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50,000 MSMEs shut down in Tamil Nadu!!

50,000 MSMEs shut down in Tamil Nadu!!

That was the screeching headline of a rather sombre article in the "The Hindu" dated June 8, 2018. 50,000 MSMEs shutting down is too darn disturbing and depressing. May be MSMEs should all run out of the TN state.

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Empirical formula for Team Management

Empirical formula for Team Management

As a consultant, I get the opportunity to meet several people - clients, prospects, partners, some known and many unknown faces. The beauty of the opportunity to meet different people is that it helps me understand people, their behaviours and how they influence their teams.

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Hello Startup - Are you ready?

Hello Startup - Are you ready?

On the invitation of my good friend, Mr.Shiva Subramaniam, Chief Innovation Officer at the Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center (GDC) for Innovation, IIT-Madras, I had the opportunity to participate in a symposium he had organised on Innovation and Entrepreneurship last week.

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AI mind-set for Leaders

AI mind-set for Leaders

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digitization in general are some of the coolest topics of our time for brainstorming among like-minded friends and colleagues.

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How Intelligent is your IT Organization?

How Intelligent is your IT Organization?

Having seen a number of IT Organizations from close quarters, I have seen that as organizations grow, they tend to morph into these bureaucratic, silo'd organizations that have a lot of intelligent people but tend to lose Organizational Intelligence.

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Is Innovation for us?

Is Innovation for us?

Most companies we work with do know that Innovation is crucial for their progress and, in fact, survival. And most, if not all, know that Innovation need not be big-bang (or disruptive in Clay's words).Most companies we work with do know that Innovation is crucial for their progress and, in fact, survival. And most, if not all, know that Innovation need not be big-bang (or disruptive in Clay's words). However...

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Is your Organization suffering from 'Organizational Inertia'?

Is your Organization suffering from 'Organizational Inertia'?

Do you get the feeling that your organization has been growing bigger but getting slower, losing its responsiveness and agility required to keep pace with the fast moving business environment, there is a sense of deja vu in how it operates and its pace of growth has been slowing down.

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What should GIC stand for in the next decade?

What should GIC stand for in the next decade?

What should GIC stand for in the next decade? What should GIC stand for in the next decade? "Global In-House Center" or "Global Innovation Center"?

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Is Experience overrated after all?

Is Experience overrated after all?

The key message, as you rightly guessed, is that "Choose on Potential and not just on Experience". The definition and indicators of Potential varies by organization, leadership roles, geographies, function etc. Very often many organizations have a very fluffy feeling about Potential.

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6 Key Areas where DIGITAL will impact IT Service Company Operations

6 Key Areas where DIGITAL will impact IT Service Company Operations

Digital is the rage at the moment. Digital is in the news everywhere and everyone is talking about how it is changing the way we live and do business. We can easily see the impact of Digital in Media, Telecom, Hi-tech and even FMCG, Utilities, Automotive and other industries.

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Agile Workplace - 'Work from anywhere'

Agile Workplace - 'Work from anywhere'

If you are working in a city in India, it is highly likely that you spend a considerable amount of time in traffic. At a personal level you will be stressed-out by the time you reach work or home. It will impact both your work and your family life.

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Are you Selling by fluke?

Are you Selling by fluke?

It is true that People buy from people. However, selling is all about strategy. If you don't have a strategy to make THE sale, the sale is going to be matter of luck (you can give a suitable reason after the fact!). There are essentially four key elements of strategy for making the sale.

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