- Good to Great – by Jim Collins
- We are like that only – by Rama Bijapurkar
- 2G Spectrum Scam – by Subramanian Swamy
- Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World – by Liaquat Ahamed
The book is about companies who followed certain principles and became great. These concepts in a nutshell were explained by a working model. It was designed in such a manner that it could summarise the entire book.
Every page of the book has information that seems inevitable to achieve greatness! A few of all the important concepts in the book were the Hedgehog Concept, Level 5 Leadership and The Flywheel Effect.
The hedgehog concept is the intersection of what we can be the best in the world at? (And equally important—what can we not be the best at?) What is the economic denominator that best drives our economic engine and what are our core people deeply passionate about?
Level 5 leadership is about leaders who are humble, but driven to do what’s best for the company. While the flywheel effect is the additive effects of the small initiatives.
This book is answers to a curious question ‘how to reach greatness?’ These principles can also be beneficial in an individual’s personal life. Like the hedgehog concept is useful in making a career choice. The level 5 leadership teaches us values of humility and strong will.
The presentation was followed by some intriguing questions posed by the audience – students and teachers. The team put their best effort in responding to them and ended up gaining even more insight about the book.
This was a great learning experience and it also promoted the habit of reading good non fiction books.