What’s Worth Reading | Shreyas Recommends (Week 11 : June 8 – June 15)

After a 1 week break, Shreyas is back!

The 11th edition of our weekly series on InsideIIM, where PwC Consultant Shreyas Panse curates a list that is the best  from across the web that industry professionals and current students must read. There is a World Special list too this time round!

 

The electricity problem is gripping New Delhi. The problem has its roots in, unsurprisingly, local political powerplays

Where should you look for India’s illicit ‘black’ money? Hint: it’s not Switzerland

If anybody can solve India’s open defecation problem, it is Modi

Is it time that we got rid of paper currency?

Understand what the latest Iraq crisis is about

Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile manufacturer who is a little too similar too Apple – loyal fan-base, specialised hardware-software combination and a charismatic CEO

Skype, Google Earth and Kindle: the 19th and early 20th century versions

Abundance and too much convenience can lead to boredom. It is scarcity and hardship that give rise to new inventions
The 10 algorithms that changed the way the world operates

“If someone doesn’t like your work, that means they don’t like you, and they wish that you had never been born, so just lay down in the road and die”

It’s the World Cup!

Selected set of readings on 2014 Brazil as it kicked of this week-

A question that needs definite answer: Why do Americans call it “soccer”?

A comparison of economic and football fortunes of the major teams

The branding problem: in all the craziness of World Cup advertising, how do companies make sure they reach the audience

A World Cup final featuring China and India? Not anytime soon

If you like number just as I do: an analytical history of World Cups, and the role of analytics today in the sport
Side-thought: Brazil is land of samba, and spiders!

 

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

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prateekv

Hey Shreyas! .. Can we know how do you explore new sources for your reading list and how do you track them? (my guess – feedly?)
I’m sure we’d love to hear you on this!