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.
Devdutt Pattanaik writes on mythology which he defines as cultural truths revealed through stories, symbols and rituals. He lectures on the relevance of both Indian and Western myths in modern life. In the last 25 years, he has authored and illustrated over 50 books, including Book of Ram and Dharmic Leadership. Known for his TED talk and his TV shows such as Devlok and Business Sutra, he is a regular columnist for reputed newspapers like Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar.A medical doctor by training, He spent 15 years working in the pharma and healthcare industry. However, over the past decade has been fully immersed in exploring mythology and sharing its wisdom with the world.View Profile
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