IAAC Presents Rajat Gupta's Memoir Mind Without Fear
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MAR 11
(New York City, NY) - The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) presents the book launch of Rajat Gupta's memoir titled 'Mind Without Fear' which tells of his dramatic rise and precipitous fall after being charged in the largest insider trading case in the US. The event is on Thursday March 28, 6 pm at the DAG, Fuller Building, 41 E 57th, suite 708, NY 10022. The author will be in attendance and will be signing copies post the talkback with IAAC Vice Chair Rakesh Kaul. Join this no holds barred, intimate conversation as Rajat Gupta tells his side of the story for the very first time after his indictment. General admission tickets are $30 and include a wine reception. Tickets may be purchased through IAAC's website: www.iaac.us or through eventbrite at http://bit.ly/RajatGuptaBookLaunch
For nine years, Rajat Gupta led McKinsey & Co. - the first foreign-born person to head the world's most influential management consultancy. He was also the driving force behind major initiatives such as the Indian School of Business and the Public Health Foundation of India. A globally respected figure, he sat on the boards of distinguished philanthropic institutions such as the Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and corporations, including Goldman Sachs, American Airlines, and Procter & Gamble.
In 2011, to the shock of the international business community, Gupta was arrested and charged with insider trading. Against the backdrop of public rage and recrimination that followed the financial crisis, he was found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail.Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Gupta has fought the charges and maintains his innocence to this day.
In these pages, Gupta recalls his unlikely rise from orphan to immigrant to international icon as well as his dramatic fall from grace. He writes movingly about his childhood losses, reflects on the challenges he faced as a student and young executive in the United States, and offers a rare inside glimpse into the elite and secretive culture of McKinsey.
Candid, compelling, and poignant, Mind Without Fear is an extraordinary human story of a man who had it all before he lost everything except his faith.
Juggernaut Books (which acquired the book for India), and RosettaBooks (which licensed the book for North America and the UK) will simultaneously publish in hardcover and eBook to all major retailers on March 24, 2019. "[Gupta] sees this book as the testimony he never gave - and it will be the first time he speaks at length on the record." said Chiki Sarkar, publisher and founder of Juggernaut Books.
The publication of this book is a rare international event for the business world of India and the United States," said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks.
Press is invited to interview the author at DAG, Fuller Building, 41 E 57th, suite 708, NY 10022. Must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Press check-in by 5PM.
ABOUT RAJAT GUPTA:
Rajat Kumar Gupta was the leader of McKinsey & Company, Inc., from 1994 to 2003. He was also a board member of major corporations including Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and American Airlines and advisor to the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Economic Forum. He served as chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation advisory board, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the International Chamber of Commerce, and was the founding chairman of the Indian School of Business, the American India Foundation, and the Public Health Foundation of India.
Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, in 1948, Gupta attended the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and traveled to the United States to attend Harvard Business School in 1971. After graduating from Harvard, he joined McKinsey, where he would spend his entire thirty-seven-year consulting career, including his nine-year term as the firm's leader.
During his final years with McKinsey and after his retirement, Gupta transitioned from business leader to business statesman, bringing his wealth of experience to bear on some of the most pressing global issues around public health and education. His philanthropic endeavors impacted the lives of millions, and the institutions he created still thrive to this day.
In 2011, Gupta was charged with insider trading and found guilty. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, which he served at FMC Devens in Massachusetts. Since his release in January 2016, Gupta has resumed his work in health and education, and added a new focus on criminal justice and prison reform. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Anita, and is the proud father of four daughters and grandfather to four granddaughters.
ABOUT RAKESH KAUL: 'Rakesh K. Kaul is Vice Chairman of Indo American Arts Council. He is the author of the best seller The Last Queen of Kashmir published by Harper Collins. His forthcoming novel will be published by Penguin in September 2019. He is a columnist for leading publications in India and the US. He is an IIT Delhi, Brown University and University of Chicago graduate. He serves as Chairman of Spherenomics, Innovairre, Income Discovery, Estee India Fund and is a member of the Board of Life Line Screening and several startups.
Suman Gollamudi, Publicist, Indo-American Arts Council, 917-623-9604, email@example.com
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