Book Review: Joker in the Pack

Books about life at the IITs / IIMs seem to be much in demand these days. It all started with Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone about life at IIT Delhi. The next one in line was Abhijit Bhaduri’s Mediocre but Arrogant about MBA days – both touted to have been ‘inspired’ by the legendary Snapshots from Hell. These were followed by other such titles that … Continue reading Book Review: Joker in the Pack

OUTLIERS: The Story of Success – A Short Review

We are all in search of Success – Success in our lives, Success at the workplace as well as success in our personal lives. We know that success is acheived through a combination of factors and relentless effort. However, whenever we speak about or look at the lives of succesful people, we tend to atribute their success to one (or sometimes 2 factors). For instance: … Continue reading OUTLIERS: The Story of Success – A Short Review

BOOK REVIEW: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

When we make decisions we think we’re in control, making rational choices. But are we? Entertaining and surprising, Ariely unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks that our minds play on us. The description could not have fit the book better. The book is about how we make irrational choices – imagining our choices to be perfectly rational. Dan Ariely, professor of behavioral economics at MIT’s … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely