Book Review | The Rise and Fall of Nations

The rise and fall of nations - Book Review

Ruchir Sharma in his debut book 'Breakout Nations' examined the emerging economies and their scrambling pursuit to break out into the big league. In his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of Nations', he draws the distinction between countries with good economic prospects and ugly ducklings of the world. Early on in the book, he … Continue reading Book Review | The Rise and Fall of Nations

Book Review | The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money book review

"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." - Aldous Huxley 'The Ascent of Money' is a scintillating journey tracking the evolution of money from the erstwhile Babylonian clay tablets to the exotic financial instruments of modern day. … Continue reading Book Review | The Ascent of Money

Book Review | A Never-Before World

A never before world

Rama Bijapurkar is one of the leading experts on consumer behaviour and market strategy in India. A regular contributor to the national dailies and a visiting faculty at IIMs, Rama Bijapurkar continues on her quest to demystify the enigmatic Indian market with her new book 'A Never Before World'. Her new book tries to demystify … Continue reading Book Review | A Never-Before World

Book Review | Breakout Nations

In the last one decade, many authors have highlighted the predicaments of emerging economies, but none so successfully as Ruchir Sharma has. Head of Investments in Emerging Markets for Morgan Stanley, Ruchir Sharma is an established name, courtesy his incisive op-Ed articles in The Economic Times. "Breakout Nations" is his travelogue interspersed with the cold … Continue reading Book Review | Breakout Nations

The Long Tail

Ω Ω Ω Chris Anderson's 'The Long Tail' was first published as an article in a 2004 edition of the online magazine Wired. Later, in 2006, after having received rave reviews for his work, Anderson worked up his idea into a book. Though I had heard of the book before, it was Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s … Continue reading The Long Tail

Book Review | Winning in Emerging Markets

How much importance Emerging Markets wield in the global economic landscape today is beyond debate. The financial crisis of 2008-09 and the havoc it wreaked on the world turned out to be a test of endurance and credibility for the Emerging Markets. With the decades-old revered financial institutions failing and the US economy floundering, emerging … Continue reading Book Review | Winning in Emerging Markets