God Save The Dork narrates the comic tale of a young management executive and his misadventures at the workplace.
Summary Of The Book
God Save the Dork is the sequel to the popular book written by Sidin Vadukut - Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese. The stories revolve around a young management executive, fresh out of management school, trying to claw his way up the corporate ladder.
The problem with Robin Varghese is that though he has a high opinion of his own abilities, he is unable to translate these into actions. In this book, Robin Varghese is sent to London by his company, Dufresne Partners, to work on the Lederman account.
His life there is complicated at every turn. He falls in love with a young management intern, is blackmailed by a hotel IT manager to help him land a job at Lederman, and his attempts to soak in high culture through visits to British museums seem jinxed.
He tries various methods to get the attention of the young co-worker, but fails. To complicate things, he is embarrassed by his misadventures with a wax statue, his inadvertently carrying his clip-on microphone to places where he should not have taken it, and his mixing up of exchange rates.
Through all this, his commitment to give his best and deliver satisfaction to the client through the brilliant combination of strategy, out-of-the-box thinking, and expertise does not diminish. All of his plans, of course, backfire. But helped by a series of coincidences, he manages to scrape through.
God Save the Dork continues in the style of the first book, a satirical and witty take on the world of corporate consultancy and management. The blunders of the protagonist Robin Varghese highlight the absurdities in corporate life, and the character’s very mediocrity makes him attractive, despite his pretensions.
About Sidin Vadukut
Sidin Vadukut was born in a small town in Kerala. He is an engineering graduate from NIT-Trichy and also holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Sidin Vadukut is also the author of Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein Varghese.
He is currently an editor and columnist at the business publication, Mint. He also occasionally contributes to The New York Times. He is a columnist at the cricket website, Cricinfo. Vadukut currently lives in London with his wife.
If you want Vadukut's best, head over to Page 2 on Cricinfo.
17 Nov, 2011
God Save The Dork
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Sarcasm, wit and sandwich of Fun
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can't stop yourself from laughing
25 Nov, 2011
God Save The Corporate World From DORK
15 Nov, 2011
God save the reader
17 Jan, 2012
Book is nice
16 Dec, 2015
I would not recommend this for a train journey
28 Mar, 2015