Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Good read at work.............

Birbal was the intelligent courtier of King Akbar, who later became his management advisor. Birbal Tales is famous among most Indian children for the full-length humour that every story is lined with.

'Solve your Problems - The Birbal Way ' is a book by two Indian Authors. This book has about seventy short stories, with one or two management moral lessons at the end of every tale. It is hundred percent fun to read and a great way to take a break between work.

Never before would you have enjoyed management lessons as in this book. The morals in this book are, for a change, without management jargon.. and that's what you'd like about the book.

The cover page does not look like its designed for managers or grown-ups in general, the fonts do not look serious ( to me serious means - 9 point font, close spaced and long paragraphs) and you don't have to read it in one shot as you would want to read a novel.....

If you are the kind who is constantly aspiring to keep a cool environment at work, then 'Birbal Tales' is one of the best ways to help you out... at your own pace....

We have a copy of this book in our cube for anyone to stop by, spend five minutes on a story or two and leave our cube as a better informed person about management principles. Even if the management principles don't sink in, at least the stories would have brought a smile on the reader's face... and that's some times what you need to keep your work day alive with enthusiasm...

As I see, for best experience of the reading, you need to read a story or two per day and not finish the whole book overnight, however tempted you might be...

5 comments:

Sanjay M said...

Thanks for your comments on my site. About Akbar and Birbal stories, looks like a great read. You should also check out this article Work is an opportunity on Bellur's blog that Id submitted, along the same lines!

Dew Drop said...

Thanks a lot Sanjay for the comments and informative posts for me to read.

:)

Interesting.

Keep reading and posting valuable comments.

Deeps

Pranaav said...

Do you have it as an ebook?

Dew Drop said...

Hi Pranav,

I am not sure... The idea is look away from your computer for a while.. so in my opinion, you should go for a hard copy..

:) Thanks for your comment.
Deepa

Pranaav said...

Germany la hard copy ku enga poguradhu? :(

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