books https://www.ravisagar.in/category/topic/books en My top 10 goals for 2016 https://www.ravisagar.in/blog/my-top-10-goals-2016 <span>My top 10 goals for 2016</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img src="https://www.ravisagar.in/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow/public/ravi_pune.jpg?itok=Vv5JQ1-p" width="1400" height="400" alt="Ravi JIRA Training in Pune" class="image-slideshow" /><br /> I am trying lot of different things recently both in personal and professional life. Since last one and a half year I am taking my work not quite seriously. I work only 5 days a week and don't even open my laptop on weekends. This is working quite well for me. I feel much better now as I have less to worry. Working less doesn't mean less business. We are doing pretty good, my company Sparxsys is doing great and I am happy about it. Just that I am not to ambitious these days and I make small achievable targets. My idea is to feel good about whatever little I achieve and not set very high goals.</p> <p>Last year was not very good health wise, I didn't go to gym regularly and I gained few kilos. This year I have made lot of plans for myself that may require giving up some pleasures but I know in the end it will be all worth it.</p> <h2>My 2016 plans</h2> <p>These are plans for this year. People say you should not share your plans with everyone but I don't know how sharing it with other stop me from achieving them.</p> <p><strong>1. Read 24 books</strong><br /> I recently purchase a Kindle and that is good enough reason to indulge myself in reading. I have been reading actively for the past few months but I need to speed up and read more books. 2 books per months seems like not difficult to me. I have created a new page to list all the <a href="https://www.ravisagar.in/books">books</a> that I have read.</p> <p><strong>2. Get 6 pack abs</strong><br /> In past I have managed to built few packs but never really complete 6 packs. This year I have decided that it is now or never. Get back in shape and get at least 6 packs.</p> <p><strong>3. Less beer</strong><br /> I really like beer, may be I am addicted to it but I don't know why I have it almost everyday. I know it is not good, it adds fat to waist. This year I have decided that I will have it not more than twice a week, less is of course better.</p> <p><strong>4. Cycle and running twice per week</strong><br /> I own a road bike and recently purchased MTB too. I am planning to get more active on cycling and ride at least twice per week. I haven't been doing any running recently but now thinking of starting running twice per week.</p> <p><strong>5. Improve my public speaking skills</strong><br /> I do lot of corporate trainings and speaking in front of 50+ people continuously for 2-4 days is quite normal for me. I feel I can improve a lot here, it will no only help me professionally but personally I also want to become better speaker. I feel good when on stage and it give me high. I am thinking of joining Toast Masters club, I went to their session in the recent past and really liked it. Most likely I will join them as a member too.</p> <p><strong>6. Continue learning French</strong><br /> I joined french classes last year and I really learned a lot, this year I will continue to learn this language and I wish to converse with someone entirely in French this year. I joined one institute called Just French and it is quite good.</p> <p><strong>7. Learn guitar</strong><br /> I recently dusted off my old guitar and started practicing simple tunes by watching youtube videos but this year I want to learn from some professional. May be I will join some classes.</p> <p><strong>8. Grow my company</strong><br /> This year I want to scale up a little bit and grow my company. I want to increase my business both money wise and also want to grow my team. We are doing quite good but there should be hunger and desire to do even more. I want to keep that desire alive.</p> <p><strong>9. Start building a product and launch it</strong><br /> I have always been into service industry and our major company comes from service only but I really wish to build a product this year and launch it.</p> <p><strong>10. Write another book in 2016</strong><br /> I have to admit that writing a book and getting it published was one of the most satisfying experience in my life. I was quite happy when my book "<a href="https://www.ravisagar.in/blog/mastering-jira-book-ravi-sagar-sparxsys-solutions">Mastering JIRA</a>" was published. This year too I plan to write another book. Writing a book is a wonderful way to learn something and also to share it with the world plus it really establishes your credibility in the market.</p> <p>This is probably not the complete list, I have other things in mind too but these ten items are my top priority goals. All the actions that I take and all my work would be focused to achieve these goals and as you can see most of these are personal goals and some of the goals will help me both personally and professionally. I believe everyone should plan their life with written goals.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/ravisagar" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ravisagar</span></span> <span>Tue, 02/16/2016 - 13:26</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/2016" hreflang="en">2016</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/goals" hreflang="en">goals</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/cycling" hreflang="en">cycling</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/jira" hreflang="en">Jira</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/drupal" hreflang="en">Drupal</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/french" hreflang="en">French</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/guitar" hreflang="en">guitar</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/sparxsys" hreflang="en">sparxsys</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/public-speaking" hreflang="en">Public Speaking</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/toastmaster" hreflang="en">toastmaster</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/just-french" hreflang="en">just french</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-blog field--type-boolean field--label-hidden field--item">Off</div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/ravi_pune.jpg" width="1600" height="602" alt="Ravi JIRA Training in Pune" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="statistics-counter">2403 views</li></ul><section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=499&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="oxFub14Lp-DJHR7AngLpX4KONA_F2ewQzqhWGNM5NPY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:26:56 +0000 ravisagar 499 at https://www.ravisagar.in Books https://www.ravisagar.in/books <span property="schema:name">Books</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Books I have authored</strong></p> <h2>Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition (book)</h2> <p><img src="https://dz13w8afd47il.