Several studies have concluded that fiction reading helps a reader to understand human emotions better and therefore improves his or her social skillfulness. More than a hundred years ago, Henry James, had said as much, “A novel is a direct impression of life.” 

Ajeet Sharma’s opinion: The whole idea of understanding business situations through case studies is perhaps based on the premise that people comprehend the gravity of a problem or challenge better when they are exposed to it through a situation – real or imaginary.

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