PRESS RELEASE 11/04/2016
Juggernaut Books will publish the memoirs of Rajat Gupta, former head of McKinsey worldwide, who was charged in the largest insider trading case in United States’ history.
For nine years, Gupta ran the world’s most influential management consultancy and was globally considered one of the leading minds in business strategy. He was also the driving force behind major philanthropic initiatives in India such as the Indian School of Business and the Public Health Foundation of India. He also chaired the Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
After a high-profile and lengthy trial in 2012 he was found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail. He served his jail time, which included periods of solitary confinement, and was released in 2016. Throughout this time, Gupta has maintained his innocence and his appeal to vacate his conviction is still pending before the US Court of Appeals.
His memoir tells the story of his meteoric rise and equally dramatic fall and the lessons he learned from this journey – from the hardships of his childhood to his unprecedented success in corporate America (where he was the first Indian to head a global company) and his years in prison. Candid, compelling and poignant, Gupta’s book promises to be an extraordinary human story – of a man who had it all before he lost everything.
‘Rajat Gupta was a corporate hero and role model in India and the country has been eagerly waiting to hear his side of the story. Juggernaut is delighted to be publishing this landmark book,’ says Chiki Sarkar.
‘My life has had many ups and downs and in this book I want to talk about my struggles and how I’ve found solace and strength. How do you act without attachment? Help others without expectation? And forgive without bitterness? How do you maintain peace and dignity in the most difficult circumstances? These questions permeate all of our lives. I hope the youth in particular will benefit from the learnings in my journey,’ says Rajat Gupta
About Juggernaut Books: Focusing on the growing mobile usage in India, Juggernaut Books aims to give authors a digital as well as a physical platform. Its authors include Arundhati Roy, William Dalrymple, Prashant Kishor, Twinkle Khanna, Sunny Leone, Rujuta Diwekar, Husain Haqqani, Svetlana Alexievich, and Rajdeep Sardesai. Juggernaut Books will launch its app in April 2016 across the iOS and Android platforms and its physical list in July 2016. View its 2016 Catalogue HERE
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