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Strategy and Leadership

Think clearly to bring lasting change. 

Learning outcome
  1. How to think clearly in this ever changing world

  2. Means of crafting long and mid-term strategy 

  3. External and internal intelligence 

  4. Crafting compelling strategies 

  5. Translating strategy into impactful execution 

The Mind of a Strategist
Impact Cases

The importance of Thinking Slow

The Art of Thinking Clealry

The Art of Delegation

Thinking Strategically 

On Entrepreneurship

How to Network Effectively

There is so much said and written about our PM Modi that I can hardly add to the discourse. Albeit, as a student of management, and a reciprocative citizen, I feel compelled to reason and draw inferences from how the man thinks. Read more
The lure of a raise, a better package, and a more visible role, while knowingly ignoring the real cost of lost health, compromised self and family time, and an opportunity to add dimensions to your life. Read more
The growth of creative content in jobs, strain and friction in the traditional job markets, democratization of talent and ideas, and the pervasive Internet has pushed large, well established organisations to look beyond the traditional employee-employer engagements. Read more
Most employees get promoted by being good at ‘doing stuff’, or solving problems which have been asked of them. However, the same hands-on, bias for action and a trouble-shooting mentality can well come in the way of being an effective manager. Read more

The US Navy SEALs are arguably some of the most well trained and equipped fighting forces anywhere in the world. Here’s a humble attempt to present a few enduring lessons on strategy from the inspirations gleaned through my readings, observations, and some synthesis thereof. Read more

An idea can spread like an epidemic, provided it is made sticky, is set in the right context, and has the appropriate profile of people rallying around it, which Malcolm calls 'Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen'. Read more

Leaders are driven both by cognitive shortcuts and a censoring mechanism that keeps rules of thumb updated and relevant. The real trick is to have a mental makeup that, firstly, attempts to reduce the wrong decisions, and, secondly, avoids feeling guilty on a decision gone bad. Read more


The popularity of design thinking is only matched by its misconceptions. Many still associate design thinking with product design, and that too narrowly around the realm of hi-tech. Yet others construe design thinking as a panacea for a wide range of problems. Read more


One of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs, even seasoned ones, make is that they wait for way too long before developing a GTM strategy. The classic pitfall is to think of marketing after the product is 100-percent-ready, as per the standards of the development team, or the founders. Read more


To the uninitiated, family businesses might seem like a phenomenon of the oriental economies, more so for the developing ones. But a bit of probing reveals that family businesses, in fact, form a massive share of businesses even across the most developed economies. Read more


Almost 2500 years ago there lived a prince by the name Siddhartha Gautama. He had everything to his disposal, much more than the riches of today, and a clear path leading to ruling a prosperous kingdom, but that was not to be. He was stung with the question — why is there suffering in life? At the physiological level Siddhartha had more than most at his time and age, and yet he was unhappy. Read more

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