rahul abhyankar

Product Manager vs. Entrepreneur

Prof. Rahul Abhyankar, director at ICPM Programs at the Institute of Product Leadership, offers insights to this year’s graduating class on the theme ‘Product Management – Is it more of…

ravi venkatesam

Team Leaders’ Aide

By Ravi Venkatesam, MD, OnTrac\ One of the biggest challenges in the BPO industry is the performance of team leaders (also known as supervisors). Every BPO company employs team leaders…


From Jugaad to Excellence

Readers interested in reading on innovation and leadership are spoilt for choice these days. It is a problem of plenty with very few books really contributing to the dialogue. Vinay…


Persistence Pays

Excerpts from Mr. B. Muthuraman, Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, convocation address to MBA students at SDM College, Mysore Why are convocation speeches important even if most of them are…


Smartness is not enough

If the first twelve years are any indication, the twenty-first century risks going down in the history as a century of scandals. The leaders involved in scandals did not lack…


Use LSD model to retain employees

Kishore Biyani, founder and group CEO of the Future Group, spoke at the recently held conference on ‘Corporate Culture and Spirituality’ at the Art of Living. Excerpts: On Chanakya Neethi…


If you innovate joyously, there’s no rat race

Harish Bhatt, CEO, Tata International Innovation has to have purpose. Two decades ago when the Tata group came out with Tata salt which had iodine in it, it was the…


Why Product Thinking?

Until five years ago it was a common perception that India’s future is in services and that we are not good enough to develop and launch significant products. Not anymore….