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God’s Own Office

God’s Own Office

How One Man Worked for a Global Giant from His Village in Kerala

James Joseph
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James Joseph was in his late thirties, well ensconced in his job as a director with Microsoft, when he decided to take a family vacation in Aluva, Kerala. His six-year-old daughter tasted a jackfruit from a tree in their own yard and remarked, ‘Daddy, this is so delicious. I wish I could eat the fruits from this tree every year.’
Part memoir, part how-to, this is his amazing story of starting out from the backwaters of Kerala, becoming a corporate captain in America and then finding a way to have a successful career while working out of his village in Kerala.This book also contains tips and techniques for anyone frustrated with living in cities. How do you set up a home office? How do you integrate with the local community? Where do your kids go to school? How do you convince your company to give you this opportunity? God’s Own Office may well inspire you to transform your life.

Imprint: India Portfolio

Published: Oct/2014

ISBN: 9780143423584

Length : 212 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

God’s Own Office

How One Man Worked for a Global Giant from His Village in Kerala

James Joseph

James Joseph was in his late thirties, well ensconced in his job as a director with Microsoft, when he decided to take a family vacation in Aluva, Kerala. His six-year-old daughter tasted a jackfruit from a tree in their own yard and remarked, ‘Daddy, this is so delicious. I wish I could eat the fruits from this tree every year.’
Part memoir, part how-to, this is his amazing story of starting out from the backwaters of Kerala, becoming a corporate captain in America and then finding a way to have a successful career while working out of his village in Kerala.This book also contains tips and techniques for anyone frustrated with living in cities. How do you set up a home office? How do you integrate with the local community? Where do your kids go to school? How do you convince your company to give you this opportunity? God’s Own Office may well inspire you to transform your life.

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James Joseph

James Joseph is the founder of JackFruit365, an initiative to create an organized market for
nutrient-rich jackfruits in India.
He has twenty years of experience in North America, Europe and India with globally reputed organizations like Microsoft, 3M and Ford. In his last role as Director, Executive Engagement, Microsoft, he was responsible for strengthening the company's relationship with senior executives of the top 200 enterprises in India, which he managed from his village in Kerala. Prior to
this James was responsible for manufacturing industry marketing for Microsoft in the UK. James is a recipient of several awards including the Circle of Excellence, the highest award at Microsoft, and the Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year instituted by TiEcon Kerala.
He has a master's degree in engineering business management from University of Warwick, UK, and a degree in mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.

‘A Checklist For God’s Own Office’, An Excerpt

What happens when a vacation turns into a business opportunity? James Joseph, an NRI professional decided to take a family vacation in Aluva, Kerala where he stumbled upon a business opportunity in the form of jackfruits. Today, he is the founder of a successful entrepreneurial venture called Jackfruit365, an initiative to create an organized market […]