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If God Was A Banker

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Language: English
Length: 264 Pages
Publisher: Rupa & Co.
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If God Was A Banker is a story about two IIM passouts on their way to success. It details the twists and turns in their journey to climb the ladder of success and achieve the best.

Summary Of The Book

In If God Was A Banker, the story revolves around two management graduates in the rat race for success. Sundeep is ambitious and selfish, which leads him to achieve his goals through unscrupulous means. Swami is the exact opposite as he sticks to his morals and ethics to ensure success in his career. Swami's ideal and ethics keeps him behind Sundeep in terms of performance at the New York International Bank where they both work. Sundeep's rapid rise up the corporate ladder and his popularity with colleagues disguises his real motives and cunning mind.

The story also has a main character, who is a friend and counsellor to both of them and he has his own philosophy which is based on his experience and is genuine. He always taught what he deemed right. Inspite of all the facts, the temptation of untold riches was too strong for Sundeep and he continued on his quest for more ill-gotten financial gain.

All through the novel, the backdrop is the corporate bank environment, which is so polluted that the characters are portrayed as people who are ready to deviate from the righteous path at the drop of a hat. Women throw themselves at their bosses to advance their position. If God Was A Banker was published in 2007 and it won the Indiaplaza Golden Quill Book Award. The book has sold more than 260,000 books and has been a national bestseller.

About Ravi Subramaniam

Ravi Subramanian is a banker and an established author. His other works are Devil In Pinstripes, I Bought the Monk’s Ferrari, The Bankster, and The Incredible Banker. Ravi studied at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and worked in the banking sector for close to 20 years. He has worked for many companies like ANZ Grindlays, Citibank, and HSBC. He regularly writes columns for popular magazines and also writes his own personal weekly column for The Economic Times. The Incredible Banker was on the Crossword bestsellers list for 40 weeks, and it won him the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2011.

 

Specifications of If God Was A Banker (Paperback)

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Author Ravi Subramanian
Book Details
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13 9788129111470
ISBN-10 8129111470
Language English
Edition Seventh Empression 2008
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 264 Pages
Dimensions
Height 0.75 inch
Weight 206 g
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28 May 2012
God must be Rollin on the Floor

Conclusion from the Book
#In corporate world any girl could succeed only after sleepin with her boss or after marryin them

#South Indians are humble and gracious & some how Super Awesome Buisness Magnate else how could Swami turn around the future of BPCO & NYB

# North Indians are somehow intelligent and great charmer but more importantly they are big Loser in terms of character

#Some Loser based in Kolkatta could manage entire posting , promotion and appraisals of a MNC bank based in New York #ReallyKolkatta

60% of 15 users found this review helpful.
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23 Aug 2011
If God was a Banker

It is a very well written book connecting some parts of the corporate world. The plot of the story is very good. The story talks about two equal calibre man and how the difference in attitiude and work style leads them to different destination. I would say its a book which is in between imaginary and real world. I would say its a must read for the readers who loves the mix veg :)

64% of 11 users found this review helpful.
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23 Apr 2012
Boy! was it a disappointment

Its all in the name... if god was a banker- the only thing going for the book is its exceptional title, catchy and intriguing. But from the first page itself it grows to be a disappointment. The story is mediocre and the effort to portray the good guy AS a good guy is obvious.
I know it has won some awards, but that couldn't have been on originality because nothing in the book is original. Going with a magnifying glass if I HAD to find something good, I would have to say that the glimpse, a tiny little peep in the banking system... that is the only authentic and positive. But other wise it...
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Its all in the name... if god was a banker- the only thing going for the book is its exceptional title, catchy and intriguing. But from the first page itself it grows to be a disappointment. The story is mediocre and the effort to portray the good guy AS a good guy is obvious.
I know it has won some awards, but that couldn't have been on originality because nothing in the book is original. Going with a magnifying glass if I HAD to find something good, I would have to say that the glimpse, a tiny little peep in the banking system... that is the only authentic and positive. But other wise it...
Its all in the name... if god was a banker- the only thing going for the book is its exceptional title, catchy and intriguing. But from the first page itself it grows to be a disappointment. The story is mediocre and the effort to portray the good guy AS a good guy is obvious.
I know it has won some awards, but that couldn't have been on originality because nothing in the book is original. Going with a magnifying glass if I HAD to find something good, I would have to say that the glimpse, a tiny little peep in the banking system... that is the only authentic and positive. But other wise it is a waste of time and a bigger waste of money.

