Practical Wisdom is a book written by the leading industrialist and educated businessman in Kerala, Shri. Kochouseph Thomas Chittilappilly. He is also entitled as a writer, a philanthropist, and a humanist because of his extraordinary services towards the people in society.
Kochouseph Chittilappilly’s books are worth reading and practicing in your day-to-day life.
He founded V-Guard Industries having only two employees in the beginning stages of his venture. The unit manufactures electronic voltage stabilizers.
Presently there are around 500 distributors, 3000 dealers, and 20,000 retailers with a network of service centers across India. They produce electric pumps, electric motors, electric water heaters, solar water heaters, wire cables, ceiling fans, and UPS.
Currently, he is the Chairman of V-Guard Industries Ltd and a chain of amusement parks called Wonder La. He runs the K. Chittilappilly Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by him.
It takes care of the charitable and philanthropic services. His wife is a businesswoman who manages the business house called V-Star Creations.
On the side of social issues, Kochouseph leads the Stray Dog Free Movement in Kerala, India. Stray dogs have become a major problem in the safety of the common people. There are incidents in which small kids are attacked by dogs on the roads across the country.
The book Practical Wisdom is a great inspiration and a career guide with enough motivation for new budding entrepreneurs, aspiring managers, upcoming businessmen, and students.
The book is educative with several real-life stories and examples. Well-prepared, organized, and presented content for the readers.
The chapters imply that an average human can make big achievements with consistent hard work, being wise, and learning through one’s experiences.
The contents of the book describe about the values and the precious qualities that a person needs to succeed in his or her life.
The different chapters of the book include the following traits:
- Positive Thinking
- Self Confidence
- Emotional Intelligence
Kochouseph has also been awarded the Rashtriya Samman for the highest taxpayer by the Government of India. Moreover, he has donated one of his kidneys to a truck driver, a stranger making him the first man to donate to the Kidney Federation of India.
He won the Newsmaker of the Year in 2011 awarded by Malayala Manorama. Another noticeable award is the Millennium Businessman of the Year by Rashtra Deepika.
There are several other awards that he has received from Kerala Tourism and Kerala Management Association.
How “Practical Wisdom” Can Help Readers:
- Decision-Making: The book offers insights into making better decisions by combining ethical considerations with practical judgment, particularly in complex or ambiguous situations.
- Professional Development: Readers, especially those in professions such as healthcare, education, and business, can gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate ethical challenges and incorporate practical wisdom into their professional lives.
- Critical Thinking: The book encourages readers to question the limitations of rigid rules and incentives, fostering a more nuanced and critical approach to decision-making.
- Ethical Conduct: By exploring virtue and ethical principles, the book provides a framework for individuals to assess and enhance their ethical conduct.
- Leadership and Organizational Culture: Those in leadership positions can benefit from the discussion on how institutions can create environments that encourage the development and application of practical wisdom.
Therefore the book is indeed a jewel crafted by the genius, Kochouseph Chittilappilly. Certainly, it will inspire the readers to take the right steps toward life’s successes and career happiness.
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