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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Insight Out by Tina Seelig

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Insight Out starts by describing the term Imagination as the ability to visualize what does not exist today. So how does one go about becoming more imaginative? Stay curious suggests Tina. Observe everything with curiosity and not judgement. Look for patterns and then see what opportunities for improvement exist. Spend a silent hour observing something and these moments of immersion. Then use these to create your own “Moon Shot” projects – a term made famous by Google. Creating a driverless car is surely like taking a shot at going to the moon for a search firm.

Inside Out

Inside OutSadness

Riley is eleven. She is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents. Inside Out is her story and the emotions that the eleven year old experiences as she leaves behind her friends and familiar world.

Disrupting Digital Business – Book Review

Disrupting Digital Business - Book ReviewRay Wang, @rwang0, Disrupting Digital Business, Disruption

The disruptors are companies that are able to rethink the business model ab initio by not only leveraging technology to create the product or the service but they create an organization that operates differently from an analog corporation. A digital business needs to keep the brand promise intact during the transformation.
“In the digital world, customers require businesses to focus on delivering authentic experiences and outcomes. We’re moving from selling products to keeping brand promises.”

The Intangibles of “Make in India”

The Intangibles of "Make in India"MakeinIndia

Is Apple an example of an American brand or is it a Chinese brand? Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, which makes the iPhone, iPad and several other Apple products in factories in China, is in talks to open factories in India to make iPhones. Does it matter to the consumer where the iPhone is made? In a blind test would a consumer be willing to pay the same price for an iPhone that was made in India as compared to some other country?

Sketchnotes

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I have been experimenting with Sketchnotes for a while. I just stumbled across @rohdesign and his work. I tried my hand at it and I was hooked. After struggling for a few days I got the hang of it. I then tried doing a Sketchnote live during a talk I gave and to illustrate most of my recent articles. I now tell the publisher, print the article and get a […]

Remembering RD Burman

Remembering RD Burmanfrom Rajadhyaksh photo shoot

RD HarmoniumRD Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) is an influencer in Bollywood even today. Reality shows dedicate episodes to him, channels organize special RD Music shows, his songs are part of recent movies like Aisha, Tamanchey, Race, etc, TV serials are using cover versions of his songs, not to mention the remixes of his songs. Yet the same RD had long spells towards the end when he was without work. Success and failure perhaps have to be measured beyond the life span of an artiste.

Employer branding in a crisis

Employer branding in a crisisEconomic Times, Employer Branding

When a crisis of trust hits the organization, the public relations machinery swings into top gear and tries to tame the media before they go on a rampage. In this mayhem, it is easy to forget that the bruises and dents also affect the employer brand. The most valuable employees of the organization may worry about future prospects and jump ship. Potential candidates may think harder before joining the firm. I was with a food and beverage company during such a controversy. That crisis taught me powerful lessons on how to protect the employer brand during a crisis. Leaders need to address this from two perspectives – the head and the heart.

Hidden Strengths

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Your “strength” is a combination of your natural talent, plus the knowledge and experience and the skills needed to actually do it. Talent plus knowledge plus skills reflects your natural strength. Your weaknesses arise because either one or more of these three elements is missing. To develop your hidden strength you need to figure out opportunities to practice these skills. That will help grow the hidden strengths.

CSR in talent strategy

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Even a small connection to the people who benefit from your work not only will improve productivity, it makes everyone happier. The single strongest predictor of meaningfulness is the belief that the job has a positive impact on others. That may be a terrific way to rethink your talent strategy.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Movie Review

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Movie ReviewTanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangna Ranaut, Madhavan, Pappi

Tanu Weds Manu 2 scores not for the storyline which is fairly over the top but the dialog really connects with the audience. Four years of marital life has done what marriage often does to couples. Manu (played by Madhavan) has fattened up like a sacrificial lamb and the four years of marriage have left no zing in the relationship. That seemed so realistic especially because Madhavan’s emotions remained visible under his adipose tissues. That verbal sparring session resonates with the audience and the film goes off to a rocking start.

Talent Communities

Talent CommunitiesTalent Communities, Sketchnotes, @AbhijitBhaduri

Talented people are like magnets. They attract other talented people. These talented people have their own hangouts. The Coffee House in Kolkata was a hangout for the poets, artistes, literati and people from the world of art and culture. Film makers like Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen used to hang out there. The writers and poets like Sunil Gangopadhyay and Shakti Chattopadhyay used the coffee and cigarette smoke filled atmosphere to fire up their imagination through debates. The cafes of Paris have served to inspire many philosopher and intellectuals from Sartre to Simone de Beauvoire. The Coffee House is still not a talent community.

Piku: Movie Review

Piku: Movie ReviewPiku, Amitabh Bachchan

Piku is an endearing tale of a young lady in her thirties who looks after her seventy year old father who is a hypochondriac. Very specifically he is obsessed with his “morning ablutions”… What makes it so watchable is the ordinariness of the story.

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