Pillai's book draws heavily from Chanakya's Arthashastra. Amongst Hindu scholars of the day, there is a clear consensus for Arthashastra to be the most influential book ever written on statesmanship and politics. Unfortunately, though, Pillai's book fails to evoke the same emotion as expected out of a book following Arthashastra's suit.
Book review of Mihir Desai's 'The Wisdom of Finance'. In a long time, I have read a book about finance where the author talks about ‘great values’ in finance. Mihir Desai appears to be against the demonization of finance when the prevailing discourse out there is Wall Street Economy vs the real economy.
When your back is against the wall, when you are knee deep in sh**, you become twice as more inventive and it is in those times, you think of ingenious ways to dig yourself out of the hole. That's the Power of Broke
Chade-Meng Tan is an ex-Googler, often credited with establishing the personal-growth program called 'Search Inside Yourself' at Google. 'Joy on Demand' is Meng's second book, a follow-up to the bestseller 'Search Inside Yourself'. I haven't read the latter, but, I can confidently put on record that 'Joy on Demand' turns out to be a half-baked … Continue reading Joy on Demand
Unbeknownst to you, you could be in the cross-hairs of a carjacker, a kidnapper, a gang member, or worse, a terrorist, any damn day. Thankfully, there is someone you and I count on. Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL and sniper, has authored one gem of a book, 'SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's secret to surviving any disaster', and it's a must-read for everyone. The rest of my book review will explain why.
It all starts from the performance on the field, without it nothing else matters. Charisma, rivalries and media reach expand the sports market. Famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once termed cricket as a game played by 22 flannelled fools and watched by 22000. The great dramatist's banter sounds nothing more than an asynchronous, witty … Continue reading Book Review | The Business of Cricket