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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Innovation the Einstein Way - Book Review

These days self help and motivational books are in. They dish out lessons of wisdom from lives of Chanakya, Krishna and Arjuna. Innovation the Einstein Way by Virender Kapoor has added Albert Einstein to this list. Unfortunately my experience has been that these books are little about the great personalities whose images they carry on the cover and more about the author's insipid, preachy lessons. I had hopes from Innovation the Einstein Way. But even it disappointed me.

All that the book contains about Albert Einstein can be communicated in one page. But the authors drags the book up to 114 pages. As he has very little to tell about Einstein he goes on to tell us about every other thing including Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta and John Abraham. Now when I pick up a book with the name and picture of Einstein, I want to read about Albert Einstein and not about Amitabh Bacchhan. The author appears to be a huge fan of Bachchan and names him wherever possible. 
The writing is patchy and lacks coherence. Even though the page count of the book is only 114 pages I felt it dragged forever. It was neither entertaining nor motivating. I did not learn anything new about the life of the great scientist Albert Einstein nor did it impart any new lessons in management. The book needed a lot more research. This is just a half-hearted effort which cannot be taken seriously. So don’t judge this book by its cover. You are bound to be disappointed.

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