All articles with 'management' Tag

IIM Indore 2008 Placements

Published on Mar 11, 2008 in b-school, business, India, Indore

As usual my alma mater had a rocking placement year with 95 companies giving 367 offers to 173 odd students, salaries seemed to have peaked to new highs with lots of excellent offers and opportunities for the marketing / BFS and consulting candidates. IT companies offered some of the lowest salaries on the batch, indicating […]

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Why do notebook page layouts suck?

Published on Feb 23, 2008 in business, ideas, wonder why

My job takes me to numerous meetings, even though I hate to go to so many of them. Most of the time during the meetings I end up writing lots of notes about, good ideas things to do, action items usual meeting notes mind maps, diagrams and of course doodles well, this brings me to […]

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Software or Strictware ?!?

Published on Dec 4, 2007 in business, technology, wonder why

A quiz for all the techie folks who visit phd. What is the software that has the below features (apart from other)(1) The software will issue innumerable warnings if it ever occurred to the software that it is not genuine(2) The software would give users a time limit of 30 days to validate their copy […]

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Are fund managers poor marketers?

Published on Feb 20, 2007 in media, personal finance, wonder why

Come Ferbruary, every fund house worth its NAV comes up with a hoard of ELSS / Tax planning mutual fund offerings and promotions. These days you open any (business) magazine and you see atleast a dozen ads on how MFs can save you Rs. 33,360* or something on taxes. First up the claim that they […]

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Supply Creates Demand

Published on Nov 23, 2006 in Random

The things I love about Chennai are many, filter coffee, trees, relaxed pace of life, amazing food, culture to name a few. But one of the important reasons is Landmark Bookstores. During my second week in Chennai, Ashwin, one of my b-school classmates introduced me to Landmark. We went to the store located in the […]

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10 things that I cherish about 2005

Published on Jan 3, 2006 in Random

Let me warn you, this is not a tag post. Now that you are relaxing let me take you through some of the most memorable things about 2005. The year started with a weeklong wonderful time spent with my fiancee. Its one of the best vacations we ever had. I got my Canon A75 Powershot. […]

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Hols…

Published on Dec 5, 2005 in Random

Its vacation time, I am busy having loads of fun without being harassed by mergers & acquisitions, marketing fundaes and management of negotiations.With all the hope and luck will be able to blog at the earliest when I am done with eating and sleeping all that I wanted to. Meanwhile you too have fun.

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Shareholders, value creation and all that bushllit

Published on Nov 24, 2005 in Random

The traditional theories of corporate finance have 2 viewpoints. They are, Shareholder value maximization is much more important than growing ones own limbs, stealing office stationary and gossiping at the water cooler. No one ever bothered to read the second bullet point. But the world from now onwards is not going to be like that. […]

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IRIS all the way

Published on Nov 11, 2005 in Random

Our management festival IRIS is what keeping me busy for the last few days. The event is going on really well. Last 2 days have been really hectic with really lots of work and almost a thousand phone calls. Will post a detailed update when I have the time and space. Till then, oh yeah, […]

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Salmagundi of sense and nonsense

Published on Nov 2, 2005 in Random

I opened word to type a new blog at 2AM. Its 3 now and I still don’t know what I am going to write. I guess the break from blogging has been too lengthy. I could think of several things including ‘rhymes management would sing’ :p, but nevertheless torture to the frequent readers of this […]

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MarkeThink!

Published on Oct 9, 2005 in Random

The season begins with a bang! I am not referring to tollywood movie season with a big hit, but to the b-school festival season. Our team participated in MDI Gurgaon’s management festival called as Imperium. We won the first prize in a marketing event called MarkeThink. In fact we clean swept the event with another […]

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IRISING

Published on Sep 17, 2005 in Random

Hurray, I am really happy. Our institute’s management festival IRIS is shaping up really good this year. I am working as media and publications coordinator and 2 of my responsibilities are developing the event brochure and website. Both of them have really come out well. We took a giant leap from last years design and […]

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What the hell is this?

Published on Aug 3, 2005 in Random

I have an exam tomorrow. Consumer Behaviour. As I am going through the material I hit upon this road block type of definition for category management and my mind entered a recursive loop trying to understand what exactly in the GOD’s name “category management” stands for. Under the leadership of a category manager, using cross-functional […]

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Brand Extension

Published on Jul 15, 2005 in Random

We had a presentation session on ‘brand extensions’ today in brand management class. It was a good learning experience to see what are the possibilities and steps to be taken before extending a brand. Its an altogether different question that some people were not comfortable with the idea of Apple getting into space travel. But […]

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Dude! where is my fullstop?

Published on Jul 11, 2005 in Random

I am totally confused when it came to giving a title to this post since I have an option of choosing ‘dude! where is my period?’. But the post will then be subjected to unintended verbal connotations about the sexuality of the author and thus ends up creating more confusion and problems than what it […]

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