Meet Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai
Radhakrishnan Pillai, fondly known as CHANAKYA Pillai, He is a teacher to his students, an author to his readers, a management trainer, consultant and guide to his clients.
Radhakrishnan Pillai has been confirmed with the Sardar Patel National award 09 for this research on Chanakya and his principles. Also his first book 'The corporate Chanakya' has created record for the highest number of pre-release sales for any first book of an author.
He believes that "management" is a universal art that can be put to use in almost all fields and thus had explored the same through management courses in fields ranging from ‘Industrial development’, ‘Tourism’ and 'Youth in National development' and have finally got his management consultant cerificate from the international Institute of management Consultants, to spread the essence of 'management'.
CHANAKYA—the original management guru of ancient India, has always intriuged him and thus began his journey of discovering the art and practising it. it led him to go an extensive management research course on 'kautilya's arthshastra'- the well known book on Management written in 3rd Century BC from 'Chinmaya International Foundation' (CIF), Kerala under the guidance of Dr Gangadharan Nair,the dean of Adi Shankara Samskrit University.
Currently he is pursuing an MA in Sanskrit – the language in which the fundamentals of management science were coined ages ago, and also working towards a PhD in the subject.
With over 15 years of combined business experience in fields of spiritual tourism, publishing, jewellery, sports & music industry among others, he is effectively practising the art management to solve all corporate crices- thus combining ancient wisdom with contemporay attitudes and situations.
With an objective to spread this ancient wisdom through contemporary means and to benefit the masses, he had come on board as the Director of SPM Foundation a research based organisation that is works towards promoting Indian concepts in management, business and various sciences of India as applicable in modern day corporate scenarios.
Through the foundation, he visits many Business schools in India and abroad as a Visiting faculty and conduct lectures, workshops & training sessions for them.
The role of media in the 21st century cannot be ruled out and hence, write a weekly column for Times of India group supplement—'Mumbai Mirror' on principles and strategies from Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Till date he had over 150 articles and papers published on the subject.
To add to these are various other write ups published in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals and periodicals. Apart form print, the electronic media also savours Chanakya.The radio channel 'moksha' of worldspac satellite, hosts a show with me called 'Ask Chanakya' where he address queries from across the country.
Internationally, he had the chance to represent india in various national and international conferences. He is also a member of the committee of the Mumbai University for framing up the syllabus of various management courses that it offers.
His constant endeavour to spread 'CHANAKYA's' ancient wisdom took him through loads of challenges that he had managed to turn into opportunities. These include being a business strategy consultant to over 200 organisations and training over 10,000 executives.
His clients- who have been instrumental in his growth, include names like
His wish for all- management is an art that needs to be practised to perfection so as to reach the desired results.