What’s Worth Reading | Shreyas Recommends – (Week 31: Nov 25 – Dec 1)

This is the 31st edition of Shreyas Recommends – read about the story of the first mall in US, winners and losers with the tumbling oil prices, how is your marginal productivity related to your paycheck and also some stories on Black Friday


Indian youth is frustrated and they show it

Possible child labour solution? Legalize it

Who wins and loses with oil prices tumbling?

Want to earn a bigger paycheck? Improve your marginal productivity

Or would you rather slack at work? In that case, make sure you do it right

[Controversial] How DDLJ ruined the young generation of India

Are mindless soaps on Indian TVs empowering women?

Journey of Dunkin’ Donuts (and fellow QSRs) in India

Can you change after you are 30, or is that too late?

Aircraft engines being tortured

The next bestseller: to be written by a robot

What sort of boss is good: the nice kind or the strict kind
Although mean people generally seem to getaway with things on regular basis

Periodic Table of Elements, illustrated

Scientific basis for people protesting PDA: Kissing can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria

What the Chinese leaders mean when they are talking about democracy

Meanwhile, Chinese people are flying to Taiwan to experience “democracy tourism”

Black Friday

Learning about Black Friday
 from Google

Black Friday is a media trap, an orchestrated mass hallucination based on herd dynamics and the media cycle”

Watch: how the first mall came about in the US

Shreyas is a Delhi-based Consultant working with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He blogs at shreyasp.wordpress.com. He is an alumnus of IIM Indore. Follow him on InsideIIM at shreyasp.insideiim.com