"If I had to start all over again?" Shared with MBA Students


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Tips and ideas for new managers (and students) on starting out in 2012 or later in Corporate India, inspired from personal experiences and many sources.

Career Advice for MBA and BBA students or just a refresher for folks already in the corporate world.

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"If I had to start all over again?" Shared with MBA Students

  1. 1. if i hadto startall overagain? #MILE1214 linkedin punit modhgil twitter @modhgil
  2. 2. what others said-1/3
  3. 3. what others said-2/3
  4. 4. what others said-3/3
  5. 5. my journey failures lucky # iit jee # unicorp, niit, ravel, oracle, siebel systems, # mba talisma, allied worldwide, microsoft # one start up # one start up, one in progress # ‘settled’ # lived: ranchi, delhi, san francisco, # financials bengaluru, london # 40 states in the usa, 15+ countries, drive in 20 mega cities # a national report (creation of ministry of it) # business manager to ceo and co-founder of niit # 5 mentors # klout score of 80 # indian
  6. 6. how would i start all over again? “..getting fired from apple was the best thing that could have happened. the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything.” steve jobs looking back at hugely public firing in 1985
  7. 7. 2 quotes “if this day was the end of my life, how would i live each day? do i have many days when i feel i haven’t done justice to what i wanted to do and achieve?” “if you have 20 crores of rupees in your bank, what would you do?”
  8. 8. so what changed 4Ps, when not meaningless, they are useless. read them for a historical perspective “hyperlinks subvert hierarchy” atomselectronsneurons (manufacturinginformationattention) push marketing doesn’t work and is expensive (roi?) information deluge, real time, measurable and trackable honesty and the need for an authentic and a remarkable story digital natives vs. digital immigrants wom or word of mouth (or earned media) still is the most credible source of leads for business
  9. 9. so what changed internet users cross tv households (IMRB/IAMAI/internal GOOGLE) 100m 90m 80m Net users 70m C&S TV hh 60m 50m 40m 2007 2008 2009 2010 2 hrs 15 mins a day rivals or exceeds TV consumption
  10. 10. so what changed there are over 84m desktop internet users and over 50m mobile internet users in india as of this moment to put this is perspective there are only 103m cable & satellite tv sets in india. and a total of 134m tv sets and all of this is larger than the national circulation of print every single day, facebook in india gets you greater reach of sec a/b than an ipl match
  11. 11. so what changedkeep your head down be remarkablefollow instructions be generousshow up on time create artwork hard make judgment callssuck it up connect people and ideas
  12. 12. so what changed • abc: attendance based compensation; poorly paid, low in respect, high in turnover • what’s your ‘passion quotient’? • ‘not my job’ is a career limiting attitude “we hire for attitude..”
  13. 13. so what changed the linchpin leverage
  14. 14. starting up “the difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the worlds problem.” gandhi “to believe in something, and not live it, is dishonest.” gandhi
  15. 15. starting up • listen: do you have listening posts? what are they saying? If not, create them • learn: pick up trends, like what you see. else move on. research • leverage: so you think you can make a difference? build and test with your ecosystem-network and mentors. ready? • lead: go launch yourself. if need be, take pitch baby steps. get early success in first.
  16. 16. why should i care about you brand you: soft power trumps hard power soft power assets: your image, reputation, network, communication skills, alliances, speaking, visibility, intellectual property (articles), etc. hard power assets: tangible things you can list on your resume such as education credentials, years of experience, job titles, training programs etc.
  17. 17. cheat sheet 1/2 network when not needed (remember sant kabir?): learn linkedin as if it’s an art form, twitter anyone? written word stays (be careful), no flaming please start a ‘trust of favors’: a favor a day/act of generosity with 0 expectations when in academia, connect with industry through research and survey outreach switch off automation: personal messages, custom status updates, send a personalized invite on linkedin get the act together: business card, business suit, business language even if you are a student
  18. 18. cheat sheet 2/2 no experience will go waste, dots will connect don’t worry build a network of diverse mentors, say 3 or 4 internship is a job, not a training; please start your job search now on whose back is the monkey? it’s your home work relatively free time assets: innocent coffees, breakfast meetings, and airport drop/pick up car conversations one book a week will help you tell better stories
  19. 19. minimum 2 out of 3 have to be a yes you deliver on time  your work is good often exceptional  working with you is such a pleasure 
  20. 20. 2 humble requests:one life saving, one nation savingside view mirrors and side indicators, youactually paid for them. why not use them nexttime you drive?there’s national change around you. why notpick at least one cause close to your heart?please.
  21. 21. curious. now go to the source 1/2videos:steve jobs’ 2005 stanford commencement addresshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLcneil gaiman - inspirational commencement speech at the university of thearts 2012http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikAb-NYkseIanu aga: investing in the livinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbfvZeyeBhEanupam mishra: the ancient ingenuity of water harvestinghttp://youtu.be/eJCTAXb_BWs
  22. 22. curious. now go to the source 2/2 books: breakthrough branding by catherine kaputa the power of habit by charles duhigg linchpin: are you Indispensable? By seth godin i is for Influence by rob yeung the greatest secret of success- your passion quotient by dr. virender kapoor how we decide by jonah lehrer the paradox of choice: why more Is less by barry schwartz smart calling by art sobczak permission marketing by seth godin outliers: the story of success by malcolm gladwell the cluetrain manifesto by rick levine, christopher locke, doc searls, david weinberger, mckee jake various presentations and posts by mahesh murthy
  23. 23. #MILE1214thank you and let’s continue our conversation linkedin punit modhgil twitter @modhgil