The book outlines modern day management concepts and links them to the teachings in the Thirukural, an ancient Indian book pertaining to management and the art of living. In a fascinating analysis, the author also shows how the thoughts of contemporary management gurus compare with the timeless wisdom contained in the Thirukural. The book is an indispensable guide for managers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, students of management and those who aspire to be leaders.
Considered the Tamil Veda, the Thirukural is a treatise on the Art of Living. Its eternal and universal appeal lies in its secular character, clarity of thought, depth of understanding and penetrating insights into the fundamentals of human thought and behaviour.
In this book the author gives examples from his varied global experiences and explains how he has drawn inspiration from the Thirukural to deal with everyday business situations. In what is a fascinating analysis, the author also shows how the thoughts of contemporary management gurus compare with the timeless wisdom contained in the Thirukural.
The book is an indispensable guide for managers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, students of management and those who aspire to be leaders.
Management in most business schools is taught as a bundle of techniques, such as the one of budgeting. However, the essence of management is not techniques and procedures, but to make knowledge productive. The Thirukural enunciates a variety of principles indispensable to modern management.
Leadership can best be described as a process by which a person influences others within the organization to accomplish an objective. The Thirukural defines the job of a leader (Prince or Chief Executive Officer) as that of planning the strategy, earning revenue, preserving what has been earned and spending it wisely.
|The Thirukural and I||11|
|Applying the Thirukural Today||29|
|Planning a venture: Aspects considered essential|
|Planning as contemplated in the Thirukural|
|Deliberation before action|
|Judgement of strength|
|Choosing the appropriate time|
|Judgement of place|
|Choosing the right people|
|Chief executive officer (CEO)|
|Chief operating officer (COO) and vice presidents (ministers)|
|Selection of people for other positions|
|Conduct of Affairs||93|
|Supplementary aspects relating to conduct of affairs|
|Management information system|
|The service of intelligence|
|Personality Traits of a Leader||119|
|Qualifications of a leader (prince)|
|Learning and listening|
|Abstention from sloth|
|Ability to handle defeat|
|Abstaining from anger|
|Inferring body language|
|Judging one's audience|
|Consistency raises credibility|
|Trust - hard-won but easily lost|
|Living the values|
|Mercy earns loyalty|
|Reinforcing Important Kurals||157|
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