Books - Sep 2019

The Innovator's Dilemma

by Clayton M. Christensen

Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor, is trying to answer the questions - why had such iconic, well-managed firms as Digital Equipment Corporation, Xerox, and dozens of others that had long led their industries fallen by the wayside? even when they done everything right. He mentions, there is something about the way decisions get made in successful organizations that sows the seeds of eventual failure. Established companies typically fail in the face of disruptive change.

The books has tons of examples for the concepts and ideas the author is explaining.

Rating: 4/5

The Accidental Prime Minister

by Sanjaya Baru

Sajaya Baru was the media advisor for Manmohan Singh during UPA-1. This book is a memoir of his tenure.

After reading this book, I started looking at UPA-1 and UPA-2 in a different perspective than what I used to read in newspapers back then.
My respect for Dr. Manmohan Singh has increased as well.

With the current situation of Indian politics, it is refreshing to read what happened back then.

I recommend reading this, even if you are not interested in politics but has opinions regarding it.

Rating: 3/5