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/ppv4_main_book_cover/6860_5668_Mastering%20JIRA%207%20-%20Second%20Edition.png" style="float: right; padding:5px;" /><br /> Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues.</p> <p>This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases.</p> <p><a href="https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-jira-7-second-edition" style="background: #330000; border: 0px; color: #ffffff; padding: 5px;">Buy now</a></p> <h2>Jira 7 Essentials (Video Course)</h2> <p><img src="https://d1ldz4te4covpm.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/ppv4_main_book_cover/bookretailers/V09863_low.png" style="float: right; padding:5px;" /></p> <p>In this course, we start by introducing you to Jira and taking you through all aspects of it so you can use it effectively; if you have never deployed Jira before then this course is for you. We cover how to plan the installation of Jira. Then you will learn the fundamentals of the tool such as how to create a new project, manage issues, search, and report. We explain all three flavors of Jira—Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Desk—in detail and specific scenarios for each one of them will be developed. Finally, we share some tips on getting the most out of Jira.</p> <p><a href="https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/jira-7-essentials-video" style="background: #330000; border: 0px; color: #ffffff; padding: 5px">Buy now</a></p> <h2>Jira 7 Guide for Administrators and Developers (Video Course)</h2> <p><img src="https://d255esdrn735hr.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/ppv4_main_book_cover/bookretailers/V09715_low_0.png" style="float: right; padding:5px;" /></p> <p>This course will show you how to use and manage your Atlassian Jira instance. It will begin with the basics of Jira and show how Jira can be customized to suit the needs of your organization. This updated edition will cover all major components of Jira 7, which includes Jira Software, Jira Core, and Jira Service Works. We cover everything you need to know to set up a fully-functional implementation. Finally, we will also go over the newly added features in Jira 7.10.</p> <p><a href="https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/jira-7-guide-administrators-and-developers-video" style="background: #330000; border: 0px; color: #ffffff; padding: 5px">Buy now</a></p> <h2>Mastering JIRA 6 (book)</h2> <p><img src="https://d1ldz4te4covpm.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/ppv4_main_book_cover/B03609_MockupCover_Normal.jpg" style="float: right; padding:5px;" /></p> <p>This book explains how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan JIRA installation. Next, you will be given a brief refresher of fundamental concepts and learn about customizations in detail. Next, this book will take you through add-on development to extend JIRA functionality. Finally, this book will explore best practices and troubleshooting, to help you find out what went wrong and how to fix it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-jira" style="background: #330000; border: 0px; color: #ffffff; padding: 5px">Buy now</a></p> <p>I wrote one book on Drupal as well.<br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Your-Definite-Guide-Fantastic-Drupal-ebook/dp/B00TVCVS1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1476702841&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=%E2%80%A2%09Your+Definite+Guide+to+Build+a+Fantastic+Blog+in+Drupal">Your Definite Guide - To Build a Fantastic Blog in Drupal (2015)</a></p> <p><strong>Books I have reviewed</strong><br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/JIRA-6-x-Administration-Cookbook-Patrick/dp/1782176861/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1476702682&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=JIRA+6.x+Administration+Cookbook">JIRA 6.x Administration Cookbook</a></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/users/ravisagar" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ravisagar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-09-24T22:50:00+00:00">Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:50</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/personal" hreflang="en">personal</a></div> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="statistics-counter">2462 views</li></ul> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:50:00 +0000 ravisagar 477 at https://www.ravisagar.in Books everywhere https://www.ravisagar.in/blog/books-everywhere <span>Books everywhere</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3434158875_6f2fd0729e.jpg?v=0" alt="" /><br /><em>Somewhere in Connaught Place</em></p> <p>Can I read all these in one life?</p> <!--break--></div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/ravisagar" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ravisagar</span></span> <span>Sun, 04/12/2009 - 16:41</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/delhi" hreflang="en">delhi</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/personal" hreflang="en">personal</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/pictures" hreflang="en">pictures</a></div> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="statistics-counter">2230 views</li></ul><section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=140&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="2mBpDhjwI4h31VeEKx7y6irStd66D1tebJdw3OUAx1A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:41:48 +0000 ravisagar 140 at https://www.ravisagar.in Books https://www.ravisagar.in/blog/books <span>Books</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>So many books to read</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/ravisagar" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ravisagar</span></span> <span>Sun, 04/12/2009 - 16:39</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/delhi" hreflang="en">delhi</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/cp" hreflang="en">CP</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/topic/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/3434158875_6f2fd0729e_1343404513.jpg" width="640" height="512" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="statistics-counter">1070 views</li></ul><section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=398&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="kJCHw_VqAfJM-U624LOb60_4Ptic0QLz2CG-m8O7zgw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:39:48 +0000 ravisagar 398 at https://www.ravisagar.in