Books - Non Fiction

Read my reviews of non-fiction books - business, self-help, autobiography...

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    Tibet: The Road Ahead – Dawa Norbu (Book Review)

    Tibet: The Road Ahead is a non-fiction book written by a Tibetian, Dawa Norbu, who was born in Tibet and lived there for the first 11 years of his life. After the Chinese take-over, his family (along with numerous others) crossed over and settled in India. In this book, Dawa Norbu tells the story of his family and the circumstances which led them to leave their homes/belongings in Tibet. He includes a detailed analysis of the history and political situation in Tibet, both before the Chinese occupation and after it.

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    My eBook: A Companion to Tourist/Travel Guides for India, has been Published!!

    <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=ss_ssw&#038;ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fexccom0e-20%2F8003%2F289d91fb-7e97-4673-9fcf-c271df2948f3&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> You can read the description/sample and buy my eBook: “Happiness Guide for Tourists Visiting India: 50 Exciting Things To Do” from Amazon (US) or from Amazon (UK). What can you do in India, other than visiting the regular tourist places? My eBook addresses this crucial, but often overlooked question.  It’s not a travel/tourist guide with information on places to visit, etc., but it is a happiness guide that gives information on interesting things you can do, when you visit India. It’s a non-fiction guide book and it gives all the info that a tourist guide doesn’t. It’s a good companion book to a proper travel guide to India.

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    Smart Phones Dumb People? (Book Review)

    Smart Phones Dumb People? is a non-fiction book written by Parthajeet Sarma, who runs his own business in the building industry. This book elaborates on how our various problems could be solved, especially with the application of technology. When I read the title, I was expecting the book to be about something else! Initially the author touches upon the importance of innovation and the ecosystem required to create innovation. The second chapter is about technology. Frankly, the first two chapters contain a lot of information that we already know. But his insight on PAT (Process Alteration by Technology) offers some food for thought,

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    Business Sutra (Book Review): Is wealth generation the only goal of industries?

    The title of this book reads, ‘Business Sutra: A very Indian approach to management’. Not ‘wealth generation’. There is a good reason for that.  “In ignorance, we behave like animals, choosing to dominate and establish pecking orders and territories.  In wisdom, we invoke the human in each other and work towards mutual happiness”  Answer this question in your minds: Is wealth-generation, a result or the goal? Is wealth-generation an indicator of the growth or growth itself? Does sustainable wealth-generation require companies to domesticate employees as per their ‘organizational culture’ and exploit them through ‘expert managerial talent’, or create an environment of learning/growth and inspire employees to grow along with them? 

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    Would you take up an Unconventional Career?

    This is a book review of the book, ‘My Life My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers’ by Sonia Golani.  An unconventional career is one that is not being chosen by people around us. It is the one that everyone advises us against taking up. And not without good reason, as the chances for success in such careers is startlingly less. Forget the chances of success, many such careers do not even monetize! What inspires people to quit well paying jobs/careers and start a venture on their own (or) take up a job in a company/sector that is rarely opted for, is the subject that is dealt with in the…

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    Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia (Book Review)

    ‘Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia’ is a non-fiction book written by S.Hussain Zaidi, a crime reporter in Mumbai who has worked with The Indian Express, etc. This book traces the history of the Mumbai mafia, approximately from the time we attained independence, and then traces the activities of the D-Company (headed by Dawood Ibrahim), in detail. I guess crime reporting and writing a real-life story about a criminal syndicate should be quite difficult because a lot of research is involved and one needs to find a way to actually get all this information. The author has done that part exceedingly well and has presented the story…

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    I have a Dream – Rashmi Bansal (Book Review)

    How many of us are socially conscious citizens? You’ll be surprised – All of us! But how many of us actually do anything that could positively impact the lives of others? Well, the answer is very close to Zilch. But through this book I was glad to know that there are a fraction of people among us who are capable of creating a huge difference to our society and they just went ahead and did what they wanted to! Mostly, without any resources on hand!!

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    People, I have decided to (self) publish a book!!!!!!

    Yaaaaayyyyyy!!!!! People, I am glad to say that I have (at last) decided to self-publish an eBook in Amazon 🙂 Before you think that I sent my manuscripts to hundreds of publishing houses and got selected by some big publisher, I must admit that self publishing an eBook is about writing a book, formatting it and publishing it through a single-click in our computers. That’s it. It’s so easy these days. Actualy, I planned to write this book same time, last year. I wrote a couple of pages and then procrastinated on the rest until yesterday. I searched for that file, but was not even able to locate it!!

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    Saina Nehwal: An Inspirational Biography (Book review)

    “Saina comes from a middle-class family and has been groomed into a world-class player in the face of awesome odds” Yes, you read that right. Even odds can be ‘awesome’! These words are printed behind the cover page of the book, ‘Saina Nehwal: An Inspirational biography’ written by TS Sudhir. What does it take to become the World No. 2 badminton player and penetrate the seemingly impenetrable Chinese badminton-fortress, is the topic that is predominantly discussed in this book.