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So far Team M&C has created 72 blog entries.

Crisis = Opportunity
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By | July 20, 2021|ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Thought Leadership|

The pandemic is a worldwide crisis of a magnitude that is scary, to say the least. Yet, it has brought opportunities with it. Look closely, the glass is always half full. In his first book “Unlimited Power”, Tony Robbins quotes former US President John F. [...]

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‘The Multiple Facets of Consulting & its Future’ – an industry insight by ISB alumni working at McKinsey & Company
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By | March 22, 2021|Consulting, ISB Alumni, YLP|

Do you seek to become a consultant after your MBA? Or more likely to spend a few years as one and then move on to other things. Consulting firms are traditionally among the largest employers of top MBA and college graduates and are an attractive [...]

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My Professional Journey – Amit Tiwari
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By | March 8, 2021|Admissions, Executive MBA, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

Amit is a MarTech evangelist who has transformed marketing through his passionate focus on Digital eCommerce.  With extensive knowledge of markets, channels & consumers across the length & breadth of India as well as neighbouring countries, Amit believes in reaching out to customers through a [...]

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Subramanian Sankaran’s Professional Journey!
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By | February 22, 2021|Admissions, Executive MBA, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

My professional journey has been fascinating. I have had a fulfilling career, replete with challenges and immense learning. I started my career in 1993 with Pfizer, selling research-based products. Five years later, I joined GE Capital International Services when ITES was new. On my way [...]

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PGPMAX gives you a strategic perspective about every function and is a very humbling experience
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By | February 4, 2021|Admissions, Covid Times, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGPMAX|

My Professional Journey I started my career as a software engineer and have been in the IT industry for 17 years. I had the opportunity to startup operations in India for Information Edge, a NZ based technology product company as well as instrumental in setting [...]

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PGPMAX was a foundational change and is a pillar of my life – Mehraj Dube
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By | December 31, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

Why PGPMAX? There came a time when I wondered what next. I wanted to grow as a manager and build more substance within. That’s when I enrolled for PGPMAX. That ISB is a research-based institute and was founded by India’s veteran industrialists were influencing factors. [...]

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Pranav Chandna’s ISB Experience
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By | November 6, 2020|Admissions, ISB, Leadership Talks, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

“PGPMAX develops you into a well-rounded professional and ensures you always think ahead of the curve.” - Pranav Chandna. My Professional Journey I am an Electronics and Telecom graduate from Nagpur University. My career spanned over two decades across roles in national and multinationals companies. [...]

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“ISB PGPMAX was the catalyst in my successful transition from Defence to Corporate sector.” – Capt. Vishal Kanwar
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By | October 12, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Before PGPMAX: Indian Navy I was born and brought up in a military family; I am a fourth-generation military person, with grandfathers from both sides having served in the Second World War. I graduated from National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, and thereafter served in the [...]

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“PGPMAX helped me find my Ikigai” – Rachna Jaiswal
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By | September 14, 2020|Admissions, Covid Times, Executive MBA, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life, Women Leaders, Women Leadership|

Career before ISB I am a qualified lawyer, and I worked with some of the top five law firms in the country for five years. Post that, I started my venture, which was manufacturing and export of leather goods. While my own business running, I [...]

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“I had no career roadmap” – Sameer Khetarpal
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By | September 14, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries|

“We are what our choices make us” Sameer Khetarpal quotes Jeff Bezos while starting off to share his humble background during a web interaction with PGP students – both current and prospects. He confesses that he has been a fan of self-disruption as he describes [...]

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“The supportive eco-system at PGPpro gave me the confidence to start my own venture” – Divya Juneja
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By | September 4, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPpro, student diaries, Student life|

Tell us about yourself, your current organisation and role, and your professional journey before joining PGPpro. I have been a market research professional for over 11 years now. My journey in my career had kind of hit a plateau where I wasn’t feeling quite stimulated [...]

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My PGP Story – Biju Mohandas
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By | September 2, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, Student life, YLP|

“I found my job post ISB at a campus party!” - Dr Biju Mohandas, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa, and PGP class of 2007 Joining ISB Started off my career, 20 years ago in the Indian army as part of the Indian [...]

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“The application essays for YLP helped me in my college placements” – Ankit Madaan
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By | August 31, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, YLP|

Tell us a little about your current role. How did ISB help you in preparing for this role? I am currently part of the CEO’s office at PayTM. It is strategy and operations for the entire organisation. It is a general management role and it [...]

