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Corporate Chanakya
By Radhakrishnan Pillai, September 2010 [[email protected]]

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This piece is divided into the following parts –
1. About book and author.
2. Preface.
3. About Chanakya.
4. Book review by Dr Rajesh Arora.

Chanakya, the well known king  maker who lived in 3rd Century B.C. was a leadership guru par  excellence. His ideas on how to identify leaders, groom them to govern a  country has been well documented in his book Kautilya’s Arthashastra. This book  contains 6000 aphorisms or sutras. In the present book the author simplifies  the age old formula of success for leaders of the corporate world.

Divided into 3 sections of  Leadership, management and training it covers 175 short chapters. From the  chairman to a management trainee of any company each one can understand these  profound ideas presented in a simple format. They have been written in a  practical manner which each of you can practice in your daily life.

From tips of how to organize and  conduct effective meetings, how to deal in tricky situations when you are having  two bosses,  to decision making for  leaders, time management, responsibilities and powers that follow a leader –  hardly there are any topics not covered in the book.

Call it your guide for corporate  success or a book that brings back ancient Indian management wisdom in modern  format – you just cannot let go the Chanakya wisdom contained in each page.

Flip any page and discover the  ‘Corporate Chanakya’ in you…

About the Author
Radhakrishnan Pillai and expert  on Chanakya’s teachings, is well known for spreading the knowledge of  Kautilya’s Arthashastra in today’s era. He studied this ancient text from the  Chinmaya International Foundation, Kerala under the guidance of Dr Gangadharan  Nair one of best scholars of Sanskrit language.

Educated in the field of  management and qualified as an international management consultant, he later  turned to discover management from Indian roots and proceed to do an MA in  Sanskrit and Phd. He started a company Atma Darshan in field of spiritual  tourism and has over 17 years of industry experience.

He has been instrumental in  reaching the knowledge of Arthashastra to millions of people across the globe  through his lectures, workshops, training programs, radio shows and articles  contributed in various newspapers, magazines journals and journals.

Currently he is the director of  SPM Foundation, part of the SPM group and Founder-Director of CIPL, research based organizations  that are working to promote Indian concepts in management, business and various  sciences of India as applicable in modern day scenario. He is also in  the committee of Mumbai   University, designing  various leadership programs. He is the recipient of Sardar Patel International  award 09 among others for his research and spreading Chanakya’s teachings.

Author’s ids [email protected],   [email protected].

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