Unravelling in the court of Akbar,the well-known Birbal stories illustrate the minister’s sagacity and problem solving acumen.It has become trendy to identify various management and leadership styles with historical and mythical personalities such as Attila the Hun,Winnie the Pooh,Mulla Nasiruddin,Confucius and Jesus Christ,and with philosophical systems and religious books like Zen, Taoism,The Kaballah,the Bible,the Bhagvad Gita and Sufism.Against this backdrop the authors thought it would be appropriate to unveil the managerial wisdom and problem solving principles that Birbal’s stories embody. They have retold some of the Birbal stories that they gathered and at the end of each they have pointed out the Management Moral of the narrative,whose wisdom remains as fresh as ever. They have divided each story into two parts The first part consists of the problem ,the second part provides the Birbal’s solution. Also,the readers are encouraged to pause just before the solution is given and think of their own solution.This is an effective way of judging one’s own creativity. This is an engrossing book providing insights from the legendary guru to solve family,professional and business problems. A must for every reader,I would say!