The new Indian manager, since coming to India in 2005 in his role as a corporate leader, Parag Saigaonkar has watched the Indian business environment from up close and has also been an enthusiastic participant in the India success story. 21st century India is a world away from the license Raj India of the 1970s and 80s. With its large youth population, impressive English speaking man power and deep pool of professionals, India could well become a leading player in the world economy. But the challenge is that while being well equipped to take on the world, corporate professionals in India have also entered the perfect storm. Economic turbulence, an under equipped work-force, the need for soft-skills, balancing social pressures and other factors could well combine to sink all but the sturdiest of ships. The perfect storm is an insightful and measured assessment of corporate life, its demands and its up sides and downsides. Its astute observations and seasoned advice, coming as they are from a veteran corporate professional with years of experience in India and abroad, make it a must-read for any young manager poised for a career in the corporate world.
About the Author
Parag Saigaonkar is a principal with Deloitte consulting, working in the India market. From 2005 to July 2013, Parag was the regional managing director for the firms global off-shore consulting services out of India during which time he helped grow the practice from a few hundred to several thousand professionals across several offices in India. Parag began his career with the firm in 1990. In 1995, he moved to Hong Kong and later, also had a stint in Beijing. Parag moved from Beijing to Mumbai in April 2005 where he presently lives with his wife Vandana and his two sons Pranav and Arjun. When he is not pursuing clients, Parag likes to spend time with his family, mostly negotiating deals between his two boys. Most feuds at home have been taken care of by his specially prepared pasta or a quick road trip to Pune. His mental notes about people and situations around him led him to blogging at first and later to the perfect storm.