HarperCollins India is pleased to announce the publication of the book My Beta Does Computer Things by Sanjay Manaktala. Your Guide to Love, Success and Rock-n-Roll in the IT Industry.
Father: ‘Beta, what do you want to be when you grow up? Wonder Woman? Spiderman? Superman?’
Child: ‘Papa, when I grow up I want to be a senior database administrator at Wipro.’
If you’ve picked up this book, you and I are probably pretty darn similar. We grew up in humble circumstances, listened to our parents and the society, graduated and joined the IT industry.
So, why read a book that’s going to explain an industry you might already be a part of? Well, to be quite frank, to work smarter and not harder. To make sure you know what you’re getting into and what lies ahead. You want to make money and travel the world. You want to date and enjoy your twenties and thirties. Your work does not need your youth as a sacrificial offering. My goal here is to get you to realize that.
Corporations can suck but they can also be awesome. Many of us make money. Many of us enjoy our lives. Few do both. Let’s try and join the latter, shall we?
Sanjay Manaktala is a former IT executive-turned-standup comedian who has been instrumental in shaping India’s current comedy boom. His videos have amassed over 30 million views online and have been featured on CNN, the BBC, Huffington Post, Forbes India, BuzzFeed and a host of other major publications. Growing up in New York and Los Angeles, Sanjay moved to India in 2010 where he rose the ranks of a major IT consulting firm before switching to comedy and filmmaking. He performs comedy across the world and currently resides in Bengaluru, India.
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