Wednesday 21st August 2019,
Sandeep Mann
Spotlight
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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

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    Purposes, Conversations & Stuff…

    Recruiters and HR Professionals, Greetings! Let’s gravitate further towards being a business focused organization. I am commenting on few observations I’ve made. 1. Purpose: Ours

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    A Message from an HR Fraternity Colleague

    Recruiters and HR Professionals, Greetings! In these times of chaos, flux and what not transpiring in companies and on career fronts, how do we find

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    Leadership is all about Distant Follow-ups

    “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from

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    Meaningful Diversity

    “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be

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    Risks & Innovation

    “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a

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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

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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
Didi, What are YOU Unlearning

Didi, What are YOU Unlearning

I am no fan of Rahul Gandhi – some humans you learn to tolerate, for you are taught to respect every individual. And I am critical of hereditary monarchies – again though Rahul is being forced to carry the dynastic [...]

July 16, 2011 Blog, Politics
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Relooking Competitiveness – 2

Variations exist, but broadly competitiveness is a non-dimensional ratio of output to input. Thus it talks of efficiency as the norm; higher the efficiency, more the competitiveness. A nation that can produce more with less inputs is the winner. Assumption [...]

January 27, 2011 Blog, Competitiveness, Economy, Society
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Relooking Competitiveness – 1

Wish Prof Michael Porter was an equal doyen at psychology (assuming he is not) as he is at Industrial Economics. Were that to happen, competitiveness may have been defined differently. No doubt, the bonafide objective for all studies is prosperity [...]

January 26, 2011 Blog, Competitiveness, Economy, Society
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Perception Optometry

Seen people with spectacles? – fancy frames, thick/ thin lenses. An optician makes these spectacles, based on test results done by himself or a qualified eye doctor, an optometrist. The idea is to make the person wearing these see with [...]

January 22, 2011 Blog, Human Resources, Life Skills, Society
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Didi, What are YOU Unlearning

I am no fan of Rahul Gandhi – some humans you learn to tolerate, for you are taught to respect every individual. And I am critical of hereditary monarchies – again though Rahul is being forced to carry the dynastic [...]

January 18, 2011 Blog, Politics
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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
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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
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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
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The Dabanggs?

Saw yesterday evening the latest Salman Khan movie – Dabangg. Share a perspective for the benefit of those who have watched it: Very stylized don’t-stress-your-thinking kinda movie: for die-hard Salman fans, a great one; for cynics of Salman, slight image [...]

September 11, 2010 Blog, Literature-Culture, Society