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Sandeep Das Director, Management Consulting, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Private Limited (PwC)

During the day, Sandeep is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has been a strategy consultant for over 10 years, having worked with Accenture Strategy, Boston Consulting Group and Marico and has traversed most bylanes of India and Southeast Asia. After work, he is an avid writer. He is the author of the bestseller Yours Sarcastically, a book inspired by his reallife experience of interviewing 60 size-zero South Bombay women. Yours Sarcastically got rave reviews and was featured in the Times of India, Hindu, Asian Age, Business India and CNN IBN. It was long listed for the Crossword Economist Book Award. His second book, Satan’s Angels, is a corporate drama centred around the glitz, glamor and filth of corporate India.

He is a columnist with Fortune, Outlook Money and Businessworld having written over 100 columns for them. He writes at the intersection of consumer behavior, technology and behavioral psychology. He has contributed to numerous travel magazines.

He has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous institutes. Some of the institutes Sandeep has spoken at are IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIT Bombay, St. Stephen’s Delhi, IIM Kozhikode, FMS Delhi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai amidst other places.

He has anchored and hosted many literary festivals and corporate events—the Bangalore Business Literature Festival, corporate events at Accenture and PwC. His profile has been featured in Mint, the Hindu, Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle newspapers along with other magazines.

By education, he is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and has completed a strategy course from INSEAD. At IIM Bangalore, he was a part of the Student Council and half a dozen clubs along with an academic Top 10 per cent of his batch. Being a CFA Level 2, he is financially literate. During his college days, he has represented his college at the Asian Debate in Malaysia.

He is intentionally vegetarian, which is very rare for someone from his community. He doesn’t drink and smoke either, but has a deep love for street food, chilli paneer and fancy hotels. If you have read till this point, your patience is appreciated and deeply admired. You can rest assured that the rest of the book is far more engaging and fast paced.