Devdutt Pattanaik | Last-minute rush, imperfect closures – why are Indians unable to plan? | Economic Times

It is said that planning is the foundation of growth and success and while India is looking at taking big leaps on both aspects, does the foundation – Planning – become a deterrent? Our Outstanding Speaker, Author, Mythologist and Leadership Coach, Dr Devdutt Pattanaik explains the Indian psyche behind the art of ‘Planning’.Here’s an excerptIn a society with many variables – economics, political, social, education, caste, religion – creating a blue print that satisfies all is especially difficult. We forget that planning demands violent enforcement and suppression of voices of dissent once the plan is agreed upon. But in a country with so many minorities, it is tough to get consensus.

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Devdutt Pattanaik

  • Author | Mythologist | Leadership Coach | Consultant on Culture and Belief Issues

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he plunged full time into his passion. Author of 50 books and 1000 columns, several with bestsellers, he is known for his TED talks, his TV shows especially Devlok, and his innovative views on culture, leadership and Indian approach to management.

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