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Two Steps Ahead Uncover What People Really Mean Book Review

Need some help finding a new non-fiction book? We’ve found one - Two Steps Ahead by Behaviour Analyst Col Sudip Mukerjee. No matter what your industry is, this amazing book is sure to inspire some new habits to your day-to-day life.


Do you ever feel stuck in life? Unable to make a commitment? Feeling demotivated? Don't know how to grow? Having no time for fun? Then this book is exactly for you.

Two Steps Ahead is the answer for all your problems. It will help streamline your journey towards success with 5 step ‘secret decoding system’. When you use these principles, you will rapidly and dramatically unearth the unsaid and negotiate from a position of strength, know exactly what the people you are dealing with want, and using the language that works, get what you want – simply, easily, at a blink of an eye.

There is a small difference between successful people and people who work hard and still are unable to succeed. Successful people can meaningfully communicate with others. Two Steps Ahead is all about how to communicate effectively so that you can understand what the other person wants or needs from you.

My daughter is two years old. When she comes to me and says Papa Papa, my brain decodes the code word, 'Papa'. What does she want? Maybe she is hungry, maybe she wants me to play with her, maybe she wants to go outside, or she wants to sleep.

Within seconds my brain comes to a decision and makes me act. If she is hungry, I feed her. If she wants to play, I play with her. If she wants to go outside, I take her outside, and If she wants to sleep, I make her sleep. How do I do that? Using the TOTE method mentioned in the book Two Steps Ahead.


Apart from TOTE Method, the book also about NLP and META MODEL in detail.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes.

A metamodel is a model of a model, and metamodeling is the process of generating such metamodels. Thus metamodeling or meta-modeling is the analysis, construction and development of the frames, rules, constraints, models and theories applicable and useful for modeling a predefined class of problems.

It might sound something complex here but believe me, the way this book explain the terms using examples, you will understand it within minutes.

You must be wondering, does communicating effectively help? Why should you read the book? Are there any proven stats that improving communication skills work for you? The answer is below.

Steve Jobs (Apple Inc. Founder) inspired his employees to strive for perfect hardware products. Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder) is known for articulating the Amazon ethos clearly to employees and the world. All of these leaders possess outstanding communication skills.

Overall, Two Steps Ahead will motivate you to improve your communication so that you can become a better individual, grow your business and uncover what people really mean. Everything a great book needs, this one has. The research is evident in this powerful, well-written book. So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now! BOOK RATING: 4/5

AUTHOR: Col Sudip Mukherjee

LENGTH: 162 pages


PUBLISHER: Notion Press

GENRE: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Mind, Body & Spirit


In this path-breaking book about deciphering human thoughts through the language people use, Behaviour Analyst Col Sudip Mukerjee reveals the insights as to why we do what we do.

The 5 step ‘secret decoding system’ detailed in this book has been used extensively by Sudip and all those who have learnt from him and experienced it first hand in individual sessions. This is unlike any other concept that you may have read earlier – these are battle hardened tactics that work - every time!

When you use these principles, you will rapidly and dramatically unearth the unsaid and negotiate from a position of strength, know exactly what the people you are dealing with want, and using the language that works, get what you want – simply, easily, at a blink of an eye.



Col Sudip Mukherjee helps individuals and companies to become more efficient and perform better through his use of Psycholinguistics and Human behaviour analytics. He writes extensively and is based out in Noida, India.


Q. Tell us something about your book TWO STEPS AHEAD.

If you want to improve the effectiveness of your communication - whether in relationships or business or in negotiations, Two Steps Ahead gives out the 'hows.'

How you can analyse the thoughts behind language and be 'two steps ahead' of the person you are speaking with.

Q. What inspired you to write your book?

In my Coaching and Training sessions, my clients would always ask me, where do I read more on this topic? And there weren't any books which cut through the fluff and reach the real important stuff - so I wrote TSA.

Q. How reading your book can change an individual's life?

The book will provide you with tools to analyse language easily and thereby get to the thought of the person. Therefore you will have more meaningful conversations, achieve much more saying much less, and not be misunderstood.

Q. One thing every entrepreneur should do daily?

Measure something in his business to check it's effectiveness. Talk to the relevant person and figure out what is working (continue with that) and figure out what is not working (change that).

Q. How do you achieve your goals?

By focusing on one step at a time.