5 of 7 users found this review helpful.
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28 Dec 2013
Impressive!

I must say I was impressed. The book has been well researched and I enjoyed getting an insider???s view of the foreign banking system. The characters are very well etched ??? especially Sundeep, Swami and Aditya. Of course, the rest of them were also excellently fleshed out. I so enjoyed reading about Swami's honesty. It gives hope in one's life.

Kudos to Ravi Subramanian on writing such a lovely human interest story! It begins with Sundeep in a state of nail-biting stress in his New York apartment in the present. The author takes us on a journey in flashback as Sundeep recalls the last 15...
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I must say I was impressed. The book has been well researched and I enjoyed getting an insider???s view of the foreign banking system. The characters are very well etched ??? especially Sundeep, Swami and Aditya. Of course, the rest of them were also excellently fleshed out. I so enjoyed reading about Swami's honesty. It gives hope in one's life.

Kudos to Ravi Subramanian on writing such a lovely human interest story! It begins with Sundeep in a state of nail-biting stress in his New York apartment in the present. The author takes us on a journey in flashback as Sundeep recalls the last 15...
I must say I was impressed. The book has been well researched and I enjoyed getting an insider???s view of the foreign banking system. The characters are very well etched ??? especially Sundeep, Swami and Aditya. Of course, the rest of them were also excellently fleshed out. I so enjoyed reading about Swami's honesty. It gives hope in one's life.

Kudos to Ravi Subramanian on writing such a lovely human interest story! It begins with Sundeep in a state of nail-biting stress in his New York apartment in the present. The author takes us on a journey in flashback as Sundeep recalls the last 15 odd years of his life.

The novel keeps you hooked as you want to know the reason for Sundeep???s anxiety. Each chapter makes you wonder whether you will know what???s happening. The plot has been put together so well.

What I liked best is the ending. God is truly all-forgiving, even in his avatar as a banker.

I am really looking forward to reading the other books by Ravi Subramanian. Only my cynical mind keeps worrying that the rest of them should not sound repetitive. Fingers crossed!

My only peeve about the book: It has been published by Rupa & Co. The book has not been proofread thoroughly. At a glance, while reading, I found at least 70-80 errors. I was extremely disappointed. This might not matter to most readers. But for me who does a lot of proofreading work, this was very distracting. I sincerely hope Rupa will polish the book well before they go for the next edition.

0 of 1 users found this review helpful.
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21 May 2012
Good book overall

I think the book brings out certain, rather the common characteristics that corporate folks exhibit in the professional and personal life. It talks about the intention behind every move that one makes to get ahead of the corporate race. I think on another hand to idealistic in depicting the character of corporate guys how are God like, all merciful and all forgiving. I think this part was a bit of unbelievable, rather to a large extent unbelievable. Who know there could exist people who are all forgiving and merciful in corporate world too. One of the things that I personally took out of th... ()

I think the book brings out certain, rather the common characteristics that corporate folks exhibit in the professional and personal life. It talks about the intention behind every move that one makes to get ahead of the corporate race. I think on another hand to idealistic in depicting the character of corporate guys how are God like, all merciful and all forgiving. I think this part was a bit of unbelievable, rather to a large extent unbelievable. Who know there could exist people who are all forgiving and merciful in corporate world too. One of the things that I personally took out of th...
I think the book brings out certain, rather the common characteristics that corporate folks exhibit in the professional and personal life. It talks about the intention behind every move that one makes to get ahead of the corporate race. I think on another hand to idealistic in depicting the character of corporate guys how are God like, all merciful and all forgiving. I think this part was a bit of unbelievable, rather to a large extent unbelievable. Who know there could exist people who are all forgiving and merciful in corporate world too. One of the things that I personally took out of the book was, how one has to be vigilant in corporate environment as most often one is subjected to tactics that are way incomprehensible and forceful.
Good book over all.

1 of 2 users found this review helpful.

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Too much hype around the book

I was told that this is a book based on real life stories of a few people in Indian banking industry and while it does touch on topics related to Banking environment and how a foreign bank made inroads in an uncharted territory, it chooses to rely on sleazy stories rather than banking issues one... (View complete review)

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Corporate world at its best!

A really good depiction of the Corporate World....through banking industry! A movie stuff indeed!! Waiting for some more books from you, Ravi. (View complete review)

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