Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Knowledge Xchange

Knowledge Xchange

1)      Capacity creation by the Government (Basu)

2)      On the progress in the league tables (Christie)

3)      Excellence and ethics are aimed for (Christie)

4)      Corporate training programmes (Christie)

5)      Need to learn languages other than English (Christie)

6)      Discrimination against private sector should end (CSV)

7)      Difference in fee (CSV)

8)      Predominance of private sector in management education (CSV)

9)      Are MBAs getting the right jobs (CSV)

10)  Protest vs Proposal mode (CSV)

11)  Foreign competition in education (CSV)

12)  Example of Yale University (CSV)

13)  When did problems start for business schools (CSV)

14)  Section 25 entities should be allowed to set up schools (CSV)

15)  Many hostels are like slums (CSV)

16)  Accreditation should not be made compulsory -- Example of ISO dilution (CSV)

17)  Concluding remarks (CSV)

18)  Opening comments (NRM)

19)  Only problem is faculty (NRM)

20)  Competent teachers are key (NRM)

21)  Experience in National Law School, Bangalore (NRM)

22)  Demand is ten times that of graduates passing out of 14 law schools (NRM)

23)  IITs starting law schools (NRM)

24)  Origins of National Law School (NRM)

25)  Started in a temporary shed with a promised grant of Rs 50 lakh (NRM)

26)  We spent six months dreaming (NRM)

27)  Transformed legal education to justice education (NRM)

28)  Fee was set at Rs 2500, compared to Rs 40 for LLB in Delhi University (NRM)

29)  Exciting teaching (NRM)

30)  Introduced trimester system to teach 60 subjects, instead of 29 subjects as prescribed by Bar Council (NRM)

31)  Legal clinics, simulation in the school (NRM)

32)  Four lessons from the law school experience (NRM)

33)  Moderator's observations (Narayanan)

34)  Opening remarks (Chandy)

35)  Case study 1 (Chandy)

36)  Case study 2 (Chandy)

37)  Degrees vs Skills (Chandy)

38)  Corporatisation of healthcare (Chandy)

39)  Skew that statistics reveal (Chandy)

40)  Most of technology does not work all the time for the common people (Chandy)

41)  Academic medicine is changing (Chandy)

42)  CMC model (Chandy)

43)  Common issues in different streams of education (Narayanan)

44)  Committed teachers and autonomy required (Narayanan)

45)  Recruitment, remuneration of teachers (NRM)

46)  Minimum needs of teachers should be looked after (NRM)

47)  Family medicine (Chandy)


Monday, November 9, 2009

Dinesh Victor

Dinesh Victor

1)      Dinesh on starting as entrepreneur

2)      Business model

3)      Role of the background

4)      Memorable experience as entrepreneur

5)      Product differentiation

6)      Toughest issues

7)      Dealing with the issues

8)      Changes foreseen

9)      Creating change in the marketplace

10)  Staying connected with customers

11)  What customers value the most

12)  Financial performane metric in focus

13)  Organisational values

14)  Entrepreneurial spirit

15)  Strategic direction and innovation

16)  Corporate values and social responsibility

17)  Financial performance

18)  Education is not on the public agenda


Viinod Nair

Viinod Nair

1)      On visual thought

2)      On required qualities

3)      On Getty video

4)      On visuals for business

5)      On Getty in movies

6)      On combatting piracy


S. Chandrasekaran

S. Chandrasekaran

1)      On independent directors

2)      On insider trading

3)      On options before fresh CS

4)      On threshold


Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

1)      On Scrum

2)      On the first year at Gaea

3)      On BlueMarble

4)      On logistics

Shyam Kambeyanda

Shyam Kambeyanda

1)      On corporate pride

2)      On UPS

3)      On acquisitions

4)      On EBS

5)      On talent

6)      On what he looks for in a new recruit

R. Bupathy

R. Bupathy


1)      Top thoughts

2)      Certainty is the issue of concern in international taxation

3)      Observations about the Vodafone case

4)      Aggressive postures by taxpayers

5)      Practical difficulties that charitable trusts face

6)      Views about the Direct Taxes Code Bill

7)      No clarity in the Code about the word branch

8)      The Code's language is simple, but it may be litigation-prone

9)      National Tax Tribunal as a measure to cope with tax litigation

10)  Large Taxpayers Unit can do better

11)  Fair value concern to be addressed to facilitate IFRS transition

12)  Benefits of moving towards IFRS

13)  Consolidation in the accounting profession

14)  Amendment to LLP regime can help the profession to scale

15)  Accounting service is becoming a commodity, and it is inevitable

16)  Consulting service offered by chartered accountants

17)  Worrying trend of dwindling numbers of chartered accountants entering practice

18)  Joining a firm vs starting a firm afresh

19)  Peer pressure, a factor behind dropping out of practice

20)  Succession planning by CA firms

21)  People in profession should not actively engage in stock market

22)  Promise of SME growth

23)  Commitment to work, one most valuable work lesson

24)  Learning can be made enjoyable

25)  Are CA firms playing the role of mentoring for the articled clerks

26)  A few techniques employed within the firm, to promote learning among apprentices

27)  On the ICAI's announcement that there will be no choice in exams

28)  Taking the exam without due preparation, a common mistake that students commit

29)  Tips for CA students on how to study taxation and other subjects


Sunday, November 8, 2009

SHRM India - MTHR Global

SHRM India - MTHR Global


1)      Greater role for HR today

2)      What is employee engagement all about

3)      Younger employees consider the long term picture

4)      Promoting women leaders

5)      Challenging phase for HR professionals in aviation industry

6)      Impact of IT industry on the labour market

7)      Preparation of the fire walking track-1

8)      Preparation of the fire walking track-2

9)      Fire walking begins

10)  Quick walk amidst flames

Ramakrishna N.K. and Smita Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna N.K. and Smita Ramakrishna


1)      Top challenges that RangDe faces

2)      Origins of the enterprise

3)      Complementary skills that the founders bring

4)      Is the profession of social work understood in India

5)      Finance, education and health should be addressed holistically

6)      Even social enterprise has to be run like a business, with discipline

7)      Myths about micro-credit

8)      Understanding the micro-entrepreneur

9)      The so-called 'developing' perception

10)  Denials that we live with

11)  Examples of interesting enterprises

12)  Aspiration to break out of poverty is common across Indian villages

13)  Interns from top B-schools who come to RangDe

14)  Open to getting international students as interns

15)  New age enterprises that we partner with

16)  Documentation of work

17)  Exploring partnership with industry

18)  Development of artisans -- an example

19)  Engaging students through networks

20)  How we plan to scale

21)  Who can be a partner, who can be an intern

22)  What students look for from the field experience


Steven A. Miranda

Steven A. Miranda


1)      Biggest issue before HR today

2)      Diversity management

3)      Does HR get a seat in the boardroom

4)      Lessons from music for HR professionals

5)      How often do HR professionals mingle with other professionals

6)      What should be the core competency of the HR professional

7)      Making HR models accessible to people

8)      Observations about HR practices in India

9)      Investments vs costs in HR

10)  Key deliverable of HR function

11)  Concept of human capital quality

12)  External market brand and employment brand

13)  Issues of leadership

14)  Remarks about global culture

15)  Opportunity for HR

16)  Never give your personal power away

17)  First sin is to shirk accountability and adopt an advocacy position

18)  Example of call centre response

19)  Best practices vs national norms

20)  Attack, defence and other strategies in HR

21)  Pay attention to details

22)  Two questions you should ask yourself at the end of the day