A storm 22 years back nearly brought on a rain of tears 🙂 I was at Vizag and Krishnan had to come there in order to celebrate his birthday, the first after we had met in March that year. A cyclone left planes grounded and trains were canceled … He still managed to come over … Read more Daspalla
It was a laugh riot while we were on the plane together and then at the airport and finally before the EFM exam – like Arun said, all of us were nervous and it was being expressed as uncontrollable giggles. The late night Akerlof prank by Antony and the early morning call from Venkat to … Read more Term 3 begins ..
The corporate world today wants everyone to be a leader. We are scared to call a manager a manager, why we are scared to call a newbie a newbie – everyone is on his way to becoming a leader or already there and then there are degrees of leadership – emerging, established, senior, seasoned and … Read more Leader or Manager
The term started with two words “motivation” and “intuition” and in a Managerial Economics class ! So fascinating that what we thought would be just numbers, turned out to have an “intuitive” element as well. More on that … We discovered so much more about each other in this term.. Sreedhar and Bhat’s dancing, Mehraj … Read more Term 2 – Rational to Delusional 🙂
One of the classes in Managerial Economics spoke about the social cost of monopoly and that set me thinking … What is the social cost of emotional monopoly ? A young child, just born will have complete monopoly of its mother’s emotion, the social cost being all her other relationships, sometimes her health, sometimes even … Read more The social cost of emotional monopoly
Yesterday for the first time I was defined as a rational being !! By Prof Shamika explanation of rationality as defined by the Economists, I do qualify for a rational being – most of the time. So all my friends who think I have lost it and am being irrational, I will explain why I … Read more Irrationality
After many flights I finally got my favourite window seat and that too in row two, the Indigo flight was as always full but the one person who had the window seat didn’t come !! I take it as a positive omen for the Financial Accounting test tomorrow morning. It rained as we took off, … Read more Term 2
There are some over abused words in the corporate world, like “visibility”, “proactive”, “R and R”, “Values”, “metrics”, “vision”, etc and then there is death by PowerPoint :):) on these very topics. The hope is, inadequacy of skill will be made up with adequate and eloquent words. The world doesn’t work that way, fortunately !! … Read more Leadership bankruptcy
There are two big challenges that a manager of manager faces – developing his/her manager and giving developmental feedback to him/her. The biggest challenge a manager of manager faces in developing his direct report is – not to be directive. It’s the easiest way to get things done, so most managers love to be that … Read more Smarten up !
It felt a little strange waking up today at home and not rushing to the class … Not worrying about the test and not skipping breakfast ! Every term at ISB I think is a “time capsule” from which each of us will emerge with new knowledge and a greater set of tools much like … Read more Time Capsule 08-04 to 08-09