Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Review: The Yogic Manager By Avinash Sharma

Introduction

·         ISBN – 8184954700

·         Genre: Spirituality / Non fiction

·         Publishers: Jaico Publishing House

·         Price: Rs. 225/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Having been working since a decade now the next step in my corporate ladder is definitely to lead a team and become a leader.  Somehow our ancient scriptures have always fascinated me with reference to the lessons of life. You can read about it here and here. I picked up this book solely for one reason; it said a business novel inspired by the Mahabharata. Needless to say INSEAD’s former Dean’s foreword was an added attraction.

Behind The book
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About the author
 
Avinash Sharma is a senior consultant for strategic programs at a large Canadian bank in Toronto. He builds business cases, backed by financial models, and advises executives on investment decisions. He earned his MBA from the Queen’s School of Business (Ontario), his MS in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and his BSc in Statistics from Loyola College (University of Madras). He is also a graduate of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Rishi Valley School. He previously worked as an analyst at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Read more about him HERE

Me thinks

I took a long time to read this book as I savored each and every chapter for quite some time after I had read it till it had seeped in deeper and I was ready for another one. The book is excellently written in terms of language and explanations. Spirituality, I personally believe is a highly over rated thing in our country. But with books like these I am assured that the sanctity of it still exists.  There is still a lot to be learnt and unearthed which is carefully hidden deep within our own realms. I had once read a forward message which said God hid the secret of life in man for He knew he would never look there. This book makes me want to believe it is true.  There is a lot of depth and research that reflects in each chapter. You can feel some of the words lingering long after you are done reading.

My favourite line would be:

 From thinking the Earth exists for humans, lead me to understand that humans cannot exist without the Earth.

Foodie Verdict

Source: Google Images
This book is like Chocolate Chip cookies - crunchy, chocolatey, yummy and will leave you asking for more!

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