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Sandeep Mann
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Many a times, students of management are not aware of multiple sectors in economy. They apologetically recount just a handful: Banking, FMCG, Telecom, IT and then quieten down. Here is a list for reference: [...]

August 17, 2019 Blog, Board Level
pluralism is a strength

Is Diversity a Great Thing?

If we move by folklore, by fads, Diversity is a great thing. It’s the done thing, an aspect all organizations ought to cherish, to be reflected in their workforce composition. Were one to look closer, and lo! – a different [...]

March 23, 2015 Blog, Board Level, Human Resources, Leadership
the strategy portfolio

Strategy Portfolio

There are pluses behind a portfolio approach – hedging being a major one; albeit thin spread of resources is a grave minus. Thus, without arguing on this front, it is proposed herein that there ought to be a Strategy Portfolio [...]

January 3, 2012 Blog, Board Level, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Strategy
entrepreneurship

Are Entrepreneurs Megalomaniacs?

Grand vision in eyes, stupendous castles in air. No foundations though. This characterizes more than half wannabe entrepreneurs. A quirky obsession, to make it big, to create something phenomenal drives entrepreneurs. Resource gap, competencies gap, competitive pressures – may all [...]

December 14, 2010 Blog, Board Level, Entrepreneurship, Leadership
intrapreneur

A fresh look at Intra-pre-neur-ship

I have always maintained the analogue of an organization resembling a ship. The ship ought to float, and also have desired motion-cum-navigational capabilities. No doubt these capabilities and even the core existence of the ship per se, emanate from risk [...]

November 14, 2010 Blog, Board Level, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Leadership, Strategy
idea trials

Idea Trials

Elsewhere it was said man needs 50000 years to grow up. Can we hasten this process? Drugs have to go through Clinical Trials, which take almost 11-12 years in Go To market. Of 5000 molecules, only one makes it to [...]

September 15, 2010 Blog, Board Level, Human Resources, Leadership, Life Skills
Indian Business Culture

Indian Business Culture

a paper written in humor and not to be taken seriously Individualistic, Non-planner, Dreamer, Intuitive, Ambivalent, Nimble are the key characteristics of Indian Business Culture, epithets coined as expansions of letters of the word Indian. Business transacts in the bedrock [...]

February 4, 2010 Blog, Board Level, Competitiveness, Economy, Leadership, Politics, Society, Strategy
Dismbiguation

Diasambiguation

Indeed, ambiguity rules the roost all over; “a thing” possibly meaning “many things”. So how do you Disambiguate – eliminate the inapplicable multifarious interpretations? This is the talent and science humans have to evolve onto; unless you choose to be [...]

February 1, 2010 Blog, Board Level, Leadership, Life Skills, Strategy
trends HR

10 Going to Emerge Trends in HR – 2008

These are not current trends, or at best are at a very fledgling level of visibility. These are however soon going to be seen by all and gather momentum as more and more organizations and individuals adopt and adapt them. [...]

February 1, 2008 Blog, Board Level, Human Resources
ad agnecy

Something Amiss

a leaf from diary of a client services director A couple of years ago, there used be fun in advertising, there used to be an element of logic to things, and there used to be a sense of professional satisfaction. [...]

June 20, 2006 Blog, Board Level, Branding-Marketing, Economy, Human Resources