Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Be balanced

Be fact-based

Mr Pradeep Nevatia, President and CEO, Ninestars Information Technology Ltd, is credited for bringing the ‘Integrated Six-Sigma Program’ and TQM (Total Quality Management) practices from the manufacturing to the BPO industry. Mr Nevatia is a post-graduate in industrial engineering from NITIE, Mumbai, and a alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He has co-authored Brand-Wise, Leveraging People to Create Powerful Brands (2004, East West Publications). Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/ training taught me:

Structured thinking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Be strong and face the challenges

Principled life leads to success

Mr Himanshu Baid, Managing Director, Poly Medicure, started his business of manufacturing healthcare disposables in 1997 under the brand name Polymed. His aim is to build his company as the most reputed and trusted company in the medical disposables industry.
Mr Baid, after completing his BE, joined Philips in Germany where he gained vital experience in international trade. His stint in Philips helped him understand the psyche of international marketers.
An avid follower of tennis and cricket, Mr Baid likes spending time with his wife and two sons in his spare time. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:
Two things that my education/training taught me:

Principled life leads to success.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Clear and effective communication is the key to success

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines

Mr Ashish Kirpal Pandit is the CEO of Fortis HealthWorld Ltd, the retail arm of the Fortis Group. An MBA from Indiana State University, Mr Pandit’s tryst with Fortis HealthWorld began in early 2006. His focus on detail has been instrumental in powering the company to its current leading position. Mr Pandit is a traveller by spirit and an avid golfer. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/training taught me:
Honing my analytical skills — this has helped me in identifying trends.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Every individual brings new talent and capabilities

The process of learning must continue

Mr Sreeram Iyer is the CEO of Scope International and CIO of Standard Chartered Bank, India. An MBA from the UK, he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, Company Secretary and a qualified Cost and Management Accountant. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/ training taught me:
The process of learning must continue regardless of success achieved.
Try and share your learning with your team members.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Positive attitude

Do not procrastinate

Ms Harinder Singh is General Manager at Grand Ashok, Bangalore. She is responsible for implementing strategies to streamline the entire operations of Grand Ashok. She has also served as General Manager, Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu. An amateur golfer, Ms Singh is nine times national trap shooting champion. Here’s her take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/ training taught me:
Knowledge is wealth.

Thoroughness and hard work in all predicaments.

Two things I learnt from my work/real life:
Do not procrastinate.