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Panchtantra and Management
Yes, you read it
right - Panchatantra and Management. Your look of wonder and confusion is
completely apt. Who would have thought that the stories we used to hear when
we were small actually teach important management lessons? Not me, for once!
But such is the depth and greatness of our culture, which we often tend to
overlook or forget. Panch means five and Tantra means strategies. The
Panchtantra stories teach you the following five strategies to solve the
problems of life:
It may sound peculiar, or even anomalous, how these children's bedtime chronicles are actually a management Guru's citations. But the fact is, Panchtantra tales are renowned for their efficiency and effectiveness of practicing Management. Each story gives you a practical guide to face the world as it is. For example, sample this story:
It was a fine sunny day in the forest, and a lion was sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.
Fox: "Do you know my watch is broken?"
The fox gave gave him his watch hesitatingly and waited outside the lion's cave. The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch working perfectly. The fox is very much impressed, and the lion continues to lie lazily in the Sun, looking very pleased with himself. Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the Sun.
Wolf: "Can I come
and watch your TV tonight with you, because mine is broken."
Now come to inside lion's cave - scene inside the lion's cave:
The important management lessons we learnt from this story are:
Surprised? Precisely! This is exactly what means by Panchtantra teaching important lessons of management. Reading all of the above, it is indeed amazing to know the extent of Ancient Indian wisdom. The creators of Panchtantra surely thought far ahead of their time. And not to forget, it is just one of the many pearls of Ancient Indian wisdom. The progressiveness, practicality, power, profundity of the Panchtantra would surely make one say - Incredible India-aah!
Created by Sushma Gupta on August 9, 2007
Modified on 05/06/13