Book Reviews

  • December 21, 2015, Monday

    Looking beyond numbers

    With adman Piyush Pandey expressing his distrust for armchair research in his book Pandeymonium, the spotlight is back on the ...

  • May 04, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE SOFT EDGE: WHERE GREAT COMPANIES FIND LASTING SUCCESSby Rich Karlgaard* Published by Wiley* Price: Rs 599* High performance ...

  • March 30, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    INTRAPRENEURS @ MJUNCTION - THE MAKING OF AN E-COMMERCE GIANTby Rajeev Kumar* Published by Rupa Publications* Price: Rs 259* The ...

  • December 08, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    HOW TO BE A PRODUCTIVITY NINJAby Graham Alcott* Published by Penguin India* Price: Rs 599* In the age of information overload, ...

  • October 27, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    CAN CHINA LEAD: REACHING THE LIMITS OF POWER AND GROWTHby Regina M Abrami, WilliamC Kirby, F Warren McFarlan* Published by ...

  • September 22, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE INNOVATOR'S METHOD: BRINGING THE LEAN STARTUP INTO YOUR ORGANISATIONby Nathan Furr, Jeff Fyer* Published by Harvard Business ...

  • September 08, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    EASY MONEY: EVOLUTION OF MONEY FROM ROBINSON CRUSOE TO THE FIRST WORLD WARby Vivek Kaul* Published by Sage* Price: Rs 395* The ...

  • July 14, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    MIND-WISE: HOW WE UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHERS THINK, BELIEVE, FEEL, AND WANTby Nicholas Epley* Published by Penguin Books* Price: ...

  • June 30, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE ALLIANCE: MANAGING TALENT IN THE NETWORKED AGEby Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh* Price: $25* A new, realistic loyalty ...

  • June 16, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE GOOD STRUGGLE: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP IN AN UNFORGIVING WORLD

  • April 21, 2014, Monday

    The growth-brand trade-off

    The strategy to grow is often accompanied by a series of decisions to accept slightly lower levels of quality, whether it is for ...

  • April 14, 2014, Monday

    Free yourself from service distractions

    Customer service is a value every employee of a corporation needs to own and it is one area where protocols are secondary, says a ...

  • March 24, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    BIG DATA @ WORKby Thomas H Davenport* Published by Harvard Business Review Press* Price: Rs 1,250* How real organisations are ...

  • February 17, 2014, Monday

    The customer-friendly brand

    Businesses rarely pay attention to the costs and the risks borne by customers after a product is delivered, says a new book

  • February 03, 2014, Monday

    The problem of hidden information

    There are some markets where owners of low-quality goods have an incentive to sell, says a new book

  • January 27, 2014, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEby Rita Gunther Mcgrath* Published by Harvard Business Review Press* Price:Rs 1,250* Focus on ...

  • January 06, 2014, Monday

    Making the consumer feel like an insider

    Scarcity and exclusivity help products catch on by making them seem more desirable

  • December 02, 2013, Monday

    Weighing best-case and worst-case scenario

    A premortem exercise isn't meant to identify each and every way a deal might go wrong. Rather, it's meant to foster an attitude ...

  • November 18, 2013, Monday

    The free culture

    Free platforms such as Wikipedia and Khan Academy have eliminated barriers to knowledge providing vital services to millions

  • November 11, 2013, Monday

    Building an agile supply chain

    Leaders need to design a supplier portfolio based on expected values (prices and costs) rather than those defined in contracts