“There is a difference between telling others you are spiritual and telling yourself you are spiritual.” – Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai
Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai is a well-known management trainer, author, and consultant. A certified Management Consultant, his varied qualifications include a degree in Management, an M.A. in Sanskrit and a Ph.D on the ‘Arthashastra.’ Fondly known as ‘Chanakya’ Pillai, he has devoted his life to studying and spreading the teachings of Chanakya, the master economist, philosopher and kingmaker, who lived in 3rd century BC. His bestselling book, ‘Corporate Chanakya,’ has sold over three lakh copies, has been translated into as many as ten regional languages, and has been made into a film as well. He has contributed significantly in making the knowledge of the ‘Arthashastra’ available to thousands of people across the world in a simple yet effective manner. He has conducted seminars, lectures, training programmes, radio shows and trained several lakhs around the world till date. His sessions have helped people transform their businesses and lives in a significant way. He has taught at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the London Business School, Heidelberg and Cologne universities in Germany as well as in Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, China, and Indonesia. He has also written more than 200 articles in various newspapers and magazines. His life is a perfect blend of spirituality and material success. A recipient of the Sardar Patel National Award in 2009 for his contribution to the field of Management and Industrial Development, he grooms future leaders and politicians of the country through the Chanakya International Institute of Leadership Studies (CIILS) at the University of Mumbai.