From the official press release: PLACEMENTS â€“ PGDM CLASS OF 2007 (One Year Full Time MBA) The one year PGDM program of the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research scripted a fantastic success story with placements touching dizzying heights for the Class of 2007. The placement for the participants was conducted from 6th â€“ […]
Think again. You certainly will after reading this BusinessWeek article – China MBAs: Most Likely To Fall Short – in which corporate recruiters say graduates of mainland programs lack workplace savvy! And no, I won’t compare it with the situation in India.
Our canteen, affectionately named Bistro, recently went in for an engine upgrade. Here’s the new engine serving the thirsty souls who throng Bistro after receiving humongous amounts of businessgyan. I’ve become addicted to the cold-coffee it outputs untiringly.
India Knowledge@Wharton has a great article on the entrepreneurship scenario in India – A brave new world beckons Indian innovators and entrepreneurs. Here’s my favorite part! Question: Is there a fundamental difference between the entrepreneur in India and an entrepreneur in China? Haque: Yes. I would back an entrepreneur in India before I would back […]
A couple of pretty faces to brighten your day. Shot on campus at 08:00 IST. Did this cheer you up? [Blogged from Dome 2 – the coolest class!]
In most Hindu establishments (homes and other institutions) you normally find a Tulasi plant growing out of a Tulasi katte (or enclosure). The Tulasi is considered to be a holy plant and is worshipped often – sometimes every morning in orthodox Hindu families. There is also a Tulasi Habba (or festival) that accompanies Deepavali (festival […]
From ChangeThis: How far are you willing to go to facilitate change in your organization? Management expert, David Maister, says youâ€™ve got to be willing to go first. And he means all the way, even to the point of resigning if your change efforts fail. Instead of saying â€œCharge!â€ to the troops, say â€œFollow me!â€. […]
There is, I believe, a Chinese proverb that says “Marry the one who loves you and not the one who you love.” My now management-enabled mind immediately tried constructing possible situations and strategies. Suppose there are three people A, B, and C. Let’s assume that A and C are male and B a female – […]
Everyone everywhere is watching India. The newest pair of eyes being – India Knowledge@Wharton (http://www.ikw.in). I am yet to read the articles, but if previous newsletters from Knowledge@Wharton are anything to go by, this is a potential goldmine of information. Here’s the official message. We are pleased to announce the launch of India Knowledge @ […]
Subroto Bagchi’s “The High Performance Entrepreneur – Golden rules for success in today’s world,” is a good read for the budding entrepreneur. The book does not prescribe a magic formula for success – and correctly so, because there is none – instead it packs a wealth of advice gained through experience that you can follow […]
Here’s a cute little bookstore in Mumbai to whet your appetite for books: Book Lovers “Sneha,” Shop No. 5 Lokhandwala Complex Andheri (West) Mumbai – 400 058 E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +91-22-2632 4594 I have fallen in love with this bookstore because: You get a straight 15% discount – even on new books! The owner happens […]
So, how was the program? All I can say is, “I won’t be rushing out to sign-up the next time.” And let’s leave it at that. I did manage to catch a nasty cold (thanks to the dilapidated lodging conditions) and spent the better part of the two days sneezing my nose out. On a […]
GEO 12.97°N 77.56°E will be silent from the 2nd to the 5th of October, while I am off to Vadodara, Gujarat for a two-day “Gita Shibir” program being organized by our college. Participation in this program is voluntary. Being an ardent believer in the message of the Bhagavad Gita, it’s a dream come true. The […]
Imitating Vidya Balan’s style in Lage Raho Munnabhai, I wake up every morning screaming “Good Morniiinnnggg, Mumbai,” run to the balcony on the 2nd floor, and what do I see? This. Concrete structures and bathing crows!
It’s a brand-new day and the start of a brand-new module – the Specialization module. Subjects on offer this term include: Core courses IT Strategy Information Risk Management IT Products and Services Management Business Research Methodology IT Infrastructure Management People Issues in IT Elective courses Business Intelligence System Customer Relationship Management Knowledge Management Enterprise Systems […]
Four and a half months in Mumbai have taught me the quickest ways to reach Heaven from here. They are in order of priority: Traveling in an auto-rickshaw Attempting to cross the road Quick way #1 Traveling in an auto-rickshaw Imagine an F-16 at mach speed doing acrobatic manoeuvres. Now imagine the same F-16 at […]
In between one set of term examinations and another set of comprehensive examinations, we found time to hit the theatres today. The Human Resources Management Systems exam behind us, Vinayak, Vatsa, and myself took the first auto-rickshaw to Cinemax, Infinity Mall. We followed the usual just-in-time ritual: reached Cinemax at 12:45 and booked tickets to […]
If you’ve been following my adventures in Mumbai, you might recollect my experiences with “Bhaiyas” and “Cuttings.” If not, just read this post – Bhaiya, ek cutting dena. I finally managed to capture the “ubiquitous-in-Mumbai cutting” on film. PS: I’ve been extremely busy the past few days, writing one exam after the other. Six completed […]
Here’s a quote that Vinayak and I will never forget: “The strategy is right, but the implementation is wrong.”
A funny incident happened the other day on top of Gilbert Hill. I had completely forgotten about it until today. That day, Sudhir was sporting Nike sandals for which he had paid 900 bucks. Vinayak was sporting Adidas for which he had paid 2000 bucks (and purchased on my advise). I, on the other hand, […]