Q. What keeps you motivated?

My quest for knowledge - that's what propels me to blend neuroscience, psychology, and linguistics research into simple, actionable, tangible strategies to boost performance and success.

Q. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

I write from 5 am to 8 am when things are quiet. I get much more done early morning than if I do during the day.

Q. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I work with Entrepreneurs and Self Employed Business Owners to help them improve their business, communicate better, and address issues bothering them.

Q. How do you help individuals and companies perform better using Human behavior analysis?

Whether your business is B2C, B2B, or B2G - its actually always P2P (people to people), and since each person will display some behaviour, analysing that behaviour will give you the best way to influence him/her in order for them to achieve their outcome, and you to do the same for your business.

Q. Future of through your eyes?

You guys are doing a great job. Carry on the great work and keep on shining.



Inside Bill's Brain

GENRE: Documentary


IMDB: 7.9

Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates is a 2019 three-part documentary web television series created and directed by Davis Guggenheim. The series's premise explores the mind and motivations of Bill Gates, a former CEO of Microsoft and founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with his wife.

The first episode expores Gates's interest in improving sanitation in developing countries and the development of the "Omni Processor". His two sisters share their childhood memories. The second episode focuses on Gates' work to eradicate polio in Nigeria and advance polio vaccinations, also exploring his youth and friendships, for example with Kent Evans and with Paul Allen, later the Microsoft co-founder.

The third episode explores Gates' search for climate change solutions. This includes the development of a novel nuclear power reactor, under development by TerraPower, a nuclear reactor design company founded by Bill Gates. In addition to exploring Bill's relationship and marriage with Melinda Gates, the third episode also details his friendship with fellow billionaire Warren Buffett and the antitrust law case in 1998-2001, using original footage from the trial. In this trial, the U.S. government accused Microsoft of illegally maintaining its monopoly position in the PC market (see United States v. Microsoft Corp.).

The documentary "toggles between [Gates'] storybook upper-middle-class childhood, the creation of Microsoft, and his current status as the world’s second-richest man."


Becoming Warren Buffett

GENRE: Documentary

DURATION: 1h 30min

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IMDB: 7.6

Becoming Warren Buffett is a 2017 documentary film about the Warren Buffett and his life. The film was made for HBO. The documentary covers the business partnership of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

The New Yorker analyzed the dichotomy between Warren Buffett's investing prowess and personal relationship skills. The review commented, "There’s another paradox the film hints at, too: the qualities that made it challenging for Buffett to deal with people are the very qualities that made him such a brilliant investor." The New Yorker observed, "It’s also about an ability to divorce yourself from emotion, to be rational at a time when other people are acting irrationally, and to be calm when others are fearful."

The New York Times noted the documentary told Buffett's biography "in a relatively new way". The review commented that, though the overall portrayal of the man was positive, it also described Buffett, "as something of a remarkable human computer, gifted with numbers and less so with interpersonal relationships."

Money observed the film is, "Chock full of the traditionalist eccentricities the 'oracle of Omaha' is best known for–like his love of Coca Cola, and the fact that he lives in the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500". Money pointed out that the documentary went more in-depth than these specifics about Buffett, and "reveals a surprising set of facts even Buffett die hards may have missed."

According to the film critic news aggregation analysis on Rotten Tomatoes, the documentary garnered positive reviews from the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, and a negative review from Entertainment Weekly.


GENRE: Drama

DURATION: 2h 2min


IMDB: 7.2

Steve Jobs is a 2015 British-American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from the 2011 biography by Walter Isaacson and interviews conducted by Sorkin, the film covers 14 years (1984–1998) in the life of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. Jobs is portrayed by Michael Fassbender, with Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jeff Daniels in supporting roles.

Development began in 2011 after the rights to Isaacson's book were acquired. Filming began in January 2015. A variety of actors were considered and cast before Fassbender eventually took the role. Editing was extensive on the project, with editor Elliot Graham starting while the film was still shooting. Daniel Pemberton served as composer, with a focus on dividing the score into three distinguishable sections.

Steve Jobs premiered at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival on September 5, 2015, and began a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles on October 9, 2015. It opened nationwide in the U.S. on October 23, 2015 to critical acclaim. People close to Jobs such as Steve Wozniak and John Sculley praised the performances, but the film also received criticism for historical inaccuracy. Winslet won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress and Sorkin won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay at the 73rd Golden Globes, while Fassbender and Winslet received nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, at the 88th Academy Awards.

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