likewise, too much focus on  perfection can hinder progress. It is important to understand where to draw a line between progress and perfection.
  • Do not settle for less just because you can’t wait for the BEST!For success in life and at work it is important to be relaxed and have the ability to handle things wisely giving them the time and attention they deserve.

 

 

His way of approaching readers is very appreciative.Readers hate to go to uninvited details and that’s what this book is far away from.Author has tried to share his thoughts with readers as precisely as he can.What made the journey more comfortable is the simple writing fashion he has adopted.With so many thoughts in his mind to share with readers he uses appropriate and relatable examples to make his words strike the proper chord.

 

 

Some of the lessons really did the trick while some of them seemed futile to me.Some of the practices he states to learn doesn’t make an impactful impression on me.He tries his best to bring out the teachings in such a manner that reader could relate with them with the present working scenario.But to some extent, I was not able to comprehend and adopt all of the words.

 

 

Author in his book doesn’t ask to do something out-of-the-box.Very precisely and in a simple manner he demonstrates the changes one should bring to get gel with the working environment of corporate world.In self-help book what inspires readers at most is the stories which can revitalize the energy within individual.He has used very inspiring stories in the book, and what I call as the backbone of the book is the stories quoted as an example to understand author’s state of mind and his words in the proper direction.

 

 

Talking about the downfall of the book, some editing errors are there, but there participation is at very few places, so that doesn’t act as a major loophole in the journey.I was not convinced through some of his points.I have been  through self-help books before which helps to learn the way to survive in corporate world and from what I’ve learnt from them,my mind couldn’t relate with all of the points stated in this book.

 

 

A guide-book  which suggests to climb the corporate ladder in a precise manner!

 

 

Rating : 3.5/5

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of Indian Innovators

Title : Indian Innovators

 
Author: Akshat Agrawal 

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About the Author : Akshat Agrawal holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Delhi and an MBA from the US. During his IIT days, he was engaged in the design and fabrication of n artificial knee joint for above-the-knee amputees. Akshat is currently a Director at Alpha Beta Classes, an innovative startup in online and offline education that aims to improve access to quality education for millions in India.

 

Blurb of the Book : 20 Zealous Indians
20 Path-Breaking Innovations
One Common Vision!
Indian Innovators traces the journey of 20 dynamic individuals, who have created cutting-edge products with global mass appeal. Each innovator comes from diverse backgrounds – from those who hold a PhD to those who have had no formal education! Despite this difference, what unites them is their passion for innovation, the grit with which they have fought adversities and their vision for a better world.
Each story celebrates the triumphant spirit of these determined individuals in a society that places little incentive on innovation. These innovators have resolved to break the status quo in the Indian innovation landscape!

Review:Indian Innovators: 20 Brilliant thinkers who are changing India‘,covers the story of such legends in this era of technology where human can change impossible to possible gifting bewitching devices and products to the people giving wings to their innovative thoughts. This book tells the story of these twenty Indians who are no less than legends in this tech-enthusiast world :

1.Anirudh Sharma – Haptic Shoe for the Visually Impaired
2. Hemanth Satyanarayana – Augmented Reality-based Virtual Trial Rooms
3. Mrinmayee Bhushan – Nanotechnology Based Herbal Hair Removal Crème
4. Shyam Vasudev Rao – Preventive Eye Care Device
5. Mansukhbhai Prajapati – MittiCool Refrigerator
6. Nelvin Joseph – Artificial Intelligence-based Power Saver
7. Nitin Joshi – Non-intravenous Chemotherapy
8. Prateek Bumb and Aniruddha Sharma – CO2 Removal Technology
9. Priyanka Sharma – Ultra Low-Cost Immuno-sensor Biochip for Detecting Environmental Pollutants
10. Sachidanand Swami – Interactive Touch Surfaces
11. Sriram Kannan – Location Tracking without GPS
12. Abhijeet Joshi – Implantable Biosensor for Diabetes Monitoring
13. Ganesh and Pragyanandesh – VORWIS
14. KK Plastic Waste Management – Road Construction using Plastic Waste
15. Team Papyrus Efficiencia – Environment-Friendly Paper
16. Science for Society – CareMother Testing Kit and Digital Platform for Providing Pregnancy Care
17. Chinmay Deodhar – Dual-Purpose Laparoscopic Surgery Instrument
18. Arunachalam Muruganantham – Low-Cost Sanitary Pad Making Machine
19. Innoz – Offline Internet on Mobile Phones
20. IdeaForge – Netra UAV

