Author: D R PendsePublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 281ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123753324
This book is best read in its entirety and in the sequence in which it is published. This may not be always easy. While JRD invariably read carefully everything I wrote and sent to him, he also told me often that seven typed pages is about the maximum that an interested yet busy reader should be expected to read at a stretch. Different from other biographies of tale JRD Tata, this book is author’s personal insight into country’s leading entrepreneur’s life. The author D R Pendse is an internationally acclaimed economist who served Tata group for two decades as a full-time chief economist and worked intimately under the industry giant throughout this period. Written in a story telling format, the book puts forth personal account of the author in a fairly engaging and lucid style. It would also widen public understanding of JRD’s philosophy and practical achievements.
Acknowledgements Special Foreword (by Lord Ralph Harris of High Cross) 1. Author’s Preface Part A – JRD – The Chairman at Work 2. Visionary and Patriot? No, A Visionary Patriot 3. Spot or Grab Talent 4. An Organisational Man 5. Perfectionism and Excellence 6. Style of Working Part B – JRD – The Man Within 7. Heart – Warning Qualities 8. Glimpses of Personal Life 9. Anecdotes, Humour and Vignettes Part C – JRD – His Frustrations and Despairs 10. Background 11. Personal Frustrations 12. About Ouster from Air India 13. About Economic Policies 14. About Setting up a Think Tank 15. About Developments Within the Tata Group Part D – JRD and I 16. Background – The Tress And the Forest 17. As the Chief Economist of Tata Group – The Journey 18. As the Chief Economist of Tata Group – Some Illustrations 19. As a Tata Executive 20. As a Professional Economist and an Opinion Maker – The Journey 21. As a Professional Economist and an Opinion Maker – Twenty-two of the Enriching Experiences 22. This must also be said… 23. My Exit and JRD’s Too Part E – Curtain 24. Curtain Appendices