Theme for a book !


I finally decided on the theme and the substance of my book, as and when I get down to writing it!! That’s progress, as till now, I had this great urge to write a book but couldn’t figure out what it should be about or the genre .Now I can work at it, if the initial feedback is sufficiently encouraging and those who matter, step forward to participate in whatever way they can .I mean the heros who form part of the narrative and also those who made it possible and those who can help make the book a reality.

In my days in Xerox we embarked on an ambitious project we called the Outsource Service Agent (OSA) Programme. Our direct workforce was going to be metamorphosed into a mix of direct and out sourced teams. There were several strategic reasons for doing this, which I wont  delve into for now, but for the service team it was to be uncertain times. How a group of us designed and handled this transition, itself, is arguably the material for another book, but for now I plan to write about the extraordinary journey that many service engineers took, as they transited from hardworking employees to equally hardworking and successful entrepreneurs.

We had to visit the homes of the early volunteers or appointees ,as parents needed reassurance that this was a good move for their sons .One  of the senior managers consulted his “Guruji “ , who listened to all he said about the programme  and promptly advised  him to go ahead !! It was touching to see wives and fathers joining the fledgling businesses as Admin Managers or Accounts Managers !! At one remote location the local Red Cross was so happy to see a youngster set off on a business venture that they gave him office space, free of charge and wanted him to be a role model for other youngsters to follow!!

Over the years I have been on and off in touch with some of the OSAs .Many of them, as I said before, had emerged as true success stories in their transition to entrepreneurship .Many had broken away from Xerox and had pursued other more rewarding business interests .Many who were simple humble technicians had grown to be businessmen well thought off in their towns or localities. When I think of all this, I feel that herein lies tales of inspiration, that may be heart warming and also instructional for many. Do you think so??

So, friends, colleagues, OSAs and well-wishers do you think this is an adventure worth embarking on???  Your feedback could well serve as the motivation for the long hours and labour that will undoubtly go into the making of this book.

Author: hari008

Business Leader , Mentor and Executive Coach with a long track record of achievement , developing high performance teams and mentoring team members who now hold responsible positions in several leading companies

7 thoughts on “Theme for a book !”

  1. Hari,
    Congratulations.
    I wholeheartedly endorse the theme and the storyline.
    The only encouragement I can offer is that I failed four times as an aspirant author.
    The encouragement came from one publisher who wanted me to write it as a business novel. After much research I came upon the site http://www.thescriptlab.com tath tells you how to write a storyline that hollywood would approve of. Believe me the 5 part 8 scene framework ma be something you may like your storyboard to fit into and your book will become unputdownable. All the best. Shekar

    1. Hi Shekar , Many thanks ! Will check out the site you mentioned .In the process now of cleaning out the OSA contact data base !! More than any thing else the effort of putting it all together will be loads of fun !! Cheers, Hari

  2. Hi Boss,
    This surely is a good subject and very close to hearts of all people who worked on it. It was a memorable experience for me personally. It feel proud of being part of the team when I think of it and see so many successful entrepreneurs. It was as if they were waiting to be seeded to show their potential and spark to the world.
    I wish you all the very best for your journey of writing this book and will surely and always be available for any support that you may require from my end.
    Best regards always,
    Puneet Kumar Gargya

  3. This surely is a good subject and very close to hearts of all people who worked on it. It was a memorable experience for me personally. It feel proud of being part of the team when I think of it and see so many successful entrepreneurs. It was as if they were waiting to be seeded to show their potential and spark to the world.
    I wish you all the very best for your journey of writing this book and will surely and always be available for any support that you may require from my end.
    Best regards always,
    Puneet Kumar Gargya

    1. Many thanks Puneet .Will tap your memories of those early days when we went visiting the first batches of OSAs .Will keep in touch .Cheers, Hari

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