Typically, I’d refrain from buying a book that has an Indian author sporting a nice business suit. I somehow figured out the connection between authors who wear suit to the contents of their books. That connection is like this: Authors who wear suit write boring books. An example of this is the world famous book, “You Can Win”; which basically has been written for the people who think they are losers. Oh well, IIT+MBA thingy does not impress me anymore. Anyway. TransGanization is the latest management buzzword in the B-town that you can quickly add to your own Buzzword Bingo game to play during dull office meetings. But when you ‘receive’ a book for a review; you don’t have lot of options. So here’s my review of the book.
First things first – The Book is GOOD. I’d however recommend that you should start reading the book from page #119 which presents final thoughts by the author and that page tells you what to expect from the book before you begin reading it. The theme of the book is ‘Organizational Transformation’ and aims to provide you guidelines about how to find your way through the problems you’re bound to encounter on the way. As a CEO of a startup, it gives me a gentle reminder about the things I already know. I appreciate that. When you are encountering problems, you need someone who can remind you what you already know so that you can give it a fresh thought. This book does that.
But the book isn’t a ‘guided tour’ to organizational transformation. The case studies presented in the book are nice and so is the accompanied video (you get a DVD) which features direct interaction with the author. I needed special efforts to maintain my momentum after first ~50 pages.
If you’re interested in knowing more about how organizations transform; Rs. 200 isn’t a very high price. I recommend buying from Flipkart –