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Cinema is often a bold reflection of the world we live in. It speaks for the voiceless, aspires for the meek and brings hope to the despairing. Cinema is all encompassing, cinema is liberating! Wouldn’t a medium as powerful as this, definitely have a lesson or two for management professionals as well? Ever wondered how Sidney Lumet’s ‘12 Angry Men’ can be linked to performance appraisals? What can Mickey and Malory from the controversial ‘Natural Born Killers’ teach young management professionals? What links the movie ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Business Continuity Planning’? Management Lessons from Movies is your concise, easy-to-read book of movies and principles in management.
"A simple, but effective concept to tie in movies and management lessons - as a movie buff and a CEO this book resonated with me totally! I have learnt a lot from this book and also got a great list of movies to watch which I haven’t watched till now. A must-read book for both movie lovers and management aspirants alike (may give parents a new reason to send kids to watch movies). Kudos to Gokul for bringing his passions together to make this happen”
Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc. New York
"Even before turning into a filmmaker, films were not just a ‘Timepass’ activity for me. Films were always lessons to me in many ways and I strongly believe the kind of films one watch has the potential to change one’s personality, thought process, life style, etc. Gokul’s book, ‘Management Lessons from Movies’, emphasizes this fact in style. The list of films he has introduced and the management lessons he has inferred from them are really interesting to read and also gives a strong motive to watch those films. I have seen only a few in the list and sure will be watching some of the films listed soon. I am sure every reader will feel the same way. That I think makes this book a unique and very interesting one”.
Karthik Subbaraj, Filmmaker