Convocation 2017

I just attended my convocation for my Ph.D. degree at BITS Pilani, Pilani campus on the 23rd July, 2017.

Seems so subliminal, working for over five years for this moment, and then it seems so simple and non-consequential!

Thank you once again, to all those who believed in me,  I could not have done it without your support…

Lessons for Leaders

The lessons from Uber have had a few business leaders wondering what would the lessons be, if these leaders went back to B-school.

My tongue-in-cheek attempt at answering the question, What do leaders in top organisations need to know? My thoughts on “Lessons for Leaders” in the latest Forbes issue, thought leadership section. http://ow.ly/fz4H30dMsXB

SPJIMR Goes Digital!

I am happy that SPJIMR goes digital with over 50% of the textbooks in the incoming PGDM (2 year Management Program) batch have been delivered on the kindle. I am happy to have contributed to enabling this initiative, which, I am informed is for the first time in India. An unique collaboration with Amazon, Pearson, Harvard Business Publishing and SPJIMR! http://m.timesofindia.com/home/education/news/pgdm-students-at-spjimr-carry-fewer-textbooks-thanks-to-kindle/articleshow/59597848.cms

http://spjimr.org/kindle

My Take on destination Weddings

My debut in the Hindi Press with a piece on the Indian weddings… in Dainik Bhaskar Indore Edition dated 24th June, 2017. … titled Yudh ki Tarah hoti hai Destination weddings… (Destination weddings are like Wars) …

My articles in Business World (BW)

Three articles (!) published in Business World.

The first is on how family businesses need to stay relevant especially in todays fast changing environments, which are threatening the erstwhile stable businesses. I have taken the example of how some companies have coped with this.

The second is on family members stepping down in favour of professionals and how this would help companies grow, inspired by the recent activities in Asian Paints.

The third article discusses how to raise the next generation in business families.

 

Notes from Cebu

I was invited to be a speaker on family business for the family business owners at Cebu last weekend. My topic was legacies in family business and what families need to do, to ensure that they can sustain their legacies.

While the talk was well received, I was fascinated at the cultural similarities in the ways families behave. I found remarkable parallels that one could derive between Indian families and those in the South East Asia region. It was an honour to be speaking in the same forum as Her Excellency Leni Robredo, The Vice President of the Philippines and Joni Aboitiz, a fifth generation family member.

Was touched by the warm reception and the fascinating experience of addressing a packed hall of entrepreneurs from all over South East Asia!