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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — A Better .nr.narayana by N. A Better World by N. 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 honest, bold and remarkably well-argued book, N. Narayana Murthy, who shows us tha What will it take for India to bridge this great divide? Narayana Murthy, who shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu murthhy focus on two simple things: Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt n.r.nnarayana 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.
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To ask other readers questions about A Better Indiaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 13, Diana rated it liked it. If we had more men like Murthy, India would hold the position of honor on the World arena for reasons more than one.
In the book, he lists ways and means by which we can overcome major obstacles in development and commerce and doesn’t w words when he explains the harsh realities that bog the country down.
He is a man of principles and has built an empire on a virtue system that, in my opinion, needs to implemented immediately. The n.r.narqyana can get repetitive at places because these are speeches If we had more men like Murthy, India would hold the position of honor on the World arena for reasons more than one.
The book can get repetitive at places because these are speeches given at various institutes and colleges and the underlying themes are bbetter the same. But it left me feeling sad because this book will not be read by those in authority who I assume are mostly illiterate and it woorld take strong will vetter fight opposing elements in the system. Does make you think about your actions and the country’s future, which was what Murthy probably had in mind when he compiled this book. Jan 13, Yash Jain rated it liked it.
The book is old in its thinking. It is a compilation of Mr. I found them to be less relevant in the world of today.
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The author is definitely a legend and a person of impeccable reputation. His name on bh book alone can make the reader feel excited about the discussion inside it. But strangely i found the book a bit disappointing. May be we expect much more from a legend or may be legends should stick to what they are good at. But the bottom line is, this book could have been written in a far better way. The topic of essays or rather lectures that he gave all over mirthy globe are excellent and they indeed shou The author is definitely a legend and a person of impeccable reputation.
The topic of essays or rather lectures that he gave all over the globe are excellent and they indeed should be given serious thinking for a better India.
But unfortunately, except once or twice, MR Murthy has not been able to give a very concrete idea or plan. Asking everyone to be morally right and hardworking will not bring change in a miraculous way, and is too much to expect. Providing numerous statistics and numbers, and then showing grave concern on it will also change nothing!
India is a large and highly populated nation with a complex mixture of different religion, languages and cultures. So we should discuss the problems in a mature way. But sometimes Mr Murthy seems to be out of loop from some realities of our country. For example, in one of the essays under Education, he says if he becomes a principal of a secondary school, he will ” So how can we take it as a suggestion or plan to make India a better place?
Similarly his suggestion regarding eradicating corruption in politics will leave you wondering, why exactly the Singaporean minister who shot himself, should make our politicians to change their hearts? Is it the Singaporean Prime Minister’s view or the regret in deceased Minister, that should be noticed.
I wonder how this thing relates with our politicians! But still, Mr Murthy is a voice which should be given a respectable hearing even if voice gets irritatingly redundant in facts and narration and his vast experience could be of great resource for the nation. Though I was able to read very few pages of Nandan Nilekani’s ‘Imagining India’, but still i will recommend his book over Mr Murthy’s as Imagining India is much more clear in vision and Mr Nilekani has done a wonderful job to provide better arguments.
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Mar 23, Siddharth Sharma rated it liked it. This book is a collection of speeches delivered by Mr. Narayan Murthy across the world at leading b-schools and colleges.
A positive look at the way globalization is proceeding, he urges youth ie the future global leaders, to embrace this phenomenon and understand diversities in different cultures in order to do good businesses in various markets and ecosystems. Though the book, at times, feels a bit simplistic, as this issue of Ineia standing at the globalized stage has been discussed by many This book is a collection of speeches delivered by Mr. Though the book, at times, feels a bit simplistic, as this issue of India’s standing at the globalized stage has been discussed by many a writer in a gung-ho style; but then it’s Mr.
Murthy himself- our very own pioneering stalwart of entrepreneurship and a successful global figure. If he makes a call for action, it’s worth giving an attentive ear to. Its’s the length and breadth of his experience of businesses across the world, that he is in a h.r.narayana to finally suggest the simple sounding solutions that actually work. It’s this subtle energy of this book that exudes an optimism and encourages readers to realize what all they can do and start doing it!
May 30, Prashanth Akunuri rated it really liked it. Title says it all. It’s a collection of speeches made by N. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, India’s largest software company.
He is also one of the most respected Indians, especially in the corporate world. Coming to the book, Narayana Murthy speaks about how changes in governance and policies might effect India’s pace in progress for betterment. He also writes about entrepreneurship and how their small software company has become enormous, thanks to India’s early 90s economic reforms. It is a must read if you are interested to read about India, x in the words of a corporate leader.
Jul 13, Raghavendra Kulkarni rated it liked it. This is an unbiased and very n.r.nnarayana book on India which clearly states what we are good at, what we are not good at, what are our problems, how can they be solved etc. Although some topics are repeated in some of the spe This is an unbiased and very bold book on India which clearly states what we are good at, what we are not good at, what worlld our problems, how can they be solved etc.
Although some kurthy are repeated in some of the speeches for completeness, I suggest reading 2 to 3 speeches every week and not read the book in one shot. Mar 20, Juha rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is a refreshing book by an important business leader. I was very much positively surprised. Narayana Murthy, the founder and chairman of Infosys presents a rather coherent and positive vision to the world according to himself.
In the introduction to his book, he outlines these: It is difficult to imagine that million people in the country do not have access to safe drinking water and million people do not have access to basic medical care. Why should million people not have access to acceptable sanitation facilities even in ? When you see world-class supermarkets and food chains in our towns, and n.r.naryaana our urban youngsters gloat over the choice of toppings on their pizzas, why should 51 per cent of the children in the country be undernourished?
When India is among the largest producers of engineers and scientists in the world, why should 52 per cent of the primary schools have only one teacher for every two classes?
His starting point is Franklin D. Narayana Murthy is a well-read and well-travelled, learned man who clearly thinks a lot about societal issues. In the introduction his acknowledged three books that have influenced him deeply: This rather eclectic selection shows the breadth of his reading and attests to an open mind.
He builds his own philosophy on these disparate strains of thought, emphasizing the importance of values and leadership. His student years in France in the s were very important in forming his thinking. In the first chapter, a lecture to students, he compares France to India for its civil-mindedness: Here he breaks clear of the Left, placing the onus on the individual, as well as n.r.narayan society as a whole, to take responsibility for its own destiny.
He tells a story of how he lost any sympathy for the Left after having been incarcerated by Bulgarian authorities when traveling back from Paris to India in pp. This is a collection of 37 essays and speeches given at a variety of fora during the s and selected for n.r.harayana book by the aa himself.
They are divided into sections: Address to students; Values; Important national issues; Education; Leadership challenges; Corporate and public governance; Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy; Entrepreneurship; Globalization; and, finally, three short chapters on Infosys.
In such a collection it is inevitable that there are overlaps between the chapters and many recurrent themes. He exhorts his values: Humility is scarce in this country.