Successful Management; the Chanakaya Way

A Book Review on Corporate Chanakaya

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I recently listened to the podcast on Chanakaya by Radhakrishnan Pillai, an expert who specializes on the life of Chankaya on’ The Ranbir Show’. Though he has written many books on the life and ideology of Chanakaya, I am particularly reminded of Corporate Chanakaya. When we talk about “Business management”   we feel like it has originated from the western world. But the fact is way back in the 4th century BC in India we had a scholar by the name of Chanakaya.

This book gives us comparisons between “Chanakya Rules” and “modern management”. The author himself has an experience of the corporate world and therefore is narration falls apt in the parameters of the corporate world. Being an expert in the literature on Chanakaya he has tried to simplify the teaching of Chankaya in the simple language. Chanakaya, the man known as a King maker was an expert not only in Arthashashtra nut also in politics, functioning of administration and strategizing.  

 In this book, the author has talked about the corporate world and how Chanakaya teachings and ideologies can be imbibed in the corporate world. What should be qualities of the leaders, how a leader should handle competitions, people working with him and what he should not do as a leader. The author has also tried to highlight the various facets of management like finance, human resource, strategy, team work and employees.

  Though the author seems to have deep understanding and knowledge on the subject but it could have been written more aesthetically as the reader might get monotonous due to the repetition of the points.

Author: Dr. Gitanjali Kalia

A learner at heart with 13 years of experience and still growing. From field experience to academic ambience, people interaction and exploring new ideas have been my area of interest and has proved to be stepping stone towards my achievements. Creativity is my core skill, be that vision to see the world or to work towards something aesthetically, creativity exists in everything. I am an academician by profession and the creativity is my passion. Academician: Shifting from advertising field to teaching advertising wasn't in my dreams but I must say it is one of the most challenging and coolest profession altogether. What keeps it ticking is to be with Young minds!! I have written research papers and got by books chapters published in the international books by international publications . Poet: I am a poet and got my poems published by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in Kavya Lehri and Kavyanjali. I also have an ebook to my credit titled 'Lyrical Emotions'. Writer(Blogger): A writer who loves writing and has written for numerous magazines, online portals and newspapers like Time of India(Youth section), The Identity, Contemporary Vibes, The Higher education, etc. A Blogger who runs her own blog. An artist who works towards improving her skills every now and then. A traveller who knows learning is much more outside the classroom. As a leaner is never satisfied with his/ her work, I believe to utilize the gift of human birth to the fullest and enjoy.

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