This book is not just another (or cheesy) take on the Kama Sutra, that ancient and sensational text on the pursuit of erotic pleasure. THIS is the Kaam Sutra. Note the subtle difference in spelling (Kama vs Kaam).In Hindi, one of the major languages of India and spoken by close to half a billion people, Kaam means work. Sutra, as it stands in the Sanskrit original, means a rule or an instruction. Kaam Sutra, pun notwithstanding, is my offering to the corporate warrior—a manual on how we can bring passion (not the erotic type) and, thereby, happiness to our world of work. It is a distillation of my two and a half decades of corporate experience that includes working in a wide variety of job roles and with people from various cultures and nationalities—people with different mindsets, motivations, and expectations, but people after all.Work, job, career, vocation, gig—in its various avatars, the pursuit of offering something to the world for a paycheck at the end of the day sustains lives. Work takes up a significant part of our day, consumes an extraordinary amount of our physical and mental energies, and occupies almost three-quarters of our lives, sometimes more.Make no mistake. The world of work is not without its fair share of challenges. It is a drama that comes alive on a daily basis. But whoever we are, and wherever in the world we go, work affects us all similarly and deeply. Work can elevate; it can also demean. It can cause stress, ulcers, and aches. And it can also make all our dreams come true. But here is something different—we too have the power to impact our work similarly. Kaam Sutra is about what WE can bring to our work and, as a result, turn the tables.It is about putting the horse before the cart (finally). We don’t have to be hapless bystanders in the grand scheme of things or unwitting corporate drudges. Instead, we can play an active part in the work that’s given to us, whatever that work happens to be at that point in time. The reward—no stress, aches, or ulcers. Rather passion, joy, happiness, and energy.So here’s a promise to you—I won’t offer feel-good phrases. You won’t find new age affirmations and ‘just do it’ kind of sloppy advice here either. In fact, you won’t find anything I have not observed in my vast experience. I offer you notes from the trenches, a different way of thinking. Above all, I offer you hope, of a vastly superior method of conducting oneself so that you not only excel at work but experience real joy doing it.