Cialdini on Influence

When Robert Cialdini set out on a journey to find the answer to this question, he may not have known that his quest would end with him authoring a powerful book called “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. In a candid interview posted online, he shares with us the distillation of his extensive research into six “universals of influence”, and explains how they can be used by us in various life-work situations…

The Elements of Style

A brilliant professor of ‘Effective Communication’ first introduced me to “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. I fell in love with the “slender volume” as soon as I’d laid my hands on it (the only copy in the college library). I wanted to own this thing of beauty, and looked for it in many bookstores. Alas, it was out of print for nearly 6 years…

Time Less

All of us must have, at some point or the other, wished we had more time to pursue our interests and goals. Most end up regretting the way they chose to allocate their time, wishing they had done more in their prime. For a long time, I used to argue that “Time is a function of interest”. But soon I found myself lagging behind in my own pursuit…

The West Wing

There are very few things that make me feel as good as watching an episode of “The West Wing”. To me, the award-winning drama series highlights what a team of professionals can be capable of. I cannot imagine how many enterprises (private or public) can boast of access to such a treasure… But I do hope God has made more people like these…