Sunday 02nd October 2022,
Sandeep Mann
Spotlight
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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
Domineers

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
Generation Gap

60s-70s and 80s-90s

The 60s-70s born look at 80s-90s born as: opinionated, uninformed, unstructured in thought, too impatient. They also admire them for quickness, directness, confidence. The 80s-90s born look at 60s-70s born as: out of times, too slow, too demanding, strait-jacketed, colorlessness. [...]

July 10, 2010 Blog, Human Resources, Society

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
States of India

States of India

Business World 05 April, 2010 Cover Story Competitiveness is basically a measure of productivity, that is, returns per rupee invested. GDP is a measure of productivity as it reflects prosperity of the state. Factors that determine or affect the same [...]

April 6, 2010 Blog, Competitiveness, Economy
Future of India

Future of India

The destiny of India can only be determined by its billion plus residents. I believe that Indians will continue to follow other people’s leads as somehow it seems to be our nature to walk down well-worn paths rather than trying [...]

February 6, 2010 Blog, Competitiveness, Economy, Politics, Society
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