Keeping things simple and uncomplicated
Sometimes fraternity events are the best place to think inwards, to contemplate what is and what should be, to celebrate the present and envision the future. Last week I attended Indian IT Industry’s flagship event – NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2014 in Mumbai and found myself in this intramural state of mind.
So I sat down with Govind Ethiraj on the sidelines of the Forum for a free-wheeling chat on the emerging contours of the Indian IT Industry. We discussed what the sector needs to do to re-fuel its mojo, why inspired leaders should think “transformation” and not just incremental change and how to create high-performance organizations by keeping things simple and uncomplicated.
Relevance of Indian IT under threat
In this interview with India’s leading business daily Economic Times Vineet talks about the state of preparedness of the Indian IT Industry to handle, manage and leverage the changing dynamics of technology consumption and competition on the block; especially in the context of the digital revolution.
Source: Economic Times
Is Davos the ant-thesis of Darwin?
Life evolves. Species evolves. Flora, fauna and algae, DNA, micro-organisms and even the dark matter evolves. Charles Darwin called this simple law of nature as “evolution”.
Wikipedia describes “evolution” as the change in the inherited characteristics with evolutionary processes giving rise to diversity at every level, while the Oxford Dictionary describes it a gradual development of something. Some people widely, though loosely, call this natural progression as Darwinism. Simple fact of science.
Not so simple when you take it to the non-scientific world or more specifically to a new center of our universe that emerges every third week of January in an alpine town called Davos.
“What’s in it for me?”
When you are a CEO of a listed company, struggling to cover ground amidst an uncertain macro-economic environment and a world full of cynics, you have to pretty much put your all in the game. Endless meetings, challenges galore, flights and fights, overflowing mailboxes and complaint boxes, new crises and old skeletons – the baggage you carry everyday is daunting to say the least. In those years as I became platinum on all airline loyalty clubs and broke
How to be the 1% who realize their dreams
Only 1% of you may go on to fulfil your aspiration of becoming a CEO of a large company or leading a successful startup ! 90% of you are not likely to get anywhere close to your aspirations and ambitions even 25 years from now!”
I was speaking to a packed hall of bright youngsters from top B-Schools. A pall of silence descended on the room. “You worked very hard to get here. However, do you still have that passion, drive, dreams, determination and a huge appetite to learn what brought you’re here? Or did you dump it to focus instead on shortcuts like how to “network” and changed your life goals to simply land the best job in campus?”
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