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Practical Wisdom 1

Practical Wisdom 1

Practical Wisdom 1

In Real Life and Management

  • By: Kochouseph Chittilappilly

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ISBN: 9788130923987

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2019

Pages: 126

Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Inch

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide

"Mr. Kochouseph's enormous success in his areas of business was not just pot luck. A lot of brooding and assessments have gone into the shaping of his enterprises. Like all creative people, he wanted to carve victory out of adverse circumstances. And he has done it admirably. For him, business was a pursuit of excellence, as the book reveals.
The readers can take the words to their hearts, as they are sprouting from a fertile mind with a transparent and positive approach to life, work and society in general. The sincerity of the writing makes it endearing. The reader feels very often that 'I wanted to say that' or 'I could have said it' "

M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Jnanpeeth Award Winner and Renowned Writer

"I realise how useful and delightful a person I would have been if had a chance to go through such a valuable book of Practical Wisdom in my younger days. This magnificent book is a helpful companion to everyone."
Late K.M. Mathew, Malayala Manorama

"The author's approach to problems faced by the decision makers are simple and totally pragmatic. It is an absorbing and interesting work. Narrations are coupled with humour and wisdom. Mr. Kochouseph's attitude to issues are humane and practical."
M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Managing Director, Mathrubhumi

"I am sure, many young managers and entrepreneurs will benefit from his incisive insights in the book Practical Wisdom."
Anil Kapoor, Chairman Emeritus, DRAFTFCB

"To me, management is basically an art. It is an interpretation of existing natural phenomena into a more beautiful and acceptable form. When I first read these articles, I was convinced of one thing. The author is an artist in the real sense. An exquisite creation of art gives joy to everybody and inspiration to many. I am sure, this book, Practical Wisdom, will do the same."
K.L. Mohana Varma, Writer and Columnist

"Wonderful insights into the way we think and act. That's what makes this very down-to-earth book so inspiring and at the same time so relatable at the workplace, at home, in life."
Bunty Peerbhoy, Chairman, MAA Group


In this book the author Kochouseph Chittilappilly has documenting simple truths drawn from his own personal experiences and the experience of his company - V-Guard. Simple truths told from experience and wrapped into wisdom drawn from the familiar. Can you re-tell the story of the Hare and the Tortoise and draw lessons on globalization that competent people win if they are only a little more careful in putting their competencies to use, than rotting them? This book also deals with issues like: Delegation, Empowerment, Talent Identification, Forgiveness, Happiness, Inquisitiveness, Emotional stability, Trust, etc.


Target Audience:

Useful for managers, entrepreneurs & the general public. It is peppered with practical wisdom relatable to the workplace, at home and in life.


Foreword • Preface • The origin of the book • Recipe for success • Successful personality • Positive thinking • Self-confidence • Delegation • Empowerment • Thoughts and character • Happiness • Emotional intelligence • Emotional stability • Right attitude • True happiness • Real success • Ignite your inner power • Be fair and firm • Truth begets courage • Nobody can make you inferior without your consent • Forgive and forget • Analyse the effectiveness of each work • Be inquisitive • Your personality is reflected in your deeds • Rule over challenge and controversy • Trust, to get the best • Live in the present • Realise your strength • Perseverance can make wonders happen • Pygmalion effect • Integrated success formula • People manager • Education – the parrot’s way! • Evils of unbridled freedom • Shame shame! • Survival of the fittest • Necessity is the mother of invention • A short pen is better than a long memory • Lead a happy family life • Discipline and etiquette • Entrepreneurial tranquillity • Standing out in a world of look-alikes • Liberalisation • The bane of productivity • Money order economy • Hardcore self motivation • Brand name • Branding – a careful approach • Brand building • Poor self-esteem • A satisfied customer is the best advertising medium • Hostage at home • Do your duties first • There is strength in numbers • Luck and ill-luck


About the Author: 

Kochouseph Chittilappilly holds a Master's Degree in Physics. He started V-Guard, at the age of 27, which now deals in various electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical products and the total turnover of group companies for the finanacial year 2010-11 was above 820 crores He was also chosen as the Manorama Newsmaker of the Year 2011.


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