Strategy and the mathematician’s son

A well known saying in Telugu says that the son of a scholar will be an idiot (Pandita Putra Parama Suntah). The other day, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik was on the campus and quoted a joke on a similar note. Once upon a time, a great mathematician’s son was the talk of the town. When he was offered a five …

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Go! Find your Imteyaz

Going to a b-school requires a strong introspection of what lacunae in your professional persona, impede your growth. One really needs to find out how the school helps him grow and in what ways, one grows during the program. The SoP statements (read, essays) which detail exactly this insight in these schools are the make-or-break items …

Interesting OB Lessons – Asche Effects

Just completed a class on the Asche effects. Interestingly enough, this effect is not new. We have known it since our very early days. We just have not studied it scientifically enough.. One of the stories in the Panchatantra has strong parallels but draws these effects to another extreme. Here is the story: Once, there lived a …

A tibetan flavor to management

Whenever I heard L Subramaniam’s “Live in Moscow” album, I always wondered why a man would shout right in a concert (towards the epilogue of course)! And today, when I was myself forced to withhold that temptation, I understood. In an extremely intellectual exercise, imagine somebody making you lose the conscious of your ambience. You …