Long before the blitz of âmodern ageâ wiped away our patience, it was stories that were the most potent medium to transfer the accumulated wisdom of mankind. From politics to spirituality, and from commerce to war, stories were used as a knowledge tool. The bestselling author, voracious reader and accomplished technology professional that Dev Prasad is, he always felt the irresistible need of reinventing and revitalizing storytelling to address problems of modern-day living. The present volume is born of that effort. More than a carefully collated anthology of tales both ancient and new, and anecdotes, both personal and apocryphal, From Vedanta to WhatsApp is meant to be a ready reckoner for one and all, as we wade through the challenges of everyday life. So keep that smartphone away and dive into the addictive world of storytelling!
Dev Prasad’s debut book “KRISHNA: A Journey Through the Lands & Legends of Krishna” was long listed for “Vodafone Crossword Award”. His second book “Pitch It !” was on the Bestseller list at leading Bookstores across India. It bagged the Second Prize of the prestigious ISTD Book Award (Instituted by “Indian Society for Training and Development”.) It was shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year 2014 Award. He has given lectures on Leadership and Management at prestigious Management Schools such as IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. He has talked at various Forums such as IEEE International Conference, Rotary International Conference, NASSCOM, NHRD Bangalore, NHRD Hyderabad, Bangalore Management Association and Madras Management Association. He has also been invited to many Corporates for talks.
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To be frank I am not a big fan of self help books and have seldom ventured into that territory. But this book kept me engaged mainly because it contains interesting stories from sources varying from Vedas, panchtantra and ofcourse internet. To top that the author has quoted anecdotes from his own life giving a contemporary feel to the old and mostly forgotten stories. You may or may not agree with the authors inferences on the stories but you can't help yourself from enjoying the stories and ...
This is one of the best books that I have read in recent times. It’s an anthology of 60 tales- some ancient and some new. Each tale ends with the author’s interpretation. I read this book whenever I am withdrawn or low in spirits. Reading a few anecdotes immediately boosts up my energy level and some source of confidence to deal with day-today issues. A MUST read to handle stress in this modern world.