I read the first book thinking it was a stand alone…and it wasn’t 😦 anyway now the “sequel” is out – so i bought it. Now to me Sequel is the last book, the one that continues from the first and ends the story. With me so far ? So book plus sequel = complete story, 3 books = complete trilogy etc but no- got to about 90% and it was clear that in fact there’s yet another book to follow!! that was the first I realised. There I was wondering when all was going to be revealed and …damn it there’s not time, so there ust be another book. Grrr. I’m getting really fed up of buying books and not being warned that they aren’t standalone, or that what i thought was last book isn’t (see my crossfire trilogy becomes series rant on my blog for more of That!) So i’m really disappointed in this book for that reason – i’ve still to wait for the end, i don’t know when its coming…or what it will cost, or even how many more books it will take. The book itself was good, but i had to go back and refresh my memory as to part one – i’ve so so many unfinished books like this its unreal, and i try not to buy until all parts are out.
Its just not fair on readers to do this. In a conventional series – which i love, each story is more or less complete and the reader knows what to expect from outset. Books like this one though are deceiving and its just not good enough in my opinion.
Come on authors – at least Tell Us its only part of the story. be honest with us. Tell us what the whole story will cost, how many books (and stick to it please) and when to expect them.
The book is about the journey of a grad in a B-school trying to realize the true purpose of his MBA. In these modern ‘rat race’ times where students are pursuing their MBA just to earn more money, crave for higher roles and in effect indulge in unneeded arrogance, the book presents a different view point that the value of a MBA degree is not just confined to money, blazer, arrogance but it is much more than that. Overall, the book sends a strong message to the society on the true purpose of education degree and not just a management degree.
I’ve not read this book myself. Krishna emailed me and we spoke about his book. Though its not my sort of reading I’m always keen to promote Indie authors – writing isn’t easy and add to that the difficulty of promotion when there are now so many books around….so this is my attempt to help a bit 🙂 I asked Krishna to write a bit about himself too – I love to know what makes authors/people tick and in fact that’s the subject of Krishna’s next book.
You can read more from Krishna here
Myself, Krishna Kranthi, I am a management professional from Hyderabad, India. I work my consulting firm 34 Consultants. After my graducation, I worked for global organizations such as Infosys and Amazon. I worked in Seattle for around 2 years before returning back to India. I then went on to finish my MBA from a top B-school in India.
That is when I happened for work for an NGO which provides basic education to the dropped out and failed students. These students are polished and made better individuals to live on their own in the society. During my time with the NGO, I observed how these students with such basic, practical and effective education could start their own ventures and are living on their own and supporting the families far better than any of us with a higher education. Also during my MBA I gained lot of learnings which told me that the value of an education is much more than what is taught and there is more we can learn than just bookish knowledge. This is the core of my book which sends a message on the purpose of education and the true purpose of pursuing an MBA.
And I personally wanted to send this message across all MBA aspirants and to all those people across the world who value education a lot and are looking for a change or idealism. And this drive made me write this wonderful book.