Bullshit Quotient: Decoding India’s Corporate, Social

Bullshit Quotient: Decoding India’s Corporate, Social and Legal Fineprint ➜ [Epub] ❧ Bullshit Quotient: Decoding India’s Corporate, Social and Legal Fineprint By Ranjeev Dubey ➦ – Thomashillier.co.uk Ranjeev C Dubey, the author of this incisive, unsparing and eye opening book, holds that we Indians have an extra credulity chromosome built into our DNA He believes that we are wired to unquestioning Ranjeev C Dubey, the author of this Decoding India’s PDF/EPUB ¿ incisive, unsparing and eye opening book, holds that we Indians have an extra credulity chromosome built into our DNA He believes that we are wired to unquestioningly trust those who exercise authority over us, or those whom we admire, even as they unashamedly scam us In this book, he sets out to dissect the bullshit that surrounds Bullshit Quotient: Kindle - aspects of modern Indian corporate, social, political and legal life In doing this, he asks and answers basic questions about our society Who runs the corporate ship and why Who is making the stock market tick and how What are health care facilities here to do What is the role of sleaze and grease in the determination of public policy Bullshit Quotient Decoding India s Quotient: Decoding India’s PDF Æ Corporate, Social and Legal Fineprint offers radical revelations Indian industrial might is built on the back of a colossal land grab Criminal cases are business scores being settled through intimidation Brands and Trademarks are tools to scam consumers Corruption is necessary so that we may fund our democracy If you want to understand what s really going on out there, this book is for you.


10 thoughts on “Bullshit Quotient: Decoding India’s Corporate, Social and Legal Fineprint

  1. Madras Madras says:

    Land development is big news in India and not just because of the investment skills of a certain private citizen The proposed new law on land development is supposedly the ticket to prosperity and a brighter future.As Ranjeev Dubey points out in this book, our land acquisition laws were originally a way to dispossess tribals from land they had occupied for centuries The law, in effect, provided a polite veneer for theft This book is full of examples of laws, rules and institutions that do not Land development is big news in India and not just because of the investment skills of a certain private citizen The proposed new law on land development is supposedly the ticket to prosperity and a brighter future.As Ranjeev Dubey points out in this book, our land acquisition laws were originally a way to dispossess tribals from land they had occupied for centuries The law, in effect, provided a polite veneer for theft This book is full of examples of laws, rules and institutions that do not do what they say they will do Courts, for instance, are not good places to resolve commercial disputes The securities laws, to take another example, do not protect minority shareholders.Not all of this is news What is different is that Dubey calls a spade a spade and exposes the BS for what it is He also offers his take on why our institutions, laws and rules work the way they do.Dubey writes in an easy, conversational style While this book is a good reality check for those of us inclined towards idealism, the negativity does get to be a bit much Solution read a chapter or two, take some time to cool off and take a deep breath before continuing.What this book does do well is provoke Agree with it or not, it forces you to think and question assumptions Well worth a read for anyone trying to make sense our politics and business and everything else in this country of ours


  2. Manjul Bajaj Manjul Bajaj says:

    This one is a 3.75 rather than a full 4 in my rating but that s because a good bit of the discussion was on subjects like the stock market and corporate governance which fall outside my ken The book is part treatise part tirade, part diagnosis part diatribe, part analysis part opinion on the state of the nation and why scams and corruption persist despite the large scale public outcry Dubey builds a strong argument to suggest that the laws, the market and the electoral system are all systema This one is a 3.75 rather than a full 4 in my rating but that s because a good bit of the discussion was on subjects like the stock market and corporate governance which fall outside my ken The book is part treatise part tirade, part diagnosis part diatribe, part analysis part opinion on the state of the nation and why scams and corruption persist despite the large scale public outcry Dubey builds a strong argument to suggest that the laws, the market and the electoral system are all systematically subverted to serve the interests of the dominant elite in India The section of the book I enjoyed most is the last one where the author discusses the cultural alienation of the Indian elite its separation from its own language, regional and cultural motifs and then goes on to demonstrate, with examples drawn from the Mahabharata, the foundation of the Indian psyche on the principles of niyati fate , karma past actions , dharma duty and vivashta overriding compulsions According to Dubey the gap between our culture and our laws needs to be bridged before the country can take its own laws seriously All in all, a very interesting and original take though there were times when I wished for a less conversational,considered tone


