Youngest Book Reviewer


(BUGman authors’ are thrilled and happy to receive the book review of BUGman. Shreyas B Joshi 6th Standard RNS Vidyaniketan School read BUGman twice and wrote the review). 

Overview: BUGman cubicle life and beyond its an interesting book about the work of software engineers its about technical subject how IT members work and how is the management of the companies all these things we can learn through this book. One of the author is my uncle Sachin Kodagli and his friend Santhosh Avvannavar. The book editor is Rajashree Ghosh and Proof Readers are Prasanna Desai, Shilpa Patil, Bharath Kumar and Jeevan. Because of all these members contribution now this book has achieved a great success and now the book is available at Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and many more.

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Shreyas Joshi with Sa(chin) Author of BUGman

The book  has classified chapters as weeks (Week 0 to Week 6). Week 0 – introducing Sa and Sa as two characters as they are the authors respective names, Sachin and Santosh. In this week each one has his story, for example Santosh conveys that grading doesn’t tell ones appearance but talent shows everything were as Sachin conveys that grading is important this helps students to benchmark and get to know about their weaknesses.

Week 1-“Identifying Einsteins”, this means identifying the candidates who are more intelligent. In this week we are going to learn what are the different positions that the company is planning to hire. The team in which Sachin and Santosh are working has Mr.Murthy as their head, whom Santosh dislike. We learn about framework and other technical skills. As Murthy tells in the meeting to take more candidates for the new project junior, senior and architect positions.

Week 2 -“Pantry talkies”,which means the candidates who talk about their families and friends. As Santosh is working from home after the lunch Murthy dials sachin and tells I will join you after five minutes and he asks Santosh to join us because there is a meeting all of a sudden. Santosh dislike unplanned meetings. In this meeting, Murthy enquiry on the status of  CV’s  that were to be shortlisted.

Week 3-“TGIF and weekend work”, on friday Santosh says in excitement thank god its friday (tgif) cannot wait for the weekend. But hardworking Sachin reminds on the hiring task. Sachin inquired do you know three new joinees are going yo join our interview panel. Santhosh asked out of curiosity who are they? Rahul, Tina and Anjali! Three new characters join the fun of BUGman. Murthy discuss on the CV’s and  updates that HR has sent few more on the initial phone screens. Around 6-8 for junior and senior positions and 4 for architect role.

Week 4-“The Day”, Saturday the hiring day for the CV’s. On a lighter note, Santosh asked Sachin whom do you think Rahul loves Tina or Anjali. A quick pat comes from Sachin, “We can get to know by getting the wedding invitation from one of them.” Another such moment when the interview has begun, Santosh asks for the candidate, Which college have you graduate from ? So the candidate replies, Malla Appa Putta Pakka College at Kadukol. Santosh says to himself, why do people keep such funny name? For the next question on training, the candidate tells he underwent training from a centre called Roopam training center at Kadukol to which Santosh says to himself I think this is company of a saree manufacturing. In this chapter we get to know about what are the possible questions in the interviews we need to always carry the resume to the interviews. In the interviews they check the basics, Communication Skills, Automation and Authors views are important here.

Week 5-“Short Listing”, its a Tuesday morning Santosh is back after using his comp off as well some of the team members. Murthy has sent a mail requesting for all the data on the candidates interviews for the Saturday event according to the interview panel they have selected some for junior and some are on hold. For the senior QE three are not selected, one is on hold and one is selected. For an Architect position one is selected and one is not. It’s late Thursday evening; Sachin and Santosh are busy having their usual chat session while having snacks. The shortlisting process was over and everyone seems to be happy.

Week 6 -“Onboard and Fun”, HR (Sandy) in a discussion program with Murthy and Reena. They decided to keep the induction after two weeks. The induction day there were sessions from Sachin and Santosh on overall QE processes with pizzas on the menu for the team.

This is a very interesting and amazing book.  I felt there are jokes and seriousness this book tells a lot about the IT companies and about people management. I have read this twice and this has triggered an interest to know about technical subjects.

I thank Sa & Sa for giving us a very interesting book. You both are my inspiration, write many more books in the future.

Thank you!

by
SHREYAS B JOSHI

 

Writing of ‘Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond’ Book – Part 1


Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview
Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview

Authors view (Santosh Avvannavar and Raghavendra Kumar Reddy): The idea to project took nearly 7 years (writing and publication took nearly 2 years), we were always fascinated with the slick book that were clear, specific and precise (minimal filler). An unconventional book that is likely to break the Q & A format and provide a framework to begin. Why such book are important for a long-term career goal?

The idea of this book started during 2006 while I saw M.Tech/M.S. students waiting outside the placement cell for job interviews. I slowly moved into a role known as ‘Placement President’ through Student Cell at IISc, Bengaluru to act as a mediator between placement cell and the institute. There were about 60 companies that participated for campus drive, I sat through most of the presentation that was delivered by technical representative and HR representative. This broaden my horizon of understanding the role that they looked for each business unit.

