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Wo Indian trik. I wa memulan who has understood his Indian roots and did something in his Working life to connect himself to the traditions of this country. According to Indian tradition a temple construction is always a work-in-progress. So is this book. I want other practising managers to treat this book as one chip in the temple of book on Indian Management. I am sure that a country of sub-continental size will contain different traditions, and practices according to regional, and language background and there must be any number of managers who have experienced in their own lives different ways and means in the practice of management. I have narrated a region-specific time-specific and place-specific experiences in management. Since I am son of Konkan soil its flavour is obviously there and I cherish it. Many like me must have done such experiments but I have not come across such writings by Indian Managers in English, when they have written books on the subject of People Management. Uniqueness in my own book is restricted to this small connection with the roots. I have tried to get out of the blinkers of the shibboleths and slogans and tried to see world around me with my own eyes. I am deeply embedded in my surroundings so my writing has the flavour of that Indian earth. In my work and writing I have tried to bring about transformation of myself from a Man to Manager. When I completed text of my book I wanted to end it with 18th Adhyaya. My friend Dr Professor Peter Macalister who had critically read the text felt for a universal reader I should add my views about the Advaiti Ownership. When I started thinking about it I realised that whatever initiatives I tried in man-management field they were as a Manager in Mumbai and that was a limiting view. I had no experience as an owner. I had put limitation of my own experience and practised ideas in Personnel Management while writing the book. A book on Indian Management should have an ownership angle as well. For my text I had drawn on my published experiences of thirty years as a database. For the ownership angle I will have to draw on ideas expressed by others and read by me. The connection will not be easy but it did make a sense from the point of view of general readership. I therefore decided to add it as an addendum in the eighteenth Chapter. It is a received wisdom. It is written by me but I have essentially borrowed ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and more particularly of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Mahatma Gandhi was an active politician-statesman besides being propounder of Non-violence even in a freedom struggle. He called Advaiti ownership as Trusteeship-ownership. A person who owns any property must use it as if he is a Trustee and not owner of the property. Acharya Vinoba Bhave faced this problem in his Bhoodan (Land-Gift) as applicable to city dwellers. In what way the people who owned properties in towns 80