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Rainy Days By Samarth Prakash – Book Review

By on Sep 6, 2012 in Wisdom | 0 comments

Ever since I wrote a review of Chetan Bhagat’s book (without reading it), I’m being flooded with requests to review books. It’s supercool when publications send you books free of cost in order to get them reviewed on your blog. But considering that every second book written these days is a love story; I’m beginning to reconsider whether I should really post book reviews. The last two books I received for reviews were so boring that I didn’t post the review (in fact, I abandoned those books after reading first 4 pages). But given my love for all things free; I said ‘yes’ to review the book titled ‘Rainy Days’, written by Amazon engineer Mr. Samarth Prakash. I received the book about a week ago and it was only after the publication’s phone call that I began reading the book; and finished it in just two ‘sittings’,...

TransGanization Aka “Organizational Transformation” By Rohit Arora – Book Review

By on Dec 14, 2011 in Wisdom | 1 comment

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...