  3. Sanjeev Kotnala Sanjeev Kotnala says:

    Why would I have picked this book I don t remember but must have been B1G1F promotion at T3 Delhi while catching a red eye flight I have not read any book by him and the cover was drab like not the kind that catches my attention Oh yes, may be the differential style of signing of the cover or my handover from reading books that try demystifying let me correct speak simple straight More than the title, the subscript DECODING INDIA S COPRORATE, SOCIAL AND LEGAL FINEPRINT Seemedinter Why would I have picked this book I don t remember but must have been B1G1F promotion at T3 Delhi while catching a red eye flight I have not read any book by him and the cover was drab like not the kind that catches my attention Oh yes, may be the differential style of signing of the cover or my handover from reading books that try demystifying let me correct speak simple straight More than the title, the subscript DECODING INDIA S COPRORATE, SOCIAL AND LEGAL FINEPRINT Seemedinteresting Yes that did it.More at


  4. Ashok Ashok says:

    This book connects with the reader brilliantly by voicing incidents and opinions which all of us experience on a daily basis I found myself saying again and again He is so damn right It has a honest no prisoners taken approach to people and institutions Combination of author s knowledge, insights, humour and conversational writing style make the book a compelling read Go for it.Ashok B Heryani


  5. Ankit Agrawal Ankit Agrawal says:

    The book is a collection of a lot of disparate streams of thoughts slapped together A motley mix of facts, rants, rhetoric and diatribe, the book nevertheless does make for compelling reading Sometimes the inductive reasoning is stretched too far by cherry picking an example and then making a generalization but overall the book gets the big picture right At times, the self flagellation is taken too far The book doesn t offer a central purpose anywhere though and ends abruptly By the author The book is a collection of a lot of disparate streams of thoughts slapped together A motley mix of facts, rants, rhetoric and diatribe, the book nevertheless does make for compelling reading Sometimes the inductive reasoning is stretched too far by cherry picking an example and then making a generalization but overall the book gets the big picture right At times, the self flagellation is taken too far The book doesn t offer a central purpose anywhere though and ends abruptly By the author s own admission, he stopped writing when he thought he was done with saying what he had to say To that extent, one could call the work merely a cathartic outlet.There is a lot of bullshit floating around in every sphere of life and business that is couched in sophisticated language and plain lies and delivered with a straight face While it fools almost nobody, everyone accepts the necessity for most of it out of self interest By way of example, nobody wants an accounting fraud discovered in a company Not the big investors, not the small shareholders, not the directors, not the creditors and most certainly not the promoters The auditors are not competent to discover most of them and it is not their job either Everyone in the system, be it businesses big and small, politicians, civil servants or service professionals in most sectors, is playing a game of make believe All of us are hypocritical at some level or the other and any morally couched outrage felt when somebody gets our goat rightly or wrongly is nothing but a matter of perspective Cultural tenets of dharma, karma, fate and helplessness make it easy to rationalise lots of wrongs and suffer silently a lot of obvious wrongs While a lot of what the author has to say is known to us, it still does one good to reflect upon it and see our bullshit in its entirety One has to see the world the way it is, without justifying or opposing various aspects of it under the garb of moral righteousness


  6. Supriya Kajjidoni Supriya Kajjidoni says:

    The cynics amongst us won t find anything surprising in this book Conspiracy theorists will revel in their See, I told you so s But I am confused I believe there is some truth to this book, but I don t want to take it at its face value.


  7. Tuhin Tuhin says:

    This book might change your perceptions.


  8. Bharat Chugh Bharat Chugh says:

    The author, despite his senior s advice, calls a spade a spade and pulls no punches A lot of take aways.


  9. Santosh Patil Santosh Patil says:

    A no bullshit description of how things work in India Ranjeev s arguments are damn logical, pretty convincing, and with no holds barred.


  10. Sumit Nangia Sumit Nangia says:

    Review Pending.


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