Guest Lecture

Guest Lecture
SHYAMSUNDER PANCHAVATI IS AVAILABLE FOR GUEST LECTURES IN INDIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES FROM MARCH 2016

Shyamsunder Panchavati

Shyamsunder Panchavati
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Retrospective of Shyam's Writing 04-28

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Retrospective of Shyam's Writings.





Here is a mini retrospective of my writings for my new followers and friends. These are  the articles that have earned immense respect for me from my audience over the years. I am starting with my articles on Mindfulness. this will be followed by my articles on Management, Strategy, Innovation, Education and other topics.


Some of my best articles on Mindfulness are


1. Is Money Everything???


2. If eternal Bliss is destination,the path lies within


3. Design The Life You Want to Live..........



4. How to Create an Opportunity out of Adversity



5. Building Self Esteem from a state of despondency & frustration, and how it adds to your performance



6. Body Tattoos are Exhibits,Mind tattoos, Are They Inhibits???



Social Entrepreneurship: A Change in perspective, from “Not for Profit” activity to a "transaction" towards Social Assets Accumulation"






Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation 04 -14

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The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation






This book is about Strategy Innovation and Business Models.

This book is a must for you, whether you are a Business School, Management Faculty, Management Professional or a Business owner.

The author Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) has requested me to promote this book among my friends and contacts. I am trying to do my bit, firstly because it is an excellent tool to practice innovation and strategy and secondly because I owe a lot to VG by way of the learning I have received through his works and lectures.

Prof. Vijay Govindarajan serves on both Harvard Business School and Tuck School of Business faculty. He is Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School and Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck School of Business Hanover.

About “The Three Box Solution”

We need critical and some times even competitive skills sets to keep a thriving business growing and still keep reinventing it. Doing both simultaneously is a challenge, that many executives find it hard to cope with.

Even Ambidexterity falls short of making an executive capable of handling both. A simple tool is needed to equip managers to work on both the aspects on day to basis. VG thinks that there is a third equally big problem which is highly intractable, and that is to forget the yesterday’s values and beliefs that make the organization stuck with the past. VG feels that “The Three Box solution” is a strategic solution for these problems. It also aligns the organizations and teams on the same plane for innovation.

 How to Innovate and Execute. Leaders already know that innovation calls for a different set of activities, skills, methods, metrics, mind-sets, and leadership approaches. And it is well understood that creating a new business and optimizing an already existing one are two fundamentally different management challenges. The real problem for leaders is doing both, simultaneously. How do you meet the performance requirements of the existing business--one that is still thriving--while dramatically reinventing it? How do you envision a change in your current business model before a crisis forces you to abandon it? Innovation guru Vijay Govindarajan expands the leader's innovation tool kit with a simple and proven method for allocating the organization's energy, time, and resources--in balanced measure--across what he calls "the three boxes": Box 1: The present--Manage the core business at peak profitability;



Box 1 :  This deals with the process of running the core business efficiently at peak and using linear innovation within the business model to extend brands and /or offer new products.

Box 2: The past--Abandon ideas, practices, and attitudes that could inhibit innovation; Box 3: The future--Convert breakthrough ideas into new products and businesses. The three-box framework makes leading innovation easier because it gives leaders a simple vocabulary and set of tools for managing and measuring these different sets of behaviors and activities across all levels of the organization. Supported with rich company examples--GE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hasbro, IBM, United Rentals, and Tata Consultancy Services--and testimonies of leaders who have successfully used this framework, this book solves once and for all the practical dilemma of how to align an organization on the critical but competing demands of innovation.



Box 3 :  This deals with the methodology for generating breakthrough ideas and converting them into products and  businesses. The non linear future is built by experiments that tests assumptions and resolves uncertainties. New thinking either strengthens the idea or reveals its weakness.



With the three boxes kept in balance a business can change dynamically in time.  By controlling the behavior of the boxes, organizations can make inventing future a daily activity over a period of time rather than making it a one time do or die activity. Simply put the future is shaped by what is done or not done today. 

Inspiration from Hindu mythology and the Trimurti of Brahma Vishnu and Mahesh. VG links very interestingly to Hindu  mythology to "The Three Box Solution

Please read further to find it out for yourself.

