Interview With Author Saurabh Gupta
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an entrepreneur and technologist based in India. I have spent nearly two decades building high-performing teams, crafting data and AI strategies, and developing customer-centric, innovative, and scalable products.
In 2012, I authored my first book with Packt Publishing on PL/SQL programming in Oracle. The book enjoyed significant success, earning accolades from technologists worldwide.
In 2016, I published the second edition as an addendum to the first, also with Packt. This book became an Amazon bestseller with a 4.2+ rating and was recognized in “Top 20 Oracle Books of All Time” by BookAuthority, a book recommendation platform.
Following these achievements, I released my ambitious work on data lakes and engineering with Apress in 2018. This marked my debut as a lead co-author too. The book received favorable reviews throughout its run.
My most recent work on change leadership, titled “Leading Culture Change and Transformation,” was self-published via Amazon Publishing in July 2023. It serves as the first installment of a 3-part cookbook series on Change Leadership.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest work on change leadership and organizational transformation, titled “Leading Culture Change and Transformation,” was published by Amazon Publishing in July 2023.
As I ascended the leadership ladder, I came to realize that technology serves as a business enabler, while mindset acts as the driver. Nearly every organization I interacted with or examined from a transformational perspective confessed to struggling with the delicate balance between the pace of change and transformation. Change management is no longer solely the responsibility of a single person; instead, it represents a shift in the organization’s mindset. It’s not merely a milestone but a journey that can navigate successfully if well-planned, effectively communicated, and, if necessary, calibrated.
This realization motivated me to author my next book on Change Leadership. I’ve organized the topics to be covered into a 3-part cookbook series, which I’ll self-publish on Amazon.
The first installment of this series was released in July 2023. As I work on the next part of the series, I’m striving to incorporate industry-specific change and transformational journeys.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Nothing as such. Just that over the time, I’ve realized that I take time to get into a zone where I can translate my thoughts into words.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am investing all my energy in completing the second part of the Change Leadership Cookbook series. This part will have quite a few industry specific insights on driving change management programs.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
So far I have been promoting on social media myself but frankly, I can’t deny the power of promotion platforms to accelerate the reach.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t oversell. Let the work speak for itself and stay authentic.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
An author turns into a magician, when readers are able to see the world from their perspective.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
2. Think And Win Like Dhoni – Sfurti Sahare
3. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse – Charlie Mackesy
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