On Business Success

In above YT video clip, Steve Jobs talk about his experience of running a new-age business from young age. He says that lots of things are reduced to folklores in business, as managers don’t ask right questions or don’t have enough information systems in place.
While it’s tendency of senior leaders to discount insights from new age or self styled business leader like Steve Jobs. Lets see what CEO Coach Bill Campbell has to say on the topic of leadership lessons in Business
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So what are your own leadership insights in your specific business context? What do you do keep yourself on the top of your business challenges?
We look forward to learn from you. Thanks!
Regs,
PT
Founder CEO
The MargDarshak Inc

On Technology & Future

In above YT video, Jack Ma talks about rapid positive changes brought by usage of technology with a simple example of history of basketball game.
Jack Ma is the same guy who went on to make World’s Leading E-Comm company Alibaba without any prior education background and work experience in advanced technology. He has given the famous quote : ” I am not a tech guy. I am looking at the technology with the eyes of my customer’s, normal people’s eyes.”
Contrast his above quote with a below article on one of his another speech, where he predicts that technology will make many CEOs irrelevant in the not-too-distant future
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He further shares that “in the next three decades, the world will experience far more pain than happiness”. He also adds that education systems must raise children to be more creative and curious or they will be ill-prepared for the future.
As a business leader, how do you personally relate to technology?  What are you doing proactively to safeguard your business’s future in technological turmoil?
We look forward to learn from you. Thanks!
Regs,
PT
Founder CEO
The MargDarshak Inc

Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Today CXOs are engaged in asking ‘how hard should we try and what pace we should go’ in respective boardrooms discussing questions on renewable energy. However, the most relevant point is that we have to reach such a goal for 100% renewable energy, and we don’t have to wait for the world to collapse before starting to work towards it.
Companies feel comfortable doing business as usual, and few want to threaten their competitiveness in favor of green virtue. Still, while many CXOs are dragging their feet, some are moving ahead creating goodwill and chances of bigger long term value for their stakeholders, as detailed in below article:

To think of sustainability as a niche gets it wrong. Remember business has a role to play in improving the environment and dealing with climate change is a certainty for all businesses. Once a decision is taken to deal with such challenges;  define priorities, set measurable targets, evaluate costs and benefits, and create consistent incentives, including those related to executive compensation.
As a business leader, what are your thoughts towards renewable energy and sustainable future for the planet? What are you doing both as a leader of an organization to get your operational teams and board to do the right things?
We look forward to learn from you. Thanks!
Regs,
PT
Founder CEO
The MargDarshak Inc

Agency Pitch Management

Above 2 videos capture the best creative pitch situations from Mad Men Series. It shows that how a real storyteller can solve a brand communication problem in an impactful manner and get his immediate business audience in awe.
However it’s quite a lengthy process before an agency partner gets such a platform with such an audience with real decision making powers. In real life pitches, there are a lot many procedural hazards before an agency partner get to see the real decision makers with an intent to close things.
In our view, any pitch process involving large companies would be analogous to SwayamVara tradition of ancient times. We always get queries from prospective clients and agency peers on how to best manage the pitch process for desirable outcomes.
Hence, we wrote the below article on media pitch management process as corporate SwayamVara to simplify the complexity involved –
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Hope you like above article and do give us your feedback.
As a business leader, what are your thoughts on pitch management process? What do you like or dislike about the process? And what’s your secret formula to find right agency partners?
We look forward to learn from you. Thanks!
Regs,
PT
Founder CEO
The MargDarshak Inc

Team Work & Motivation

Above video is a funny take on power of team work. It’s possible to join forces and create the required impact by constructive cooperation with other team members.
Humourous take aside, it takes tremendous amount of efforts to put an A-team together and then create conducive environment for them to perform. In below video, Steve Jobs in his younger avatar talks about putting together the Macintosh team:
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As a business leader, what has been your experience in putting together a dream team? How do you create positive team dynamics?
We look forward to learn from you. Thanks!
Regs,
PT
Founder CEO
The MargDarshak Inc
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