Confessions of a Software Techie by Ramakrishna Reddy- Review
Author - Ramakrishna Reddy
Publisher -Create Space Indepedent Pub
If I am asked to define the book in a sentence, I would like to say that this is the book that I would want to gift my kids when they grow up. From professional to personal, author has dealt variety of topics. My point of reference with the author was his book ‘The Utlimate Speaking Survival Guide’ and hence I was expecting a small upto the point creation about IT companies, which could be finished in a few hours or a day. Author has apparently surprised me with this creation which is a far cry from the concise abstract.
The introduction itself is a pointer about what to expect further. What impressed me the most is the brief account of author’s relation with his father, who always used to say ‘ No’, which, the author positively recognises as a tactic to handle the harsh realities of the real world. This is what the current mollycoddled generation lacks the most.
The first chapter, Ten lessons not taught in class is an eye opener for everyone, irrespective of the age and experience. The fact that every employee need to be a salesman is applicable to everyone, through which author implies that everyone should sell themselves to the employer. The qualities of honesty and humility are analysed and presented in a fresh perspective. Author tells why solution is important not the problem.The cardinal rules specifies the professional and interpersonal tips for the employees. Next chapter is about prioritising and explains how to get more done with less.
The next chapter how to write effective emails tops my priority list. In the current scenario when all the correspondence is through emails, it is quite relevant that everyone should know the dos and don’ts. The next chapter ‘Speak sense into your listeners’ is an abstract of his Book ‘Public Speaking’. Chapter six is the most important book, which is the prime representative of the title. The second part of the book is about the personal life. The second part is substantially a big brother’s advice to the younger ones, and the same could not be counted relevant in the whole concept of the book.
The book is relevant not only to the techies but to the people working in other areas as well. The title could be Confessions of an employee or something of the similar sort because the current title will thin out the target readers. Overall the book is a good deal for the Indians in the digital format since getting the paperback from the global store will cost you a good fortune.
This review is in return of a free book from the author