Innovation Sutra

About the book

What can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the Buddha?

Dharam is a young, immensely successful investment banker in Manhattan. Until one day, when his world comes crashing down around him.

Accompanied by the enterprising Kunal (who sells fake Indian antiques to Americans) and the uncorrupted Supriya, Dharam undertakes a journey along the Buddhist pilgrim trail – from Lumbini, Kapilavastu and Bodhgaya to Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Kaushambi and Kushinagar – absorbing the timeless Buddhist teachings and developing the idea for an ethical yet profitable business.

Rekha Shetty’s new book reveals how true entrepreneurial energy can arise from a better understanding of life. ‘Innovation Sutra’ will make a tangible difference to anyone who is willing to think out of the box and learn from India’s ancient secrets of work-life balance.

Quotations about ‘Innovation Sutra’

Dr. Rekha Shetty, with a life-long commitment to Innovation and Creativity has successfully integrated Western thought with Eastern ethos of creativity. Her latest of eight books “Innovation Sutra” is a well researched publication in this genre.  This book exemplifies principles of Buddha to focus on Innovation as well as how people should approach the work and its application to the Corporate World.

  • Narasimhan, Executive Director, Brakes India Foundry Division



This book is at the intersection of innovation and happiness….an innovative approach to innovation. An unusual book by any standard.

  1. Gopalakrishnan, Innovator,Author and Director, Tata Sons Limited