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“ISB made me Industry as well as Function agnostic” – Pulkit Chhabra
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By | August 30, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, Student life, YLP|

Tell us a little about your current role. How did ISB help you in preparing for this role? I work for WeWork and my current role is Enterprise Growth and Expansion, which is essentially a Sales and Business Development role, where I generate multi-million dollar [...]

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The Codes of Paradigm Shift
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By | August 20, 2020|Admissions, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

A psychology graduate churning out codes? That’s unusual, but it’s Krishma’s story, one she had not planned. Like many other parents, her father too insisted she pursue a career in either engineering or medicine but Krishma’s disinclination towards science would have none of it. Her [...]

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Negotiating Successfully – The Top Five
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By | July 30, 2020|Admissions, ISB, Leader Sessions, PGP|

"For professionals (and parents of young children), the importance of negotiation skills cannot be overstated. Whether it is negotiating a multi-million-dollar contract, compensation with a potential employer, or even appropriate television time with one’s children, strong acumen in this area is very beneficial", feels Kunal [...]

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A Dream Come True
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By | July 23, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Fresh out of university and working in an IT firm, Sucharita would often pass by the tall gates of the under-construction ISB campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad. She would look at the gates longingly and wonder Wow! Only if I could get a chance to study [...]

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Jump Start India at ISB
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By | July 17, 2020|Admissions, JumpStartIndia|

Indian School of Business (ISB) recently organised a panel discussion on Jump Start India – an initiative under which ISB students work on projects aimed at kickstarting Indian economy post the Covid 19 crisis. The balanced panel represented the three different pillars of Indian agriculture [...]

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‘Leadership context changes based on the phase the company is in’
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By | July 11, 2020|Abhyudaya, Admissions, ISB, Leader Sessions, Leadership Talks, PGPpro, PGPpro Conclave|

"Leadership context changes based on the phase the company is in."- Prasad G.V., Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Reddy's  (Prasad G.V., Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, is also a board member at ISB. He recently shared his Dr Reddy's journey and the [...]

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Unfastening the Doors of Larger Purposes
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By | July 1, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Soon after Takshay Bansal completed PGPMAX in 2019 from the Indian School of Business (ISB), he used a self-assessment tool for DORSET, his family business, a high-quality security hardware solutions provider for home and office. The purpose was to check if inclusivity and diversity, the [...]

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‘Building the plane as you fly’ An online conclave for leaders by the leaders!
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By | June 28, 2020|Admissions, Leader Sessions, PGPpro|

“Two qualities of leaders which are now most important are ‘leaders who listen’ and ‘leaders who have empathy’”- Sunil Munjal, Chairman of Hero Enterprise on Leadership (Sunil Munjal, Joint Managing Director of Hero Motocorp and Chairman of Hero Enterprise, is also a board member at [...]

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Professor Sudhir Voleti Masterclass on Marketing 101 for PGPpro
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By | June 28, 2020|ISB, ISB Faculty, Masterclass, PGPpro|

“When entire industry believes the same thing, there is a huge blind spot” of opportunity hidden somewhere that everyone is missing out on. This was one of the many pearls of wisdom that Sudhir Voleti, Associate Professor, ISB, shared with prospective candidates of PGP PRO, [...]

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Bagsful of Learning With No Strings Attached
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By | June 11, 2020|Admissions, Family Business, PGP MFAB, student diaries|

During a workshop organised by the Special Interest Group (SIG) of MFAB, Indian School of Business (ISB), in Kolkata, a prominent family business owner was invited to speak on how he grew his business from 100 crores to 1000 crores. Siddhartha Churiwal, MFAB (Founding Batch [...]

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The Moments of Truth
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By | June 10, 2020|Admissions, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Chandresh makes it a point to wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning and set about his daily chores. Some days he fails but the habit he picked up during the end days of the PGPMAX programme is getting ingrained. ‘In the last term [...]

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Life is Simple
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By | May 30, 2020|ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

After over two decades of corporate life, Amit realized he had reached the end of the proverbial tunnel. Doing the same kind of work was taking him nowhere, and he is not one who likes to restrict himself. A renewed purpose surged within. It was time for [...]

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Sharpening the Edges
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By | May 7, 2020|PGPMAX|

The story starts when the world was in the throes of an internet boom in the late 1990s, opening up vistas of boundless opportunities. Inspired by the IT boom, Vandana and her husband launched a software company. Tides were favourable, and it was time to [...]

