Jamshed J Irani, Foreword to this book
Managing change is like performing a trapeze act. It involves thrill, passion, courage, adventure and perfect timing along with high degree of risk. Nowadays, change is a corporate need, not just for growth but also for simple survival. There are several books on 'managing change', but what sets this book apart is its different tone and tenor, its 'storytelling' technique and its critical and in-depth treatment of the subject matter.
The Acrobatics of Change: Concepts, Techniques, Strategies and Execution is divided into two parts. The first part, written by Moid Siddiqui, Managing Director, Intellects Biz, Hyderabad, deals with the concept of change dynamics and change techniques, including brainstorming, trigger techniques, SWOT analysis and wild idea sessions. The second part, penned by the former Chairman and Managing Director of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL), R. H. Khwaja, tells the true story of the company's turnaround, which is being published for the first time. It will be an invaluable source of information for all professional managers. The book is a perfect blend of theories, concepts and practical techniques. It will be of great interest to CEOs, entrepreneurs, research scholars, consultants and students of management.