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30 review for My Beta Does Computer Things: Your guide to Success, Love and Rock-n-Roll in the IT Industry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nikhil

    Fantastic book. Enjoyed reading every page and very relevant to most IT folks. What I liked is that that Smanak puts out less cliche and preachiness which makes this book all the more palatable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    beautywithbooks

    This was a funny and witty read. I myself being from the IT industry, I could relate to the maximum things mentioned in the book. I loved the way the topics are segregated in the book, beginning with Freshers climbing the ladder to senior managers in IT industries, then going further to soft skills and your career. There are parts in the book where I felt bored reading it, as I see those things daily in my workplace and already know about them. But some descriptions are really hilarious. This bo This was a funny and witty read. I myself being from the IT industry, I could relate to the maximum things mentioned in the book. I loved the way the topics are segregated in the book, beginning with Freshers climbing the ladder to senior managers in IT industries, then going further to soft skills and your career. There are parts in the book where I felt bored reading it, as I see those things daily in my workplace and already know about them. But some descriptions are really hilarious. This book does have lots of life-saving tips for them who wants to make it big and survive in the IT industry. What the book missed is the mention of office politics which is more frustrating than the workload in the IT industry. The chapters I liked the best were Managers, Soft Skills and Job versus Career. The chapter speaks about who is a manager, things they do and things they don't do, what are their expectations, good manager vs. bad managers and how to manage up with a manager. I was able to relate a lot of this with my current manager at work. And I am really thankful to have a person who is very concerned and protective towards his team and consistently questions about our aspirations and guide us to achieve the same. Soft skills is all about communication, presentation, and creativity. Other than technical knowledge, how these skills are important in the IT industry for making money. Job versus career gives a clear picture of what these both are. Why we need to focus on our career while doing our day to day job. It's not about what you learn in your job, it's how you use it in your career. Start climbing. The best part of the book is the hilarious illustrations. If you cannot read the book, still try to turn the pages and read through the illustrations. I bet you will love them.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Aishwariya Loganathan

    I first watched Sanjay Manaktala, stand-up comedian, performing in Urban Solace, Bangalore, in 2014. Since then, I’ve followed his videos and jokes on social media. I also attended his performance in 2018 in Chennai. He is the ‘IT guy’, the NRI ‘chooth’( as he put it, not me), ‘Senti Sanjay.’ He has donned several avatars over the years. Some time back, he wrote a book called ‘My beta does computer things.’ I recently wrote to him and requested a copy of his book and offered to share my review acr I first watched Sanjay Manaktala, stand-up comedian, performing in Urban Solace, Bangalore, in 2014. Since then, I’ve followed his videos and jokes on social media. I also attended his performance in 2018 in Chennai. He is the ‘IT guy’, the NRI ‘chooth’( as he put it, not me), ‘Senti Sanjay.’ He has donned several avatars over the years. Some time back, he wrote a book called ‘My beta does computer things.’ I recently wrote to him and requested a copy of his book and offered to share my review across social media. Thanks, Sanjay, for the personal note you left in the book for me. It made my day! In his introduction, he says “What I hope this book does, though, is guide you on how to have a successful and more enjoyable career in Information Technology, a career in which so many people tend to be depressed and bitter. I want to show you how to find real satisfaction and success in technology rather than just work for it or simply get certifications because you think you need them.” As someone who has worked in several IT majors, albeit not as a techie(but as a marcom professional), I totally ‘got’ his book. If you have worked in half a dozen companies over a period of time, you will know this – the HR interview in most companies becomes an opportunity for several candidates to parrot out ‘suitable’ answers that will get them the job rather than a meaningful exchange of information between two parties that want a win-win relationship. Sanjay’s advice: “Just remember that in an interview and in life, being someone else is easy…it’s being yourself that can be difficult.” The section on ‘actual interview questions not to ask’ is hilarious. In it, he lists the common rumour heard at TCS offices: if a guy gets married to a girl in the same company, he will get a cheque worth 1 lakh rupees. Back when I worked in Cognizant, the story I heard was about Satyam employees getting paid 50k if they tied the knot with another Satyam employee. Sanjay says the technology industry is not about what you’ve learned. It’s about your ability to keep learning. I must say this is true for most industries. On page 39, he mentions a list of common interview questions that are asked. This laundry list includes the common “Where do you see yourself in five years”..if I had a rupee for every time I’ve been asked that question, I could retire today☺ Chapter 5 is on ‘Romance’. It would speak to every geek and nerd. Elsewhere, he says, “I’ve seen techies who’ve spent more time deciding if they want an iPhone or an Android than on whom they’re going to marry.” The book has cool, humorous cartoons sprinkled through it and dejargonises the IT industry. I would recommend this book to those in high school and college and maybe even those in Class 9 who are deciding which subject to take, so that they can envision how their career path in software would unfold: expectations vs. reality. It would also appeal to guys and girls in their 20s who have just entered the IT industry and are trying to get ahead and are looking for guidance from a buddy who has considerable experience in the field and in life.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Abhijeet Kumar

    A self help book with real like story and fun. Your guide to success, love, rock n roll in the IT industry. And it is. :)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shaurya

    a very brief yet contentful fresher for the IT fresher. tips on how to have fun with your career in the IT industry, especially in India. The book is one of a kind. Niche.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pratik Dhoot

    Yes

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ananya Sen

    Honest book .No long boring monologues . The writer sticks to the point. Less words profound effect . Simply loved it .😊

  8. 4 out of 5

    Prabjot Singh

    Its a must read for an IT/CS student!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Darshana Unnikrishnan

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kaumudi Gupta

  11. 4 out of 5

    Advait Gupt

    This book is a must read for anyone looking to take a second look at their professional life and how to find a rock solid balance between work and play. In his signature tongue-in cheek humour, Sanjay helps the reader take a fresh look on life, love and career

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shubham Sharma

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ayush Manish

  14. 4 out of 5

    Madhura

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ebenezer Selvamani

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gagan

  17. 5 out of 5

    Akshaya Gowda

  18. 5 out of 5

    payal deb

  19. 4 out of 5

    Abhinandra Singh

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ashzabin Wadud

  21. 5 out of 5

    Arsalan

  22. 4 out of 5

    Diana

  23. 5 out of 5

    U.Manideep

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ishitva

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karthya Nagam

  26. 4 out of 5

    Faisal Liyakath

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shreya

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becca

  29. 4 out of 5

    Arnab Ghosh

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amey Kamat

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