- Publish Date : January 2022
- Author : Ravi Venkatesan
- Publisher : Rupa Publication
- Category : Non-fiction/Business & Economics
- Language : English
- Binding : Paperback
- Price : ₹ 395.00
- IISBN : 9789355202901
ABOUT THE BOOK
Our world will change more in this century than in all of human history,
driven by many factors including technology, climate change, demographics
and inequality. Such extreme change is throwing up unprecedented
opportunities and creating an ‘adaptive challenge’ for individuals, organizations
and societies. Those who can adapt to a fast-flowing, complex, volatile and
uncertain world will flourish. Those who cannot will suffer greatly.
There are clear signs everywhere that we need new ways to think about the
world and our place in it. Our old ideas about education, lifestyle, success
and happiness no longer work. How is work changing? How can you know
what skills will be useful when jobs of the future are still being invented?
Will ‘jobs’ even exist or are we moving to a world of projects and gig work?
How do you make sense of all this and more?
In What the Heck Do I Do With My Life? Ravi Venkatesan makes the case
that successful adaptation in the new century requires a ‘paradigm shift’, a
different mindset, new skills and new strategies. Ravi also reflects on how
we will need to live life more intentionally, making deliberate choices about
who we are, what we do and how we live rather than simply being carried
along like a piece of driftwood.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ravi Venkatesan is a business leader, author and social entrepreneur. He is
currently UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People and Innovation,
the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME)
and serves on the boards of Hitachi Ltd and Rockefeller Foundation. Ravi
was the chairman of Microsoft India, Bank of Baroda and Cummins India.
He has a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University and an
MBA from Harvard Business School. Ravi is the author of Conquering the
Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere. He was voted as one of India’s best
management thinkers by Thinkers50 and as Microsoft’s Alumni Hero 2020.