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Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders by [Nidumolu, Ram]
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''This book provides a timely -- and eloquent -- reminder that business does not operate in a moral vacuum and that tomorrow's business leaders will need to be driven by a deeper sense of purpose. After reading it, no one can doubt that business can -- and should -- become a giver and not a taker in a system that gives it life in the first place.'' --Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

''Two Birds in a Tree beautifully describes principles that enable leaders to give back to humanity and nature while running successful companies. It is a book filled with wonderful images and stories, both ancient and modern, that are worth savoring.'' --Casey Sheahan, CEO, Patagonia

''Two Birds in a Tree helps open up our minds to the importance of leadership that is anchored in our interconnection. As leaders, we need to listen more deeply to each other, find purpose in our work, and commit to making a positive change in the world.'' --Eileen Fisher, founder and CEO, Eileen Fisher, Inc.

''If we are to make a transition to a humane world where business restores equality, ecology, and equanimity, it will be based on the principles revealed in our ancient collective wisdom as so beautifully portrayed herein.'' --Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce and Blessed Unrest

''Through an illuminating journey into ancient Indian wisdom, Two Birds describes a new type of leadership that can help us manage our businesses successfully and sustainably, rather than at the expense of the planet and people. It beautifully shows that the true sustainability of humanity is actually a matter of the heart and mind, compelling us to act consciously for the future rather than continuing to ignore today's realities.'' --Jochen Zeitz, Director, Kering; former Chairman and CEO, Puma; and cofounder of The B Team

''Two Birds provides unique insight about the balance needed between our roles in meeting the financial goals of our business and in improving society. The reader can quickly identify with each bird and the branches we all navigate in our career and personal lives to enable continuous learning and adapting.'' --Kevin Kramer, President of Wiring Division and Vice President, Stoneridge, Inc.

''Ram Nidumolu has done a beautiful service by reintroducing us to the ancient wisdom of the Upanishads. Far from being out of date, this wisdom is a contemporary, brilliant lamp that both exposes our current destructive ways and illuminates the way out of this perilous time. For those who yearn to offer meaningful leadership in service to this time, this book offers clear guidance.'' --Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and So Far from Home

''A brilliant and inspirational look at how business -- which today controls global economics and politics -- can fix the messes it created. Two Birds encourages those responsible, now and in the future, to take the reins of leadership and truly lead.'' --John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

''Those who read Ram Nidumolu's remarkable book on the future of leadership will find a deep well of inspiration and wisdom. Both are things they desperately need at a time when so many of them are being forced to draw on their deepest selves to provide their people with purpose and a sense of direction.'' --John Elkington, cofounder of SustainAbility and Volans and author of The Zeronauts

''Nidumolu's use of the Upanishads weaves an ancient story about Being that is still deeply relevant today but has been hidden by our Western ways of thinking. Being must be reawakened if we are to find our way out of the havoc our thinking has produced.'' --John Ehrenfeld, former Director, MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment, and coauthor of Flourishing

About the Author

Ram Nidumolu is the founder and CEO of InnovaStrat, which provides consulting and advisory services to help Fortune 500 companies develop a corporate vision, strategy, and identity around sustainability. He is a scholar at Stanford University's Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory and has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the University of Arizona, and Santa Clara University. He has written for the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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  • File Size: 2143 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1609945778
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (October 7, 2013)
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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