Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Corruption Conundrum

New release from Penguin:

The Corruption Conundrum

and Other Paradoxes and Dilemmas

by V. RAGHUNATHAN



How can you be ‘a well-known secret agent’? Why is ‘the only voting method that isn’t flawed a dictatorship’? How is it that ‘Corruption is universally disapproved of, and yet universally practised’? The world of dilemmas and paradoxes touch our lives on a regular basis.



In The Corruption Conundrum and Other Paradoxes and Dilemmas, V. Raghunathan, the author of the best-seller Games Indians Play, shares the charms of some of the more interesting examples allowing us to delight in the excitement, mystery, confusion, exasperation and that occasional flash of clarity and enlightenment often experienced when the world of paradoxes and dilemmas hits our own. The book takes the reader through some of the fascinating illustrations, classical and well known as well as the less common examples, in the field of management, finance and work life.



Following the same easy, readable style of his previous best-seller, Games Indians Play, this new book should make absorbing reading and will certainly make you more curious about the world that surrounds us.



Portfolio Rs. 450



About the author

V. Raghunathan was an academic for nearly two decades. In 2001 he joined the corporate world as president, ING Vysya Bank. He is currently CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, part of the GMR group, an infrastructure major. Since 1990 he has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Bocconi, Milan, lecturing on behavioural finance.



Raghunathan has published over 400 academic papers and popular articles, writing regular columns in the Economic Times and in MINT. He has written six books including the best-seller Games Indians Play (Penguin, 2006).

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