It got uploaded last week, but this 2003 paper is the most unique I’ve read in many years. Not for the ideas it carries or takes forward — as every paper is expected to — but for the treatment. Written in verse, eStrategy by Arkalgud Ramaprasad at University of Illinois, Chicago and Jun Lin, then a doctoral candidate at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale is a paper that will appeal to the poet in scholars and managers. Read more
To me, tracking a turnaround is a stimulating. When that turnaround is of an organisation that’s as politically charged and as huge as the Indian Railways, it becomes all the more exciting. And when all of it has details as well as the big picture in a small 207-page book, it becomes compulsive reading.
The highway to happiness has many alleys. Kids in college, happiness was simple — cut an album, tour the world, cut another album. All we had then were our passions, cigarettes we never had the money to buy, a modest collection of cassettes and a track record of having won the first or second prize in all inter-college music festivals. Read more
In a short but crisp and tightly written paper, Luigi Zingales, a professor of entrepreneurship and finance at University of Chicago, shows why the new regulation following the global meltdown needs to be fundamentally different from the one written 70 years ago in the 1930s. Read more