From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom is a book that sets a new exemplary guide to leadership. Most leaders whether it is in the field of business or in other walks of life pay importance to the conventional way of leading which focuses on the sure-shot formula that generates profits for the organisation as well as an excellence in the way the organisation is operated. The time-tested formula renders the type of leadership to a much functional and profit oriented one, neglecting an approach that is based on prime-growth opportunities. On the other hand, following the path of smart leadership can lead to a fast growth of the organisation that may not be ever-lasting. Setting a solid foundation of the organisation by striking a balance between being Smart and Wise is a long term investment that will eventually be fruitful.
The authors of the book Prasad Kaipa and Navi Rajdou will take you through a series of ideas that will prove the point that being only Smart does not result in good leadership and being Wise is an essential ingredient that will ultimately enhance the growth of an organisation or institution. For those born leaders as well as leaders in the making, the book is a journey that will enlighten your inner self and instigate the spark within you. Step by step and striking revelations of the success strategies of most successful personalities that walked the earth and still live, puts you through a road that is not only illuminating but inspiring.
Based on real-life stories of leaders like M.K Gandhi, Bill Gates, N.R. Narayana Murthy and Warren Buffet, who have set exemplary landmarks in history, the authors have put across the six very important characteristics as foundation to readers who wants to etch their own name in gold in the pages of history.
Prasad Kaipa is an eminent author, mentor and life-coach. He also served as Executive Director (2007-2009) of the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Dr. Prasad Kaipa earned a B.S. in physics, chemistry and mathematics-Sri Venkateswara University, Anantapur, India. (1974). He also received a Ph.D. in solid-state physics-Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1983). His other works include Discontinuous Learning: Igniting Genius Within by Aligning Self, Work, and Family.
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. His other notable works include Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2012), which was an international bestseller. This hardcover book is listed with the ISBN number of 978-8184003710