Archive for August 20th, 2015

India’s deadly cities creating equally deadly work/life scenarios

August 20, 2015

Ajit Biswas and Kris Hartley of NUS have a piece. Despite all talks, we are still not realizing who grave the overall situation is becoming. It has perhaps moved beyond crisis stage and is just looking at imploding. Cities like Bangalore which had plenty of lakes long ago have either lakes drying or just become pollution graveyards. The lakes have foams instead of water.

Earlier growth/development in the country was about India vs Bharat with former growing over the latter. Now even the India part is just crumbling at an alarming place. With all focus on fancier things of life, the basics are just ignored.

So what does the duo say?

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How did we get salesmen knocking on our doors? Birth of the mighty idea..

August 20, 2015

Harvard Business School’s Walter A. Friedman has written this interesting book – Birth of a Salesman. In business, nothing else matters. You may have the ‘t best product but till you can’t sell it, it is all nought. Most corp leaders of yesteryears who shaped iconic firms  were all sales people par excellence.

Here is an interview of the Prof. He says Salesman is a quintessential American contribution:

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The inspiring lessons from managing logistics of Kumbh Mela

August 20, 2015

It is all getting so ironical really. The west gradually seems to be warming up to the east and showing more interest in the way latter has been doing things. On the other hand, the east is just busy copying the west. Within this, there is nothing more ironical than seeing Harvard University’s interest in Kumbh Mela. This mela which has been organised for ages but I dont think it has caught anyone’s fancy. Post Harvard  case study, there is a lot of interest.

Rahul Jacobs reflects on the lessons he learnt from a recent PPT on the holy mela:

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