New Delhi: The world has had rapid advancements in the past few years. But have the progress we made helped boost our sense of well-being?
In a new book, The Happiness Trail — A Road Map To Success, author Ramesh Venkateswaran mentions how often highly successful people are having to battle with mental health issues, before setting out to explain how to achieve the twin goals of success and happiness — which often seem contradictory to many.
Venkateswaran lays down five easy-to-follow ways to achieve a happy and successful life. He calls these approaches the ‘five Is’ — Integrity, Interact, Involve, Imbibe and Impact — which can act as a roadmap on our quest to finding happiness.
Published by HarperCollins, the book will be released on 8 January on ‘SoftCover’, ThePrint’s e-venue to release select non-fiction books.
‘Guide to decision making’
The book has also received wide praise from those who have already read it.
“There is not a lot of wisdom in the world today, but we can find it in this book, as it explores everything from individual integrity to corporate fraud. It is a guide to making decisions that can lead to a happy, meaningful life as well as a better society. The examples and messages are timeless,” said Micheal A. Cusumano, Deputy Dean and SMR Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan.
Padma Shri and former World Billiards Champion Geet Sethi described it as an “extremely relevant book in these frantic times”, that “will benefit a wide cross section of readers from youth who are beginning their professional journeys to seniors who are about to conclude theirs.”
Venkateswaran is co-founder, chairman and volunteer at Vishwas, Society for Mental Health, Bengaluru, a not-for-profit organisation that offers free counselling to people under emotional stress.
He has been an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for close to three decades and also headed The Lawrence School Lovedale, Nilgiris and SDM Institute for Management Development Development, Mysuru. He earlier worked in the corporate sector as a consultant and trainer.