A Better India, a Better World

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Penguin Books India, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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With one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world and an array of recent achievements in technology, industry and entrepreneurship, India strides confidently towards the future. But, in the world's largest democracy, not everyone is equally fortunate. Some 300 million Indians are still prey to hunger, illiteracy and disease, and 53 per cent of India's children are still undernourished.

What will it take for India to bridge this great divide? When will the fruits of development reach the poorest of the poor, and wipe the tears from the eyes of every man, woman and child, as Mahatma Gandhi had dreamt? And how should this, our greatest challenge ever, be negotiated?

In this extraordinarily inspiring and visionary book, N.R. Narayana Murthy, who pioneered, designed and executed the Global Delivery Model that has become the cornerstone of India's success in information technology services outsourcing, shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu'must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India, Narayana Murthy lays down the ground rules that must be followed if future generations are to inherit a truly progressive nation.

Built on Narayana Murthy's lectures delivered around the world, A Better India: A Better World is a manifesto for the youth, the architects of the future, and a compelling argument for why a better India holds the key to a better world.
  

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Review: A Better India: A Better World

User Review  - Vibhor - Goodreads

NRNarayan Murthy is an epitome of a man who lived by his principles all his life. This also reflected in Infosys, the organization that went on to be respected by the world. This book is a collection ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shobhit Taneja - Goodreads

We(Indian's) can bring the change.. V.inspiring book.. must read for youngsters.. Read full review

Contents

Learning from Experience
3
The Indian of the Twentyfirst Century
9
Succeeding in the Contemporary World
18
The Need for Excellence
29
A Case for a More Open Trade Regime in India
37
What Can We Learn from the West?
47
The Role of Discipline in Accelerating National Development
55
How Can We Stop Corruption in India?
66
A Leadership Mindset for a Resurgent India
166
A Checklist or a Mindset?
173
Corporate Governance and its Relevance to India
185
A Practitioners Viewpoint
193
A New Model for Effective Public Governance
201
Compassionate Capitalism
211
18
219
Reflections of an Entrepreneur
229

In Praise of Secularism
72
My Empowered India
78
Population and Economic Development in India
93
A Framework for Urban Planning in Modern India
101
The Eight Visions that Changed the Face of India
112
What Would I Do if I Were the Principal
129
The Unfinished Agenda
149
Lessons from the Infosys Journey
157
On Entrepreneurship
238
Do We Need a Flat World?
247
Making Globalization Work for India
257
Transforming Emerging Economies and
270
33
271
The Importance of Respect for a Corporation
281
37
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