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Sandeep Mann
Spotlight
  • ABCD FinTech

    Sense Behind FinTech Programs

    Many MBAs are opting for FinTech specialization – which is a perfectly sensible career pathway. But they ought to know, how the MBA is different

  • Gen gap

    Asking Alone Ain’t Enough

    It’s always an interesting discussion: how current generations are different from the earlier ones.  The stance of the senior ones is typically to announce nostalgia

  • Evolution

    Crunch Point Thesis

    Biological evolution versus Social evolution…. Mankind chose to raise Social evolution as a counter to slow biological evolution (so no survival of the fittest –

  • Engagement

    Let’s Engage Employees Innovatively

    We have had numerous experiences of engaging and energizing group members/ employees via formation of dedicated WhatsApp groups. Across best of MNCs and MSMEs. A

  • The Future of Island Economies

    The world is changing – and many potent changes can create challenges of alarming proportions. The fabled Global Warming (its truth and untruth notwithstanding), has ramifications

  • Being a Diamond : 01

    Most statistics say that corporate recruiters are inundated with candidates applying for various jobs. However, even after lots of screening, they need to assess and

  • Asymmetry

    Alignments & Asymmetries

    Corporate working needs alignment between various layers: the Board, the CXO layer, the VPs et al, managers and supervisors, and workers/ staff in general. Here’s

Learn all Your Life

Be a Learner All Life

Would you like to hazard an age at which a human being can afford to stop learning? Life throws umpteen challenges, many of them new ones, few of them rehashes of earlier challenges, and most repeat of once or few [...]

July 23, 2014 Blog, Human Resources, Leadership, Life Skills, Society
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
Team Anna

My Take on Team Anna Situation as of 27th Dec 2011

My Take on Team Anna Situation as of 27th Dec 2011: (Deliberated, intuitively figured out, with whatever limited info’ a common Indian citizen has access to, with some access to gossip of workers of few political parties) – Team Anna [...]

December 27, 2011 Blog, Politics, Society
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
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
size sweden equivalent

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
sweden high on competitiveness

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