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Repeatability – The bane of Innovation

I was recently asked by the Co-Founder and CEO of Agile 2 what I thought about “The Repeatable Model” espoused by Chris Zook and James Allen in their book and by the concept promoted by Bain & Company. I thought … Continue reading

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What is Corruption?

Self-righteousness in public gaze has become a way of life as we continue to revel in this reality show – fishbowl syndrome of a world that we have begun living in. The amazing aspect of our social persona is the … Continue reading

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Talent & Innovation

I am writing on this subject of Talent & Innovation after abandoning an alternate subject that I had already written for this edition. I felt that could wait a week further while this could not. I have been in a … Continue reading

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Unique Versus Universal? Not Really!!!

The term Innovation hinges on a key pivot which is experience. Unless an innovation is experienced, it cannot be commercialized. There is no innovation in the absence of commercialization.  And again, commercialization should not be confused with commoditization. On this … Continue reading

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Big Hype About Big Data

A geography teacher once came into a class to teach his children with a huge map of the world. And right in front of the children, he tore the map into pieces and set it on the table. He then … Continue reading

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Distribution & Reach is the Cornerstone of Innovation

Distribution & Reach is the cornerstone of Innovation. It basically addresses the context and conditions of the customer to access an enterprise offerings; products, processes and services at the rate of use. Apple was and is considered a benchmark for … Continue reading

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To Telecommute or Not?

The fundamental construct about Enterprise Strategy and Organization design is its “relevance” and therefore the “context” addressed at any given point in time in an enterprise life cycle. When such introspection occurs, the Human Capital Management Process and Systems are … Continue reading

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No Integrity in Public Polity

This morning our man who does our laundry informed that the neighbourhood vendor who sells fresh coconut water had committed suicide. The reason being mounting debts which he was unable to repay. Just around the time I received this news, … Continue reading

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Chicken or the Egg? What comes First?

Recently I was making a pitch for growth at an Information Technology Solutions company and I was just through my first segment drawing the inference of the External Environment with reference to the trends in macro economic  conditions, Technology, Competitive … Continue reading

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Employees First, Customer Second – A Review

This edition of my blog is dedicated to reviewing the book “Employees First, Customer Second (EFCS)” authored by Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman & CEO of HCL Technologies. I recommend it as a must read for every Indian to understand the … Continue reading

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