47 minutes | Feb 2, 2021

Ep. 57 Nand Kishore Chaudhary from Jaipur Rugs on love, collective consciousness and self-management

Nand Kishore Chaudhary is the remarkable founder of Jaipur Rugs, a company employing 40,000 weavers in 600 villages selling beautiful carpets in 40 countries. The artisans – most of them women in India’s “untouchable” class – are the “heroes of the business”, and self-managed principles like distributed decision making have long been a hallmark of the company. We talk about how N. K. Chaudhary has created a “business ashram”, where people find their clarity of purpose and gain higher consciousness, as well as his thoughts on humble leadership and how Jaipur Rugs will evolve self-management further. Resources: Jaipur Living website and N. K. Chaudhary’s website Doug Kirkpatrick’s blog, ‘Jaipur Rugs: Self-managed art that you can walk on’ A Forbes article about the book The Healing Organisation, which features Jaipur Rugs as one of its examples An extract from the book ‘The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits’ The book ‘The Healing Organisation: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World’ by Raj Sisodia and Michael J. Gelb Related Leadermorphosis episodes: Ep. 14 with Doug Kirkpatrick Ep. 42 with Ved Krishna from Yash Pakka
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