Monthly Archive:: January 2010

Building alliances through Country Forums at NILF 2010

We are now only a few days away from what is the eighteenth edition of our annual flagship event – the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2010. One of the main attractions every year, has been the country sessions, at the conference. There’s always a lot of excitement generated, on which are the countries that are participating and the opportunities that exists in these markets. more

Obama’s chilling State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday included some chilling words for the offshore outsourcing community: more

Recession led to a stronger view on ethics in mgt – An interview with Lynda Gratton in ET

Lynda Gratton has spent two decades working on, as she says, humanising employment . More recently her raison d’etre has been the examination of
why some organisations buzz with high energy and some just go into what seems like a deep freeze. In her best selling book ‘Hot Spots’ , this professor of management practice at London Business School says that when the right people come together in a business they can create Hot Spots, moments when innovation and excitement create exceptional results for a business. In her subsequent book ‘Glow’ Gratton puts the spotlight on people who, thus energised, are able to radiate enthusiasm and inspiration in their work and inspire and ignite other people. These are the people, she says, who will always be in demand. Yes, even in a slowdown. Gratton is considered one of the world’s authorities on people in organisations and was listed at #18 in the Global Thinkers50 – the definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. Her newly founded Future of Work consortium brings together more than twenty global corporations in a virtual community to research, examine and co-create templates for organisational practices of the future. Together, she is hoping they will create an in-depth analysis of how we will be working – as companies and individuals – in 2020. Come February, Gratton will be bringing her message about energy and innovation to the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum in Mumbai. more

iPad. What will you do with yours?

So, Apple has launched their new device… the iPad… and what a fanfare it was. In typical Apple style, Steve Jobs hosted a dramatic launch in his old jeans and trainers and the same old black polo-neck shirt. Come on Steve, you have a few dollars in the bank. No need to wear a suit, but perhaps a new T-shirt might not go amiss? more

Social Media #FAIL Indian Software Companies

Outlined are few of my observations related to how Indian IT Leaders are adapting to social media and traditional email

UK recession is over

It’s taken nearly two years, but the British government has announced today that the UK is officially back and growing again. The recession that has lasted since mid-2008 is over. more