ConneXions : Innovation in grassroot sports and its role in upliftment of society

The entry to the competition is running thick and fast. Make sure that you have grabbed your spot by registering at the link. Moving on to the third panel of the Day 2 [09th October], we focus on the world of sports, but with a different flavor. The topic of Sports panel in ConneXions 2015 …

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ConneXions : Building a self-sustaining digital India !!!

Hope you have registered for the competition to be held as a part of ConneXions 2015. If not, then there is still some chance. Go ahead and book your entry: http://connexions.iimahd.ernet.in/registration-conn.php And while you gear up for the competition, here is a snippet on what you can expect from the second panel of Day 2 …

ConneXions : Relevance of innovation in Indian manufacturing industry

Few countries have developed the ability to make everything from light bulbs to rockets within 70 years of establishment. Fewer have done it well enough to export. Only a select few can master the complex software that courses through every modern machine. India has done all three, despite crushing sanctions, crippling resource crunch and pressing …

ConneXions : Role of Finance in Fostering Innovation !!!

Moolah. Dhan. Lakshmi. Even “the root of all evil”. What was once a simple way to buy goods has grown to become possibly the most influential and multifaceted tool ever created. Money once paid for conquests and voyages; today, it enables revolutions of a very different kind- of thoughts, actions and disruptions that change societies …

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 …

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 …