Sunday, 3 June 2012


I just finished reading 'The winning way' by Anita and Harsha Bhogle. AND IT WAS AMAZING.. In spite of the fact that the book was just like any other "zillion ways to win" book, the way these methods are inked amazed me. It blends the learnings and instances from sports for managers to understand winning from a different prospective.
       One standout example from the book was the 2006 test series between Australia and Bangladesh. It showed how champions win because of a winning temperament. DAY 1 and B'desh were 355-5. Habibul Bashar , later that evening, said that if they scored another hundred runs, they would be 'safe'. The next day Aussies were 145-6 and Adam Gilchrist was at a press conference. "We are in a bit of a hole, and need to figure out how to win from here" he said. What the statement showed was temperament, showed who were the champions and who were the underdogs. It came as no surprise that Australia won and the minnows were left thinking.
          It was a pleasure reading that book, and as Mukesh Ambani said, a great gift to the ambitious aspirants from the corporate world.