The book that will change your idea of thinking, learning and creating

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The approach applied by geniuses over centuries

Whether we are in a classroom or in the outer world, we are always forced to choose who we are. Always expected to walk towards a fixed goal. Never be uncertain, never fail, never alter our course. We are either artists or scientists or businessmen. We are constantly asked to embrace these identities with stronger force. As they say, the more we remain folded in our fields, the better specialists we are.

Fluid shatters this myth by arguing that great minds who have changed the fate of humankind are actually the ones who failed, faltered, remained uncertain yet never bothered to remain pasted to a fixed line. They were more. They were fluid.

In captivating storytelling narrative, Ashish Jaiswal takes us through groundbreaking research unraveling what binds the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, C.V. Raman, Steve Jobs and other geniuses and why being fluid like them could be our biggest winning strategy in the age of artificial intelligence.

Read to unearth the approach behind world-class innovations, groundbreaking solutions and game changing ideas

‘In a world where business models are getting disrupted everyday, Ashish argues very effectively that there new managers need to be cultivated differently. Fluid describes this very aptly. A must read!’

Nitish Jain

President, S P Jain School of Global Management

‘Groundbreaking book in many sense. You will not look at education the same way again. Very interesting for every learner. Equally interesting for teachers and parents.’

Sam Pitroda

Internationally renowned telecom inventor and thinker with 100 wordwide patents under his name

‘I think one of the misfortunes of Indian education is that it is not rooted in our own traditions. There are many scientific texts from ancient India, which have not been studied by us…Ashish has taken an important step in addressing the problem of the lack of knowledge of our ancient texts through his book Fluid… His book is a must-read.’

Amish Tripathi

Celebrated Indian author

Why fluid?

why fluid ?

Whether we are in a classroom or in the outer world, we are always forced to choose who we are. Always expected to walk towards a fixed goal. Never be uncertain, never fail, never alter our course. We are either artists or scientists or businessmen. We are constantly asked to embrace these identities with stronger force. As then say, the more we remain folded in our fields, the better specialists we are.

Fluid shatters this myth by arguing that great minds who have changed the fate of human history are actually the ones who failed, faltered, remained uncertain yet never bothered to remain pasted to a rigid line.

They were more. They were fluid.

ADVANCE PRAISE

ADVANCE PRAISE

‘Fluid has the power to transform the entire thinking and learning landscape with a single stroke.’

– 33voices

Global conversation platform of business leaders and thinkers

‘Fluid is a smart and well-researched book that easily crosses disciplines, in the search for a new understanding of learning and the mind. Rich in narrative detail and storytelling, it brings the reader forward and back in history in a way that inspires, instructs, and delights. This book should be of great interest to anyone interested in developing a more “fluid” style.’

– Rebecca Givens Rolland

A world-renowned expert in education and a tutor at Harvard Graduate School of Education

‘I think one of the misfortunes of Indian education is that it is not rooted in our own traditions. There are many scientific texts from ancient India, which have not been studied by us…Ashish has taken an important step in addressing the problem of the lack of knowledge of our ancient texts through his book Fluid… His book is a must-read.’

– Amish Tripathi

Celebrated Indian author

‘Groundbreaking book in many sense. You will not look at education the same way again. Very interesting for every learner. Equally interesting for teachers and parents.’

– Sam Pitroda

Internationally renowned telecom inventor and thinker with 100 wordwide patents under his name

‘A stimulating introduction to another and different – and exciting – world of thinking and learning. ‘

- Professor David Palfreyman

OBE, Fellow, New College, University of Oxford

‘In a world where business models are getting disrupted everyday, Ashish argues very effectively that there new managers need to be cultivated differently. Fluid describes this very aptly. A must read!’

- Nitish Jain

President, S P Jain School of Global Management

‘Fluid truly holds the key to a path-breaking mind currently locked behind the iron doors of formula education.’

- Aman Iqbal

Founder and managing partner, IQGEN – a $75 million venture fund and
a PhD (Chemistry) from University of Oxford

‘As a scientist in pursuit of solutions for sustainability and wellbeing of people and our planet, I recognize the immense need to work fluidly across disciplines by breaching traditional disciplinary boundaries. A powerful book and must read for both specialists and specialists-in-making.’

