- Audio CD
- Publisher: Bookstalk Audiobooks & Penguin India (1 December 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9381215111
- ISBN-13: 978-9381215111
- Package Dimensions: 20.2 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,48,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Case of the Bonsai Manager Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Dec 2011
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1 extremely practical
2 Gopalakrishnan sir narrates his actual experiences
3 superbly interesting anecdotes from the natural world
4 it's about intuition which mostly none of the business books cover
The natural world is relevant as we too are a part of the natural world and hence its working suits more to our inherent style rather than the academic learning style .
5 it comes from one of the top business CEO
All in all , a must read if you want to gain valuable insights into intuition
The book now also includes self help workbook that contains practical lessons on developing intuition
Must read for enthusiastic managers, particularly early to mid-age career segment.
The Case of the Bonsai Manager is the perfect antidote for every manager who feels they are not achieving their full potential. Effective leadership is not just about hard facts but also about listening to, and using, your intuition. Using anecdotes from Nature and the world of management, R.Gopalakrishnan explores how you can be more intuitive, inclusive and humane.
Using animal behavior to derive learnings for human beings is as old as the concept of story-telling itself – Aesop’s Fables, the Hitopadesa, and the Jataka Tales are probably early examples of this. Of late, using animal stories as a metaphor for organizational learning has taken off quite significantly – Squirrel Inc. is an example of that. But Bonsai is different, because Gopalakrishnan uses the natural behavior of certain animals (many of them unknown and therefore esoteric for someone who is not an avid watcher of Discovery Channel or National Geographic Channel) and complements that with real-life business examples, especially from his personal life and those of the people he has worked with. Great concept, and lends itself to an interesting read. A different kind of business how-to book, surely.
Drawing on science facts from Nature, business case-studies and anecdotes from his rich personal experience, the author builds powerful examples to reinforce his ideas for self-development. The writing is informal, light-hearted and entertaining. The key learnings of each chapter are neatly summarized at the end. This makes it easier to put the ideas into action. There are also some self-awareness exercises that can be used to help personalize the information for your own context.
The case of the bonsai manager is a refreshingly different book.
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