26 Feb 2021 01:24 IST

IIMK and Sage Publications launch a four-part book series

‘These books will endow new managers with business expertise and empower them,’ says IIMK Director

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and Sage Publications have come together to release authoritative works by IIMK faculty members primed for the new normal in a post-Covid era. The lead book — Karma Sutras: Leadership and Wisdom in Uncertain Times — of the four-part series has been authored by Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode. Intensely motivating, the ideas in the book stem from real-life narratives of various thought-leaders and the author’s 25 years of experience as a scholar and institutional leader.

The other books in the IIMK Kozhikode-Sage Series are:

Impactful Communication: Communicate to Conquer – Prof. Deepa Sethi

Strategy Huddle: Management Lessons from Sports – Prof Deepak Dhayanithy

Accounting Simplified – Prof Rachappa Shette

Prof Debashis Chatterjee, speaking of the launch, said, “The series has key business and practical insights for management graduates and first-time managers alike. Penned by the distinguished faculty of the IIM Kozhikode, the books in this series are succinct, illustrative and are replete with real life examples. These books will endow new managers with business expertise and empower them as they navigate a volatile and highly competitive corporate world.”

Karma Sutras is about decoding habits and exploring potential in uncertain times, said Prof Chatterjee. “The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they're too heavy to be broken' is how ancient rishis of India would have described the law of karma. I describe karma not as fate but as mindsets that we unconsciously acquire through repeated impressions of thought and patterns of action.”

Prof Deepa Sethi, Chairperson PGP-LSM, also shared how her Impactful Communication: Communicate to Conquer will be pivotal for managers to deliver impactful communication. “Impactful communication is based on the ideology, “more in less,” and emphasises quality over quantity. The long-term goal of communication is to maintain and nurture relationships, whether at home or at the workplace or in social circles. This book is an effort to conquer hearts and minds through impactful communication.”

Prof Deepak Dhayanithy, Associate Professor, summarised his work Strategy Huddle: Management Lessons from Sports as “Be it the Olympic motto or strategic management, it’s all about superior performance. This book examines this synergistically: examining (a) strategy manifest in a wide variety of sports (b) contemporary topics that have great management significance. Readers would develop an appreciation of the fertile, common ground between strategic management and sports — and hopefully, a love for it.”

Prof RachappaShette, Associate Professor, recounting his experience on writing the book Accounting Simplified said “This book is about understanding and interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement using a simple managerial approach. The book also covers cost management for maximizing the sales and profitability of a company.” 

All the four books of the IIMK-SAGE Series are now available online on Flipkart, Amazon and the official Sage website (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/series/Series2602).