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This is an excerpt from Business Sutra

In the complete book, best-selling author, leadership coach and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik shows how, despite its veneer of objectivity, modern management is rooted in Western beliefs and obsessed with accomplishing rigid objectives and increasing shareholder value. By contrast, the Indian way of doing business, as apparent in Indian mythology, but no longer seen in practice, accommodates subjectivity and diversity and offers an inclusive, more empathetic way of achieving success. Great value is placed on darshan - that is, on how we see the world and our relationship with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. 

Business Sutra uses stories, symbols and rituals drawn from Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythology to understand a wide variety of business situations that range from running a successful tea stall to nurturing talent in a large multinational corporation. At the heart of the book is a compelling premise: if we believe that wealth needs to be chased, the workplace becomes a rana-bhoomia battleground of investors, regulators, employers, employees, vendors, competitors and customers; if we believe that wealth needs to be attracted, the workplace becomes a ranga-bhoomia playground where everyone is happy. 

Brilliantly argued, original and thoroughly accessible, Business Sutra presents a radical and nuanced approach to management, business and leadership in a diverse, fast-changing, and increasingly polarized world. 

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Not the complete book

The original book is more than 400 pages and audiobooks are longer than 11 hrs. The audiobook available here has just 1 chapter and has a length of 1 hr.

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disappointing

It has very little useful content. The author starts off well but lost track of the topic mid-way. Very disappointing.

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one of the best read of 2018

Clarity about concept and putting such a complex stuffs in a sober manner is phenomenal.

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crap. very poorly written. bad work. twisted facts. need to stop blaming others and introspect more

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Great! An excellent overview and summary on Indian

Nicely compared East n West approaches to hierarchy, work and thinking process. A solid conclusion on Varna vs Jaati mentality. How West had influenced our view of Hinduism n secularism. Sanatan and our root practices. Conclusion was great.. Loved it. Non - Indian readers would find it difficult to understand to direct references to God's and practices.