‘Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.’
In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore what organizations and their people must do to climb to the next level and beyond. Through a combination of engaging anecdotes from his experiences as co-founder, and subsequently Chairman, of Mindtree Ltd, as well as practical advice on growth-related issues such as dealing with consultants or navigating strategy traps and M&As, Bagchi demonstrates a crucial point: Organizations with real ambition to get to the top need to embrace the idea of scale.
The book leads you to evaluate:
• Is your organization’s infrastructure designed to evolve and ultimately mimic the simultaneity of a living organism?
• Are you constantly nurturing and renewing your brand identity or letting it stagnate and decay?
• Does your sales force have as many hunters as it has farmers? Or is it dominated by a grizzly who just waits for the salmon to land in its mouth?
• In a fiercely competitive environment, are you really stepping ‘out of the box’ and learning from unusual sources?
Engaging, wise and thoroughly accessible, this book is a must-read for everyone in every organization seeking breakout success.