Category Archives: Management

Can A Truly Decent Man Be An Effective Leader?

My fellow 2 on 1 Friday blogger Shackman asks this innocuous question which in my opinion has only one answer. Only a truly decent man can be an effective leader. I can simply rest my case here and end this … Continue reading

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Retirement 2.

I had no clue that things have changed drastically since my working days when I wrote the post Retirement last week. I was in for a rude awakening earlier this morning when a fellow alumnus, Ram, 25 years younger than … Continue reading

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Resilence.

I have great admiration and respect for Subroto Bagchi. This blog post of his has just reinforced my feelings towards him. He has taken an ordinary daily occurrence on our streets and created a metaphor that is simply mind blowing … Continue reading

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Is Modern Marketing Intrusive?

This question was asked by my co blogger Shackman as the topic for this week’s Friday 2 on 1 posts.You can read about his own thoughts on the subject at his blog. My answer was instantaneous – “Yes, of course … Continue reading

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Wasting Time.

Friend, writer, Management Guru and fellow alumnus of Business School has written something very interesting in one of the articles in an anthology of his writings in various News Papers and Magazines. Average Life Expectancy – 75 years. We sleep … Continue reading

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Market Price.

Last Saturday brought a mentee all the way from Mumbai to my side to discuss his current state of frustration with his career and his inability to do anything about it. We had a long discussion on it besides other … Continue reading

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Money To The Dead!

Some of my readers will remember my post on mail addressed to my late father advising him about his life after superannuation. A friend who remembered the post has now sent me this photograph. Please click on the image for … Continue reading

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Theory And Practice 2 On 1 # 5.

In 1975 I was in a South Indian location as Regional Manager and I had to host a student from a College of Commerce located near by researching Management practices. The student conducted a couple of weeks of intense interviews … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 22. The Vase.

A visitor came home on Saturday with a bouquet of roses for my daughter in love Manjiree. Normally whoever comes home brings a box of sweets which is the norm here but, this lady guest, a physician, decided that the … Continue reading

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Education.

I had gone to Khandala two days ago to be part of the faculty for an informal training programme for some middle level managers. During this programme I got to meet and get to know a few MBAs and was … Continue reading

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