Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Review: MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance by Krishna Kranthi

On the jacket:

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.


A well-written book, though the language needs some polishing, MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance is exactly what the title suggests. What seems like the authors own memoir from his own days of doing MBA at an institute in Pune, or inspired from it - the book is what we can refer to as a handbook for MBA aspirants to prepare them for the life ahead. The fun, the hard work, the changes in life and attitude and finally grabbing the jobs of their choices - this book takes the reader through all the stages. 

Often we wonder what is it so important to have an MBA? Also, does one really need it? Though who are doing well in their careers without an MBA will obviously scout for the latter, but we cannot deny that having one (degree) does give a huge lift to the career graph at the very beginning. 

The story also deals with the protagonists (and his friends') ordeals and successes in personal lives. All in a ll a good read, though the language could have done with a bit of a polish.

Rating: ***/5

1 comment:

  1. Wow congrats on the graduation. Did she go through a MBA program? I am starting mine at rutgers and I love it!


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