Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are Epub ¸

In a rare attempt to understand the Indianness of Indians among the most intelligent people in the world, but also, to a dispassionate eye perhaps the most baffling V Raghunathan uses the props of game theory and behavioural economics to provide an insight into the difficult conundrum of why we are the way we are He puts under the scanner our attitudes towards rationality and irrationality, selflessness and selfishness, competition and cooperation, and collaboration and deception Drawing examples from the way we behave in day to day situations, Games Indians Play tries to show how in the long run each one of us whether businessmen, politicians, bureaucrats, or just plain us stand to profit if we were to assume a little self regulation, give fairness a chance and strive to cooperate and collaborate a little even if self interests were to be our main driving force Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are


About the Author: V. Raghunathan

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10 thoughts on “Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are

  1. says:

    This paragraph from the book sums up the author s central argument When I jump a queue or a red light, or throw that garbage on the sidewalk, I am taking a rational squeal decision, since it seems to get me ahead of others or make life easier for me Here I am being privately smart.But then, as others are no less rational, intelligent and smart, they to


  2. says:

    a big bore my total waste


  3. says:

    Firstly, this is not about games but game theory The author uses game theory to explain why Indians lack civic sense and he does a good job of it for beginners atleast Have read a bit about game theory earlier in The Selfish Gene by Dawkins and we all know the problems of and in India What about solutions that work


  4. says:

    An Indian take on game theory Interesting theory, pedantic.


  5. says:

    one word about this book , Enlightening I was a little bit not so sure how one can do the job explaining why India Indians are this way Why do we have filthy cities,chaotic traffic where everyone flouts the rules, etc..,This book explains, using Game theory, how we are ruining ourselves by thinking selfishly don t get me wrong, this is not a preachy book, which pr


  6. says:

    Having studied game theory in my first term of MBA made this book an exciting read V Raghunathan has done a quiet detailed research on the reasons of Indians breaking rules, though I must say, the author, at times takes a very defensive stance, about his views not being the only right view, which again is a sign of modesty as well as badgering off any possible contro


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Raghunathan talks about How We Arethan Why We Are the Way We Are His usage of Game theory to explain the benefit of mutual cooperation at all times to be better than defecting on someone something is good Also good is the concept of Tit for Tat which tells one to never be the first to defect


  8. says:

    I had this book with me for quite some time but always postponed reading it I was under the wrong impression it will talk about office politics NO This book is not just about office politics but about us Indians and why are we very selfish in a group and rarely think of group s benefit which can maximise satisfaction for all Author has explained this with the help of Game


  9. says:

    Interesting analysis of the psychology of the contemporary Indian Must read for anyone trying to understand Indian society It also tells us why the utility maximizing mentality of Indians may not be all that good in the long run both for individual and the nation Also helps us understand why many Western societies, which are not culturally modest like us, still managed to dev


  10. says:

    This book takes a shot at the behaviour of Indians But it also gives a logical reasoning to why Indians are like that.The author does that with the help of Game Theory.Using concepts like Prisoners Dilemma, the author gives a insight of how human beings make a decision, and why the decision has a profound effect on Indian s ,thereby affecting the whole system.


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