Today is the 111th birth anniversary of Peter Drucker, the father of management. Long ago, in 1987, when I was a management student, we had a course called Principles of Management which would build on the core management concepts to illustrate the practice of management. I read about Drucker and his classic “Concept of the … Continue reading Remembering Peter Drucker: An Avid Bystander
Technology is the buzzword! A quick scan through the academic as well as practitioner literature would build a strong sense to believe that nothing in business is untouched by emerging science and technology. Expectedly, we have coined new terms such as Martech, Sales technology at a narrow functional level and, digital transformation at a broad … Continue reading Marketing Trends for the Future: Implications for Sales Management
Several years ago during a business conference, a colleague tossed a simple and very direct question to the CEO. “Considering the growth of digital medium how long newspapers in printed form are going to survive?” he asked. CEO thoughtfully acknowledged the threat and appreciated the concern raised by the colleague and made a prophetic announcement; … Continue reading Hello, Newspapers: When in doubt, rely on the idea of complementarity.
“The more you know, the more you do not know,” writes Shriniv Narayan in The Speaking Tree, a daily column in The Times of India. He argues that the observable universe is about 46 billion light-years in radius and there is an unobservable universe that the scientists are unable to fathom yet. Consider this; if … Continue reading Managing Knowledge and Ignorance: A Case for Executive Education