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“Be. Do. Live. is a terrific book that can change lives. Rajeev Dewan has taken knowledge and learnings from throughout the world and synthesized them into readable, bite-sized nuggets of wisdom. The result is a practical guidebook that is at once insightful and actionable.”
— Stephen M. R. Covey
author of The New York Times bestseller,
The Speed of Trust

“Rajeev Dewan’s new book offers us a useful, engaging method for getting clear about what really matters in all aspects of our lives and taking practical action to pursue our most precious goals with vigor. A powerful, significant achievement!”

— Dr. Stewart D. Friedman
best-selling author of Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader,
Have a Richer Life, and Founding Director of both the
Wharton Leadership Program and the Wharton Work/
Life Integration Project, University of Pennsylvania

“This is a wonderfully insightful book that helps you ask the questions and make the decisions that assure you live a happy, successful and prosperous life.”

— Brian Tracy
author of The Way to Wealth

Be. Do. Live. is an integrated blueprint to an exceptional life! It closes the gap between who you are, what you do, and, ultimately, how you live.” 

— Marshall Goldsmith 
author of The New York Times bestseller
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
the 2007 Harold Longman Award-winning 
business book of the year

 “Be. Do. Live. is like a Swiss army "life-knife" - armed with profound wisdom and practical tools to transform your life and career for the better. An excellent read!" 
— Daniel H. Pink
author of The New York Times bestseller
A Whole New Mind 

“Rajeev has an amazing ability to synthesize wisdom. This book is the category killer . . . it’s the singular work on personal development and life leadership.”

— Matt Church
Creator of Thought Leaders; best-selling author

“In Be. Do. Live. Rajeev Dewan offers all of us a precious gift, the gift of an effective, easy-to-use, empowering approach to living the life that is our destiny. He teaches us how to unleash the potential within us while addressing the blockages that often hold us back. Moreover, he’s written a book that’s truly enjoyable to read with the concepts presented in a visually dynamic manner. This book is relevant for all generations and all cultures. Thank you, Rajeev!”

— Ray Jefferson
Leadership Facilitator & Speaker,
McKinsey leadership consultant (’06-’08) &
White House Fellow (’00-’01); MBA, Harvard Business School


Be. Do. Live. is a work of great generosity and spirit. Rajeev Dewan’s uplifting desire to live a full life and help others do the same is evident on every page.”

— Keith Ferrazzi
CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight, and
The New York Times best-selling author of Never Eat Alone

Be. Do. Live. is a practical book that tells us the few things that make all the difference in creating and sustaining an outstanding quality of life. A remarkable book, it quickly gets to the core of what really matters in designing and living a life of purpose, passion and peace.”

— Sarthak Behuria
Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

“This book refreshingly addresses the total person. It provides many challenging ideas and observations concerning the strength and frailty of the human species. A fascinating read and a great reference source with very practical solutions and suggestions about living your life!”

— Peter Scott
Chairman, Sinclair Knight Merz

Be. Do. Live. is a special book that will enrich the lives of those who read it. In the 21st century, life is extremely busy and it’s important that we take the time to answer the insightful questions in Rajeev’s book. Whether you are a parent, a friend, a colleague or a business leader, take the time to read this book to discover your purpose and passion, and improve all aspects of your life.”

— Steve Tucker

“Rajeev’s book offers insightful perspectives for living an authentic and harmonious life. Be. Do. Live. provides a holistic blueprint to help ambitious professionals resolve the sometimes inherent conflicts that exist between their personal and professional aspirations. A powerful blend of head, heart and spirit—once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down!”

— Rob Chandra
Managing Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners;
MBA, Harvard Business School

“Mark Twain wrote, ‘Make no small plans. They have no magic to move men’s minds.’ In Be. Do. Live. Rajeev shows us how to plan the most important thing of all—a life, our own life. By pulling together so many ideas, concepts, thoughts and techniques about life, and assembling them in an easy and meaningful flow, Rajeev also shows us how to create the magic needed to move minds. Once I started reading it and ‘doing it’, I had to finish it. It reminded me of the magic in my own life. Thank you Rajeev.”

— Michael Morgan
CEO, Herrmann International Asia, The Whole Brain Company

Be. Do. Live. is a must-have, a must-read and a must-apply book for people in all walks of life, anywhere in the world. It makes you think deeply about what is most important to you, and how to Be. Do. Live. in a way that maximizes your success and happiness, not just in the moment, but also over your entire lifetime. Be. Do. Live. would have to rank as one of the most inspiring, empowering and immediately useful book I have ever read.”

— S.K. Jain
Director LPG, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd;
former Executive Chairman, Petroleum India International

“In Be. Do. Live. Rajeev Dewan provides an inspirational road map for your personal and professional success. Full of wisdom, insights and actionable strategies, Be. Do. Live. is an excellent resource for individuals committed to creating and sustaining an all-round rich quality of life. I am convinced that Be. Do. Live. will change the way you think and the way you act. I urge you to read this wonderful book. It will absolutely help you to change your life for the better!”

— Kanwal Wadhawan
Chairman and CEO of Global Telelinks, Inc.

