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Professor Arindam Chaudhuri - A Man For The Society....

Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri's Profile....

Professor Arindam Chaudhuri is a celebrity Economist and Management Guru of India. Professor Chaudhuri is also the Dean, Centre for Economic Research & Advanced Studies at IIPM (The Indian Institute of Planning & Management, New Delhi). In numerous surveys IIPM has been ranked amongst the top 10 B-schools in India, under Professor Chaudhuri's guidance. IIPM is ranked No.1 in India in global exposure and is ranked specifically high in the industry interface category of B-school rankings in India.

In the year 1996 Professor Chaudhuri founded Planman Consulting. Planman Consulting today has more than 750 intellectual MBAs contributing to its ever increasing growth making it one of the fastest growing Management Consulting Firms in Asia and the largest Indian multinational management consulting firm. With branches in Asia, Europe and America, it provides consulting solutions to leading Indian and Global firms.

In 2001 he launched Planman Motion Pictures : A fully dedicated production and communications venture. Planman Motion Pictures' first film, a Bengali venture called Saanjhbathir Roopkathara (Strokes & Silhouettes) received numerous awards and got selected in more than 12 International Film Festival worldwide including being selected as one of the 7 outstanding international movies of the year at London Film Festival 2002. He also directed a Hindi feature film ‘Rok Sako To Rok Lo’ in the year 2004. In the year 2006 Planman Motion Pictures FALTU won the National Award for the best feature film in the family welware category. In the year 2007 Planman Motion Pictures 'Dosor' got selected at the prestigious CANNES FILM FESTIVAL & its lead actor Prosenjit Chatterjee got the National Award for his performance in Dosor. In 2007 itself, 'The Last Lear' starring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Shefali Shah & Priety Zinta got selected for the GALA section - the red carpet center-piece event of the Toronto Film Festival. The Last Lear also got selected at the prestigeous ROME & LONDON Film festivals and went on to win the prestigious National Award for the best feature film in English '07 and the STAR-SCREN Award for the best feature film in English for the year 2008. Shefali Shah also won the National Award for her sterling performance in The Last Lear.

In the year 2002 Prof. Chaudhuri started The Great Indian Dream Foundation in memory of his brother Aurobindo Chaudhuri. With focus on education, health and employment, today, GIDF supports developmental activities in 18,000 villages across various states in India wherein it runs primary schools, medical camps and medical vans, supports low cost open heart surgeries, does developmental and employment generation work through varied activities like donating sewing machines to building of check water dams, toilets, schools etc. Cricketing Icon Sachin Tendulkar has supported GIDF activities by lending his endorsement in GIDF ads and campaigns.

In the year 2004 Prof. Chaudhuri diversified into IT enabled services through Planman Technologies which now has over 1000 people working in Delhi, serving more than 20 international clients.

In 2005 June Prof. Chaudhuri started Planman’s media arm through two best selling magazines : Business & Economy and 4Ps Business & Marketing. In 2006 he launched The Sunday Indian, a news weekly. Today The Sunday Indian comes out in 14 languages - making it the world's largest edition news weekly.

His book 'Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch' fetched him the highest ever advance for a non-fiction work in India and created a new benchmark in India by selling more than 1,00,000 copies in record time! It has been in all national best seller lists from the first week of inception, till date. He broke his own record for the highest advance with his last book "The Great Indian Dream", published by Macmillan India which he co wrote with his mentor, guru and father Dr. Malay Chaudhuri. It also went on to become a #1 best seller.

Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri has also been conducting workshops, seminars and lecture tours on Comparative Management Techniques worldwide. His talks have always had a spell binding effect internationally. As a management consultant he specializes in the areas of Strategic Vision, Leadership, Social Sector Consulting, Comparative Management Techniques and Global Opportunities & Threat Analysis. His contribution to the field of management studies can be found in the iconoclastic "Theory 'i' Management" which he has developed for India Inc. "Theory 'i' Management" is about India centric management ideas with global applicability. For the last few years he has been conducting workshops on Leadership and Strategic Vision exclusively for CEOs, MDs, Directors and Presidents from the corporate sector. From the Managing Director of Hero Motors to the President of Tata Chemicals, from the Executive President of A.V. Birla Group to the CEO of Ernst & Young. have all taken LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS from him.

