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Sandeep Mann
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Browsing the "Strategy" Category

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Portals of the Strategists

“I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin.” The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. [...]

January 2, 2016 Blog, Strategy
entrepreneur or worker or manager or leader

PS or OC or OH?

Which one are you as an individual: Problem Solver – PS; or Opportunities Creator – OC; or Opportunities Handler – OH; or a mix of these. Sure, all are a mix, but where is your forte? A Worker goes through [...]

April 13, 2014 Blog, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Leadership, Strategy
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
China Dominates

Eclipse – China Dominating the World

Happened to attend a book preview by author Prof Arvind Subramanian on Eclipse – China Dominating the World, Economically. No doubt the imagery in the book seemed laced with poetic flavor; and till the book can be read through, its [...]

December 16, 2011 Blog, Politics, Strategy
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
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
Cisco

Developing a Human Capital Strategy : A Case study of Cisco Systems

Stimuli Jogger nee Essence’s Brief: The idea is to gain competitive advantage when the organizational leaders use human capital; adjusting to changed market conditions for sustained growth and success over time. Herein Cisco stands apart as it invests in nurturing [...]

November 20, 2005 Blog, Board Level, Human Resources, Leadership, Strategy
winning space

Winning Space : Being Reactive Effectively

I get up and wonder what future awaits me. I know it is determined by what I have been doing over past days and years. It is also shaped by what people around me (and afar from me) have been [...]

October 3, 2005 Blog, Board Level, Economy, Leadership, Strategy
performance

Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance

Eliminate defects and breakdowns in planning and execution; thus not be limited to realizing 60% of potential of your strategy: revealing and troubling findings across 197 giant firms across various product markets and varied geographies. The strategic plan looked wonderful [...]

August 14, 2005 Blog, Board Level, Leadership, Strategy