I have not read many books on football, but after reading David Conn's 'Richer than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing up', I feel that I may have read the best one already. The title of the book tersely encapsulates its wider contours: the ethereal, starry-eyed world of a young football fan, the moments … Continue reading Richer than God:Manchester City, Modern football & Growing up
The book review of 'The Misbehaviour of Markets' - one of the finest works of the late legendary mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.
Books are different things to different people - just like the movies. On a philosophical level, a good book holds the ability to instill in its readers a sense of purpose and meaning. You won't need critics' judgment; a good book will have you buzzing in the afterglow. Umberto Eco's 'Turning Back the Clock' (2007, … Continue reading Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars & Media Populism
"By understanding just how today's newest hidden persuaders are conspiring to brandwash us, we as consumers can battle back. The purpose of this book is to educate and empower you to make smarter, sounder, more informed decisions about what we're buying and why." - Martin Lindstrom To read a marketer's telltale version of his own … Continue reading Brandwashed
"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 The Ascent of Money
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 The Business of Cricket