As a celebrated speaker he is regularly invited to speak at various annual conferences and national conventions. He also happens to be amongst the highest paid speakers in the country. An economist by passion and education, during Bill Clinton's historic visit to India in 2001 he launched his ‘Great Indian Dream -: India can beat America’, a series of seminars for every Indian. Held in all the metros of India, these seminars had thousands of people pouring in from all walks of life. In these seminar's he not only highlights the inherent strengths of the Indian culture but also talks about an alternative resource mobilization and allocation package for an Indian turnaround. It is to facilitate social activities based on these thoughts of his that he started The Great Indian Dream Foundation.

Since the year 2001 he has been presenting IIPM Think Tank’s Alternative Budget every year a day before the budget is tabled in the parliament on national TV channels and is called upon regularly on the budget day by leading TV channels for post budget analysis. The alternative budgets he has been presenting coupled up with his weekly editorials in The Sunday Indian has had its visible effect in various manners on the government policies from time to time. The IIPM Think Tank which he heads also takes out a quarterly journal called The India Economy Review – which is today a highly regarded journal in the country.

His original contribution to the field of economics can be found in the three theories that he coins in his book "The Great Indian Dream". They are the theory of 'Survival of the Weakest', 'The Trickle-up Theory' & 'The Law of Increasing Marginal Utility'. His concept of an ideal economy is what he calls 'Happy Capitalism' in his book.

Professor Arindam Chaudhuri's competitive edge.

Professor Chaudhuri's outstanding ability is his strength to integrate macro and micro economic concepts with both strategic management techniques as well as personnel management techniques employed in organizations. At a macro level, his thoughts focus on the growing degeneration of the American socio-economic setup, the dangers of mindless imitation of the free market system and the innate strength of the Indian society. He does not agree with economists who have blind faith in the market system and feels the market needs to be constantly monitored and it is dangerous and harmful to allow the market to rule the human race, thus, he says 'the market system is a wonderful slave but a dangerous master'. His original research work is an attempt to explain how the levels of satisfaction and happiness in any country depends upon the kinds of economic systems prevalent there. In his new book "The Great Indian Dream" he clearly explains that "survival of the fittest" is an animalistic term and vouches for "Survival of the Weakest" as the guiding force for the next millennium and calls it a human way of living. He strongly condemns the attempts wherein some countries are trying to become the neo Zamindars (a term used for typical Indian fuedal landlords) of todays world in the name of making this world a global village. He feels developing countries worldwide as well as India can only adopt these principles once their internal industries become globally competitive. He doesn't believe in the current way of functioning of the Indian government and feels the whole style of functioning seems to be following the principle of privatization of all profits and nationalization of all losses. He strongly believes that a double digit growth rate is not a dream for Indians provided that the right policies are implemented with honesty. This he feels can be achieved by following policies of trickle-up rather than trickle-down, like in the case of China.

Professor Chaudhuri's Books

Count Your Chicken Before They Hatch, is the maiden book written by noted economist and Internationally Acclaimed Management Guru Prof.Arindam Chaudhuri. CYCBTH is for all the individuals who want to achieve super success in life.....it is about counting your chickens before they hatch, because successful people donot wait for things to happen, they make things happen.The book presents principles of success through a wide range of issues like passion at work, motivating people and winning friends,effective communication and leading extraordinarily from the front.

It also makes an interesting and lucid illustration of the India centric Theory i Management development by Prof. Chaudhuri himself.

The book extensively employs winning experiences and illustrations of a myriad of success icons- from Mahatma Gandhi to Martin Luther King, from Mr. Honda to Fidel Castro, from Stevie Wonder to Sir Don Bradman.... from Swami Vivekananda to Gautam Buddha. The section on Theory i Management draws liberal inspirations from the cultural nuances of India and the life experiences of Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Krishna in Mahabharata to develop principles of success for an India specific management model.

Adds Prof. Arindam,”Inspite of having the best talent pool in the world, our organizations have not been doing well-One of the most significant reasons for the failure of Indian management has been our failure to develop an indigenous management style, which resolves around our cultural roots and upbringing. Theory i is an attempt to understand and define the indian worker just like the Japanese had tried to do with their theory z.

