The Growth Quotient


Non-Fiction - Self Help
286 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2020
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Author Biography

SuRaM, Subba Rao Mukkavilli is an author and serial entrepreneur.

He is the founder of ProwessCA.com, an e-Learning organisation.

During the last 30 years of his career, Suram has set up various business lines, worked with corporate giants and governments, and set up several complex enterprise IT platforms.

He is an expert in people and process alignment, business transformation, and strategic IT management.

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.

Before setting up Prowessca, he worked as Executive Director at Karvy Insurance Repository and as a CTO at KFin Technologies.

He can be reached at sr@suram.me.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Written for a vast audience in the corporate sector including employees, entrepreneurs, team leaders, and business leaders, The Growth Quotient by Suram is an informative guide about growth, efficiency, preparedness, effectiveness and more. Chapter two of the work discusses how growth can be maintained and achieved in the context of ever-changing technological trends. Other topics discussed in the section include managing public personality/reputation and the aspects that contribute to a stable career. The fourth chapter discusses the external world and explains topics relating to communication, building relationships, client satisfaction, and others. Other chapters discuss broader topics divided into specific sub-topics and they include self-awareness, conflict resolution, digital trends, and data interpretation.

When reading Suram’s The Growth Quotient, the infographics, psychometric tests, and charts were useful in helping me grasp the information contained in the book. Anecdotes and illustrations make the content interesting. This is further enhanced by the inclusion of engaging questions. In a world that is constantly changing, Suram provides practical tools that help in the process of growth. Various platforms that have revolutionized different industries, such as Canva, are discussed. The messages contained are encouraging such as why and how to get rid of unfounded fears or how to minimize weaknesses by working on and adding to strengths. Others are informative and unique such as the discussion on why it is important to filter information that gets to the mind as the mind does not have its own filter. The Growth Quotient provides useful business strategies for persons in the corporate world.

K.C. Finn

Everyday Effectiveness: Winning In The Age of Robots is a work of non-fiction in the self-help and guidance sub-genres, penned by author Suram. Part of the Growth Engineering Master Series of self-help books, this empowering and insightful volume is packed with advice for businesses and individuals seeking growth in the modern age. The text teaches everything from effective goal setting to risk management and personality traits that lay a foundation for success, making it a fully comprehensive guidebook for anyone looking to get ahead in the business world, and most importantly still have an edge over robotic and automated technologies.

Author Suram has produced a fantastic guidebook that will be an insightful read for any business-minded person looking for new advice and concepts for success. One of the things which most impressed me is the fact that the volume is filled with lots of different concepts and techniques, rather than just focusing on one repetitive idea. This means that there are multiple approaches that readers can choose to take within the same conceptual framework, and they will be sure to find many that suit them as the reading continues. The work is presented in a clear format which will make it easy to cross-reference and return to particular concepts in order to apply them, and I found the new coinage of terms and jargon that the author uses very easy to access. Overall, I would certainly recommend Everyday Effectiveness: Winning In The Age of Robots to anyone seeking betterment and improvement for their business future.

Jose Cornelio

The Growth Quotient: How to achieve sustainable professional growth and development by Suram is a book for leaders who want to be effective in their jobs, especially in our business environment that is driven by rapidly growing technology. The author provides tools to help leaders become more effective in how they lead, and readers will discover the secret formula for doing more in less time, being more efficient, setting and meeting goals, developing new skills that help them take control of their financial and professional goals while deepening personal growth.

The book contains lessons and skills that readers need to stay focused and to accomplish what really matters and in an efficient way. The author brings a lot of experience and expertise into the writing, featuring online exercises and psychometrics designed to help readers scale their learning. One of the things I loved about this book is the author’s ability to define why readers need to do what they need to do and the clear step-by-step guide when it comes to acquiring the skills. The “why” and the “how” of the message of this book is unmistakable. The writing is conversational and engaging. The author has the gift of communicating complex ideas in a clear and accessible manner. In a world filled with distractions, Suram teaches leaders how to thrive and successfully accomplish work that matters. While The Growth Quotient is written for leaders, it is a book with powerful messages for anyone who wants to drive positive results in both business and personal life. This is a book that anyone who wants to be an effective leader should read.

Susan Sewell

Discover how to thrive in the age of the pandemic, AI, and robotics in the enlightening self-help book, Everyday Effectiveness (Winning in the Age of Robots) by Suram. Things are changing in the world and the business environment. Due to Covid-19, most technology is either being expedited or is rapidly being eliminated. It is predicted that Artificial Intelligence will usher in a new way of performing menial tasks, upgrading people's job placement. A new paradigm has evolved and it is time to change old habits and ways of doing things. Master the most important values you must have to stand out in your career by cultivating your mind for success. Then, learn what you will soon be facing, as robots and AI are incorporated into manufacturing and technology.

Everyday Effectiveness (Winning in the Age of Robots) by Suram is an excellent job success starter book for the millennial. This book is perfect for both the technologically advanced and the novice alike. The graphics, charts, and links are very helpful, engaging, and easily accessible. I appreciate how the author, Suram, includes questionnaires to help keep the reader on point through the chapters. Each chapter is broken down into manageable sections, headlining them for easy access later, if needs be. With different types of tests including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to lesser-known analyses, this book helps the reader discover their strengths, how best to communicate, and how to create practices that will lead to a brighter, more successful future. I highly recommend this book to those that are curious about technological advances and are preparing their minds for the transition.

Mamta Madhavan

The Growth Quotient by Suram is a useful manual that will guide readers to engineer their growth and let their critical skills take them to the top of the learning curve. The online exercises, activities, and psychometrics are good techniques to improve the analysis of situations and make appropriate choices. The author covers both the art and science of leadership and personal effectiveness, and the tips can be applied in the workplace. As we are aware, the corporate world is facing a shortage of good leaders and the strategies given in this book are a good way to enhance career prospects. The 4 critical elements required for sustained growth and success are useful and the exercises are good when it comes to picking up new skills and dropping the ones that are no longer needed. The book also helps to set long term meaningful goals and pursue them and also encourages readers to explore their inner self to identify good, bad, and undesirable habits.

The Growth Quotient by Suram is empowering and effective when it comes to teaching readers. Every chapter is packed with a lot of information, activities, and exercises to make them be on par with advancing technology, the power and possibilities of AI, machine learning and deep learning. Thanks to COVID-19, Robotic Process Automation has become very important. The approach to upgrading the brain is interesting and since the book is interspersed with exercises, psychometric tests, and activities, it is not boring. The tips and tools are simple to apply and practice and are also a good way to discover the self and see where changes need to be made. Reading this book helps to develop effective communication, and the author has dealt with the topics methodically, extensively, and expansively, giving clarity to the subject. It is a book for keeps as it can be used for reference and can be read and re-read to improve on everyday effectiveness.