Author Archives: Stan

How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

Background Most management books are written based on a theory and then look for empirical evidence and observations to support the theory. This book, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things, starts with a different approach and attempts to provide a live solution rather ice cold theories. Theme The book talks about change management, consulting, psychology […]

Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

Background “Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics” is an interesting book for digital marketing agents. It covers Web Metrics with Google Analytics as suggested as the book title does. However, the knowledge goes much deeper and explains what you need to understand and beware of as a digital marketer. On top of that, it also […]

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

Background of Reading - Stress Test Personally, I am interested in stock markets. I keep reading books to know more how it works and how to make money from it. But there are things that I can't know. Stress Test tells you what happen in the Financial Crises at 2008 and how US Government trying hard to fix the finance system. It is from the point of view of the Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner. Review - Stress Test This is how Warren Buffett rates Stress Test, "Sensational .. Tim's book will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics." Yes, my feeling of reading the book is the same, sensational. It tells me a lot more than just dramatic pitch from those medias. If you have any question, feel free to email me at I will try my best to answer your.

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing Background “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” is an interesting book. It talks about common sense in investment. It also emphasis that investing in S&P 500 index fund is a much better choice than looking for a fund manager who can’t grow your investment by 10% annually. […]

Stress Test

Stress Test

Stress Test – Reflections on Financial Crises Background From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression On 26 January, 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis and having just completed […]

Sales Growth

Sales Growth

Background Looking for growth today can be an enormous challenge for companies in a complicated and fast-changing business environment. It is never an easy task, however in Sales Growth, experts from McKinsey & Company provide a practical blue-print for achieving this mission impossible. By revealing what world-class sales executives are doing right now to spot […]

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

Background Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with […]

Asset Management – Whole-life management of physical assets

Asset Management – Whole-life management of Physical Assets

Background of Reading – Asset Management – Whole-life management of physical assets Recently, I am keen on asset management. If a business manages its own assets well, it helps not only in return on investment but also the environment. So, I bought this book, Asset Management – Whole-life management of physical assets, and study it. Review […]