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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
Bill Gates 200 Books

200 of Gates – A Sojourn

The founder of Harrod’s, which recently changed owners, was unemployed for much of early youth, and caught on a habit of reading a book a day. He must have read and chewed many of these, as per Bacon. Our Mr [...]

March 20, 2012 Blog, Entrepreneurship, 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
rights contest

Rights Competitiveness

A quotation in a magazine triggered this write-up: If a CEO performs his duties, the rights of the people are protected; if the people perform their duties, rights of the nation are protected. Porterian conception was a paradigm changer, as [...]

December 28, 2011 Blog, Competitiveness, Leadership, Society
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

200 Generations Only

A typical generation is 25 years long; that makes 4 in a century, and 200 over last 5000 years. Just 200 generations! Anthropocentric arrogance on its claims to civilization. Incidentally, man came to know of “heart” as an organ with [...]

June 10, 2010 Blog, Leadership, Society, Sustainability
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