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The Bhishma Way: Ancient Dharma for Modern Business and Politics by [Balasubramanian, N.]

The Bhishma Way: Ancient Dharma for Modern Business and Politics Kindle Edition

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Contemporary dilemmas, whether in business or politics, bear an uncanny resemblance to the predicaments witnessed in the ever-timely epic, the Mahabharata. Who else but Bhishma Pitamah then to the rescue of the modern-day manager, politician or bureaucrat! In the epic, Bhishma is the upholder of truth and dharma, his life shaped by the difficult choices he makes. He isn’t always infallible, but even where his decisions are questionable, he serves as a role model.
Prof. N. Balasubramanian uses this powerful figure and his selfless values as a guide to make the right choices in The Bhishma Way. He discusses the importance of values, dharma, truth, justice and governance in businesses and governments. Analyses of real-life cases—among them, Union Carbide and the Bhopal gas tragedy, James Hardie and asbestos in Australia, and Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea—complement the mythological stories and insightful anecdotes in this illuminating and thought-provoking book. This serves as an instructive read for anyone striving for a higher moral code in day-to-day decision-making and leadership.

About the Author

With more than half a century of work experience behind him, ‘Bala’ has a unique blend of exposure to industry and academia that is not easy to come by. Three and a half decades of senior- and board-level responsibilities in companies such as Imperial Chemical Industries, Britannia and Wipro are complemented by teaching and research activities at the Indian Institutes of Management Ahmedabad and Bangalore over the last two decades. A non-practising Chartered Accountant with a PhD in business finance, and a deep interest in Indian scriptures and heritage, his academic and research interests span corporate governance, business ethics and responsibility, public policy, and board-level counselling and evaluation. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards, CII’s National Council on Corporate Governance and the Advisory Committee of the National Stock Exchange’s Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance among others. This is his eighth book, and second with Random House. Bala lives with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and a charming granddaughter in Thane, near Mumbai.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1353 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Random Business (24 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018W3TYDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,69,615 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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