Yesterday, an acquaintance asked me this question: I have received an admit into XYZ college for the two-year MBA program with specialization in marketing. I have a month’s time before I join the college. Is there something useful I can learn in this one month? Based on my experience, here’s what I think you could […]
Following the completion of our graduation ceremony on April 20, 2007, we’re officially business graduates. It’s been a wonderful year of learning. I’ll miss everything about SP Jain. A few photos from that day: D (prospective CIO and my roommate), Myself, and V. Myself, D (prospective CIO and my roommate), and another V. Me, me, […]
Having completed my two-month internship, I thought it would be a good idea to document my learning. In summary, I found the internship experience to be highly satisfactory as it gave me an opportunity to work on real business problems (in solving which I got to apply what I learnt over the past year), to […]
Don’t be afraid to try something different. It pays to think different from the herd. For the final project during the Business-Smart IT Applications course, Vinayak and I were assigned the McDonald’s IT mega-failure case. The objective was to research the case and present a case analysis via a presentation. If you are interested, you […]
I have often received requests for a single package download of the presentations from Dr. Lakshmi Mohan’s course on Business-Smart IT Applications. Thought it’s a good idea to publish the same here. Feel free to pass on the link to whoever you think might be interested in this awesome content. Download the Business-Smart IT Applications […]
Pay special attention to the Cisco case. Everyone talks of Supply Chain Management (SCM) – it’s a hot and happening buzzword. But that’s just one side of the equation – the push. Shouldn’t we focus equally on Demand Chain Management (DCM) – the pull? Download the PowerPoint presentation.
One more gem of a presentation from Dr. Lakshmi Mohan’s class. This one’s peppered with case studies. Download the PowerPoint presentation.
After a significant gap, it’s time once again for another awesome presentation from Dr. Lakshmi Mohan’s class. This time around, it’s about how companies can use the Internet as an effective business medium. Download the PowerPoint presentation – Rethinking the Internet.
Another “MUST KNOW” topic for today’s corporate employee is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, commonly referred to as SOX. Here’s an introduction to this act. Download the Sarbanes-Oxley Act PowerPoint presentation. Says Wikipedia: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-204, 116 Stat. 745, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act […]
In the midst of my relocation back to Bangalore (yippee!), I haven’t had much time to blog. The last few days have been pretty hectic. I’ll be submitting my last assignment in an hour’s time and will be making my last presentation tomorrow morning – we’re presenting a case analysis on IT failure at Nestle […]
Here’s one outline you could use for your business plan. Download the “Business Plan” presentation. I subscribe to the idea that “A great team + mediocre plan > A mediocre team + great idea.” In business, execution is what ultimately matters. Let me know if you found this PowerPoint useful.
With all the humdrum about ERP systems, you would be forgiven for thinking that organizations – big and small – know how to implement it right. Turns out, a majority of them don’t! Consider the nightmare Nike went through after it’s ERP implementation. Philip Knight, Nikeâ€™s Chairman and CEO, blamed the â€œcomplications arising from the […]
Here’s the presentation from Dr. Lakshmi Mohan’s class on Business Intelligence. Download the PowerPoint presentation. Perhaps the most important lesson we learnt during this lecture is the concept of “Satisficing.” Satisficing means, to select a satisfactory decision with limited information in a limited time instead of searching for the best solution entailing more time and […]
We’ve just completed a subject titled “Business-Smart IT Applications,” taught by Dr. Lakshmi Mohan. For a review of her teaching, read this entry on Vinayak’s blog. I’ll be posting presentations from Dr. Mohan’s class over the course of this week. I encourage you to browse through them – even if you are not pursuing an […]
I have previously written about SlideShare’s PowerPoint sharing service. I was very impressed back then, and I am still very impressed right now, because SlideShare just helped me gather a structure for my Managing New Business Initiatives assignment. I was specifically looking for “Business Model Templates” and just look at the gem I found: PowerPoint […]
Hosted on slideshare. Here’s a quick presentation we put together for one of our classes. The objective was to select a cutting-edge technology and explain it to a technology and business audience within 15-minutes. My PowerPoint skills have vastly improved in the past twelve months. Is it good or is it bad?
A commendable achievement by Baba Amte at Anandvan is the establishment of special schools for deaf, dumb, and blind children. These kids are indeed special. They have learnt to accept their disabilities, but do not let that fact hinder their creativity and capability. They are happy and content in their little world at Anandvan. They […]
Now this is strange. I wrote that I am “Off to Wardah, Maharashtra,” but how am I coming back from Warora, Maharashtra? It’s simple. Our trip itinerary read: Mumbai – Wardah – Warora – Nagpur – Mumbai. Baba Amte’s Anandvan is located in Warora district. I did not know this fact when we left Mumbai. […]
We’re off to Anandvan – The Forest of Bliss, Baba Amte’s ashram in Wardah, Maharashtra on a social service program. Wardah is a three-hour drive from Nagpur. Excerpts from a previous trip report (by another batch) featured on PagalGuy.com SPJIMR students visited Baba Amteâ€™s Ashram and stayed at Anandvan, with the objective to develop social […]
Find out in this well written article at India Knowledge@Wharton – How Indian Companies Fund Their Overseas Acquisitions.