MIND OVER MOUNTAIN: A Corporate Leader’s Journey

By Hari Kumar

It is not the mountain that I conquered, it is myself. What does a hard-working and successful corporate honcho do when he realizes that he has his priorities wrong in life? That the body he had taken for granted has turned its back on him? When one minute, a stroke turns his life upside down? This book is set against the backdrop of Hari Kumar’s determination to recover from being paralysed after a stroke and trekking to the Everest base camp. His journey from a strong, confident and successful person as a corporate leader, to a helpless and paralytic person is chronicled. The author uses management principles in overcoming the pain and shows how the journey helped him understand the true essence of life, and life goes from being bound to being liberated.

Hari Kumar is a Managing Partner with Deloitte LLP and is an entrepreneur with a history of growing businesses across US and Asia. He is a strategist and a global, multicultural organization and business-builder with a track record of establishing, leading and growing businesses and companies. An exceptional leader, motivator and innovative thinker with a focus on the importance of ‘ownership’ of your life, your work, your firm and your people and the work they do to enable the development of leaders in an inclusive and socially responsible culture. Author and speaker in leading business magazines and conferences of the world; Motivational speaker; Board member for major charitable institutions.

Hari has been featured in several U.S., Indian and global magazines and newspapers. He was named as ‘one of the top 50 Indian entrepreneurs in the U.S.’ by Silicon India magazine and as ‘one of hottest young executives in India’ by Business Today. The Forum for Women in Leadership (WILL) honoured Hari with the WILL Women’s Choice Award for 2011, in recognition for his contribution to the mission and mandate for leveraging the vast talent pool of women, creating an enabling and inclusive environment in the workplace, mentoring women for leadership positions, and driving balanced leadership in corporate India.

Hari has authored several articles and white papers on technology, business, motivation and leadership. His latest white paper on entrepreneurship titled ‘Fear of failure: Entrepreneurship sclerosis in organizations’ has received numerous accolades in the market. Hari speaks regularly at major industry conferences, events and leading business schools around the world on a variety of topics ranging from current and future of IT/ITES companies to trends in the telecommunications industry. He is also a recognized motivational speaker on a wide range of topics including leadership.

As part of his commitment to the community, Hari supports several charities including running an orphanage for girls in Hyderabad, India. Hari serves on the founding board of United Way of India and serves on the Boards of Junior Achievement India and Junior Achievement Worldwide Asia Pacific.

A sports enthusiast, Hari is an avid runner, mountaineer and golfer.

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