Book Review | The Growth Quotient by Subbarao Mukkavilli

Front cover of The Growth Quotient by Subbarao Mukkavilli

Genre: Nonfiction, self-help, career

Publication date: June 22, 2020

Publisher: Prowess CA

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The Growth Quotient cover

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I think it is tricky to attempt a book that teaches you leadership skills because there are so many topics to cover. In trying to talk about all the aspects of leadership, you may end up with a voluminous text and a dry, lecturing tone.

On the other hand, if you want to limit the book to a readable length, you may have to pick and choose which topics to cover and which to skim over. I’m happy to report that The Growth Quotient has managed to find a middle path–it is neither too long nor boring.

The author has dealt with many topics of importance in reasonable detail and, most importantly, in my opinion, has succeeded in keeping the tone friendly. I don’t really want to be reminded of my college professors when I read a book, which is what usually happens when I pick up an educational book.

I found the illustrations and graphs impressive, placed smartly where it has the most impact on the reader, and created attractively. You’ll want to take some time studying them to understand the concepts better.

The author writes in simple, straightforward language so non-native English speakers will not have trouble deciphering what’s being said. He breaks up the text with bullet points, bold text, and thought-provoking questions frequently–and I think it works well to keep the reader’s interest captured.

The business concepts are explained using quotes, real-life anecdotes, or thought experiments. He shares links to various websites for online quizzes, questionnaires, and other assessments.

Jargon is not used often, and adequate explanations are given wherever new terms are introduced.

It doesn’t matter which step of your career you’re on (or if you’re yet to start), you’ll find something of value. Both entrepreneurs and salaried individuals can benefit from the knowledge in this book. Most importantly, the author provides the tools you need to put these concepts into practice and perfect them.

This is a handy reference book that you’ll want to pick up and read from time to time to refresh your memory.

(I received an ARC from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review.)


(from Reedsy Discovery)

Want to boost your career, your profession? You need to acquire four secret quotients that only highly successful professionals know. The ordinary, will not venture beyond IQ or EQ.

Master these four quotients and take charge of your life, Expand your horizon, and fast track your prosperity.

The Corona era and age of robots need modern strategies with proven execution capabilities. You should know how to acquire them.

Let us park the career & talk about eyesight.

The average human eyesight is around 20/20. People with 20/30 vision don’t get a driving license in most countries. What about your mindsight? This book tells you what & how. There is no insight without mindsight.

Let us talk about hunger. Whenever we are hungry, our stomach sends multiple signals to the whole body. The entire body works in tandem until we finish a full plate. What about our brains? Are they endowed with all these facilities? How do you know when the brain is hungry? How do you sense if someone feeds it toxic food? This book tells you what & how.

About Subbarao Mukkavilli

Subbarao Mukkavilli photo

SuRaM, Subba Rao Mukkavilli is an author and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Suram has authored two books on presentation and communication skills. His first book, “SlideSpin” has received the Global eBook Award, California, USA in Silver Category in 2015.

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