Top positive review
A good book but........
25 February 2019
The name of the author drew me to the book. Expectations were naturally high.
The expectations were met in the first few chapters before the author started narrating the 15 cases. Most of these cases are well known. There have been several write-ups on most of these although I must confess I was not fully aware of 2 or 3. I find it difficult to call writing on these cases as "research". It may well have been research, say, 20 years back when on line material was not available. Desktop "research" is not really research. There were just 2 Indian cases including the recent must talked about Infosys one.With his wide and varied experience, Mr Gopalkrishnan could have written more on the exit of CEOs of Indian companies.
Having read the prolific writer's some of the earlier books which I thoroughly enjoyed, I can't say the same about this one except for , as I mentioned above, the first few chapters. The rating is really between 3 and 4, say 3.5. We have begun to expect more from Mr Gopalkrishnan . May be I am fastidious!