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Building great companies – lessons from Cisco & Infosys

Here are some pointers from Cisco’s Chairman & CEO John Chambers on how Cisco stole a march over competition and became the undsiputed industry leader: more

Cross border conversations

Ran into Roger Cranville who represents Regional Pittsburgh Alliance last night and chatted with him, along with Anita, on a range of issues. We met Roger last year at the NILF when he had brought a delegation from Pittsburgh. In the one year that has passed by, much has changed and it was interesting to reconnect and share perspectives. more

Hard times differentiate the leaders from the also ran’s

Predictably, several sessions kept referring, directly or indirectly, to dealing with tough times. Here are some interesting take aways: more

Walk the talk – the Chambers way………

The keynote address of John Chambers, Chairman & CEO, Cisco, set the tone for NILF 2009 in more ways than one. more

Lessons from the leaders – on dealing with tough times

The panel discussion on dealing with hard times, anchored by Shereen Bhan, with participation from industry leaders Ramadorai (TCS), Nandan Nilekani (Infosys), Vineet Nayyar ( HCL) and Denny McGuire ( Chairman Emeritus, TPI) was one of the highlights of Day 1 at NILF 2009. more

The Kanter show

I attended a workshop conducted by Rossabeth Moss Kanter on Innovation and Workshop that preceded the formal inauguration. more