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.
The most important conversation of our time involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what we do with this marvellous technology. Max Tegmark's new book "Life 3.0: Being human in the age of Artificial Intelligence" squarely addresses what needs to be done and how.
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.
Book review of Alec Ross' 'The Industries of the Future'. The Industries of the Future' focuses attention on 5 fields which will drive the next 20 years of change to our economies and societies
Book review of 'This is not the end of the book'. Jean Phillippe de Tonnac, the famous French novelist, facilitates a freewheeling chat between two bibliophiles: Umberto Eco, the late Italian literary maestro and Jean-Claude Carrière, the legendary French writer and academy award honoree.
Book review of David Conn's 'The Fall of the House of FIFA'. A damning account of the culture of corruption at FIFA.