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Srinivasa Addepalli

Do You Need a Slap in the Face to Start Learning?

Adults do not learn since they are not aware of their capabilities. There is no motivation to learn.

Srinivasa Addepalli asks this controversial question: Is a slap in the face a necessary trigger that will encourage individual investment in learning and capability development.

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Learning from Bhagawad Gita
Srinivasa Addepalli

What I Learnt about Learning from the Bhagawad Gita

The Bhagawad Gita is the greatest source of learning for all of us, but the context of the Gita also has wonderful lessons in learning.

Most professionals eschew the idea of learning, relying on their past academic accolades. Srinivasa Addepalli points out what he learnt about learning from the Bhagawad Gita.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

How to Make Presentations to a Virtual Audience

Today, all our business communication has become virtual. How are virtual meetings different from the physical ones? And what must we do to be effective presenters in virtual meetings?

Srinivasa Addepalli shares his top 5 topics on how to make presentations to virtual audiences.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

How to Manage My Boss and Progress My Career!

How to manage my boss is a question that we shy away from. Yet, it has direct and maximum impact on our career progress.

Srinivasa Addepalli shares what it takes to persuade your boss about yourself, and how you can use presentation opportunities to build your profile.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Is a Debt-free Company Better than one with Debt?

Is a debt-free company a sign of achievement for a company? Should all businesses become debt-free? Or does debt actually have a benefit?

Srinivasa Addepalli provides a perspective on this question that has a personal finance application too. Should you take a loan to buy a house? Or repay your loan from your savings?

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quit my job
Srinivasa Addepalli

3 Steps to Get Ready to Quit My Job

How do I quit my job, is an oft-asked question. Everyone wants to quit their jobs and be on their own, or start a new venture.

These fantasies remain as such because they are not backed up with sufficient intent and preparation. Srinivasa Addepalli describes three steps that could get you ready.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Presentation Skills You Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the platinum standard for presentations. He has inspired many leaders and books have been written about Jobs’ presentation secrets.

In this post, Srinivasa Addepalli shares 3 lessons from Steve Jobs that we can all apply in our business presentations.

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UshaRangarajan

Are you being defined by your labels?

Often, we let ourselves be defined by labels, either imposed by others or by ourselves.

Labels can be helpful, but can also limit our potential. How do we ensure that we benefit from the labels without letting them constrain us?

Usha Rangarajan delves into this topic.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

When Black Swan Meets Blue Ocean

In the past few weeks, news came of two great companies filing for bankruptcy. Both were global brands, very familiar, yet aspirational.
Post-corona, many other iconic brands could go the same way. Can we predict them, prevent them?

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Does the Customer Value anything other than Price?

Most managers confuse customer value with price, resulting in price becoming the primary attribute for selling.

The confusion between value, price and cost causes us to lose money. Srinivasa Addepalli offers a simple framework to understand these three terms and also determine customer value.

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Future of Schools
Srinivasa Addepalli

The Future of Schools

Our school system is designed for linearity and mediocrity, an assembly line over spread over 12 years.

Can we use the Covid disruption to reimagine a different system, one that solves the problems of inadequate teachers and lack of choice?

Srinivasa Addepalli takes inspiration from the traditional Gurukul system to offer some suggestions.

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Ashok Korwar

The Way to Scale

Every time you have a good idea, execute it well, you wonder – how do I scale this?
Can I roll it out across a large population/organization? Indeed, in today’s global world, we often think something is worthwhile only if you can scale it to global scale.

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Shirish Kher

3 must-dos for a meaningful conversation

Say the word communication and a plethora of related words come rushing in… listening, articulation, tone, pace, clarity, confidence, conciseness. And then some more: body language, sensitivity, biases, vulnerability and relevance.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Can Indian Startups be globally competitive?

While India has banned several Chinese apps, including the highly popular Tik-Tok, it has raised an interesting debate on why Indian apps (and startups) have not achieved the global success that Chinese (and, of course, US) apps have.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Does a Name Change a Brand?

A recent article in Techcrunch reveals that Facebook has partnered with India’s Central Board of Secondary Education to launch “a certified curriculum on digital safety and online well-being, and augmented reality for students and educators in the country.”

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Srinivasa Addepalli

The Future of Food

It would not be an overstatement if I said that during the three months of lockdown, I have spent more time with food than ever before. Not only has its consumption increased, but also my involvement in its preparation (and the aftermath) has not been insignificant. So, it is safe to say that I have given food a lot of thought!

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GlobalGyan Newsdesk

The post-Corona New Normal – Ajay Nanavati

Future Conversations is a series of discussions with business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs by GlobalGyan.

Ajay Nanavati is the former Chairman, Syndicate Bank and MD, 3M India. He is an innovation evangelist and a Director on the boards of several companies.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

The Curse of Leadership

Now is a tough time for all leaders, faced with choices that are all bad, and outcomes that they have to live with forever. It is important for us to think of the role each of us plays in supporting or derailing leadership. In particular, there are two member types in every organisation that we must be wary of.

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