Reading is one of the most enjoying things to do for me. It has become an expression of purpose in life. Every book I read brings me one step closer to the truth. The more I read, I think, the more realistically I can see the world. Continue reading
Last year I posted the top 12 books from what I read in 2015. I have received a good response to that post and many people kept asking me to suggest books from what I am reading. Here are my top 12 books for 2016. Continue reading
It is unbelievable!
The Race for Work has hit The #1 Bestseller on Amazon in its categories today.
This is possible mainly because of the support from the regular visitors to my site. It made all the difference. Thank you.
When I first decided to write this book, I thought I could finish it in 3 months and my initial aim was to write a 50 page eBook. After nearly 2 years, it ended up with 242 pages. This is after removing around 30 pages of content during the second and third reviews.
I started with a big hope and enthusiasm, but it soon started declining slowly after 3 months because I missed my deadline by a wide margin. It’s like a typical IT project management. We are never good at estimation.
But all that despair has gone now with your support to bring this book to what it is today. I am so grateful for you.
I am sure you won’t be disappointed getting this copy. It has some of the valuable lessons from over 100 books I read in the past 5 years. You don’t need to read the whole book. You can directly go to the chapters that sound interesting and unfamiliar to you.
If you want anyone else should get this free book, it’s very easy. I have prepared the ready to share links for your favorite channels. Use this to share with just a single click.
The time has come!
The Race for Work is now available around the world on Amazon website. Get your copy here.
You know that amazon hosts millions of books. Within the first few hours of its launch, The Race for Work has been on the Top 100 Amazon Bestselling books in two categories.
But wait, I want to give this book FREE to everyone vising my site before I sell it to others. I am grateful to be part of your network. It’s my gift to you.
I am setting the price to zero from tomorrow i.e. Friday, 2nd December for 2-3 days, so please help yourself.
If you are in some other part of the world, just go to your local amazon site. You can download this book for FREE, only for next 2-3 days.
In the last post I mentioned that I was doing a lot of cool stuﬀ for you leading up to its release. Before I share that, you can also find that out from the very first page of the book. Just download your book and find out what’s in store for you…:)
If you want anyone else should get this free book, it’s easy. I have prepared the ready to share links for your favorite channels. Use this to share with just a single click.
In case you missed my last email, click here to take a look. It has the cool book trailer video. I am sure you love it.
Thanks again for being a part of this and I can’t wait to share The Race for Work with you soon!
The Race for Work helps people save their jobs from automation and find some of the great career opportunities in emerging technologies.
Here you find the ready snippets from the book, what others say about it, links to purchase the book, and the cool book trailer – all in a ready to share format on your favorite channels.
If you think any of the following is worth sharing in your social circles, please click the links below, feel free to edit if you want to, and share.
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Really loved reading The Race for Work. The content was to the point and the phases covered are the one which is true and reality. – Ankit Jain, CEO of Lume Solar Energy (Share this quote on: Twitter)
Race for Work is a very useful book and coming at the right time. – Prof Sridhar Narayanan, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India. (Share this quote on: Twitter)
Race for Work is a very thoughtfully written book with insightful contents on how one has to prepare to stay agile and move up in the value chain; gives a refreshing hope to many who felt that the new technologies have shortened their career. – Ebby Thomas, CEO of DeviceCommcepts (Share this quote on: Twitter)
Bhoopathi has done a great job writing the Race for Work. The subject is very timely. I have many friends that lately are discussing exactly this. – Georgios Papadakis, CEO at Filisia Interfaces (Share this quote on: Twitter)
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If there is one clear trend that the world is moving towards, it is automation. – Bhoopathi Rapolu, author of The Race for Work. (Share this quote on: Twitter)
Abundance has its price, if you’re not prepared for it. – Bhoopathi Rapolu, author of The Race for Work. (Share this quote on: Twitter)
The secret to winning the race against machines is racing with them rather than against them. – Bhoopathi Rapolu, author of The Race for Work. (Share this quote on: Twitter)
An entrepreneurial mind-set is the single most sought-after skill in the 21st century. – Bhoopathi Rapolu, author of The Race for Work. (Share this quote on: Twitter)
I keep adding new blurbs and best quotes highlighted by readers on kindle. When you revisit this page, you may find something new and interesting to share.
I’m so excited to ﬁnally be able to release this post. This Thursday, 1st December, my brand new book The Race for Work is getting published on Amazon world wide.
I’ve been working on this for the past 2 years and I’m ﬁnally going to be able to put it in your hands.
Also, as a celebration, I have a ton of cool stuﬀ I’m doing for you leading up to its release. I am sure it’s genuinely interesting and valuable for you.
For now, I’m just going to share this cover and comments from some of the early readers who shared their feedback:
Really loved reading. The content was to the point and the phases covered are the ones which are true and reality. – Ankit Jain, CEO of Lume Solar Energy
Very thoughtfully written book with insightful contents on how one has to prepare, to stay agile and move up in the value chain; gives a refreshing hope to many who felt that the new technologies have shortened their career. – Ebby Thomas, Business Head, DeviceCommcepts
This is a very useful book and coming at the right time. – Prof Sridhar Narayanan, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India.
Bhoopathi has done a great job. The subject is very timely. I have many friends that lately are discussing exactly this. – Georgios Papadakis, CEO at Filisia Interfaces
And here is a book trailer I got it done.
