Young, Hindu, Oxonian

A talk by Alpesh B Patel, Tuesday 29 January 2013, 6pm, Balliol College as part of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Leadership Programme.

What does it mean to be a good leader, and what qualities do we associate with good leadership? What do aspiring young leaders need to focus on most in their early years?

The purpose of this student organised lecture series is to help students consider leadership from Indian sources, dharmic and spiritual perspectives and practices, and from the considerable experience of representatives from government, the civil service, the media, community organisations, and academia.

The OCHS leadership programme consists of eight lectures to be delivered throughout the academic year, and of internships placing students under the guidance of recognised leaders.

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Leadership Programme aims to educate and inspire potential leaders and pioneers of tomorrow to serve the aspirations and needs of the community, and to prepare them to engage in national life, politics, public administration, business, the professions, and the voluntary sector, whilst being mindful of good professional practice and the practice of dharma.

Mr. Patel was a Visiting Fellow in Business and Industry at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and read Philosophy Politics Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. Mr. Patel is a Barrister and founding Board Member of TiE UK which is part of an international grouping of entrepreneurs whose aim is to mentor other entrepreneurs.He also presented a weekly show on Bloomberg TV and Sky TV and currently regularly co-hosts on CNBC. Mr. Patel has written 12 books on investing several of which cover India in particular.