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  • Book Review: From fund-raising tips to investors' jargons, this handbook offers everything a startup dreamer needs Feb 06, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Book Review: From fund-raising tips to investors' jargons, this handbook offers everything a startup dreamer needs

    Dhruv Nath and Sushanto Mitra’s book Funding Your Start-Up and Other Nightmares could equip you with the know-how to catch investors' interest.

  • Book review: Author Sudipta Sarangi focuses on the ‘invisible hand’ of economics in our everyday life Dec 05, 2020 07:46 AM IST

    Book review: Author Sudipta Sarangi focuses on the ‘invisible hand’ of economics in our everyday life

    The book demonstrates how our behaviour is impacted by considerations which are avidly studied by economists – that much of our behaviour can be explained and demystified by explanations found in the science of economics.

  • Book review: When superstar of financial journalism Guy Raz delivers business lessons through success stories Oct 03, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    Book review: When superstar of financial journalism Guy Raz delivers business lessons through success stories

    The book by Guy Raz and Nils Parker is a distillate of key learnings that Raz has gathered from his interviews.

  • Hard work is not enough; this book will tell you what you really need to do Sep 19, 2020 07:56 AM IST

    Hard work is not enough; this book will tell you what you really need to do

    Utkarsh Amitabh's book The Seductive Illusion of Hard Work targets millennials and busts several common workplace myths.

  • Book Review: High priestess of ‘minimalism' Marie Kondo offers tips on how to declutter your career Aug 16, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    Book Review: High priestess of ‘minimalism' Marie Kondo offers tips on how to declutter your career

    This book is not just about how to tidy up your workspace. It’s about how to put in order both the physical and nonphysical aspects of your job, including your digital data, time, decision-making, and networks, and how to spark joy in your career.

  • Book Review: Author Daniel Susskind offers a peek into future of work, AI and human society May 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    Book Review: Author Daniel Susskind offers a peek into future of work, AI and human society

    The writer points out that those who take solace in the assumption that only routine tasks can be automated should realise that many non-routine tasks are also being taken over by AI, such as driving a car.

  • Book review: ‘Tata vs Mistry’ shows how personal psychology impacts a corporate’s trajectory May 12, 2020 02:29 PM IST

    Book review: ‘Tata vs Mistry’ shows how personal psychology impacts a corporate’s trajectory

    Like any responsible writer, Deepali Gupta steers clear of speculation and points to what the available information says, thus demonstrating a journalist’s even-keeled outlook towards her subject matter.

  • Book Review: Marc Randolph’s Netflix story offers a dose of can-do spirit to would-be entrepreneurs May 11, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Book Review: Marc Randolph’s Netflix story offers a dose of can-do spirit to would-be entrepreneurs

    The author seems to have had an audience in mind while writing this book; people like him, people with an entrepreneurial streak; people who like generating ideas, developing them, and expanding them into business plans; It is to them that Randolph is opening up.

  • Book review: Journalist-author Ben Cohen takes deep dive into science of winning streaks May 10, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Book review: Journalist-author Ben Cohen takes deep dive into science of winning streaks

    Cohen jump-cuts between various stories in the same chapter with such enthusiasm and ability that you find yourself reading on just to see how he’ll tie all the loose ends together at the end of the chapter.

  • Book review: Mridula Ramesh’s new book on climate change makes us sit up and clench our teeth May 09, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Book review: Mridula Ramesh’s new book on climate change makes us sit up and clench our teeth

    The book tells of how unequal the consequences of climate change will be for us, depending on whether we live in a developed or developing country, and depending on whether we are well-to-do or whether we are poor.

  • Book review: ‘The Lost Decade’ decodes how India’s growth story fizzled out May 07, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    Book review: ‘The Lost Decade’ decodes how India’s growth story fizzled out

    Senior journalist Puja Mehra condemns both the UPA-II and NDA governments for failing to make the economy grow – but it is her critique of the economic policies (or lack thereof) of Narendra Modi’s government that make this book an indispensable read.

  • Book Review: Get some actionable knowledge to improve your financial health May 06, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Book Review: Get some actionable knowledge to improve your financial health

    In Let’s Talk Money, Monika Halan tells us how to organise our cash-flow, save for emergencies, figure out and meet our insurance needs, evaluate and make investments, and plan for retirement-- all in 212 pages.

  • Book review: Montek Singh Ahluwalia's 'Backstage' gives an insider's take on India's reform years May 05, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    Book review: Montek Singh Ahluwalia's 'Backstage' gives an insider's take on India's reform years

    Ahluwalia proves to be an able communicator, proving himself adept at clinical, concise, accessible and vivid writing. This is a difficult feat to do, given that his subject is, for the most part, economic policy.

  • Book review: ‘Bottle of Lies’ explores Ranbaxy and the unethical underbelly of Indian pharma May 04, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Book review: ‘Bottle of Lies’ explores Ranbaxy and the unethical underbelly of Indian pharma

    In the book, Eban brings the watchdog spirit to bear upon the generics manufacturing sector out of her concern for American citizens primarily. But she has ensured that her investigation also has points to ponder for the consumers in developing nations such as India.

  • Book review: What makes Sun Pharma founder Dilip Shanghvi tick, and how he became the richest self-made Indian May 03, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Book review: What makes Sun Pharma founder Dilip Shanghvi tick, and how he became the richest self-made Indian

    Journalist Soma Das has interviewed "over 150 of his friends, extended family members, rivals, present and former aides and business associates", and also the famously publicity-shy Shanghvi himself to pen the 500-page tome.

  • Book review: ‘Unstoppable’ tells the untold story of Berger Paints and the Dhingra family patriarch May 02, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    Book review: ‘Unstoppable’ tells the untold story of Berger Paints and the Dhingra family patriarch

    In her second book, Sonu Bhasin writes the history of Dhingra’s business career and intertwined personal life in fine detail, and ensures ably that neither of these dual strands dominate each other.

  • Book review: 'The Making of Star India' untangles the knotted wires of media business in a refreshingly accessible way May 01, 2020 09:36 AM IST

    Book review: 'The Making of Star India' untangles the knotted wires of media business in a refreshingly accessible way

    If one were to compare the book to a painting, this one is a pen-and-paper drawing, and while it is a detailed, proficient and attractive one, it is no oil painting.

  • Book Review: Looking at the Flipkart story with a dispassionate eye Apr 27, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Book Review: Looking at the Flipkart story with a dispassionate eye

    'Big Billion Startup - The Untold Flipkart Story' by Mihir Dalal is not a publicity exercise for Flipkart, for Amazon, or for the e-commerce sector. The writer has the ability to appraise all these buzzwords critically.

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