Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

About four years back, I laid my hand on a book titled "If God was a Banker" by Ravi Subramanian in the Visakhapatnam Railway Station to engage myself in reading while travelling back to Bangalore.  Usually, I am not interested in Fiction books but prefer to read either biographies or motivational books.  Being an ex-banker, this book attracted my attention by chance and I enjoyed.  Ravi is an alumnus of IIM-B and worked in a Foreign Bank.  The book brought out several live issues in a banker's career and compared two management graduates in their movement up the ladder in banking career.  Lots of learning, of course on the practices in multinational banks and the cut-throat competition among peers.

Having become a fan of Ravi, I picked the next three books viz., Devil in Pinstripes, Incredible Banker and I bought a Monk's Ferari in the following years and read them all with keen interest.  Each of the book gave me some live experiences of a banker or a professional in a non-banking finance company.  In the process, I somehow also became a pen-friend of Ravi thanks to Face Book.  The latest of his books is "The Bankster" released on Oct 19, 2012 (coinciding with my sixty years of life) and I got it delivered through Flipkart. I have started reading enthusiastically and reminiscing the typical branch banking, cards, financial services like insurance and so on.  More after I complete the book.  But, last week I picked two more books in Bangalore (The Scam) and Mumbai (Flame) waiting for me to take up one by one.  New habit is keeping me engaged to compensate my living alone in Manipal away from my family in Bangalore. 

2 comments:

Ravi Subramanian said...

Hope you like THE BANKSTER Prof Prasad. :)

Prof Chowdari Prasad said...

Yes, I did like and enjoy the latest book, Mr Ravi. Look forward to the next one.............