The Nutmeg’s Curse, of Colonisation and Capitalism

While I was still contemplating buying Amitav Ghosh’s newest book, The Nutmeg’s Curse, my father had already ordered it from Amazon India. Well, I’m not complaining. I greatly admire his writing, having owned and read several of his books, before I lost almost all of my books to termites at my parents’ flat in Goa.… Continue reading The Nutmeg’s Curse, of Colonisation and Capitalism

A New Social Contract for a New Kind of Economy

Minouche Shafik’s new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract seems perfectly timed, with the world teetering between the 2008 financial crisis and a global pandemic. The book is not written for the general reader, but I think that they too might like it. They would like it for her astute observations… Continue reading A New Social Contract for a New Kind of Economy

A Breezy Tour of a Nation’s Chutzpah

Many years ago, I heard great things about a book called Start-up Nation and so I finally decided to buy it from Amazon India and read it. It is a Council on Foreign Relations book co-authored by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, both of whom are Israeli Jews. Dan Senor is a senior fellow at… Continue reading A Breezy Tour of a Nation’s Chutzpah

Protected: Reading for a Grim Spring

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Reimagining the Media Landscape After the Pandemic

As with everything to do with the pandemic, there is a pre- and a post-. And so it might be, with the advertising and media landscape, though how much of it is enduring, we still can’t tell. At the start of the Covid pandemic in, well, … it seems like it’s been with us so… Continue reading Reimagining the Media Landscape After the Pandemic

Brands and Competitive Advantage

Recently, I wrote on my blog that I had ordered a copy of Michael E Porter’s book, Competitive Advantage along with Peter Drucker’s Practice of Management. I have written about the first, though not as a book review because it wouldn’t have been fair to Drucker. As far as Michael Porter’s book is concerned, I… Continue reading Brands and Competitive Advantage

Peter Drucker and Today’s World of Work

While reading an article by Theodore Levitt titled Marketing Myopia, I came across a reference to Peter Drucker’s Principles of Management and Concept of a Corporation and I thought I must read them. Principles of Management was not available on Amazon India, but there was Practice of Management, also by him. Concept of a Corporation… Continue reading Peter Drucker and Today’s World of Work