A Saint in the Board Room
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A Saint in the Board Room  (English, Paperback, Durgadoss R.)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Konark Publishers Pvt.Ltd
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9789322008031, 9322008032
  • Edition: 2012
  • Pages: 412
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A Saint In The Boardroom is about the journey Arjun, a failed CEO, makes to Lalgudi from his boardroom in London is more symbolic than it is physical. R. Durgadoss and Yerram Raju Behara have chosen the premise for this self help book to be a series of interactions between a successful CEO and his deceased father’s soul.

Summary Of The Book

A Saint In The Boardroom follows the protagonist, Arjun, who is a successful banker educated in Harvard University. His success is easily measured by the title he holds in being lauded as the ‘best CEO of all banks’. His happiness is abruptly ended with the financial crisis that sucks into its vortex the world of banking that Arjun is intimately associated with. This reality’s blow is compounded with Arjun learning of his father’s death. A well loved teacher, his values are lost on his son, Arjun. The failed banker had become a major link to the world of finance that is bereft of the morality or ethics that his father so keenly pursued through his life.

Arjun makes the journey to his hometown Lalgudi, a small town in Southern India from London to attend the final rites of passage following his father’s death. The ten day long rituals become more than just a religious rite of passage and Arjun finds himself answering his dearly departed father’s questions. This becomes closer to a quest for enlightenment. What is the real secret or what are the real secrets to winning. His father answers this pertinent question through a parallel argument that outlines the importance of winning without sinning.

Is there salvation for Arjun, not just spiritually but to find a foothold again in his desired profession. A Saint In the Boardroom answers these questions through the narrative structure of conversations between a father’s soul and his son. The book is aimed at finding the right strategies to emerge victorious from a battle.

A Saint In the Boardroom uses the domain expertise of the writers, Durgadoss and Behara, both of whom have been closely associated with the financial cosmos. The accessibility of the language and the novel format this self help book follows renders it a paradigm unto itself. It has been lauded by several critics as a timely read because of the relevant content and the honorable intentions it aims to espouse in the youth of today.

About The Authors

R. Durgadoss is a management consultant and A Saint In the Boardroom is his debut in the literary landscape.

He has a Ph.D in corporate governance and has been associated with consultancy for over thirty years. He is currently Group Director for Finance and Strategy in the House of S.T. Bhatia, UAE.

Yerram Raju Behara is a well known economist, banker and management consultant.

He has also worked as an educator in the Administrative Staff College of India. He has been honoured as a recipient of the International Man Of The Year(1991-92) award among other accolades bestowed through his prolific career. He is presently a member in the Expert Committee on Cooperative Banking in Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Konark Publishers Pvt.Ltd
Publication Year
  • 2012
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  • B. Yerram Raju is a distinguished economist turned banker and management consultant with nearly three decades of banking experience with the SBI and a decade and half of teaching, training and consultancy experience with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He is presently Member, Expert Committee on Cooperative Banking, Government of Andhra Pradesh and also Regional Director, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. He has authored 14 books and published more than 500 articles in the leading financial dailies of India, including The Hindu. He has consulted with State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Government of India, and international organizations like the UNIDO, UNCTAD and World Bank. He has addressed several international forums in South East Asia, Geneva etc., and has also been the recipient of awards – International Man of the Year (1991-92); Sir S. Radhakrishnan Teacher of Teachers Award of Siv Sivani Institute of Management (2008) and Bharat Guarav Puraskar (2005) of the International Integrity, Peace and Friendship Society, Bangalore.
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The Journey to Success

A beautifully written book,which takes you through secrets of winning in today's professional world. The character of Arjun is well portrayed and a connection can be formed by Millenials
generation.
The book also reveals the work-life balance effectively with examples dealing with day to day activities/challenges faced.
Well written book on Self-Motivation and to help one deal with their professional lives without compromising on their values.
A must read for budding entrepreneurs and leisure...
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sneha

Apr, 2012

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An Enlightening Read

If a book can be called as a timely...then this is it...In today's times being a professional is not a easy task. The vagaries of the environment have such a large effect on ones life that sometimes the loss of control can be daunting. The book will make sense of the the challenges faced by today's youngsters. The book explains lucidly in a very innovative story format how to handle the daily challenges. I am sure that each one of us will be able to identify with the shades of the main protag...
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Padmanabh Diwanji

Apr, 2012

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A good book !

When I started reading the book I was exhilirated by the facts on Recession in USA-the bare facts which caused many Great Institutions fall. The dialogue between Arjuna and his father is sometimes hard and seems I am reading book on values! But it is an excellent book worth assimilating
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Surendra Kumar

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May, 2012

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