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Book Review: Hungry People Better Results

The book has as many as 29 chapters covering achievers and leaders who have strong messages for practice

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Behaving arrogantly when successful may lead you to failure. A book by author Deepak Malhotra, “Hungry People Better Results” says that half of the battle to succeed and work on your hunger is won if you stick to the basic principle of being kind, humble and being just.

 It also says that great people leaders always work towards improvement. As the title of the book appropriately uses the word “hunger”, these great leaders keep working on their “hunger” to be continually successful. Their power lies in the secret that says settle only for the best.

The book has as many as 29 chapters covering achievers and leaders who have strong messages for practice. The author interacted with a lot of leaders from different walks of life including Padma Shri awardee Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, HV Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, cricketer Ravi Shastri, Harsh Neotia, chairman if Ambuja and Annurag Batra, chairman, BW Businessworld. 


Their voices of the leaders chosen are credible and conception is clear. The power of these leaders have broken the shackles, and made impossible into ‘I M possible’. They have looked at things around them differently, and we too, will be motivated to look at things around us differently through this book. These leaders will help you make your journey a success, and also rewrite your own history. Chapters are written in clean and crisp English making it readable for all classes of readers.

The book discusses the lessons from the corporate boardrooms, cricket ground, media houses to the cancer fighter and Mount Everest climber. In the book, Ravi Shastri defined leadership as something which you can’t talk about but which you just need to show it while performing. Shastri says leadership tells that what it actually takes to win a match when a hundred thousand audiences are hoping for the country’s victory. Similarly, Annurag Batra, an entrepreneur, journalist, Internet evangelist and media expert believes leadership is leading from the front and showing the way to do something. Batra emphasises that leaders have to show “compassion”.

 The book may lead you to a completely different world. This empirical journey is incomplete, unless you unlearn, re-learn, and discover the power of these leaders and their learning. It is the voyage to study the waves of extrinsic entrepreneurial leadership traits which affect the special impetus of teams. This would also take into account the impact of leadership styles and traits on the overall productivity, from a people leader's angle. Good news is that most of these traits can be developed over a period of time. This book and the author help you to ignite this 'fire' continually.

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