Just be passionate about what you think-is how Arindam Chaudhuri urges us to delve deeper and make headway into what the title of the book has in store for us. He also urges us to be the change agent.

Finally, this inspirational book reminds us that-” Success does not come to you, you have to go to it.”

His book- Discover The Diamond In You , is for all the individuals who want to achieve super success in life.

It is Prof. Chaudhuri”s latest book. This 59 minutes guide to success is amongst the exceptional few globally has been released in 14 different Indian languages simultaneously.In the book, Arindam Chaudhuri lucidly explains about 9Ps of Success from Passion to Patriotism.Lots of references of successful people are given. Arindam says just identify your dreams and merge them with the 9Ps.

The book not only embodies the mantras to success, but also has extraordinary remarks from Mr. Shah Rukh Khan and admiration from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan complementing the sincerity of the book. It is a book for anyone and everyone, who aspires to break out of the cocoon of self-satisfaction and choose to tread the path of self-improvement. The book talks in layman's language about the meaning of success and the principles that will help one to become super successful. It is a book of self discovery,self belief and optimism. This book inspires the readers to trust in his dreams and work relentlessly towards its fulfillment. The book is meant for all those who are brave enough to be the change they want to see...Using the diamond as a metaphor for human beings, Prof. Chaudhuri has drawn parallels between the 4Cs that the excellence of a diamond is judged on and the corresponding 9 qualities in human beings.
The book”s language is lucid,simple and would help everyone in his/her quest of ultimate success.

Prof. Arindam - Awards And Felicitations

Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri has won several prestigious awards till date. Some of the awards won by him are-

In 2000, he was awarded Management Guru 2000 Award by chennai based Om Venkatesa Society. In 2003, Prof. Chaudhuri was awarded the Personality of the decade award by KG Foundation,Coimbatore. On 14th Feb,2004, he was awarded the Example to the Youth Award by the Rotaract Council in Chennai. On 19th september 2006, he was awarded the Priyadarshini Academy”s Biennial Global Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Management. On 28th september 2007, Prof. Arindam and his father were awarded the JJ Irani Award. On 10th August 2008, Prof. Chaudhuri was awarded the Best B School Teacher(North), at the Best B Schools Awards organised by the Deccan Herald Group. On 4th Feb,2009 he received the Star Youth Achiever Award at the Global Youth Marketing Forum held in Mumbai. Prof.Arindam has also written three world famous bestsellers The Great Indian Dream ,CYCBTH & Discover the Diamond In You.

Recently in Singapore, Thought Leadership Award was conferred to Professor Arindam Chaudhuri,Dean,Center for Economic Research and Advanced Studies,The Indian Institute of Planning and Management.

The Award was given by Mr. Rre Elijah Litheko,Chief Executive Officer, Institute of People Management,South Africa and Mr. Bhaskar Chattherjee,Secretary to the Government of India,Department of Public Enterprises,Ministry of Heavy Industries, and Public Enterprises and Chairman- Asia's Best Emloyer Brand Awards, Asia Pacific HRM Congress and World HRD Congress.

In a recent ceremony held in Delhi, Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri was voted as the Most Fearless Journalist/Editor of Indian Media Circle...

Initiatives of Professor Chaudhuri towards Society...

Management Guru Arindam Chaudhuri and his IIPM has been for the last few years doing their bits and pieces for the Indian Society. Professor Chaudhuri has given away numerous awards to various famous personalities of India who had played their part for the upliftment and betterment of our society. In 2010, Professor Chaudhuri and his IIPM awarded Manipur social activist Irom Sharmila with a cash prize of Rs. One Crore . Keeping with the same tradition, Professor Arindam has announced a cash prize of Rs. One Crore to be given to activist and leader Anna Hazare this year. The prize money is to be given on 9th May,2011 on the occasion of 150th birth centenary of India's first Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Professor Arindam also gave away the Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar of Rs.5 lacs each to activists Binayak Sen,his wife Illina Sen, Kiran Bedi , retired justice V.R Krishna Iyer and social worker Ms. Prakash Kaur in a recent award ceremony organized by the IIPM....

Today, Prof, Chaudhuri is seen as a Youth Icon , an Entrepreneur par excellence and India”s youngest Management Guru. He has indeed become a multifaceted personality with varied business interests in diverse fields.

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