How complex it is to move the bananas to the stores in the least possible time and least cost ? A seemingly inconsequential logistics problem is indeed a complex supply chain example. Interesting read 👏 In a new book, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi examines supply chain complexity, artificial intelligence, and the future of work. —Continue reading “What bananas can tell us about supply chains | MIT Sloan”
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Continuos Learning for a professional
The need for continuous learning in an on-going job or career stems out of the fact that additional degrees or diplomas would stand good in job promotions. A working Executive MBA is today considered a must for those aspiring to be a VP or GM or Head of a business unit. If you were aContinue reading “Continuos Learning for a professional”
Are you a leader or a coach or a mentor?
A Leader sets up a vision and leads a team to achieve it. Not everyone matches his / her speed. A Coach understands a person’s strength and channels it to deliver the objective. He lets you perform on the stage by not being with you. A Mentor provides valuable inputs at intervals in a person’sContinue reading “Are you a leader or a coach or a mentor?”
A generation gap is nothing but changes that happen in you due to external influences. Human minds become conditioned due to these influences – beliefs and behaviours. If you are unaffected, then you, your dad, your son /daughter or your grand son / grand daughter think alike and do things that keep all happy withoutContinue reading “Generation Gap”
Work Ethics and Personal Ethics – Are they different ?
We often get confused with work ethics being different than personal ethics. In fact the personal ethics determine who you are in your public and professional lives
Poverty is a creation of politics
More people are getting into murky politics because it is the best way of making huge money irrespective of what you had studied or who your ancestors were. We have seen,for generations, politicians were richer than entrepreneurs and the trend is growing shamelessly unabated. Every government says it is committed to wean away money fromContinue reading “Poverty is a creation of politics”
Does strategy need to be short sighted or far sighted?
In today’s business, a strategy needs to be a for a shorter period of time as there are compelling challenges in front of the business leader to encompass ESG mandates, technology disruptions and stakeholders’ expectations.
Anger is the root cause of relationships getting strained at both work place and home. How do we control anger that are not too harmful yet that needs to be controlled.
Conviction and Compromise
Conviction and Compromise are two sides of a coin. Clarity in conviction is what it takes to be a respected leader in a business or society or politics. It differentiates between a successful leader and a failed leader. History has many examples of how people miserably did things that eventually led to their downfall.
Why do we glorify everything as “the greatest”?
It is nice to be called or tagged as ‘the greatest’ but do we keep that title for long? What makes people think someone is the greatest?