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Building Beautiful Inside
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By | April 24, 2020|Alumni Leadership Series, PGPMAX|

17-year undergraduate stood at the entrance of the Oberoi Hotel in Hyderabad each day and for hours would quietly watch people walk by. The General Manager of the hotel observed this for many days and one day he got curious. ‘What are you doing standing [...]

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Managing in the Times of Crisis – Insights from the Silicon Valley
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By | April 22, 2020|Alumni Leadership Series, Covid19, PGP, Student life|

(Excerpts from the interaction of Manik Gupta, Ex. Chief Product Officer, Uber, PGP Co’08 with PGP Co’21) Due to the current corona crisis and the situations around it, there are companies which are facing hard times. There are a lot of challenges and anxieties around [...]

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On the Right Side of Things
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By | April 4, 2020|PGPpro|

“ISB is not an entitlement. Hard work, clear goals and focus are essential to make the best use of the opportunity that ISB is.” It’s fascinating when someone joins a B-school for her thirst for learning as the only reason. Gamya Goli, Scholar of Excellence [...]

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Stay in touch with the child in you!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

'While we try to teach children all about life, children teach us what life is all about.' We could learn a lot of things by observing them closely. Here are some of the lessons I've learnt in principle from my daughter, Prishaa :-) Be happy [...]

Every day is a new beginning!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

A child gives meaning to our life. One of the most valuable lessons that I have learnt from my six-year-old son Peramuthan is to be friends with everyone and don’t keep malice towards anyone in your heart. As adults, we often forget to follow that [...]

Winning is not everything!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

My memories with Vani, my daughter, are countless, and we share a great togetherness. The one which I am writing here is her participating in a singing contest in Warsaw, where she was schooling in Poland in grade 3. She was qualified for the singing [...]

Direct and Indirect Lessons
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

My little munchkin will be seven in a few days. It feels like yesterday, when I got her home from the nursing home, six and a half years ago. If I think about the lessons she has taught me, well, I would say I have [...]

Parenthood – A Bliss!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

We wish everyone a Happy Children’s day. Ever since our kids came into our lives, it has changed. After Karthikeya and Karthika were born, my wife and I turned a new chapter of life as parents. It has been a great journey to watch them [...]

A life not lived for others is not a life
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

William Wordsworth truly said, 'Child is the father of Man', While I often am the preacher at home like a typically obsessed mom, it's my girls, however, who really bring out life lessons. I am a mother of two girls, Diya (9 years ) and Gauri (2.5 yrs). [...]

‘Mother’ is a verb!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

Being a parent has been a journey of understanding my self better. It has been the most exhilarating and exasperating experience - all at the same time. I have learnt that there are no boundaries - for the depth of love I can feel and the patience [...]

There is no need of reasons to be happy!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

Being a parent is a lifelong commitment. It is a journey full of responsibilities, fun, love, and caring. Of course, knowingly or unknowingly, we tend to take the role of preacher, assuming we know everything in the world. All of a sudden, we become masters - [...]

Learn and Unlearn!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

On 3 Dec 2016, on ISB’s Mohali campus, my Wife Deepika & I experienced the toughest day of our lives. This was the day my four-year-old daughter fell from the swings and broke her left elbow into two pieces. After 6 hours of surgery, 16 [...]

Unlikely Tutors
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

For parents, the demands of parenthood often obscure the little things we learn along the way. Yes, learn from those very human beings whom we constantly help with their daily essentials! Tiny they are but come with a refreshing outlook on life, priorities, and what [...]

Celebrate Every Moment!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

I don’t even know how to describe you in words without breaking into a smile at every word which is why I am writing this when nobody is watching me, lest people think of me as crazy :-) As 10 months old, you have taught [...]

Oorja – The Power Within!
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

It’s amazing how we grow from carefree kids to careless teens to extra careful parents!  As I sat down, silently thinking about my journey, the blinking cursor on the blank word document transported me to the night before the day I was supposed to join [...]

Happy Children’s Day
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By | November 14, 2019|Children's Day|

Being a mother is one of the greatest blessings of my life! Every moment that I spent with my son Abhiram brings nothing but Joy and Peace. One thing that I have learnt from my 1-year-old is determination. I am somewhat surprised at times by [...]

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