Author | Commentator | Thought Leader | TEDx Speaker
Who Am I
Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator and former CEO of
Procter & Gamble India. His latest book, India Grows at Night: A
liberal case for a strong state, was on the FT’s best books for 2013.
His much-acclaimed The Difficulty of Being Good is ‘a riveting
examination of governance and corruption in the modern world,’ said Newsweek.
His international bestseller, India Unbound‘is a quiet earthquake’
according to the Guardian, and available in 17 languages and filmed by BBC.
Gurcharan Das studied philosophy at Harvard University and
later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in three case
studies. After heading Procter & Gamble India and South East Asia, he
became Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning).
At 50, he took early retirement to become a full time writer. He writes a
regular column for five Indian newspapers, including The Times of India, and
contributes to Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and the
New York Times. He is a speaker to some of the world’s largest corporations and
has served on the juries of the Templeton Prize, Milton Friedman Prize and the
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