Skip to main content

The Asocial Networking: A book by an alumnus of 2011 batch

Very rarely does it happen that you see the things happening around and observe them. Even rare is the act of putting them down on a paper so accurately. This is not my cup of tea at least. I have, however, witnessed a similar micro-scanning work by Dhiraj Kumar-an IIT Kanpur alumnus and my long time friend: The Asocial networking.

Well, I seriously don’t know how to write about the book. Which to be mentioned first and which one after that... any page you pick has its separate riveting existence. That is the striking beauty of the book. Being an individual, you may beg to differ from Dhiraj sometimes, but most of the time the innocent questions and thought provoking views will force you to wear a lovely smile for sure.

The world has been changing and so has been the ways we communicate and network (do you think this word results from the same change in this context?) ourselves. The advent of social networking sites gives another platform to network. In this virtual world people have developed “virtual” habits which are sometimes funny, sometimes irritating, and sometimes attention-seeking. The book nicely observes these minute behavioural changes...

One personal favourite line I would like to quote from the book. The summary goes like:
“ ‘Busy’ online status sometimes does not mean that person is busy. It means that the person has used his/her last attempt to salvage his/her self-respect because nobody pinged him/her as long as he/she was online waiting for someone to drop in.”

I believe that the book will help a person decode his/her special friend’s online behaviour. The book provides a number of cues.

Sometimes the book does seem to be verbose and contains unnecessary “upper-end” words, but that can be ignored given the urge of a new writer...

Overall I had a nice reading experience. Personally I don’t like reading a thick book. This book is perfect in content and thickness. I would not be surprised if you finish this in one session. Please do have a look.

Wishing Dhiraj all the luck.


Reviewed by:

Hitendra Kumar
MBA Batch 2013
PR and Media Cell.

Comments

  1. It is informative and useful information.. Thank you buddy for this information. Keep it up..

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Dawn of A New Beginning - MBA Batch 2017-19

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” -Sun Tzu




‘I am an IITian’, even after two months here at IIT Kanpur this one line still fills our heart with excitement. Each one among the 54 students here who have started the journey into the MBA programme of IIT Kanpur, batch of 2017-19, feels that pride and with that equally realizes the responsibility it carries.
We started our journey here on 20th July. Meeting our batch mates for the first time still feels thrilling. Though we knew each other through the whatsapp/facebook group that was created by our seniors to make our registration process as smooth as possible. We were given several assignments before the registration to give us an inkling of the idea of how life at IIT Kanpur is going to be. Assignments were planned in a way such that we get a hands-on experience on case studies, presentations, group activities and article reading. We began burning the midnight oil as a precursor to actually doing it, and how! These assignments u…

TIPS FROM TOP - Strategic Decisions: Dynamic talents in Work Places by Mrs. Kiran Bhatia Tandon, Ex- Talent Acquisition Head, Stryker

RECRUPTION - TRUE DISRUPTION IN RECRUITMENT!


“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” - Lawrence Bossidy, GE
Human resource is an asset on which companies wager immensely. To talk on this prevailing topic, DIME at IIT Kanpur hosted Ms. Kiran Bhatia Tandon, Ex-Head, Talent Acquisition, Stryker. In her career, spanning over a decade, she has had experiences across diverse industries from Automobile to E-Commerce giving her a bird’s eye perspective of the industry. As charismatic as you get, Ms. Kiran, started off with asking us on the topics we wanted her to discuss upon, keeping the interaction open and filled with candour.
While discussing the difference, she experienced in Automobile and Ecommerce, she shared an anecdote which implied that it is always important for an HR Manager to understand the mind-set of an employee with a substantially larger earning potential than their own…

Tips from Top - "Various dimensions of leadership." Mr Amit Kasliwal, India Head - Corporate Sales, Ford India.

Leadership is one of the most desired traits for success in life and MBA students at IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get a fresh perspective on the topic from the top echelon of corporate world, when Mr Amit Kasliwal, India head of corporate sales at Ford India visited the campus to interact with the students.

Sir described leadership as the zeal to identify and solve problems. Citing an example, sir said that India has a myriad of problems and out of those; transportation was one of the major issues. Ford is dedicated to solve this problem. Talking specifically about the corporate sales department, he told that by selling cars to taxi operators, they created entrepreneurs, thereby solving the problem of job creation at that level.   
Further describing leadership, sir claimed that a leader must have a long term view, and should be enthusiastic about other’s agenda, thereby creating opportunities and ‘win-win’ situations. According to sir, and rightly so, sustainable leadership can be …