“Rajeev Dewan’s Be. Do. Live. is a great find for business leaders and their people. In his book, Dewan zeroes in on the ultimate challenge of the new millennium—how to create and sustain a successful and fulfilling life. Be. Do. Live. achieves this goal by providing a robust road map, both for individuals and organizations. The true genius of the book is its universal relevance, as it combines timeless wisdom with a highly effective common-sense approach to enhancing your professional and personal life. A must read!”

— Michael Wilkinson
CEO, Leadership Strategies;
author of The Secrets of Facilitation

“No matter where you are in your career or in your relationships or in a way of living your life, Rajeev Dewan’s book will be of immense help to you. Dewan has taken the best of psychology and philosophy, both from the East and the West, and very insightfully packaged it into practical ready-to-apply wisdom. No matter who you are or what your background is, every page in this book is powerful enough to transform your life.”

— Kamal Sarma
Managing Director, Rezilium;
Founder, Institute of Mental Resilience;
author of Mental Resilience: The Power of Clarity

“A book for our time. Using a blend of eastern and western philosophy, Dewan is masterful in showing us the path to realizing a balance of achievement and contribution in our lives. Insightful and highly practical it is a must read for those seeking to maximize their effectiveness in order to make a difference.”

— Suren Jayatilleke
CEO, The Axcess Solutions Group


“Dewan offers a fresh and vital take on the ‘change your life for good’ genre of business-oriented personal development books. And wow! It genuinely works. Be. Do. Live. is packed with pragmatic, action-oriented levers and jaw-droppingly insightful exercises—all based on a synthesis of some of the most powerful ideas in personal development coupled with timeless philosophical thought. The ideas in this book will change the rest of your life!”

— Richard G. Bhanap
Managing Director, KPMG LLP

“I live by the adage ‘if you only do what you have only done, then you will only get what you’ve always gotten’—in Be. Do. Live. Rajeev has provided the one-stop-shop to help anyone who is willing to try to be who they really are and to live a better life for themselves and others. Full of personal stories, simply but elegantly constructed, it brings all the wisdom of the ages and self help theories to life. I am an avid reader of books of this nature—it is a joy and relief to find so much of the wisdom of ten’s of thousand’s of pages in one place. I have been on a journey.”

— Sandra Birkensleigh
Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Be. Do. Live. is filled with practical wisdom for people who want to take control of their lives—relationships, careers and personal development. Each time I read a chapter, I get valuable new insights. I’ve seen Rajeev consistently demonstrate these practices for the past decade. This book has the gift of being simple without being simplistic.”

— Gino Digregorio
Partner, Accenture

“Rajeev has brought together his boundless energy, passion for lifelong learning, and practical experience in this wonderful collection of insights and tools. A fantastic resource to dip into time and again to help us all be the person we want to be and live the life we want to live!”

— Chloe Hawcroft
Director, People and Change, Advisory,

Be. Do. Live. is a critical read for all leaders in our world—whether you lead a nation, a company, a team, your family, or even yourself—you will find this book to be a fantastic resource. Be. Do. Live. is readable, practical, and broadly applicable. The equivalent of an entire library of success literature is found in this book. Read this book and pass it to everyone that you care about.”

— Sameera Qazi
Management Consultant, MBA, Harvard Business School

“As a corporate professional there are many journeys to choose from and numerous paths we must take. It is easy to get lost in the myriad of travels we find ourselves taking each day. Be. Do. Live. is the wakeup call that every professional—unconsciously or consciously, caught up in the all-consuming commercial world—needs. Be. Do. Live. is the alarm bell which will empower you to stop, take a moment and consider, whether what you are doing in your day to day life is really providing you with the satisfaction, pleasure, sense of well-being and freedom you desire. Be. Do. Live. is an insightful, thought provoking and inspiring read. It will encourage the pursuit of happiness and excellence in all aspects of your life.”

— Julie Chandra
Senior Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

“When I received this book and was asked by Rajeev Dewan to read it and offer my comments, my first instinct was, ‘I don’t have the time and I’m not a big fan of so called self-help books.’ However, as I read the introduction, and then the first few chapters, I was delighted at the depth of the book and the insights I derived, literally from every page. It made me think and reflect deeply about my own life, at so many different levels. This book gets to the core roots of what creates a great life. Dewan discusses with clarity and insight: how to know yourself, be yourself, evolve yourself and make a meaningful contribution to society. Everyone should take the time to read this book.”

— Tony Simkins
Senior Executive, Management Consultant, LLM (1st Class),
B.Bus Computing (Distinction), MBA


“For many people everyday life is a struggle. For many others each day is a new joy. What’s the difference? It’s the ability of a person to confront a challenge, learn, overcome and a hit a new level. Be. Do. Live. is a book that gives you simple yet profound ways to learn and grow.”

— Greg Miller
General Manager, MLC Advice Solutions

“In Be. Do. Live. Rajeev Dewan offers us a sustainable model for holistic leadership that is based on timeless principles and innovative strategies. This book provides a refreshingly unique proposition for individuals who strive to be their very best—both personally and professionally. An invaluable addition to every leader’s library.”

