Six Degrees of Education

From Teaching in Mumbai to Investment Research in New York
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ISBN-13:
9780997470314
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Ebook
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Ignatius Chithelen
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Adobe Digital Editions
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Windows
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Ignatius Chithelen views himself as a goat rather than as an Asian Tiger - he read Dostoevsky instead of mastering calculus, while in college in Mumbai. Though he got six degrees, his going to college was perhaps an accident.

He provides an unorthodox road map for changing careers, while discussing his jobs. He moved from journalism in Mumbai and New York to investment research at SoGen fund. It was run by a Frenchman who was a rare boss on Wall Street. 

As he discusses his education, Chithelen offers insights into how a series of competitive exams enables India to produce world class engineers, doctors and chief executives, while 15% of the college graduates in the country are unemployed.

He analyzes the puzzle of winning Indian political elections, which is based on shifting alliances between five religious, four caste and 22 major language groups.

This is also a story of Chithelen losing Santa Claus in Mumbai; fearing arrest during Indira Gandhi's State of Emergency; being saved from drowning; finding his lost briefcase, with $3,880, left in a New York cab; and learning to overcome writer's block at the journalism school.
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments

Preface: A Goat, not an Asian Tiger 11
1 Cure for Writer's Block 16
2 Eleven Years of School for $160 40
3 Losing Santa Claus in Mumbai 50
4 Reach for the Sky 60
5 An Accident Finishing High School 67
6 Close, but no Medical Studies 78
7 A Teacher Nicknamed Charlie Chaplin 89
8 Gray Hair During Indira Gandhi's Emergency 103
9 Five Religions, Four Castes & 22 Languages 114
10 The Power of Sugar Barons 131
11 HIndu- Muslim Violence for Political Gains 153
12 A Tiny Widget in a Capitalist Tool 166
13 An Investment Analyst on Wall Street 176
14 Distributing Classics Books for Free 191
Appendix A: The Economist Thrives 194
Appendix B: For-Profit Academic Publishing 199
Appendix C: Indian Entrepreneurs in the U.S. 203
Acknowledgements 207



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Hindu-Muslim Violence for Political Gains
A Tiny Widget in a Capitalist Tool
An Investment Analyst on Wall Street
Distributing Classic Books for Free
Appendix A: The Economist Thrives
Appendix B: For-Profit Academic Publishing
Appendix C: Indian Entrepreneurs in the U.S.


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Ignatius Chithelen views himself as a goat rather than as an Asian Tiger - he read Dostoevsky instead of mastering calculus, while in college in Mumbai. Though he got six degrees, his going to college was perhaps an accident.

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