We live in a fast-paced and highly competitive world. The last few years have seen changes not witnessed in centuries. Have all these developments increased our sense of well-being? Data seems to suggest otherwise!
The Happiness Trail shows us an attainable, contextual way to achieve two seemingly complementary goals, happiness and success, that we many a time discover to be contradictory.
In this book Ramesh Venkateswaran lays down five easy-to-follow approaches to a happy and successful life, which he calls the five I's: Integrity, Interact, Involve, Imbibe and Impact. Armed with this road map, the ever-elusive happiness seems within reach and success a natural consequence.
'energetic, philosophical and incisive'
R. Gopalakrishnan, Former Director, Tata Sons and Vice Chairman, Hindustan Unilever
'There is a not a lot of wisdom in the world today, but we can find it in this book. The examples and messages are timeless.'
Michael A . Cusumano, Deputy Dean and SMR Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
'the book is a page turner and a pleasure to read'
A. 'Parsu' Parasuraman, Emeritus Professor of Marketing and James W. McLamore Chair Emeritus, University of Miami
'an extremely relevant book in these frantic times'
Geet Sethi, Former World Billiards Champion, Padma Shri
'This book provides, across age-barriers, a pragmatic road map for life, that is signposted for sensitivity and compassion unto others, and ethical conduct for oneself.'
Admiral Arun Prakash, Former Chief of the Naval Staff
'Eminently readable and brilliantly insightful'
MM Murugappan, Former Executive Chairman, The Murugappa Group
Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore
'Ramesh's ability to connect the dots across different sectors and generations makes for a fascinating read.'
Hema Ravichander, Strategic Advisor and Independent Director, Marico Industries and Indian Hotels Company Ltd
'knowledge tempered with judgement'
Venky Mysore, Managing Director, Kolkata Knight Riders and CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment
'This book shows a way to achieve genuine happiness.'
Arun Balakrishnan, Former Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
'Ramesh has brought much practicality to a fuzzy subject. And the best part is the toolkit that it provides. It would appeal to the young and old, parent and child, student and teacher.'
Bhaskar Bhat, Former Managing Director, Titan Industries; Director, Tata Sons and Chairman, Vistara Airlines