Winning is important , but winning with right spirit, ethics and professionalism is equally important to keep human values alive - ABSUM
Genre : Self Help , Inspirational Fiction
Rating : ✬✬✬✬⋆/✬✬✬✬✬
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABSUM is a Software Professional and an avid traveler. His love for chess prompted him to become a chess coach and trains young kids to be better at a game which he calls “A game that teaches you to be better professional." He is a strong advocate of learning from sports for management and believes that management professionals have much more to learn from sports than any book on management.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It happened in Bengaluru is an extremely engaging book that delivers an interesting perspective of ever changing IT field. This narrative brings out a very intelligent parallel between the game of chess and skills to succeed in the workplace. The author’s imagination, writing skills is a testimony to the fact that this articulation could be bought out only by a chess genius.
One of the classic lessons from the game of chess and which is my favorite too is well expressed by the author in the following lines
The reason’s of our action should be a wish of future and not a fact from our past.
A piece of work with a lot of insights that leaves the reader enthralled and intrigued analogous comparison of workplace success and the Game of Chess.
This is a story of Aryan, a young successful professional, who lost his heart and soul in the ugly aftermath of recession that hit global economy towards the end of first decade on 21st century. Just when Aryan decides to resign and get out of the filthy experience , he meets someone very mysterious and then his life changes forever.
On advise and support of this mysterious friend he decides to stay on and continue with his efforts of fighting back and win his honor only to realize that this win is not the goal he was looking for.
How this mysterious character introduces each piece of chess in Aryan’s life and the learning from each chess piece makes the story extremely interesting and adventurous too.
WHAT’S THERE IN IT FOR YOU?
Even if you are not a chess enthusiast you will be able to relate with the story as it talks about life lessons and how each piece on chess can help you understand life better.
This book will help you to broaden your horizon for both creative and critical thinking.
Just like in life, you can either aimlessly wonder around, hoping for a miracle, or get yourself a goal, build a plan and strive to accomplish it. The latter is no guarantee of success, but the former is a sure recipe for failure. This book teaches you to have a goal and overcome the obstacles on your way there.
Reading the book will help you take on your day-today challenges more effectively which in turn will help you have time and energy to do more innovative tasks.
This book is a perfect blend of fiction and non-fiction. If your are looking for a suspense , adventure with great learning this is highly recommended.
Publisher: Notion Press
Pages : 171
Both paperback and kindle edition are available on all leading online shopping platforms.
Amazon link (It Happened in Bengaluru)
Considering that the author is from an IT background, the parallels drawn with chess would surely be interesting. I'm intrigued with the plot. Adding this book to my TBR.ReplyDelete
Yes Varsha.. Talking from his own experience has made this book even more credible.Delete
I really liked that plot of the book..would want to read this ... especially because its blend of fiction and non fictionReplyDelete
Yes it's a rare amalgamation...Delete
I have heard good things about this book earlier too but have not had a chance to read it as yet. Will definitely check it out now.ReplyDelete
Noor Anand Chawla
I would appreciate if you could read and share your review too.. Thanks dearDelete
Oh I love suspense but I haven't read a novel in a long time. I should really start reading all these awesome books you have reviewed.ReplyDelete
Please do cindy and share your feedback tooDelete
Wow this book seems as an inspiring book. Game of chess has so much to tell us. Coming from a chess coach, I am sure this book will be a keep sake.ReplyDelete
oh interesting.. it's been long I have read fictional book.. I am looking foward to check this one outReplyDelete
Looking forward for your feedbackDelete
It happened in Bengaluru sounds quite an interesting book wrt the changes and advancements happening in the IT world. Thanks for your recommendation.ReplyDelete
I like reading books with suspense, they just let you hooked to it, tilll the end, I am surely gonna read this. Adding it to my TBR listReplyDelete
That's great... Glad you liked itDelete
Looks like my weekend read is sorted, thank you for this recommendation. I will add this to my soon to be read list for sure :)ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it buddyDelete
It happened in Bengaluru, the name itself is so interesting. The story is making me feel excited as well. I will read it.ReplyDelete
The plot n the story line of the book seem to be really interesting and m sure the book wld b a great read. Adding it to my TBR list.ReplyDelete
The plot is this book sounds so interesting and perfectly relatable to morden lifestyle. I am very impressed with the fact that this will also help in improving our problem solving skills.ReplyDelete
This book sounds interesting. i dont think i have ever read a book with a strong chess component, if any mention if chess at all in the story - definitely intrigued to know how the story takes a turn and how the game of chess shapes the narrative!ReplyDelete
THis book's titale and the plot seems so intriguing that one would want to pick this book. Mysterious friend helping out the protagonist is thrilling. It happened in bengaluru will surely get massive readers.ReplyDelete
I have read this book and completely agree with your pointers. Author has given a message in a manner it resonates in your mind for a longer time.ReplyDelete
This sounds like an interesting inspirational book. It's been a long time since I last read a book, not getting enough time and inspiration to pick up one again. I really like the storyline of this one, shall check it out.ReplyDelete
Book review of 'It happened in Bengaluru' seems promising, more than book its tagline 'where winner resigned to conquer' pushing me to grab it book soon. I have Noted down the piece of motivation towards life 'The reason’s of our action should be a wish of future and not a fact from our past'.ReplyDelete
This is quite interesting to read, I haven't read anything like this for a longest time. Will check this out soon, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting book. Like the crossover between fiction and non fiction. I love reading books and this sounds like a good option.ReplyDelete
This story seem similar to a movie of amitabh ji , story is not same but movie is related to chess and real life. I love to read this bookReplyDelete
You have intrigued me enough to read the book. The plot is quite interesting and would love the unfolding of each move in the book.ReplyDelete