R Gopalakrishnan is a Director of Tata Sons and a prolific management guru cum author. He studied physics at Kolkata University, engineering at IIT Kharagpur and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has been a professional manager from 1967. He has served as Chairman of Unilever Arabia, as MD of Brooke Bond Lipton and Vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever, as director of Tata Sons and several Tata companies. He serves as an independent director and non – executive chairman he is actively engaged in both instructional and inspirational speaking. He has authored seventeen books. Some of his prominent books are: The Case of the Bonsai Manager, When the Penny Drops – learning what’s not taught, A comma in a sentence – extraordinary change in an ordinary family over six generations, What the CEO really wants, Six Lenses – vignettes of success, career and relationships, A biography of Innovations, Crash – lessons from an early exit of CEOs.