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Games Indians Play

Games Indians Play

V RAGHUNATHAN
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In a rare attempt to understand the Indianness of Indians-among the most intelligent people in the world, but also, to a dispassionate eye, perhaps the most baffling-V. Raghunathan uses the props of game theory and behavioral economics to provide an insight into the difficult conundrum of why we are the way we are. He puts under the scanner our attitudes towards rationality and irrationality, selflessness and selfishness, competition and cooperation, and collaboration and deception. Drawing examples from the way we behave in day-to-day situations, Games Indians Play tries to show how in the long run each one of us-whether businessmen, politicians, bureaucrats, or just plain us-stand to profit more if we were to assume a little self-regulation, give fairness a chance and strive to cooperate and collaborate a little more even if self-interest were to be our main driving force.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: May/2019

ISBN: 9780143063117

Length : 184 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Games Indians Play

V RAGHUNATHAN

In a rare attempt to understand the Indianness of Indians-among the most intelligent people in the world, but also, to a dispassionate eye, perhaps the most baffling-V. Raghunathan uses the props of game theory and behavioral economics to provide an insight into the difficult conundrum of why we are the way we are. He puts under the scanner our attitudes towards rationality and irrationality, selflessness and selfishness, competition and cooperation, and collaboration and deception. Drawing examples from the way we behave in day-to-day situations, Games Indians Play tries to show how in the long run each one of us-whether businessmen, politicians, bureaucrats, or just plain us-stand to profit more if we were to assume a little self-regulation, give fairness a chance and strive to cooperate and collaborate a little more even if self-interest were to be our main driving force.

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V RAGHUNATHAN

V. Raghunathan has been an author, banker, columnist and corporate executive. He taught finance and accounting for nearly two decades, from 1982 to 2001, at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. For the last two decades he has been an adjunct professor at the University of Bocconi, Milan, where he teaches behavioural finance. His books include Corruption Conundrum, Don't Sprint the Marathon, Games Indians Play, and Stock Exchanges, Investments and Derivatives. He writes a column for the Economic Times, contributes to several other dailies and magazines from time to time, and blogs for the Times of India. He has authored nearly 500 papers and articles. He was president of ING Vysya Bank from 2001 to 2004. Raghunathan sits on various corporate boards and lectures extensively in India and abroad. His website is www.vraghunathan.com.

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