Title : Leap Frog
Author : Mukesh Sud and Priyank Narayan
Publisher : Penguin India
Pages : 208
Genre : Non-Fiction
Leapfrog-in the context of thriving at work-is a scenario when a new entrant outperforms others. How do they achieve this? Are high performers born or made? Is there a way to nudge yourself into being more successful at work and also in life? With its six evidence-based insights, this book is poised to help you to advance your career at an incredible pace.
To begin with, the first step is to develop grit along with the ability to embrace boredom. The second practice, leaning on behavioral economics, focusses on nudging yourself to make better choices. The third practice is about being intellectually humble by accepting limits to what you know. The chapter on dancing with disciplines celebrates the magic of ideas colliding to create new ones. In a world full of noise and bullshit, you will need to curate choices to maintain a focus on what is relevant to you. The last practice helps you think like an entrepreneur and develop the ability to ask for what you want.
Based on their extensive experience of teaching and mentoring students, the authors have developed a framework called the Personal Journey Map (PJM), which will help you imbibe and implement the six practices by capturing your current repertoire, scanning the landscape ahead, and curating a path to a career in which you can prosper.
This book is the boost one needs to get ahead and do something productive in their lives. If you’re low on confidence, or feel like you’re going nowhere, this book will point you towards the right direction. It not only inculcates confidence, but also helps in understanding the areas where one might be lagging which are in turn posing difficulties and creating hindrances in the path to success. Expertly articulated in six concrete chapters, the authors use a friendly tone (thankfully not smug like dozens of other selfhelp books out there) that help in getting the points across effectively. I cannot recommend this book enough. Late bloomers, this book is also for you. Give it a go!
Mukesh Sud, Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, has three decades of professional experience divided between academia and entrepreneurship.
Priyank Narayan is the Founding Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurship at Ashoka University, a leading arts University.
About the Authors :
Mukesh Sud, Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, has three decades of professional experience divided between academia and entrepreneurship. An engineer from IIT Delhi, he founded several small-scale industries involved in abrasive blasting and thermal sprayed coatings. Mukesh began his academic career in the US at Augustana College (2006-09), after which he was a tenured faculty member at the Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University (2009-15). Mukesh is a visiting faculty at Ashoka University, Delhi NCR, and the Naropa Fellowship at Leh. At IIM Ahmedabad he conducts executive education programmes on ‘Design Thinking’ and ‘Creating Entrepreneurial Organizations’. He is on FICCI’s Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Committee.
Priyank Narayan is the Founding Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Ashoka University, a leading liberal arts university. He started his career with IBM. He has been an entrepreneur for many years before joining Ashoka University. Priyank teaches courses on Design Thinking, Innovation Management, and Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset. He is a guest faculty member at IIT Delhi, IIM Ahmedabad, HEC Paris, and Naropa Fellowship, Leh. An MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Priyank has also studied at IIM Ahmedabad. He has completed executive education programmes at Harvard Business School and Singularity University, California. He holds a PhD from the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi.