Abhijit Bhaduri
Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enuf to try anything.
Wrote: Don't Hire The Best & the MBA series.
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How To Do Training Needs Analysis

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Book Review: On The Wings of Music

Book Review: On The Wings of Music On the wings

We were meeting after a long time. I remember Shantanu Moitra who used to be the guitarist in school and now a successful composer in Bollywood. We were all waiting to hear Shantanu tell us stories. He is now on a mission to save Indian folk music. The stories about his early attempts at composition and more. “Remember the rock show you pulled off. We actually sold tickets – and […]

Book Review: Zero To One

Book Review: Zero To OneThiel

When you get inspired by Bill Gates and build another five companies like Microsoft then you go from 1 to n. But when you create something unique that did not exist before you are going from zero to one. This book is all about inspiring you to think about grand ideas and not for those who are looking to merely tinker. Unsolved problems are hotbeds of opportunity. Conventional education leads […]

The CEO as the Chief Talent Officer

The CEO as the Chief Talent OfficerSD Burman, Amitabh, Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Look at all the places that live and die by sheer talent – Bollywood, the cricket teams, the advertising fraternity and even publishing – no one has a Chief Talent Officer. So do we really need one of these fancy titles in the workplace? If it really mattered wouldn’t these places have one? How do you explain this?

Book Review: Dark star – the loneliness of being Rajesh Khanna

Book Review: Dark star - the loneliness of being Rajesh KhannaRajesh Khanna

Cinephiles from various eras and geographies use the term “superstar” to describe different people. The term has been used to describe many people in Indian cinema from KL Saigal, Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Rajnikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, NT Rama Rao, Kamal Hasan, Mohanlal, Shah Rukh Khan … the list goes on. What makes Rajesh Khanna unique is that his movie hits started in 1969 and went on till 1971-72. In those […]

Book Review: Are you ready for the corner office?

Book Review: Are you ready for the corner office?Coaching

The corner office and its incumbents fascinate us. They are in the news. They earn the big bucks and control the destinies of the corporation and investors. This is the most complex job in the organization. Adam Bryant’s book The Corner Office tries to distil the wisdom of CEOs and make it available to us. <Read my review of this book> With Indian companies going global, we now have more […]

The Teresa Amabile Interview

The Teresa Amabile InterviewProgress Principle, Teresa Amabile

Originally educated as a chemist, Professor Teresa Amabile received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. She studies how everyday life inside organizations can influence people and their performance. Teresa’s research encompasses creativity, productivity, innovation and inner work life – the confluence of emotions, perceptions and motivation that people experience as they react to events at work. I spoke to her about creativity and finding happiness at work. Abhijit Bhaduri: […]

The Laundry Test

The Laundry TestSilos

Is there a simple test you can give to find out how siloed or collaborative your organisation is? For that we need to create the equivalent of the “marshmallow test”. Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel, a professor of psychology had given a bunch of preschoolers the famous “marshmallow test,” to gauge the level of self-control of children. Five-year olds sat at a table with their favourite treat, in this case, […]

Millennials are already winning the Nobel prize

nobelprize

The world has seen 95 winners of the Nobel Prize for Peace. It does not matter who finally wins it, but it instantly divides the world into two camps. Those who support the winner always say that for a change the prize has been given to the most deserving. Then there is another half of the world that disagrees with the choice and says that the Nobel committee has chosen […]

How social media is changing the work environment

How social media is changing the work environmentTime

Changes in media drive shifts in people’s behavior. People share their deepest secrets on social media. We are all getting comfortable handling much more information about each other than we have ever before. The most visible shift has been in the way we seek information and make decisions both in and out of the workplace. It has blurred the lines between the information that is available inside the organization and […]

Are online friendships deeper

Are online friendships deeperFacebook

We are in the year FB 10. Yes there was life before FB. But those memories are hazy. There was friendship in pre-Facebook days and there are friends I have in 2014 then is 10 FB because this is the tenth year since our definitions of friends and friendship has changed. In terms of sheer numbers, at least in my case, the virtual friends win. I have many more “friends” […]

Making disruption personal

Making disruption personalMaking Disruption Personal

Bill Fischer is an innovation guru whose blog for Forbes is about “ideas, innovation, globalization & China”. He has written a lot about innovation. I highly recommend his book, The Idea Hunter.Check out this interview <click here> We wrote this piece that is reproduced with permission from Forbes. In the nineteen-eighties, Michael Porter argued that more thoughtful approaches to strategies could help make organizations succeed. Two decades later, Porter’s Five […]

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