10 Ways the Batch of 2010      should prepare for the         changing world                  Rohit VarmaFortune Institute...
10 ways the world is changing             and 10 things the Batch of 2010    should be ready for it          an alternate ...
The Changing World !One only needs to prepare for change(what doesn’t change needs nopreparation)This presentation is a lo...
Actually, the world changes very          slowly, if at allHomo (genus) ~ 6 million years (apes)Homo Sapiens ~ 200,000 yea...
10 ways the world is changing1.  Globalisation on the march2.  New global powers : China, BRIC3.  Sustainability : World h...
1. Globalization is on the march,affecting economies, society and             cultures
2. China & other nations are           rising
3.Sustainability:The planet & it’s resources      are under pressure
•
Better Place electric car, Israel
4. Climate is changing !
5. Urbanization, already atrecord levels, is increasing
6. Demographics :Older populations in developed    economies and youngpopulations in developing ones
7. Knowledge is exploding,dramatic new advancements in           science
8. Information andCommunication Technologies     are marching on
2 billion people have Internet access. 3 billion havecellphone access. Cellphones are the fastestgrowing communications de...
9. The individual is becoming       more empowered               andcollaboration is becoming a very      successful strat...
New business models are       emerging
N=1 & R = G : Case studiesCase Studies :- TutorVista- Goodyear Tyres ‘Fleet Solutions’Product => ServiceTransaction => Rel...
N=1
But are the following changing ? Poverty & development Democracy & political freedom Peace
10 ways the world is changing1.  Globalisation on the march2.  Global powers : China, BRIC3.  Sustainability : Resources i...
10 ways you can better cope  with the changing world..
10 ways the batch of 2010 should             prepare1.    Learn the Habits which make you ‘effective’2.    Get high level ...
1. Learn habits that can make     you highly effective
EFFECTIVE HABITS                       Knowledge                     (what to, why to)                        HABITS      ...
CIRCLE OFINFLUENCE
THE SEVEN HABITS PARADIGM       Interdependence        4. Seek First to          Understand                         6.    ...
2. Develop English skills of a         high order
EnglishA “Stomach-feeding language”  “Stomach-Language for globalising worldThe Chinese are ahead of usLearn to listen, wr...
3. Be ‘smartly connected’ :Use right gadgets and have     good connectivity
Learn to use/like technologyThe more you use technology / Internet,the better you become at itIndia traditionally not a go...
Right gadgets & connectivityLaptops ?High speed Net connectivityMobileGPRSKindle ?
4. Use online learning      resources
Online video learning resourcesYouTube EducationTEDMIT WorldMIT’s Open Course WareiTunes UBlip.tv
2 billion people have Internet access. 3 billion havecellphone access. Cellphones are the fastestgrowing communications de...
5. Brand Yourself
Me Ltd.Build your personal brand : stand out fromthe othersUse free tools on the Internet for thispurpose :- website- blog...
Free website creation tools
Free photo-editing tools     photo-
6. Inculcate “design” thinking (problem- (problem-solving thinking)
7. Be entrepreneurial
On being entrepreneurialIndian society has not encouragedentrepreneurshipNurture your passions : It is easier thanbeforePe...
“The trouble with the rat race isthat even if you win, you are still              a rat”.
Entrepreneurship 2.01.    Build what you want to use2.    Pay 0 Rs. for tools3.    Pay 0 Rs. for marketing4.    Suck down ...
8. Pay attention to health &           fitness
Health & fitnessNew research shows Indians more pronethan others to key diseasesWe all have sedentary lifestylesConstantly...
8. An essential life skill for the      21st Century MBA
9. Have a heart
10 ways the batch of 2010 should             prepare1.    Learn the Habits to become effective2.    Get high level English...
10 ways the world is changing1.  Globalisation on the march2.  Global powers : China, BRIC3.  Sustainability : Resources a...
Rohit Varma     rohit@interskale.inhttp://marketerskaleidoscope.com       twitter.com/rohitvarma
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Ins...
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This fun, 'moonshot' talk takes a 30,000 feet view of where the world is headed and an MBA student's place in it. Talk delivered to 2nd year students at AICAR Business School, Neral, near Mumbai, in 2009.

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Ten things that are happening around us and ten ways India's students batch of 2010 should be prepared_Talk at Fortune Institute of International Business_'09

