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R. Gopalakrishnan is corporate adviser, The Mindworks. He is the author of bestselling books such... Read More

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R. Gopalakrishnan is corporate adviser, The Mindworks. He is the author of bestselling books such as The Case of the Bonsai Manager, When the Penny Drops: Learning What's Not Taught, and A Biography of Innovations: From Birth to Maturity. He studied physics at Kolkata University, engineering at IIT Kharagpur and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has served as the chairman of Unilever Arabia, MD of Brooke Bond Lipton, vice chairman of Hindustan Lever, and as the executive director of Tata Sons and several Tata companies. He also serves as an independent director of listed companies like Akzo Nobel India, Castrol India and Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka. Gopal mentors a start-up called Mapmygenome Private Limited, the board of which he chairs. He is actively engaged in both instructional and inspirational speaking.

All knowledge is the result of experiences, either one's own or the recorded experiences of other people. While theoretical knowledge can be acquired in academic institutions, putting it into practice and gaining intuitive wisdom requires many years of experience.
If a person keeps an open mind and is willing to listen, one can learn from triumphs and failures-their own and those of others. Doing this can help them gain insights into themselves, have moments 'when the penny drops'.
Everyone has positive and negative attributes. Negative traits such as jealousy, arrogance, refusal to accept new ideas might stand in the way of personal progress. Identifying and managing these negative attributes can be a difficult task.
When The Penny Drops: Learning What's Not Taught is filled with anecdotes of people in similar situations and their experiences. The book is divided into four parts. The first part looks at the author's own career, spanning forty years, in the field of management. The next three parts look at the different aspects of personal and work factors that managers have to deal with.
Peppered with life stories and anecdotes, experiences from his own career and from those of famous personalities like J.R.D. Tata, When The Penny Drops can help managers gain insights into their own psyche and their way of functioning.

Product Details

Title: When the Penny Drops
Author: R. Gopalakrishnan
SKU: BK0123805
EAN: 9780670082964
Binding: Paperback

About Author

R. Gopalakrishnan has been a professional manager for forty-two years. He serves as an executive director of Tata Sons Ltd, and as a director on the board of Tata Power, Tata Technologies, AkzoNobel India, Castrol India and ABP Pvt. Ltd. He began his career in 1967 as a computer analyst with Hindustan Lever after studying physics in Kolkata and electronic engineering at IIT Kharagpur.

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