Saturday, July 20, 2013

MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance by Krishna Kranthi

Title:  MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance
Author: Krishna Kranthi
Published:  February 1st 2013 by Nivasini Publisher 
(first published December 1st 2012)
Page Count:  154
Genre:  Non-Fiction
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

This non-fiction works is written by a young man of India who after graduating from college in India, applied to attend SPJIMR known for its courses in MBA, sought by many Indian young people because it helped them get job placements that paid well with good benefits and a good future. Krishna, although following the path of the others, asks the question from all of his professors, “Why is it so important to have an MBA in order to succeed,” and each professor, who teaches a different class for this subject has a an answer that goes along with the philosophy of his class. Krishna does a great job of setting forth succinctly those philosophies, but the manner in which he describes his life during these times is humorous and entertaining. Now and again he becomes interested in a young woman he sees, but not understanding women and being hindered by his culture’s manner of the parents arranging marriages, he runs hither and yon confused. When the author first asked me to review this book, I hesitated, knowing very little about the Indian culture except what I had read and nothing about MBA, but I must say I enjoyed this book and recommend it for its entertaining values as much as the information he provides relative to both the MBA and then world travels he took.

Like many, Revant has dreamt of getting that fancy and highly regarded MBA degree. After working hard, finally he gets an admission to one of the top Indian B-schools. His excitement is short lived as the overwhelming pressure and the vague defin­itions of management boggle him down. He gets frustrated with the people around him who see MBA as a purpose of earning higher salary and getting superior designations and indulging in unneeded arrogance. He thinks this is not what he wanted to learn out of his MBA. But then, something changes and Revant experiences the true purpose of pursuing an MBA. An inside story of MBA graduates, the book helps one realize that real purpose of a MBA degree is not confined to money, blazer, arrogance but it is more than that.

My Review:

Although this is a true story, it flows like fiction. It’s written in a manner that really draws you in. The author doesn’t just tell you what happens. You’re shown. The story is told in a vividly enlightening manner. I feel like I’ve travelled to the places spoken of in this novel.

Although the author does you a great deal of acronyms and technological terms, they are all defined or spelled out the first time that they are used. This allows for greater comprehension on the part of the readership as well as allowing the author to continue writing using terms properly and the way that they would be spoken.

The characters are quite well developed in this novel. You get to know them like those who lived down the hall from you in college. They are enjoyable to read about and you want to get to know more about them and their lives. This allows you to really immerse yourself in the novel. It creates a perfect situation for this intriguing tale.

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