  1. 1. 10 Ways the Batch of 2010 should prepare for the changing world Rohit VarmaFortune Institute of International Business, Delhi 09.12.09
  2. 2. 10 ways the world is changing and 10 things the Batch of 2010 should be ready for it an alternate title
  3. 3. The Changing World !One only needs to prepare for change(what doesn’t change needs nopreparation)This presentation is a look at long-term long-changes that are going to have a majorimpact on your life & careersThese changes are already underway butwill take decades to play out fully
  4. 4. Actually, the world changes very slowly, if at allHomo (genus) ~ 6 million years (apes)Homo Sapiens ~ 200,000 years ago till 10,000years ago (hunter-gatherers) (hunter-Civilization ~ 10,000 years ago till now (farmers)Industrial revolution ~ 200 years till now(workers)Information revolution ~ 50 years ago till now(knowledge workers)The Industrial and information ages are stillplaying out… changes happen over decades
  5. 5. 10 ways the world is changing1. Globalisation on the march2. New global powers : China, BRIC3. Sustainability : World has run out of resources4. Climate change5. Urbanization on the rise6. Demographics are changing7. Knowledge explosion & Science discoveries8. Information & Communication Technologies on the march9. Power of the Individual & collaboration among individuals increasing10. ?
  6. 6. 1. Globalization is on the march,affecting economies, society and cultures
  7. 7. 2. China & other nations are rising
  8. 8. 3.Sustainability:The planet & it’s resources are under pressure
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Better Place electric car, Israel
  11. 11. 4. Climate is changing !
  12. 12. 5. Urbanization, already atrecord levels, is increasing
  13. 13. 6. Demographics :Older populations in developed economies and youngpopulations in developing ones
  14. 14. 7. Knowledge is exploding,dramatic new advancements in science
  15. 15. 8. Information andCommunication Technologies are marching on
  16. 16. 2 billion people have Internet access. 3 billion havecellphone access. Cellphones are the fastestgrowing communications device in the history of theworld.
  17. 17. 9. The individual is becoming more empowered andcollaboration is becoming a very successful strategy
  18. 18. New business models are emerging
  19. 19. N=1 & R = G : Case studiesCase Studies :- TutorVista- Goodyear Tyres ‘Fleet Solutions’Product => ServiceTransaction => Relationship
  20. 20. N=1
  21. 21. But are the following changing ? Poverty & development Democracy & political freedom Peace
  22. 22. 10 ways the world is changing1. Globalisation on the march2. Global powers : China, BRIC3. Sustainability : Resources inadequate4. Climate change5. Urbanization6. Demographics7. Knowledge explosion & Science discoveries8. Information & Communication Technologies on the march9. Power of the Individual & collaboration among individuals increasing10. ?
  23. 23. 10 ways you can better cope with the changing world..
  24. 24. 10 ways the batch of 2010 should prepare1. Learn the Habits which make you ‘effective’2. Get high level English skills3. Be ‘Smartly Connected’4. Use Online Learning resources5. Brand Yourself6. Be Entrepreneurial7. Pay attention to Health & Fitness8. An essential Life Skill for the 21st Century MBA !9. Have a Heart10. ?
  25. 25. 1. Learn habits that can make you highly effective
  26. 26. EFFECTIVE HABITS Knowledge (what to, why to) HABITS Skills Desire (how to) (want to)
  27. 27. CIRCLE OFINFLUENCE
  28. 28. THE SEVEN HABITS PARADIGM Interdependence 4. Seek First to Understand 6. … Then to be Synergize Understood PUBLIC VICTORY 5. Think Win/Win Independence 3. Put First Things First PRIVATE VICTORY 1. Be 2. Begin with Proactive the End in Mind Dependence
  29. 29. 2. Develop English skills of a high order
  30. 30. EnglishA “Stomach-feeding language” “Stomach-Language for globalising worldThe Chinese are ahead of usLearn to listen, write, read & speakLearn on the Net, subscribe to ‘word aday’, presentation skillsTake English proficiency exam e.g.Cambridge ESOL
  31. 31. 3. Be ‘smartly connected’ :Use right gadgets and have good connectivity
  32. 32. Learn to use/like technologyThe more you use technology / Internet,the better you become at itIndia traditionally not a good consumer oftechnologyMaster Internet the way you masterdriving, cooking, etc.
  33. 33. Right gadgets & connectivityLaptops ?High speed Net connectivityMobileGPRSKindle ?
  34. 34. 4. Use online learning resources
  35. 35. Online video learning resourcesYouTube EducationTEDMIT WorldMIT’s Open Course WareiTunes UBlip.tv
  36. 36. 2 billion people have Internet access. 3 billion havecellphone access. Cellphones are the fastestgrowing communications device in the history of theworld.
  37. 37. 5. Brand Yourself
  38. 38. Me Ltd.Build your personal brand : stand out fromthe othersUse free tools on the Internet for thispurpose :- website- blogs- podcasts- multimedia CV- participate in Facebook,Twitter,..
  39. 39. Free website creation tools
  40. 40. Free photo-editing tools photo-
  41. 41. 6. Inculcate “design” thinking (problem- (problem-solving thinking)
  42. 42. 7. Be entrepreneurial
  43. 43. On being entrepreneurialIndian society has not encouragedentrepreneurshipNurture your passions : It is easier thanbeforePeople in large organizations are ‘notengaged’ about their work
  44. 44. “The trouble with the rat race isthat even if you win, you are still a rat”.
  45. 45. Entrepreneurship 2.01. Build what you want to use2. Pay 0 Rs. for tools3. Pay 0 Rs. for marketing4. Suck down / across5. Use Twitter and Tweetmeme6. Pay 0 Rs. for people7. Put everything in the cloud8. Ship then test9. Forget venture capital10. Niche thyself11. Don’t let the bozos grind you down From a presentation by Guy Kawasaki at Nasscom
  46. 46. 8. Pay attention to health & fitness
  47. 47. Health & fitnessNew research shows Indians more pronethan others to key diseasesWe all have sedentary lifestylesConstantly being on PC is a concernSports teaches various people skills
  48. 48. 8. An essential life skill for the 21st Century MBA
  49. 49. 9. Have a heart
  50. 50. 10 ways the batch of 2010 should prepare1. Learn the Habits to become effective2. Get high level English skills3. Be ‘smartly connected’4. Use online learning resources5. Brand Yourself6. Be Entrepreneurial7. Pay attention to Health & Fitness8. An essential Life Skill for the 21st Century MBA !9. Have a Heart10. ?
  51. 51. 10 ways the world is changing1. Globalisation on the march2. Global powers : China, BRIC3. Sustainability : Resources available low4. Climate change5. Urbanization6. Demographics7. Knowledge explosion & Science discoveries8. Information & Communication Technologies on the march9. Power of the Individual & collaboration among individuals increasing10. ?
  52. 52. Rohit Varma rohit@interskale.inhttp://marketerskaleidoscope.com twitter.com/rohitvarma

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