The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power by Devdutt Pattanaik [Book Review]

Big Data.jpgTitle : The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power

Author : Devdutt Pattanaik

ISBN : 9789384067465

Publisher : Aleph Book Company

Genre : Economics and Business Management

Pages : 137

Source : Self

Rating : 5 stars

 

 

Devdutt Pattanaik is not a new name in Indian literary scene lately. If I have to take one name who has actually revived the way “Indian Mythology” is interpreted and presented to readers in the recent times, it has to be Dr. Pattanaik. He has read numerous books after the tremendous success of “Jaya: An illustrated retelling of Mahabharata” and this book too does complete justice to its title and intention of the author.
There are four sections in the book- Significance, Property, Rules and Stability. Each section has many chapters. The distinct feature of each of these chapters is the way it has been presented. Each chapter in turn has three parts :- The first part describes an anecdote from Indian Mythology. Apart from introduction, this anecdote gives you an idea what the author is going to discuss in the chapter.

In the second part, the author puts forward his own comments as to how this anecdote is important in the present context and explains the various points and learning that you can imbibe from the particular anecdote.

In the third part, the author describes a hypothetical situation in a company/corporate setup and analogize it with the mythological anecdote, profoundly explaining how an incident from ancient Indian mythology can prove to be true and relatable in a corporate setup.

The book is also full of hand made flowcharts and graphics which, apart from being a welcome sight to the eyes while reading, also complement the author in his efforts to present his thoughts and concepts.

I got this book as a birthday gift but now I am looking forward to read the other gems from the author- Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management and The Success Sutra: An Indian Approach to Wealth.

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