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    TIECON 2020 interview with Shellye Archambeau

    Like all the events around the world, this year’s TIE CON 2020 Roadshow which is being organized by TIE Silicon Valley has gone virtual. Last month, there were talks by Mr Vinod Khosla and Mr Deepak Chopra. Today there was an interview conducted by Ms Thuy Vu, Co-Founder of Global Mentor Network with Ms Shellye Archambeau, the former CEO of MetricStream.com. Below are the notes (in random order) I took during the talk: Shellye Archambeau has a book on words titled “Unapologetically Ambitious“. I grew up in a racially charged suburb of LA and people around me didn’t want me to succeed. Two things for my success are discipline and…

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    Becoming the best version of yourself with Mr Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group

    SOIL Institute of Management has been running a series of webinars during this season. Last week it was a talk with Mr Nitin Paranjpe, COO of Unilever and today it was a discussion with Mr Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group. Below are from the notes I took during the call: Yours is the organization that formalises Vedic practices and has Bhagawat Gita in the office. How did that happen? I come from a family of spiritual faith, I feel it is the blessings from the previous birth that gives you the belief in faith in this world. At the same time, people from the same family, all didn’t get the…

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    Becoming the best version of yourself with Mr Nitin Paranjpe, COO, Unilever

    SOIL Institute of Management has been running a series of webinars during this season. A friend forwarded me an invite and I attended a webinar today hosted by Mr Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO of SOIL and the guest was Mr Nitin Paranjpe, COO of Unilever. The topic was “Becoming The Best Version of Yourself”. Below are from the notes I took during the call, where Mr Nitin Paranjpe shared the following: There were two major setbacks in my life: In 1997, when after say 9-10 years with the company (Hindustan Lever Limited India), I became the branch manager in Chennai. The state of Kerala decided to boycott our products…

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    Why 47% of Agile Transformations Fail by Jeff Sutherland

    Today SPIN Chennai had organized an engaging and useful session over zoom video call by the creator of Scrum development process and the famous author Mr Jeff Sutherland. The topic was a relevant one for the current times – Why 47% of Agile Transformations fail?. Watch the full presentation that’s available in YouTube for everyone, thanks, Mr Jeff Sutherland. This post is from the notes I took: Apple is said to have used in full, the ideas from my book – The Art of Doing Twice the work in half the time.  Today, Agility is disrupting not only the software industry but across all domains. An example of an Agile…

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    TIECON 2020 talk by Mr Deepak Chopra

    Like all the events around the world, this year’s TIE CON 2020 global organized by TIE Silicon Valley has become virtual. For me, it was a blessing, as I could attend the event for free (as a TiE Chennai member) and not spend the thousands of dollars travelling to the USA and also the entry ticket fee. Before the main event, they are organizing a series of roadshow events. Today there was a keynote by Mr Vinod Khosla (Founder of Khosla ventures and Sun Microsystems), followed by a talk by Mr Deepak Chopra, the celebrated Indian-American Author of countless self-improvement and well-being books, a guru figure for many around the…