– Alark Saxena

Director, Yale Himalaya Initiative and Research Scientist, Yale University

‘A harbinger of a new commencement for millions of young Indians who find themselves unhappily straitjacketed into vocations chosen for them by society, family and peers. It is time you broke free!’

– Harssh A Poddar

An IPS (Indian Police Service) Officer presently serving as the
Dy. Commissioner of Police of Nagpur and alumni of University of Oxford

‘A must-read before you set on the path of creating disrupting start-ups, path-breaking discoveries and next age inventions.’

– Gaurav Jain

Co-founder and managing partner, Afore Capital and Harvard Business School alumnus

‘Fluid thinkers and an education system that encourages fluidity is the need of the day. This book written in a fluid style with ‘fluid’ illustrations is a great read to convince you of the need for a multidisciplinary approach to every aspect of life.’

– Jeemol Unni

Professor of Economics, Ahmedabad University

‘The world we know is rapidly changing with technologies like AI, crypto and others. It’s about time we relook at our century old way of education and this book does exactly that.’

– Vivek Jain

Founder, CAclubindia.com and LAWyersclubindia.com – Largest online
network of financial and legal professions in India

‘Adopting a fluid narration, Fluid brings to the light the importance of flexibility, as opposed to rigidness, in ones approach towards success in any sphere of life. On a more direct perspective, being a professor in science and engineering myself, I totally agree that to do good, one needs to combine excellence in scientific concepts, fluid thinking in any direction beyond the concepts and a lot of artistic ideas.’

– Amartya Mukhopadhyay

Professor, IIT – Bombay

‘Every once a while one reads a book that makes you think, question, and introspect. That book becomes a life-changing book. Fluid is a book like that. Fluid reminds us why success doesn’t always come from following rules; sometimes we need to break and make new rules. If you liked Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, you will absolutely love Ashish Jaiswal’s ‘Fluid’. Written in form of short stories and commentaries, Fluid unravels the hidden commonalities between the scores of inspirational and successful people over the last few centuries. Exploring the themes of what it will take to succeed in the age of AI, Fluid is a must-read for every millennial (and non-millennial).’

– Sulzhan Bali

International development and global health specialist. Featured among
the ‘300 Women Leaders in Global Health’.

‘A breath of fresh air for every student, every parent, every trier, every risk taker…everyone wanting to carve his own path.’

– Jay Motwani

CMD, TSD Corp

‘I found fluid is a wonderful book with many visionary thoughts. Fluid explain very beautifully with examples how a flexible and open minded person can  do better in their personal and professional life and shape the society. The book touches many aspects including science, medicine, education, literature, artificial intelligence, relation between human and nature in holistic manner etc.  I believe this is the first book of this kind is going to be most popular among our young minds.’

– Ram Sagar Misra

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bananas Hindu University

‘Like jazz, where its composition borrows from a variety of musical genres to combine into a unique art form, Fluid proves that moving to the syncopation of life instead of the usual downbeat rhythms of expected career trajectories has produced innovation’s songbook for each generation. Applying the examples of da Vinci, Goethe, Jobs, and others, as interdisciplinary masters, Jaiswal paints a portrait of genius much broader than the myopic confines of traditional definition. Readable, credulous, piquant, and affirming to those who have found themselves tossed in a shifting marketplace, this title shows us that rare is the world-changer that is not also the skilled improvisor. Play to both your passions and strengths showcasing the aesthetic harmony of you is a strong message in this book. Jaiswal’s must-read, transformative work will rouse you to applause and have you cheering, “Here’s to survival of the fluid-ist!’

– Melvita Chisholm

Global communicator and management strategist, Washington D.C.

‘Fluid is a very forward thinking book. It supports the idea that the boundaries we impose on knowledge are not pertinent anymore and builds on the many example of fluid thinkers of the past.’

– Mehdi Lazar

Head of School, Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, California, and author of
several books on pedagogy and international education

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