All the stories are encouraging and inviting in its own manner and author has very precisely told the story as how hurdles come in the protagonist’s life,they stumble and despite of that they remain stick to their goal and gave birth to those fruits no one has tasted before.Each of the story holds the very essence to touch your heart and teach you and inspire you to the core to push yourself more harder to come in the counting of these minds.

Of-course, who doesn’t want to be like them and of course each of us crave for the innovations which make some of us to think aside and bring what nobody in the world cannot till date.Very few of us know about such minds, specially, I haven’t heard of anyone of them before,but this book helped me to know about such minds and their products and their beautiful and inspiring story.

At the end of each story, you would find a mantra for you which will help you to think about your capabilities and promotes you to give it a new life.A well-planned, well-researched and well-written book which I would like to recommend to everyone if you are into business reading.

Indian Innovators is a source of inspiration for those who wishes to contribute something unique and wishes to perform out of the box task ,and even if the fire inside you is waiting to ignite, the stories narrated in this book will ignite that fire atleast to some extent.

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Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Shweta Kesari

Review of How to Get Government Jobs

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Title: How to Get Government Jobs : A must -read for career information and guidance

Author : K.P Shashidharan (Former Director General, CAG of India)

Government Jobs are considered to be the most safest job in today’s era.People seeks for Government Job who are from different fields and having different kinds of degree, but they found it to be the best suitable job, as it ensures a lifetime secutity.People who are highly-paid ,leave their job to become a worker of Govt. Job.

As being an Government employer ,ensures so many advantages and many aspirants wants to drive for the examination, Professor K.P Shashidharan came up with a book with a motive to support and help all the aspirants who seeks for Govt. Job.Let’s give a broader light on how and how much this book proves worth:

As the back cover says : ‘HOW TO GET GOVERNMENT JOBS is a must-read for aspirants seeking jobs in the government sector.The book gives a clear roadmap and easy-to-follow guidelines to help the job seeker find the right job at the right age as per eligibility.Government jobs include the Indian Civil Services,technical services and uniformed services at the Centre and State levels,jobs at Central and States’ Public Sector Undertakings, Banks, Autonomous Bodies and many other organizations.

Key Features

– Will help aspirants to choose the right job as per eligibility and enjoy optimum career advantage

-Information provided will help candidates to prepare methodically as per requirement’

This book provides you details about several government jobs, how you can crack the exam and get the job through Recruitment Agency,the job opportunities available,what is the most suitable job,what is the minimum qualification and eligibility criteria for a particular job, how to prepare yourself for competitive examinations and the most important WWW-Win-Win-Win strategy for achieving your career objective.

The book at first introduces with the Govt. of India:it’s heirarchichal structure & Government Services.Thus created a good base in the very beginning for a newbie who wants to get recruited in the government field.Further on, it highlights on categories of Government services i.e Group A, Group B and Group C, so that reader could get a rough idea which group is best suitable for him/her.This book also constitues of pattern of examination paper, it’s course ,time duration and the maximum marks.Involving schemes of different examination, this book helps the aspirants to a great extent.

Author has broadly emphasized on each and every kind of government examinations, providing proper amount of details that too in a simple language and he has tried very-well to make readers understand the pattern of examination-paper.So,in short, if you’ve read this book you’ve climbed the first step and it’s time to get geared up.

For all the folks out there, who are wishing to have a government job or preparing for it,this book may help you to a pretty good extent.If you are a newbie and wishes to give an exam for government job or seeking for a particular job, this book is must to read once.

Warning: Don’t misunderstood the title, it’s not like after reading the book you can crack any type of government job, this book just shows you the path , where to go and how to reach there.It just works as a ladder.

Rating: 5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

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