ALL those who are in business and want to succeed and the younger ones among them even study management in colleges that extol the virtues of Western style of management to rise up the corporate ladder.
Here we have a book which expounds on the Indian way of management as taught by Chanakya, who was also known as Vishnugupta and Kautilya. Born in the 3rd century BC, Chanakya became an expert in specialised fields like management, economics, politics, law, leadership, governance, warfare, military tactics, accounting system and other such areas. He documented his lifelong work in his book titled Kautilya’s Arthashastra which contains 6,000 sutras (aphorisms).
In the present book, the author simplifies the age-old formula of success for leaders of the corporate world. Dividing the book into three sections of leadership, management and training, he does not compare Indian concepts of management against Western ideas but says that both are complementary to each other. Kautilya had outlined the various factors that lead to true power and these are intellectual power, manpower, financial power and power of enthusiasm and morale.
This book should be read by current and prospective heads of organisations and business enterprises.
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