Q: Your first book is non-fiction, something that might be a blueprint to the top of the corporate ladder, while your second work is a novel on corporate politics. How have readers, colleagues, ex bosses reacted to both your works?
PSB:My opinion is of no relevance. We all know people who have had a serious relationship in a workplace and lived happily ever after and we are also aware of people who have had a real-life-romance at the work place but never lived happily ever after. It’s a personal choice.
Q: Aren’t you known for instilling reading habits among your employees?
PSB: I do believe that reading changes a person; it opens up many new horizons. The reading choice might differ from person to person, time to time. It may depend on the stage of life or the mental framework of a person at a given moment in time, but reading is definitely a great habit to pursue. I just tell people to read, whatever they want.
Q: What were your parents’ reading habits like and did those pass on to you?
PSB: My father is an avid reader. I have never seen him finishing a day without reading something. At my young age I was too much into sports… never a passionate reader that time. However later I realized the ‘lack of reading’ in me and developed the habit for myself. Now I enjoy every moment of it.
Q: Who is your favorite bestselling author and why?