Book Review - Maximum Person

Title - Maximum Person
Author - G B Prabhat
Genre - Management
Publisher - Productivity & Quality Publishing P Ltd
ISBN - 978-81-953281-0-9

This book is an intense read. Though the content is compressed into 160 pages, the quality and the takeaways this book offers is immense. Prabhat has made a non-conventional approach to lead a quality life taking into consideration all the day to day activities which we take it lightly without knowing the fact that each and every one of these has got some irreversible effects on the quality of our life.

There are many books in the Management genre. They teach us how one could excel in the role of a Manager or how to transform a non-performing company or an organisation into a successful one. Has any book that you have read so far talked about improving the quality of your life and becoming a MAXIMUM PERSON


You are correct.

This is where G B Prabhat's "Maximum Person" comes into the picture. 

The author has used simple language to facilitate a better understanding of the concept. 

Why management?

What effect does it have on our life?

Think this way. If management could transform the functioning of a department or a company, why not an individual and why not his/her life.

This book is divided into four parts which have a few chapters in each of them which are given below:

Part 1: Why the Maximum Person?

Chapter 1: Preamble

Chapter 2 : The decline and fall in the quality of Life

Part 2: Maximum Person - The Individual Imperative

Chapter 3: The concept of Maximum Person

Chapter 4: Tools & Techniques

Part 3: Maximum Person - The Institutional Imperative

Chapter 5: Profits and Highmindedness

Chapter 6: Th substratum of Corporate Wellness Programs

Chapter 7: Institutional Reforms

Chapter 8: Reengineering Education

Part 4: Maximum Person - The Future


This book is only a guide as to how one could achieve happiness coupled with other qualities to lead a self-content life. This does not deal with giving advice to those who have medical ailments or those who have anxiety/depression. This book has a reference to the Happiness Index in which our neighbouring nation Bhutan excels. 

We have seen the longevity of our lives extended by many years. People tend to longer these days but at what cost? 

How things that were invented to make our life easy is ruining it in real?

Observations made in this book are good not only for the present scenario but also for the years to come....

We have always talked about PPM when it comes to industrial production and output but have we ever thought about implementing the same in our lives as well to see where we lag and how we could improve it drastically?

It is an undeniable fact that everything these days including food, technology, gadgets have made our life convenient and keep us on par with the fast-moving world but what are its aftermath effects? This is something we need to consider. Don't you agree?

I completely agree with most of the points which the author has mentioned in this book which includes deprival of sleep, overworking, online engagement 24/7, zero privacy, FOMO(Fear Of Missing Out)Fall of the family as an institution( remember we once had Joint Family system in our country), political correctness, global warming etc which are alarming and needs our immediate attention to fix things on an emergency basis.

The QoL or the Quality Of Life depends on various aspects which could be implemented in an effective way. The Yin and The Yang processes and what attributes are connected to QoL is well explained. Kudos to the author for that.

I have also learnt something new from this book which is PDCA Cycle where

P stands for Plan

D stands for Do

C stands for Check and

A stands for Act

Do not miss Chapter 4 - Tools and Techniques

Sounds interesting?

Do pick up your copy. I have given the link to the book on Amazon here