Enterprise of the Soul

About the Book:

What are the intellectual and spiritual sources and roots of Indian entrepreneurship? Is there a concept of capitalism that is born of the traditional scholarship, received wisdom and shared civilizational experiences of India, or is it only a Western derivative? Enterprise of the Soul, written by a hardnosed corporate executive and business leader who has also spent decades studying Indian philosophical and spiritual texts, investigates this phenomenon. It is a testament to the idea that the Indian spirit of enterprise draws from the Indian enterprise of spiritualism.

Grids Of Change Managing Power Games And Power Lines

About the Book:

Being the head honcho of a public sector enterprise is one of the most exacting or testing positions in the corporate world. Heading an archetypal corporate set-up where strengthening the bottom line is your sole objective is one thing; leading a corporation that has a crucial public service to perform while continuing to increase profits for its owners—the Government of India—is another. As chairman of PowerGrid.,one of India's leading utility companies, R.P. Singh was on the inside track of Indian business, government and policy for 12 long years—years spent not just reshaping power networking in India but also raising the benchmark in corporate governance. It wasn't always easy. Conservative, anti-reform forces had to be contested, rivals fought off, political and other influences contained. This book tells the story of how it was done. R.P. Singh reveals the inside workings of India's government-owned business sector, the saga of how a start-up with borrowed staff and facilities was built into a public-sector jewel and one of the leading power grid operators of the world. This is a fascinating business book: part memoir, part management manual, part survival guide.

About the Author

Born in 1948 in Bihar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Singh is among India's best-known technocrats in the infrastructure and power sector. He was chairman and managing director of PowerGrid Corporation of India, India's transmission utility, from 1996 to 2008. Dr. Singh is now an independent consultant and writer based in New Delhi, advising organizations such as the World Bank and serving on the boards of leading companies. Dr. Singh's first book, Grids of Change (Penguin, 2009), was devoted to his experiences while helping build PowerGrid. Enterprise of the Soul is his second book. He is working on a third book, on India's power sector.