Each IT company picked countable number of students for a specific role. What I admire also about many students was that they had clarity in picking a role and company that would help them to grow. It was more of a long-term goal. I still remember that students saying NO to an offer because their determination to work for a specific technologies rather than just an offer. This I would term as self-awareness. Various such incidents lead to the beginning of ‘Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google & Beyond’.

In the next article I will bring to you how the idea (brain) to board (paper) began.

To know more about the book: Book launch by CEO’s I Einstein Story & Book

The first copy of the book was opened by Dr.Meena R Chandavarkar, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur. The book launch activity was held at Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru – the launch was done by N K Narasimhan,CEO and Founder, Nascor Technologies (former employee of Yahoo!, Sun Microsystem, L&T),Bengaluru; Darshan, Businessman; Philip K, Franchise owner of Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru attended by motivators (friends).

A copy of book was presented to Mr.Suresh Narasimha, CEO and Founder, TeliBraham,Bengaluru

A review from blogger Book review 
 
What industry people say:
1. A book for career over job preparation. – N. K. Narasimhan, Co-founder, Nascor Group, India (former employee of Yahoo!, Sun Microsystem and L&T)
2. Good Beginners book for IT aspirants and professionals. – Ashwin, Ex-Yahoo! and Flipkart Employee
3. A book for greater success not shortcut success. – Shivaleela, Principal Consultant
4. A great handbook for ‘Hiree’ and ‘Hirees’. – Bharath Ambrose, Corporate HR
5. Must buy for all IT aspirants! – S. Kumar, Project Manager, IT Product Company
Order your personal copy: Pothi I Flipkart I Amazon, India I Amazon, Oversea

Idea to Book: Be a B.A.


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What’s motivation behind this book?
Lack of awareness, inspiration to reach and connect with the BA fraternity across the globe and limited availability of structured thoughts were the ignited minds of Be a B.A.

How did the book shape?
The idea to write this book got incepted in April 2013, when authors realized the potential of Business Analysis profession to any organization and institution. Authors started to scribble their thoughts and observation. The book underwent various phases like research, experiments, writing, drawing, editing, reviewing, revisions, formatting and final manuscript. The project also required sincere efforts and collaboration for Cover Page design, public opinion and audience engagement through various activities and website updates. There is a collective effort of many creative minds during this journey of 1 year 6 months; we proudly call us Team Be a B.A.

What is this book all about?
Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has proven it’s own success by bringing significant value to any of the business an Organization/Institution operates, BA practice is much appreciated across industries. However there are still challenges, so many why, what and how questions for the profession itself. Hence an attempt is made to address various aspects of the profession in this book, Authors have taken a step forward to reach the professionals along with aspiring Business Analysts via this platform. With consulting companies open to hire non-MBAs, this book will be an excellent book to begin for aspiring Business Analysts (B.A.’s) as well.

The book discusses aspects such as Overview of Business Analysis, Need of B.A.’s, Hiring Process and Exercises (that would help for any interviewees and for career transition aspirants), Why B.A., Roles & Responsibilities, Skills Set, Evolution of the Profession,Ambiguity in B.A. Designations, Success Stories of B.A.s, Interesting Facts and many more.

How different is this book?
This book would not only show you the career path of Business Analysis but also would mentor you all along holding your hand and walking along with you. Authors believe that case based learning is the true facets of wisdom. Hence this book is filled with real life examples and small and interesting cases to substantiate it’s theoretical description.

Who all should read this book?
All aspiring Business Analysts!

Can you provide us link to order the book?
The book is available at Pothi.com, Amazon.com at moment. The book will also be available at Flipkart and Amazon.in shortly.

Media:Techgoss

Website: http://www.beaba.in

Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview Book launch


Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond
“We don’t mind to lose a good applicant,
but definitely not hire a bad applicant.”

by Santosh Avvannavar & Raghavendra Kumar Reddy

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The first copy of the book was opened by Dr.Meena R Chandavarkar, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur.
The book launch activity was held at Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru – the launch was done by N K Narasimhan,CEO and Founder, Nascor Technologies (former employee of Yahoo!, Sun Microsystem, L&T),Bengaluru; Darshan, Businessman; Philip K, Franchise owner of Cuppa Koramangala, Bengaluru attended by motivators (friends).
A copy of book was presented to Mr.Suresh Narasimha, CEO and Founder, TeliBraham,Bengaluru

What’s motivation behind this book?
Our research and close observation of the job interviewing process for graduates at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru during 2008 and 2009 for nearly 500 students in various companies, is the inspiration for this book.

How did the book shape?
The idea of book all began seven years ago; gathering information and compilation took one year, writing clear and concise manuscript took one and half year, revisions, addition, debate, arguments and others took another 6 months, decision of publisher and publication took another year. You see it takes a toll to convert an idea into a project!

What is this book all about?
Make it Big!-Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
Strengths: Simplified Interview Structures, Best Hiring, Misconception to Programming
Weakness: Addition to Software Industry, Best Software Engineer, Steep Career Growth
Opportunities: Dream Job, Best Ways to Learn, Be a part of Best Companies
Threats: Sleepless Night, Software Syndrome, Neighbours Envy (look for back cover page)

How different is this book?
This book is intended to help people just not only to crack interviews, but build career. We have tried to emphasizes on need of hour and future dynamics of hiring process that industry is witnessing and rapidly changes that will take place in best of the companies. We hope to break the conventional learning methodology through this book.

