Review by Yatin Gupta:

Book Review – Bullshit Quotient – Ranjeev C. Dubey

By on Oct 11, 2012 in Book Review | 0 Comments


To begin with and to say the least Bullshit Quotient is my kind of book because of its simple and straight forward writing. The cover of the book says “Decoding India’s Corporate, Social & Legal Fineprint” and it does and that too in Ranjeev’s no bullshit style. The title of the book was interesting enough to pick it up and and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this 248 page book. It is witty and at the same time throws a harsh light on the current problems that India is facing and I completely agree with whatever Ranjeev has come up.

Right from the introduction of the book, the book has a solid grip on you. It is divided into 5 parts namely

1. The Root Of All Bullshit

2. Corporate Bullshit and Legal Dodges

3. Real World Legal Bullshit

4. Social & Political Bullshit

5. Alienation & Self-Loathing Bullshit

and these five parts are further divided into a few chapters in each and sums up many things that are going around and are responsible for hindering the progress of the country. Ranjeev doesn’t sound like a cynic in this book and this is what makes this book a bit more interesting.

My favourite chapters from this book are chapter 2 of part 1, Branding Frauds, IPR & Manipulative Marketing, chapter 8 of Part 2, Bankers and Bankrupt Customers, and all the three chapters of Part 5, Bitching Elites & Alienation Tales, The Buttons Of Our Minds, The Past and The Road Ahead. These were the chapters I could relate to and understand what exactly is going out there. Being from the marketing industry, I could easily connect with the kind of bullshit we do and are forced to do. Bankers and bankrupt customers because, seriously banks and bankers get on your nerves almost all the time and the entire part 5 because it was something that we all see on daily basis.

This book is something that you might not be able to finish it in a single day. If you are good at observing things going around you, then only you would be able to understand what exactly the author is trying to say.

Book Source : Hachette India