“Next Whats In”, written by Santosh Sharma, is not just a book or a guide but much more.
It is like that close friend of yours who knows, reflects, listens, shares and guides in every twists and turns of life. It helps you to express your inner qualities, bounce back from all the lows and gets you really going.
“Next Whats In” is a canvass where different shades of life is painted in natural colours making it more lively, interesting and meaningful for you.
“Next Whats In” is a music where all the different notes come together to sing a song with you and for you.
Thinking Out of the box is not enough . . . Dissolve the box
“Dissolving the box” is not just an incremental but a radical shift in the entire approach to life making it more intelligent, holistic and significant.
Sharma gives real life personal and professional examples to show the glaring difference between “Thinking out of the box” and “Dissolving the box” bringing out the value proposition and the urgency to reposition right now.
Through “Next Whats In” he brings out lifes biggest irony and shows how we have cornered ourselves into self created mental boxes, reduced ourselves to new age slaves and fallen in love with this slavery. He also explains how we ultimately pour our mental traps into all our decisions – infecting, polluting and limiting them. And the most important fact is he clarifies how to come out of this slavery naturally and practically.
Now its time to Reposition . . . are you really ready for it?
Want to be a MONK or a MONKEY? . . . Choice is entirely yours!
MONKEY = MONK + EY
M = Management of the Self (Managing Inside-Out)
O = Oneness with Universal Intelligence
N = Non-attachment
K = Knowledge
E = Ego; Evil Desires, Thoughts and Actions
Y = Yearning for more from Mental Intelligence (Cravings)
Fundamentally each one of us is a MONK. Adding E and Y to MONK makes us a MONKEY. EY is the trap.
Why not free ourselves by dropping what EY represents from our lives and be free, intelligent and natural?
Lets evolve from a MONKEY to a MONK. MONKEY – EY = MONK. Lets not abuse ourselves any further.
“Meet God . . . Appointment not required” is what the author interestingly asks his readers to do in “Next Whats In”. GOD has been dealt in a very natural, scientific and convincing manner answering many of your hidden and unanswered queries. This smart and dynamic GOD is somebody whom everyone can relate to … even the die-hard atheists or staunch fundamentalists.
Sharma also shows practical ways to meet God – the real and the dynamic one and not the traditional before whom you keep begging all time. He establishes this God is smart, friendly and listens to all your prayers. And believe it, you will find “Next Whats In” really answering many of your basic unanswered questions.
Do you have answers to the following vital questions as these ultimately shape your response, belief and who you are!
Are you in this world only because of an accident?
Is there complete chaos in the world or is there a purpose for you? If yes, what is it?
Is the “big bang” and the Universe an expression of the grand design or is everything haphazard?
If you do not have answers to most of the questions then “Next Whats In” is a true guide. Sharma answers the above basic questions and even makes you experience the beginning of the Universe by intelligently drawing parallels and proving it the way you can easily understand. This section is a really compelling eye opener.
Have you heard Yourself?
Most of us know of our colleagues, friends and even enemies better than we really know ourselves. The author opens up a window and shows you how to go deeper and listen to oneself. He shares an open secret “If you happen to give some time to yourself you will meet a most happening person in the world”. This section helps you to express the inherent leadership which is the real you. Are you ready to hear yourself?
The entire book is very innovative in its approach so one can really imagine what the chapter on innovation has in store. The title of the chapter itself hints as to what is expected to be unwrapped in it – “Innovation for Chotu, Pappu, Khan, Maria and the CEO”. This chapter opens up the scope for innovation and concludes with a deep impact – “Start innovation by rightsizing “I” to “i”. You get the creative juices flowing by the time you complete this chapter.
Thought leadership is in vogue. But according to the author thought leadership is just like watering the leaves of the tree and not the roots. He gives adequate reasons for people to upgrade from thought to “intent leadershipTM”. Now would you like to continue watering the leaves or the roots? Intent leadership is what is going to guide tomorrows leaders and enterprises.
The flat world
Sharma rightly says “the world was, is and will remain flat”. Our mental boxes gives the world its own shape, size and colour. He demonstrates that physical flatteners like World Wide Web, breaking down of historical and geographical barriers, air connectivity only flattens the world physically. The mental traps still have their say and they have really become erratic. One must dissolve the boxes to flatten the world in true spirit. Are you ready to play the big game?
Individuals are the basic unit of any organization and so is a thought for the individual. If this thought is mismanaged, unintelligent and erratic so is the individual and so is the organization.
The author reveals to the readers that without managing the self, managing the outside is just not possible. He shows how the present management and leadership is only diverting the problem and not really solving them. And this is indeed creating bigger and trickier problems later. “Next Whats In” introduces the inside-out approach to management and facilitates in rediscovering management in its true sense.
Sharma is not convinced with wild capitalism, sleeping communism and the present tool (Gross Domestic Product or Human Development Index) to measure growth. He also gives enough reasons for you to believe it so. He proves how the present excesses of our economy and the measuring standards blow money out of proportion. It encourages a society with money as a driving factor for all decisions. If you marry, GDP increases and if you divorce again GDP increases. This is how we are fooling ourselves with GDP. HDI is only a partial improvement in some of the parameters. He gives an alternative in GUI (Gross Universal Index) which is practical, inclusive and intelligent.
So are you ready for “Next Whats In”?
Are you ready for the colour and the music that is going to make life more interesting, intelligent and happening?
Are you ready for the ideas that will help you or your organization design growth through operational and strategic excellence?
Are you ready to increase the coping mechanisms and dissolve all organizational bottlenecks to propel growth?
If your answer is yes to most of the above questions then get your copy today. Be the first few to Dissolve the box and experience the real freedom.
Be the “Next Whats In”.
Next Whats In is a book that exhorts the reader to leap beyond the truisms that shackle his creativity
- Mint – The Wall Street Journal
At a time when most of us would like to credit ourselves with out-of-the box thinking, author Santosh Sharma has come up with a startling view. According to Sharma, it is no longer enough to think out of the box. A time has come when the boxes need to be dissolved . This stance makes his book Next Whats In the worlds first book on dissolving all the boxes. Sharma offers a take on compelling situations through comprehensible illustrations. Just when most optimists urge people to perceive the glass as half-full, Sharma accepts the glass as it is. It is neither half-full nor half empty. According to him, once you accept the glass as it is, it results in self-realisation.
Sharmas idea of dissolving the boxes is unique and effective.
- Hindustan Times
The book takes a look at the aspirations and concerns in our personal and professional life. Packed with research, advice and examples… it acts as a guide through ups and downs of life.
- Times of India
After turning a few pages you realise it is a believable guide to realistic change.
- The Hindu
This new book even makes thinking out of the box pass?. It advocates dissolving all boxes, reclaiming and repositioning thought patterns, while tuning into the Universal law of Intelligence to achieve objectives.
- Business Line
Its about simple solutions for a better and vibrant life.
- Financial Express
Simply thinking out of the box is not good enough. The book challenges stereotyped, clich?d ideas and introduces the concept of “dissolving the boxes”.
- Business Today