MANAGEMENT BY IDIOTS – AUTHOR DR ARUP ROY CHOUDHURY, CMD, NTPC – BOOK REVIEW BY BIMTECH

MANAGEMENT BY IDIOTS – AUTHOR DR ARUP ROY CHOUDHURY, CMD, NTPC – BOOK REVIEW BY BIMTECH

 

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MANAGEMENT BY IDIOTS BOOK REVIEW BY BIMTECH WRITTEN BY DR ARUP ROY CHOUDHURY, CMD, NTPC

 

DR ARUP ROY CHOUDHURY, CMD, NTPC IN HIS BOOK REVIEW MANAGEMENT BY IDIOTS.

 

There are many books written about management containing various lessons and theories based on extensive research and experiences of many. Management books have earned for themselves the reputation of being difficult to read. But the book “Management by Idiots” offers an enjoyable reading material which is thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable. It also makes reading about management idiot-proof. Even a person with no interest in management studies will benefit from reading the book.

This is a book by somebody who has 34 years of firsthand experience in the realm of management. The 116-page book is a succinct reflection of real life stories spread into 20 chapters. And to make a happy reading, each chapter in Management by Idiots starts with an apt cartoon and a popular saying or phrase or one liner such as ‘Jo dargayasamjhowo mar gaya; kaalkare so aajkar, aajkare so ab; Horn please, and Write your own obituary’.

And to make management lessons easier for readers, author links such one liner with management lessons in short and lucid readable chapters. He has written what he has practiced and reflected his point of view and his perception and a one will find it difficult to disagree.

Thebook, could be read anywhere, anytime. However, reader who is hard pressed for time will get so engrossed in reading that he will finish reading the book without keeping the time in perspective as it presents the thought and articulates the heart felt concepts developed during three and half decades of learning in a very interesting way.

He has presented good points to ponder and practice in life for success. For example – Accepting criticism and failures are an individual’s biggest virtues. Humility is the path of success. He says- ‘‘If you close your eyes for a moment and reflect on the changes that have happened to you at the personal level ‘from a young undergraduate to where you are today’ you would be surprised to find yourself to be a different person from what you were at earlier stages in life…

this change could not have happened unless you had the strength to accept criticism, to accept failures, to accept others’ perspectives and points of view and to accept the situation that you were in,’’ Choudhury who is the Chairman and Managing of state-run NTPC said in his book.

The book is an account of the author’s vast experience in life.

Sprinkled with anecdotes from renowned authors William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Pablo Picasso and Rabindranath Tagore, Choudhury also mentions that SrimadBhagwad Gita captures the same truth when it says that you should accept heat and cold, joy and sorrow with equanimity and detachment.The book attempts to showcase the Indian ethos and how to take people along. His management mantra is rooted in Indian system different from the Western model of thinking.

Similarly, in a business situation, fearless mind plays an important role in every day decision-making by way of overcoming threats, challenges and obstacles. He emphasises that a human being should keep re-inventing himself.

The crux of the whole issue is that you must keep yourself open. You must believe in your abilities and look for inputs and feedback to strengthen your abilities. You should keep all the doors and windows open in your system to receive ideas, to weed out weaknesses and to fine tune your internal system for continuous betterment.

He concludes by saying that one should set a goal at every stage in life, chart out a roadmap to achieve the goal by laying down ‘achievable targets’ and clear strategy.

Younger generation will find this book more interesting. Among the various other things the book touches upon is the Indian way of management by jugaad. He recollects an incident during his posting in Iraq when a consignment of sand got wet just before a concreting work. Quickly, firewood was gathered to dry the sand, and the work went on.

This book will be really a good inspiration to young… young technocrats particularly. Practical tips… how to handle a situation. And the tips to handle situation means mainly the tips to handle the people who are manning the situations.

It may be suggested to keep this book within easy reach like diary for casual turning the pages as it has motivational value as well as reference value. The title of the concluding chapter, and an important theme throughout the book, is—‘Sankalpashuddha hi siddha, or the purity of resolve is a task managed. This is an apt caption for this well-written educational book