Who all should read this book?
The book cover page and content might reflect that it’s for IT aspirants, but the book intends to give away for all the industry. IT industry begin an interdisciplinary, it might an important book to look forward. We authors believe that it’s a book for a long term. Readers will also find that it’s simple read, easy to understand and some chapter would seem hilarious.

Can you provide us link to order the book?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LFLQY6M (kindle version at Amazon)
http://pothi.com/pothi/book/santosh-avvannavar-get-job-without-interview (Paperback at Pothi)
The book will also available at other portals in few weeks.

Media:
Vijayavani Newspaper
Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview-Vijayavani

Prajavani Newspaper
Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview Prajavani

Techgoss
http://www.techgoss.com/Story/625S11-Get-a-Job-WITHOUT-an-Interview.aspx

We request your encouragement, and support!
God bless

Einstein Story and Book Launch!



Authors view (Santosh Avvannavar and Raghavendra Kumar Reddy): The idea to project took nearly 7 years (writing and publication took nearly 2 years), we were always fascinated with the slick book that were clear, specific and precise (minimal filler). A unconventional book that is likely to break the Q&A format and provide a framework to begin. Why such book are important for a long term career goal? We like to tell this through a story –

Einstein won nobel prize for physics, many ears waited earnestly to hear his innovation each and everyone in those days. Very often Einstein would get invited by a university to speak about his innovation and motivate others. His driver would wonder seeing the crazy people had for him, cheered ‘Einstein, Einstein..’ as he walked into the auditorium. The driver used to hear the same presentation each day and wondered, if one could get nobel prize by giving such talk – why can’t I? He proposed a deal with his master that he could present like him and deserves to win a nobel prize. Einstein was happy and curious to see if his driver could take his position. Einstein became driver and the driver became Einstein as a trial. As media wasn’t popular, people weren’t aware how Einstein would really look like. The driver was made to look like Einstein and Einstein took the driver seat. As the driver walked into the auditorium, people cheered ‘Einstein, Einstein..’, he was overwhelmed by the people response. Einstein was surprised and happy to see his driver making presentation just like him. At the end of talk, the driver (Einstein at moment) was about a take his seat, a lady got up from her seat to ask a doubt. Driver didn’t know the Einstein is awarded nobel for his technical contribution over only mere a presentation. The doubt was, ‘If a ball is made to move from one end of the earth through a hole and the ball has to come through another hole….”. Driver presence of mind was something to admire, after listening to the question he quipped,’Lady, you are asking a very simple question to a nobel prize winner, my driver can answer such question.’ He asked his driver (Einstein) to answer this question. Jokes apart! The story is an example of Einstein innovation over failure is the result of nobel prize, the prize was worth because it was clear, concise and precise. Hence the number of pages doesn’t define a value of book!

The paper back is available at http://pothi.com/pothi/book/santosh-avvannavar-get-job-without-interview

The ebook is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LFLQY6M

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya (Incomplete Love Stories) Reviews


Adhuri Prem Kahaniya Review 9

Smiley!
Adhuri kept Poori Smile on my Face, worth a buy. I assume there is series to it. I wish it has series like Harry Potter! – Roopa

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya (English) Review – 8

I ordered the book on 26 Sep and received it on 30th Sep. On the same day I just read outline and today Oct 6 early morning started reading it, its really awesome. I have to started from the chapter Sapthapadi and its all the way there was a smile on my face while I was going through.I don’t no why recently started to read books , but all the way they took so much time to read a page but this one book is super. The narration is simple and it gives me a feel like stories are happening in front of my eyes and that Hindi ka dialogues tho kya bhat kya bhat kya bhat…… Saikiran

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya (English) Review 7

It’s truly Adhuri – Humorous, a light read that is funny and has emotions too! I loved to read it! Waiting eagerly for the next series of the author.

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya (English) Review 6

It’s truly Adhuri – Humorous, a light read that is funny and has emotions too! I loved to read it! Waiting eagerly for the next series of the author.

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya Review 5

Unique Style of Narration. Emotions, love and romance is given a new narration – Rahul

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya Review 4

Candid and Emotional short stories based on 12 people. Awesome read! – Vineet

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya Review 3

Unique on it’s own flavor and reality, Must Read!! – Subhashis Panda

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya – Review 2

A book most of the youngsters would relate to at some point in time. It has been a wonderful read. Yes, the stories are Adhuri but some would bring a smile on your face and some you wish would have been complete. In any case, there is an explicable connection between the reader and the read. The part that stands out is that the stories relate to life in the sub-urban parts of the country and definitely touches the right chords. All in all, it was an intriguing experience and had me glued on for 3 hours straight! – Ruchita Shah

Adhuri Prem Kahaniya – Review 1

“… delightful, raw, intimate, magical, inspiring, innocence, real
I just couldn’t put it down after any page until the end… ” Miss Bangalore

* Reviews are as far latest today posted at Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword

The novel is available at Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword, Bookadda