I have never been a fan of cricket. Why, then, would I pick this book, you may wonder. I like to read about people who have fought their way to the top; about people who have broken the mold, who have led an organisation from failure to immense success; people who abandoned all the rules and created their own. And Saurav Ganguly definitely fits this description.
I picked this book assuming that this is a biography, and if you’re thinking the same, let me clarify that it’s not! This is not Saurav Ganguly’s biography. Well, what is the book about then?
Winning Like Saurav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly is author Abhirup Bhattacharya’s attempt to compare Ganguly’s personality traits and the milestones in his illustrious career with management lessons. The book is fill of numbers; number of runs, number of ODIs, number of tests, number of wins, number of losses and more and if that sort of data excites you, this book was written for you.
Did I truly enjoy the book? Unfortunately, no! I realised a few pages down that this book is not for me. A cricket fan, or a management guy may enjoy the book.
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