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Zen Garden

Zen Garden

Posted on December 23, 2013
In the world around us, we find two kinds of people: some who are path-dependent and some who are path-creators. The world goes round because of the former; these are the people who deliver predictability. But the world gets better, because the latter exist. These are people who see things that do not exist or see what others do not see. I am fascinated with their stories, collected over time,
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The Elephant Catchers

The Elephant Catchers

Posted on August 28, 2013
'Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.’ Many organizations, even those that may have a brilliant start, falter in their attempts to achieve transformational growth in their later phases. In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore why this happens, and what such organizations and their people
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The Professional Companion

The Professional Companion

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In The Professional companion, one of the biggest-selling business books in India, Subroto Bagchi asked the key question: What does it mean to be a professional? He outlines a few characteristics that mark a thorough professional, and shows how one can behave professionally - or otherwise, in diverse situations - in and out of the workplace. Many an aspiring professional has been wanting to test his/her mettle using Bagchi’s tools. The
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MBA AT 16

MBA AT 16

Posted on May 4, 2012
You are 16, going on 17. Steve Jobs was all of sixteen when he met Stephen Wozniak. What resulted was Apple. When Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford, they were in their early twenties. They were soon to start Google. Today’s teenagers are our smartest generation yet. They are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, investors, managers, policy makers, watchdogs and of course, consumers. But do you know what the corporate and business world is
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The Professional: Defining The New Standard Of Excellence At Work

The Professional: Defining The New Standard Of Excellence At Work

Posted on November 10, 2011
'In the new era, where every person's actions have the potential to have a global impact, we must redefine what it means to be a true Professional.' By common definition, a professional is someone who possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to do a job—whether it’s a top degree from a prestigious university or simply years of on-the-job training. For centuries, we have relied on this definition to help us determine
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The High-Performance Entrepreneur : Golden Rules For Success In Today’s World

The High-Performance Entrepreneur : Golden Rules For Success In Today’s World

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'Highly readable, crisply written…inspirational reading for any new Indian entrepreneur' - Frontline Difficult though setting up a business is, becoming a high-performance entrepreneur is harder still. And yet, of the many thousands who try, there are those who go on to become successful; some even graduate to setting up companies that hold their own against the toughest competition, becoming icons of achievement. In The High-performance Entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi, co-founder and chief operating
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Go Kiss the World

Go Kiss the World

Posted on June 12, 2008
'Go, kiss the world' were Subroto Bagchi's blind mother’s last words to him. These words became the guiding principle of his life. Subroto Bagchi grew up amidst what he calls the 'material simplicity' of rural and small-town Orissa, imbibing from his family a sense of contentment, constant wonder, connectedness to a larger whole and learning from unusual sources. From humble beginnings, he went on to achieve extraordinary professional success, eventually co-founding
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