K. R. N Menon was educated in India and Ceylon and obtained an Honors Degree from Christ Church, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1957. In 1958, he joined Best & Co. Private Ltd. and in 1970 was made a whole-time Director in the amalgamated company, Best & Crompton Engineering Ltd. In April 1976 he founded his own corporate management consultancy company, Arjay Management Private Limited, of which he remains Chairman & Managing Director.
This book traces the varied career of the author first as an Executive (and later as an independent Management Consultant) of a widely diversified company of British origin (estd. 1879) based in Madras with trading, shipping, manufacturing and engineering interests and provides some valuable insights into post-Independence India’s early industrial and corporate development.