The Professional


  • Author: Subroto Bagchi
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN-13: 9780670085958
  • Pages: 245
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2011


About The Book

`Moving and deeply empathetic…From richly varied experiences, Bagchi explains how to conduct one’s career with both intelligence and integrity. This fine book will command a deservedly wide readership.’ Ramachandra Guha, author of India after Gandhi

`This book is important because it equates professionalism with an inspirational capacity to serve with total integrity—a central attribute of the most important change-makers of our time.’ Bill Diayton, Founder and CEO, Ashoka

The Professional is Subroto Bagchi’s most deeply felt book. Bagchi’s first best-selling book, The High-Performance Enterpreneur, shared his story of building a company. His second best-seller, Go Kiss the World, was the story of his life, a motivation to young people that anyone can achieve. But as Subroto Bagchi says: `Go Kiss the World did not provide a tool kit.’

In The Professional he gives us his knowledge, based on his lifelong experience, of what it takes to be a professional, what qualities you need to become a great professional, and what are the challenges of the future a professional must be prepared for. Most importantly, he asks and gives answers to the toughest question every professional faces: Is what Iam going to do now, faced with a difficult decision and multiple options, the professional choice to make?

In a world where a `sub-prime crisis’ and a `Satyam saga’ were incomprehensible; where the global economic meltdown has affected the livelihoods of millions of people; where companies and individuals are routinely revealed to have made unprofessional choices, The Professional provides the explicit and implicit code of conduct—the boundaries which separate a skilled individual from a professional.

Read The Professional and find the power within you to acquire the cutting edge required for the twenty-first century workplace and gain entry into the club of professionals.

About The Author

Subroto Bagchi is Vice Chairman and Co-founder of MindTree Ltd. Till 2008, Subroto was its Chief Operating Officer, a role he stepped down from to become its Gardener. His work involves coinnovating with MindTree’s customers, tending the top 100 minds in the organization and serving its fifty communities of practice. He is also Chairman of MindTree’s Innovation Council. His earlier books, The High-Performance Entrepreneur (Penguin Portfolio, 2006) and Go Kiss the World (Penguin Portfolio, 2008), were best-sellers and received critical acclaim. Subroto is married to writer Susmita Bagchi and they have two daughters, Neha and Niti.