Sunday, July 29, 2007

Joel Achenbach, great journo from Washington post

Who is this Joel Achenbach ? I wondered, as I was reading Sunday Express today,on 29 July 2007. What subtle humour and depth and tragic-humour and subtelity.

It takes a lot of quality to write like that.

" My mom and step dad, were virtuous, alternative , and crunchy, before crunchy was cool ".

" Bean sprouts were ' niche market' which is what you call something when people don't like it ! "

" For $25, the breadth of our entrepreneurial spirit was awsome, though perhaps not the height. "

Now, who is this person. I had to search internet. He is not some anonymous journo. A Washington Post journalist, a colleague of Mr.Art Buchwald, and merits a mention in Wikipedia, no less !!

Wiki link here.

Yeah as I anticipated, he writes a blog too! On Washington post. Link here. Called ' Achenblog'.

" Business week " does some blogspotting. " where the worlds of business, media and blogs collide and colaborate'. Link here.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dilip Raote columns

I was just wondering , ' who is this Dilip Raote ? The jouro who wrote that fantastic book review on ' The Goldilock Dilemma' by Paul Davies ?

Searched net. He is a veteran journalist and writes regular columns in Mid Day, the Bombay Mag.

His Mid-Day column Archieves link here :

Another one, a humour link from ' The Times on India, is here.

websites of print mags and periodicals

Sometimes, it is important to visit the websites of those magazines and periodicals you read regularly.

Tehelka is one. Business world is another. Outlook money can be another. Book reveiws in business world are - well - out of this world.

Reading book reviews in business world introduced me to the world of Tim Harford, the ' Undercover Economist', Richard Dawkins and God delusion, and a host of other great writers and intelligentia.

I read this great review, ' The Goldilocks Enigma ' by Paul Davies.

The same review introduced me to the other great writers , in the following paragraph.

" The publishing industry can churn out ‘for dummies’ books with titles like Schrodinger’s God — Is He or is He Not?; Heisenberg’s God Uncertainty Principle, which would convey that God can be analysed or experienced, but both cannot be done simultaneously, and so on. Then there could be the megabuck business of scientific spiritualism malls that offer more technologically advanced products than currently provided by the religion businesses. "

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

High Networth Selling by Matt Oechsli

I was reading Tehelka. In the Business & Economy page, they recommended this book, under ' Editor Recommends' piece on the top.

" Art of selling to the affluent " by Matt Oechsli . Visited amazon. He is a financial consultant who wrote several successful books and is also a motivational speaker.

Here is amazon review and link of the book :

Editorial Reviews
Book DescriptionThis insightful book shows salespeople how to meet the needs of affluent clients—from the initial contact, to the sales presentation, to providing the level of service and quality they expect, to securing them as long-term customers. Based on extensive research of the buying patterns and expectations of the wealthy, this step-by-step sales guide reveals the secrets of attracting and keeping wealthy clients for life, boosting sales and repeat business. The Art of Selling to the Affluent is also a crash course in the world of the wealthy, giving you the understanding you need to satisfy and retain these profitable top-dollar clients.

link here :

Another book and its review :

"The 21st century financial advisors who will earn the most money, provide the best lifestyles for their families, and enjoy th highest levels of career..."

Link :