HR shall be an Enabler of Innovation – Kris Shankar

Innovation and HR needs to be understood and applied in the correct context. Every organization has an inherent culture based on the stage of its evolution as well as the mission. HR practitioner should understand the kind of innovation culture that can be adopted by the company. For example, companies like Philips need to focus …

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ConneXions : Usage of IoT in smart cities

Imagine an ambulance driving a sick child to a hospital telling the driver which road to take to get there fast, and simultaneously contacting that hospital over an 8 MBPS mobile data network with the patient’s vital stats to make arrangements to prepare for her arrival. Imagine roads that self- diagnose and warn city services …

Don’t be simplistic, strive for simplicity!!! – Rajiv Dubey

"Don’t be so humble dear sir, after all you are not so great", and the class erupted with the laughter. These were the opening words of Mr. Rajiv Dubey, President, HR, Mahindra & Mahindra Group. It was very evident that he got a great self-deprecating humour. Minor, but it is my first learning I extracted from …

Warwick Diary – Last Day at Warwick

These were two of the quickest weeks we saw in PGPX. Things moved so fast that we didn’t even realize that today we were on our last day of the Term-3-European Immersion. Last night packing didn’t let me sleep until 3 AM. As I woke up at 8, the only things remaining were to wrap …

IIM, Ahmedabad admissions 2015: Apply for PGPX programme

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/ [SEPTEMBER 7, 2015] The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has released an admission notification, inviting interested and eligible candidates to enroll for its Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives for the academic year 2016 to 2017. The duration of the course is of 1 year. Eligibility criteria The candidates interested in applying for …

Senior Managers to a Bunch of Kids – A Typical day at IIMA-PGPX

Two months over and the excitement of being in IIMA has been replaced by an excitement of learning from a new set of opinion makers in Indian and global businesses. As first term gets over, another set of courses is lined up for us to develop a deeper understanding of various aspects of the business. …

The Inauguration Day – A Journey begins here !!!

Curtains are drawn. 9-April, the date all of us might be waiting for long time has come. Formally students of IIMA, we were being introduced to the school. Most of the senior professors along with Director were there to light the lamp of a year of education and a bright future. Prof. Maheshwari, Chairperson, PGPX, …

UNION BUDGET 2014

OVERVIEW "Minimum Government Maximum Governance" is the mantra of the new Modi government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented a Union Budget treading in same direction. The budget has received a good response and has been termed as a forward looking budget. The Union Budget is preceded by Economic Survey which states the economic …

Bhartiya Mahila Bank – Thoughtbytes

When I was at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), it was through office gossip that I first learnt that an all ‘mahila’ bank was in the offing. At that time some of us poked some fun at the idea and the topic went somewhere in the deep abyss of my memory. I hardly realised …

Indian Equity Markets

I start this discussion with a rhetorical question. Is the Bull Run witnessed by the Indian capital markets over the past six months a respite from the long wait investors have had since the debacle witnessed in FY’08, or is it a Kafkaesque short-lived one? Should we pre-empt the irrational exuberance because the Oracle of …

Dr. A.P.J. Kalam with PGPX on the dynamics of leadership

Dr. A.P.J. Kalam with PGPX students at IIM Ahmedabad

Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam addressed the 9th batch of PGPX students as a part of “Speaker Series” at IIM, Ahmedabad (IIMA). Dr. Kalam spoke about the dynamics of leadership and described leadership characteristics that India's future business leaders, including PGPX students, would be expected to adopt. This article distills his principal messages. Essence …

Thoughtbytes – Private Equity

Private Equity in India

The announcement of Adlabs Imagica Intial Public Offer(IPO) comes after a long dry spell of issues in the Indian primary markets. Though it is a small $67 MM issue, it is significant for two reasons. First, it is the first major IPO following Just Dial’s May 2013 IPO and secondly, and more importantly, the IPO …

The Private Equity Industry in India (PGPX Speaker Series 2014-2015)

IIM A, 15th May 2014: Ms. Renuka Ramnath, Founder, Multiples Alternate Asset Management spoke about the future of the Private Equity (PE) industry in India at IIM Ahmedabad. Multiples is an independent, India focused INR 18 billion fund raised from 15 reputed global institutions. As part of the speaker series organised by PGPX, the one-year …