Raghu’s New book
We’ve recently released Raghu’s latest book, Leadership Dharma: Arjuna The Timeless Metaphor.
Wonderfully written by Raghu its beautifully designed and illustrated by Manu and Divya. A lot of work has gone into it’s publication. Apart from Raghu, Manu and Divya, others who contributed are Prasad Kaipa and N Gopalkrishnan who helped in giving the book a shape. Gopal helped Raghu rework the book improved the flow and made it more readable. Davila Khazvini contributed a lot editing the copy..
In his foreword Prasad Kaipa writes, “…… our ancient wisdom – recorded through stories in the Upanishads, Jataka kathas, Puranas and Itihasas have to be retold in way that the modern young people cause use those stories to reflect on themselves and gain self knowledge. That is how smart people become wise.
Raghu is one such story-teller who knows more than enough about Indian wisdom and is sufficiently deeply interested in the modern IT and entrepreneurial India. He lives with the latest while reflecting on the oldest, at the sae time. I have seen it first hand.”
Now Raghu has retold the story of the five Pandavas in the context of modern organisation.
A truly well written and beautifully designed book which will give you a deep insight into people and organisations.
It is widely beleived that diabetes can only be managed and not treated and cured. But there have been several people who have managed their sugar levels so well that they’ve had remission. Here’s and important article on the this topic.http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/20924/curing-diabetes/pf/?ic=6044
Ashok Leyland report 53% increase in Sales of Commercial vehicles said a small news report in Sunday New Indian Express. This news was carried in Monday’s major newspapers. I wonder why this news did not get major headlines nedia attention whereas news of drop in sales or decrease in IIP gets screaming headlines and TV
Last week, I had blogged aout the growing sales of Merced cars in India.
Sunday New Indian Express reported – in a small report – Ashok Leyland sold 7878 Commercial Vehicles in November ! A mere 53% increase YoY !!!
If vehicle sales drop, or if there is even a minor blip in the IIP, we will see Screaming headlines in Newspaper – not only of the pink variety – and TV anchors of even mainline TV channels would have shouted themselves hoarse. But an important news of a big jump in sales in a sector that is supposed to be facing a slowing market, seems to deserve only mere mention at the bottom of the page ! Strange are the priorities of some people.
Anyway, if we re-look at this piece of news, one thing that comes to mind is that the market seems to have shrugged of the impact of high interest rates, and there is greater demand for transportation !
In a similar vain, another piece of news on Monday quotes an Audi official saying their sales are on course and that they are confident of achieving the target.
This brings me back to what Eli Goldratt said in 2009, some parts of the economy is affected, but it doesn’t mean there is a recession. Lets focus on producing more, selling more and creating more wealth which alone in the the long run will ensure peace and prosperity for every Indian.
“ToC Abandons local measures and focuses on global picture” is the title of Mr Vikram Chowdhary’s interview of my good friend, Sanjay Ghoshal.
‘ToC abandons local measures and focuses’
So says the title of Vikram Chaudhary’s interview of my good friend Sanjay Ghoshal in The Financial Express of 12th Dec 2011.
In this interview, Sanjay a founder director of Avenir Management Services articulates in his own distinct style noted for its clarity and directness the basic principles and applications of Theory of Constraints. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/toc-abandons-local-measures-and-focuses-on-global-picture/886774/0
Sanjay is long time practitioner of ToC in India. He’s rated so high that for a brief while, at the request of Dr Goldratt himself, Sanjay was the Regional Director of Goldratt Consulting. Over the years Sanjay has deepened his knowledge of ToC by applying across businesses and across various functions.
I was introduced to Sanjay many years ago by our mutual friend Ravi Gilani. One days, Ravi called me and asked me to come over to Le Meridient hotel in Madras at 4 pm. He said, “Cheenu please take the trouble to come down because I want you to meet someone interesting”. When Ravi says someone is interesting, thenhe must indeed be someone who Ravi holds in high esteem. So off I went. They were sitting in the lobby. Ravi introduced Sanjay and described him as the master of SoS, which when expanded means, Solutions for Sales. SoS is the ToC solton for Sales. In those days SoS was an independ