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 '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.
Ginger Rogers - the Academy award winning actress - had once famously quipped – “Stand for something or you will fall for anything.” Despite the fact that Ginger’s context was entirely different from Pareto’s, I could always relate the two. I was introduced to the concept of Pareto’s 80/20 Law in my B-School. I found … Continue reading The 80/20 Principle
Book review of 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star'. From being a gang member to running a million-dollar business, Ryan Blair has a major turn-around story to tell. A story that is both motivating and awe-inspiring. Add to that his blunt, no-nonsense candour, and you have on your hands a book that leaves with you a lingering sense of inspiration.