— Joshua Farrell
General Manager, FranklinCovey,
Australia and New Zealand

“Powerful on many levels, Be. Do. Live. provides an efficient and articulate blueprint for deep reflection and self-awareness. It is a powerful synthesis of the very best of East & West, and old & new ideas into an action plan for immediate and permanent change for the better.”

— Anoop Prakash
former McKinsey consultant, and Vice President, LexisNexis;
MBA, Harvard Business School

“An absolute must-read for aspiring professionals and entrepreneurs who want to significantly increase their effectiveness in the workplace and at home. Dewan has created a brilliant blueprint for both career and personal success in today’s challenging times.”

— Mark Rantall
Managing Director, Godfrey Pembroke

Be. Do. Live. will inspire and empower you to lead a more fulfilling life. This book is a must-read for everyone who is looking to attain new heights in his or her life.”

— David “Bull” Gurfein
Vice President of Casino Marketing, The Venetian/The Palazzo;
Lieutenant Colonel (retd), US Marine Corps

“Linking east to west thinking, Rajeev reminds us of the power of the individual to achieve their own greatness if they dare and provides pathways to that personal greatness. Be. Do. Live. provides a mind-set, a skill-set, and a tool-set for anyone wanting to fully ignite their own potential, whilst helping others to do the same.”

— Tony Sattout
General Manager, MLC; Dean, The Academy

“Dewan does an excellent job of turning universal wisdom into simple, practical tools that readers can apply in their everyday lives. In this book, you will find rich insights into how to make a life—not just a living. Be. Do. Live. is a perfect blend of wisdom, inspiration and practical experience and a definite must-read!”

— Stephen Durkin
State General Manager (NSW & ACT),
National Australia Bank

Be. Do. Live. is a book for everyone who wish to deepen their self- awareness and aspire to personal achievement and greatness. It is a passionate call to action, challenging you to remember who you really are and to let your light shine.”

— Mark Hua
Account Director, Ericsson, U.K.

“This book is a brilliantly written, masterful distillation of ‘successful’ philosophies and practices . . . some simple, some profound, and all ‘essential’ in today’s complex world. A must-read, and a must-apply!”

— Tony Eid
Chief Operating Officer (Applications),
Challenger Financial Services Group

“There is nothing more important you can do than create a life that matters for you and your family. In Be. Do. Live. Dewan shows the readers how to achieve enduring success in all aspects of life, while staying true to who they are. This book is a valuable practical resource for all leaders and everyone else wanting to take their life to the next level of success and beyond.”

— Rebecca Nash
General Manager, People and Organizational Development,
National Australia Bank

“A great compendium of wisdom to help guide you through the twists and turns of life.”

— Alex Tichon
Head of Program Office, BT Financial Group


“Exceptionally Compelling . . . Rajeev Dewan provides profound insights and offers you practical tools to help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Applying the wisdom in this book will result in an even more authentic, vibrant and all-round fulfilled life. A must-read!”

— John Drury
Executive Coach, former Fortune 100 Chief Marketing Officer,
author of Awaken Your Soul

“Whether you are leading a team, an organization or your family, Be. Do. Live. is a terrific resource and will be of immense help. No matter who you are or what your background is, I am sure reading this book will change your life. It gives practical experiences from both east and west all of which can be applied in our everyday lives.”

— Lalchand Rajput
Coach of the Winning Indian Cricket team,
Twenty20 World Cup, 2007

Be. Do. Live. deftly combines reflection practices and action nuggets in a high-octane roadmap for aware, vibrant living. The take-home value is immediate and plentiful.”

— Jim Warner
author of Aspirations of Greatness

Be. Do. Live. gives you the blueprint for a successful life. It’s an honest, straightforward and telling experience of how to succeed and how to be fulfilled.”

— Margaret Stuart
Founder, MangoTiger Career & Life Transitions,
author of Switch on your Brain


Be. Do. Live. is much more than a book. It is a vehicle that will transform your life if you mull over the concepts it lays out and internalize them. The excellent news is that it will improve your work life and effectiveness every bit as much as it will improve your personal life.”

— Dr. Srikumar S. Rao
Adjunct Professor, London Business School &
Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley;
author of Are YOU Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies
for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life

“For anyone who has grappled with difficult choices in their personal and professional lives, this book offers a powerful and pragmatic set of tools and insights to navigate those decisions effectively.”

— Sailesh Chutani
Ph.D., former Senior Director & Founder,
External Research and Programs Group, Microsoft Research

“As a consultant, university lecturer and mother, it’s not easy for me to find time to read self-improvement books. Rajeev’s book is packed full of bite-sized wisdom and food-for-thought that is easily accessible when you need that extra “lift”. It’s like a vitamin supplement for authentic, abundant living.”

— Stephanie Owen
B.Ec., MBA, Management Consultant,
Adjunct faculty member, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

“In Be. Do. Live. Rajeev Dewan, has made an excellent attempt to integrate wisdom from both East and West. He has skillfully translated this rare harmonious blend into simple practical tools that one gets tempted to apply with a view to improving his/her life. There can be no two opinions that the book is both inspiring and insightful and as such a definite must-read!”

— Professor H. L. Manocha
Poly Institute of NYU, New York