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4 Women ISB Alums who are Making Impact in the World of Consulting
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By | September 29, 2021|Admissions, ISB, ISB Alumni, ISB Verve, PGP, student diaries, Thought Leadership, Women Leaders, Women Leadership|

Consulting is a highly sought-after career option for MBA aspirants. It is not only a career alternative for professionals with a tech background but also provides a chance to work across diverse industries and sectors. The Indian School of Business is one of the biggest [...]

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Values in Family Business & Next-Generation Leadership Development
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By | August 25, 2021|Admissions, Family Business, ISB, PGP MFAB, student diaries|

Family Businesses are the most prevalent form of business around the world & as well as the most complex system of organisation management. The three sub-systems namely family, business & owners make management of family business a multifarious task with internal pressures, external pulls, and [...]

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Why Family Businesses outperform other businesses?
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By | August 25, 2021|Admissions, Family Business, ISB, PGP MFAB, student diaries|

Family businesses are the most prevalent form of business around the world. Various studies conducted in the last few years indicate that family enterprises are more successful than their non-family counterparts. For instance, research in large, publicly-traded, family-controlled firms revealed that their long-term financial performance [...]

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When I saw the ISB Campus, it was like love at first sight! – Rajiv Nair
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By | August 12, 2021|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

“When I saw the ISB Campus, it was like love at first sight! The rigour of PGPMAX continues to be the key reason why leaders should choose the programme over other EMBA courses.” – Rajiv Nair, Class of 2011 (Founding Class) Rajiv Nair is the [...]

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6 ISB alums who made an impact in the Indian Startup Ecosystem
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By | August 11, 2021|Admissions, ISB, ISB Verve, PGP, student diaries, Thought Leadership|

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is highly regarded as a premier global, independent, management institution that grooms business leaders and entrepreneurs.  It is the only Indian institution to be featured in the Top 25 B-Schools of FT Global MBA Rankings 2021, thus proving its [...]

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6 key lessons from T Sudhakar Pai on “Multigenerational Family Businesses & Intergenerational Challenges”
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By | August 3, 2021|Admissions, ISB, PGP MFAB, student diaries|

Being born into any family, whether business or non-business one, is purely by accident. None of us has a choice in it. We cannot choose where we are born but we can always choose what path we take in our life. Here are few lessons [...]

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The significance of MBA in uncertain times
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By | August 3, 2021|Admissions, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGP, student diaries|

“The current global pandemic has hit every individual in the world, making everyone think about the various aspects of life. The business world has changed dramatically and entire models of functions are evolving every day. Is the MBA programme relevant in such uncertain times and [...]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Yesterday by Aniruddha Dey
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By | December 28, 2017|ISB, PGP, student diaries|

It seems like it was yesterday when I walked in, Through these hallowed gates, with hopes and dreams. A new chapter of my life was about to begin And the road ahead looked inviting, glistening in the sunbeams It seems like it was yesterday when [...]

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How an MBA in India took a Spanish national to the top of the Clean Tech M&A Industry in Spain?
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By | November 24, 2016|ISB, PGP, student diaries|

Aurelio Gutierrez Perez remembers being overwhelmed, not by the spicy food, the crowds, or the searing summer sun, but by the intense class participation. ‘In Spain, if you ask the class a question, you have maybe one hand go up. In ISB, 90% of the [...]

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