Book Review: Unravel Relationship Algorithms by Vikas Harikumar and Divya Vikas Amarnath and Amarnath Pallath
Relationship management is a significant part of our corporate life but we do not heed at it. As we think relationship equations can occur only at personal or social levels. This is one subject that deserves long discussion beyond the common avenues of the human vista. The resource on this subject is hardly available, be it offline and online. Well, today we have a book on offer that sheds light on this topic through quotes, references, stories, and much more. It is an extensive book that tries to encapsulate as much as possible in just twelve chapters.
The book is special with its semblance, intensity, and offerings. One sole reason is that it is written by three industry leaders Vikas Harikumar and Divya Vikas Amarnath and Amarnath Pallath i.e. they are the authors of the book. As the tagline says ‘a mindbook for professionals’, it indeed is. It pours out what is lying hidden in the corporate ambience. Just like in our personal and social lives, relationship management is also needed at the corporate stage. The book unveils a lot of pointers and theories with stories from personal lives of authors that fit best to justify the assumptions they try to highlight.
First eleven chapters introduce relationship algorithms that we can implement to make our life easy at work or in our employment career. The twelfth chapter puts all algorithms in a reverse tree order. It deduces as what we learnt from the previous chapters. That chapter lays emphasis on nurturing relationships with three brilliant yet rudimentary aspects: strengthening, break, and pause. It helps in long lasting results.
All chapters of the book lay emphasis on Managing. The range stretches from Self to Teams to Society and almost everything in between. The momentum of the book paces up gradually like first we see coverage on managing self. This chapter resurfaces the value of purpose in our corporate life as we manage self according to our purpose. As you go ahead with the book, you will find the worth of the book suitable for all like employees, employers, teams, handling boss, and so on. The book is full of stories at most of the junctures from 1970s to right up till now. On the con side, it is slightly a tough read that requires close attention and one needs to make notes from time and again. However, the essence of the book is brilliant. By the end of the each chapter, you get the gist that runs the relationship algorithms. From discerning readers of self-help to improvement books, it can also be referred by management students. The writing skills of all three authors, narration of stories, and insertion of references – all is smooth. And that is the good thing about this book. It does not let you interpret that there are bumps and differences due to three authors. Overall a smooth read with great insights about life and its allied corporate world.
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