Book Reviews

Arun Shourie’s  Preparing for Death is both a meditation on death as also a handbook on dying.  It is theoretical as well as practical.  Being an exceptional storyteller, Arun Shourie has deftly woven together a book telling stories from old Hindu and Buddhist scriptures as well as...
  • How do family businesses create a legacy?    One-third of the 1,000 largest companies in the world are family businesses.   Some 70% of the BSE listed Indian companies are family controlled and account for two-thirds of India’s gross domestic product (GDP).   However,...
  • Prof Narayan Das of Harvard Business School had this to say about the book “…while focused on the world of start-ups, this book provides executives in all contexts an in-depth look into the complexities underlying the rapidly changing world of marketing and business in which we live....
  • Much to the surprise of friends and family, in 1991, Brijendra K Syngal resigned a plush tax-free job with Inmarsat in London to head Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), an old-style, stodgy public sector company.   Over the next seven years, Mr Syngal transformed VSNL into a nimble...
  • Book Review: In Service of the Republic The Art and Science of Economic Policy   Authors: Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah   This book could well have been titled ‘In the Service of the Public’ since it helps the lay reader understand what has gone wrong with the economic policy...
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