Snapshots from Hell by Peter Robinson
Snapshots from Hell falls under the genre of Business/ Biography. The book is journal of Peter Robinson, a fresher at Stanford Business School. In this funny communion of latent truth about MBA classes, Peter packs our minds to his journey to leap beyond his classmates’ excellence and making a living for him. Peter Robinson has presented an average student point of view on how he manages to get hold of the nitty gritty of the daily life.
The story intelligently begins with Peter Robinson having a walk with the President, thus capturing our attention from page one, where in they discuss why he should or should not go to the Stanford. He outweighs business against Law, Politics, and Journalism and gives a logical reason for him to do an MBA. Peter brilliantly defends an MBA for a mantra to a life filled with pleasure and luxury.
However, once in class, where there is an evident disparity between people like Peter and Poets of the class (who excel).Peter feels suffocated in the first few weeks, lamenting of the scarcity of life in the big campus. Owing to his last job, he has been oblivious to the world of numbers since his school, hence Peter feels lost. He tries his best gaining momentum in the Math world. . He tries to befriend others like him but slips miserably Snapshots from Hell speaks of his struggle within the classroom and his hostel (which he calls it as a dark hole).
From the hard toil for the exams, to the transformation from shorts-to-business casuals, Peter in his journal, writes for those who dream of pursuing an MBA, this book helps you learn about the various nuances of the course. Questions like 1) Why should one do an MBA? and 2)What can be expected of the much-hyped MBA schools is very well presented. What sets this books apart is the illustrations and the language which is not layman yet appealing. Peter takes us to his class room, to his hostel and even to the examination hall. A reader would feel like Peter’s shadow .
“Fabulous..it’s fun, it’s wild, it’s weird, I loved the book” comments Tom Peters, a B-guru