For the lucky, access to healthcare is a given – it’s there when we need it, just as any basic human requirement should be. The provision of healthcare, however, is still not universal and a global healthcare model that is truly democratic – where everyone has access to affordable quality health services – is yet to emerge. According to a WHO and World Bank Group report, 400 million people still go without access to essential healthcare.
Yet, over the course of the next decade, I believe we will see the democratisation of healthcare, a transition that will be driven by continued consumerisation, data sharing and, most notably, the growth of disruptive technologies. In fact, we are currently witnessing the most exhilarating era of healthcare development. Much like we saw in the telecommunications industry in early 1990s, where at first connectivity and calls were restricted to those able and willing to pay the premium, healthcare is the next candidate in line to experience this revolution and open up to all.
But what will the utopian future look like? Here, I explore the concept of democratised healthcare and the key technologies and systems that will empower this movement.
The fall of the old regime
It is undeniable that global healthcare is ripe for change. We’ve already touched on the inequality that exists, but there are numerous other threats to achieving democratised healthcare. Most notably, populations are living for longer, which brings a number of complex challenges for healthcare systems striving to deliver adequate services for all. Firstly, when originally conceived, most health systems were structured to tackle diseases rather than manage long-term conditions such as dementia, cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Secondly, managing the intricacies associated with longer life not only impacts on physicians’ ability to care for patients, but they also add significant operational and financial strain to healthcare organisations. The NHS is one such system that is succumbing to this mounting pressure.
To disrupt the status quo and evolve the provision of health globally, we must transform the practice of medicine and personal healthcare from reactive disease detection to a position of proactive prevention, which is enabled through self-monitoring and early diagnosis. It is here where I believe that technology can facilitate this change – levelling out the playing field through the development of products and interactive systems that shift the focus towards early identification and disease prevention, and that give people and doctors the information they need to manage their health more effectively.
The transfer of power: technologies driving this revolution
So, which technologies are set to have the biggest impact? Given the complexities associated with an ageing population, those that help individuals understand how their lifestyle choices affect their wellbeing will be integral in making democratised healthcare a reality.
The consumerisation of healthcare is beginning to take hold through the introduction of smart, wearable devices that give people more control of their health in terms of diagnostics and care. However, the prevalence of affordable next-generation wearables combined with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) will push things to a new level for consumers and physicians. The data generated by sensors on such devices has huge potential. Doctors will be able to detect health issues earlier – or even before they arise – from a patient’s vital health statistics, as well as track the effectiveness of treatments of chronic illnesses remotely. Personalised profiles of patients based on their data will also become the norm, and they will be able to be treated through internet-enabled services without visiting a doctor. Greater connectivity in particular promises to revolutionise treatment for the vulnerable and those living in remote rural communities far from established healthcare services.
Such close monitoring will improve global health on the whole and alleviate the cost of care, allowing for investment to be redirected into revolutionary medical advances. One area of real interest, related to the IoT, is the progress being made by the use of Artificial Intelligence in medicine (AI), with the IBM Watson AI super-computer leading the charge. Recently, Watson saved a women’s life by diagnosing a rare form of leukaemia. After the case had baffled doctors in Japan for months, Watson was able to ‘solve’ it, identifying the disease in 10 minutes by cross-referencing generic changes with 20 million cancer research papers. Similarly, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London will be using one million anonymised eye scans to train DeepMind, an AI system from Google, to spot signs of diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes-related sight loss.
By extracting data and digitalising human health to the maximum extent using these technologies, patients in the future may not even need to tell their physician about their condition or the pain they are experiencing. Data will be able to inform an AI algorithm about a patient’s condition, and AI will advise on which treatment the doctor needs to prescribe. Soon we’ll have an army of intelligent machines hard at work pulling, parsing and delivering data to physicians worldwide to support their decision-making. Greater access to services such as this use of artificial intelligence in medicine will make an awe-inspiring difference to the way that high- quality healthcare is delivered to the masses.
Establishing a new order with data
However, before democratisation becomes a reality, a number of challenges will have to be overcome. Most notably digitalising medical records and the knowledge we currently have, and then delivering insights from them in a way that is recognisable by all.
The healthcare market must also evolve. In the biggest cultural shift, healthcare providers will no longer be the guardians of patient data. With super-computers like Watson already in place, it won’t be long until other players are able to replicate it and provide similar capabilities in an open- source environment. Such an important algorithm for healthcare is very much required for society, and I envisage a Google-type service for the sector coming to the fore sometime soon. In essence, it would be a free software platform powered by open-source human health data, which would include information from machines and best-practice diagnostic techniques from across the world.
Just as the mobile revolution democratised communication among people, healthcare will be democratised through the rapid digitalisation of personal health and growing Artificial Intelligence to aid doctors. Fundamentally, this will change the way that healthcare is delivered, and the relationship between patients and physicians as we know it. Viva la revolution!
Reading books regularly was never my priority until I read somewhere 5 years back that most successful and busy people read as a habit rather than as a task by itself. Continue reading
Internet of Things (IoT) is about connecting devices primarily for monitoring, tracking, measuring performance, and enabling other computer systems take intelligent and near real-time decisions. But today, this definition and scope is rapidly changing. Continue reading
Ever thought what stops you from landing your dream job? It’s your assumptions – some genuine, some baseless.
There is interesting thing going on here. We often do not consciously know what our assumptions are, and worst yet, we often forget that even genuine assumptions have ways to break them so that we can achieve what we always dream about. Continue reading