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The Talent Sutra

An Indian Approach to Learning
Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Sumantra Ghosal
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge in Hinduism as well as in Buddhism and Jainism. Her name is derived from the fluidity (saras) of the imagination. Human imagination enables us to invent and innovate, visualize, plan and de-risk.

Yet imagination is a bad word in the world of business and management. It strips us of certainty. We want to control the imaginations of those who work for us, prevent their minds from wandering from work. Yet every human being lives in an imagined reality. Recognizing this enables us to work with talent, build strong relationships and nurture people to face any situation with faith and patience. Failure to recognize imagination is why family owned businesses are unable to manage professionals and how professionally run companies end up creating ineffective, mechanistic talent management systems.

Training, learning and development are not just about skills and knowledge and competencies; they are about appreciating the human animal, recognizing that neither we nor those around us are programmable machines that we can plug and play. Managing people, hence relationships, is key to the survival of an organization.

Derived from Devdutt Pattanaik's influential best seller Business Sutra, this book explores concepts like creativity in the workplace, nurturing talent and the importance of teamwork. It will help employers and managers become more inclusive leaders who are able to carry their teams along with them.

©2016 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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excellent book !!

I simply loved the narration of the author and the speaker The comparison is amazing