Fail - Safe Management: Managing Failure and Success

Srinivas Shirur

ISBN: 9789389795585

INR 405


The objective of this book is to develop an understanding of the reasons for drastic failures, especially by wise people. It is always easier to be wise at the hindsight. Still, fair degree of precautions can be taken to avoid failures. It takes plenty of efforts and a bit of luck to succeed. It takes a bit of bad luck to fail. It takes super effort to succeed tremendously. But it takes super effort towards stupidity to fail miserably. This book is all about that. Business schools mainly use case studies of successful people and events for improving students’ learning outcomes.

Part I: Individual

1. Why do People Fail Miserably?

2. Individual Fiascos

3. A Stupid Technocrat

4. The Cunning Stock Broker

5. A Loving Brother

6. An Ambitious Manager

7. Dilemma of a Manager

Part II: Corporate

8. Corporate Fiasco: Issue of Corporate Governance

9. Satyam Fraud: Nemesis of Ramalinga Raju

10. Enron Embezzlement: Nemesis of Skilling

11. Comparative Study of Enron and Satyam

12. Security Scam: Nemesis of Harshad Mehta

13. Dismissed From his Own Company: Nemesis of Steve Jobs

14. Defeated by Overconfidence: Nemesis of Vijay Mallya

Part III: Country

15. National Fiasco

16. Vietnam: Nemesis of America

17. Vietnam: Nemesis of America

18. War in Afghanistan: Nemesis of USSR

19. Civil War in Sri Lanka: Nemesis of India Part IV: Remedy

20. Nemesis of Individuals

21. Nemesis of Companies

22. Nemesis of Countries

23. Conclusion




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