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A tryst with hubris

Book review of Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor

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Book cover of Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor

Joydeep Ghosh
A banker gone rogue, indifferent independent directors, a lax regulator — Pavan C Lall’s Yes Man — brings all these corporate governance issues back in focus. The book traces the tumultuous journey of YES Bank, and its promoter and former chairman Rana Kapoor. But unlike Harshad Mehta, this is not a rags-to-riches story. Instead, it is the reverse — in the end, Mr Kapoor did not have enough money to pay lawyers’ fees.

What makes the book interesting is the initial few chapters, which brings out Mr Kapoor’s zeal to make it big in a world of more professionally-qualified people. Coming

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First Published: Dec 21 2020 | 10:59 PM IST

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