"In Hindu faith, the three main gods are Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. Vishnu is the god of preservation, Shiva is the god of destruction, and Brahma is the god of creation. The triumvirate of familiar Hindu deities corresponds to the work of sustaining a thriving business. Like Vishnu, the firm must preserve its existing core; like Shiva, it must destroy unproductive vestige of the past; and like Brahma, it must create a potent new future that will replenish what time and circumstances have destroyed.

Hindu myth makers paired each of the three gods with symbolically relevant wives. Vishnu whose wife is Lakshmi, who bestows wealth, just as Box 1 produces current profits. Shiva's wife is Parvathi, who symbolises power, a vital Box 2 necessity when selectively destroying the past. Brahma is betrothed to Saraswti, who symbolizes creativity and knowledge-the critical inputs for Box 3 innovations and wellspring of future profits.


According to Hindu philosophy, creation-preservation and destruction is a continues cycle without beginning or end. Each of three gods plays an equally important role creating and maintaining all forms of life.


Further the Hinduism states that, while the changes can be quite dramatic, the processes leading to those changes are quite evolutionary involving many smaller steps. Consistent with this philosophy, the work of sustaining an enterprise is a rhythmic and dynamic process on that never ends.


I have never before encountered an organization that has encoded the Three-Box Solution is not its organization scheme as Mu Sigma, a rapidly growing decision science and big data firm with head quarters in Chicago and development center in Bangalore. Inspired by the stories from Grandmother from mythologies, Mu Sigma founder and CEO Dhiraj Rajaram has used the three main deities of the Hindu faith to conceive a sustainably harmonized approach to the cycles of preservation, destruction and creation."





A Tool Kit is also provided for the implementation of “The three Box Solution”








The book is published Harvard Publishing



In India the book is available at www.amazon.in



Price : 

hard Cover :   Rs. 746

Kindle edition : Rs. 1,310



In United states it is available  at  www.amazon.com



Price :

Hard cover: USD 20.71

Kindle : USD  19.72




Monday, January 25, 2016

Mckinsey award for HBR article.

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As a member of Advisory Panel Harvard Business Review, I was requested to select my choice of article for the Mckinsey award among the four nominated articles and place the four articles in the order of merit as per my perspective. I have already sent my opinion to them.

I am now sharing the articles with my friends and contacts. I have a large of number management professionals among the 2500 followers & friends on LinkedIn. I am just sharing this articles with them to know their insights on the articles and as to how they will rate them. My listing of the articles is random and does not give any indication of merit.

About the awards

The HBR McKinsey Awards, judged by an independent panel of business and academic leaders, commend outstanding articles published each year in Harvard Business Review. The awards were established in 1959 to recognize practical and ground breaking management thinking.

The opinions will of course not go the HBR.

My friends can express their opinion with reasons through comments on LinkedIn or on  this page. Your opinions will be very valuable for me. You can just write the numbers like No. 4 is first, No.1 is second etc.


Thank You and now the articles. Just click the title to read the article.


1. Managing Your Mission-Critical Knowledge

Authors Martin Ihrig and Ian MacMillan


2. Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust

Authors Timothy Morey, Theodore “Theo” Forbath, and Allison Schoop


3. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 2.0

Author  Guhan Subramanian


4. Engineering Reverse Innovations

Authors  Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan



Please read the articles and give your opinions. Your views can be as long as you deem necessary. I will read every opinion.

Thanks and Best Wishes,

Shyam

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Available For Guest Lectures from March 2016 onward 12-12

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I am now available for Guest Lectures in India and other countries.


I have returned to India from Canada.. I will be in India at Hyderabad for the academic session 2016 – 2017.

Academic Institutions can contact me for Guest Lectures.

It is a well-known fact that I have been participating in the research projects of Harvard Business Review, MIT, Mckinsey & Co, Deloitte, and other organization.

Based on my participation in research on subjects like Digitization, Business Analytics, Digital Branding, and Customer Engagement, Strategic and Design Thinking and other topics. I am totally updated with the latest trends in relation to these subjects.

I have created curated and shared many articles on these and other subjects on my career blog. You can view the different topics in my knowledge domain at my virtual library Knowledge Korridor

You can have details about  some of the premier institutions where I have delivered the guest lectures on my LinkedIn profile @  https://ca.linkedin.com/in/fouress

The broad list of topics on which I can deliver Guest Lectures are

Business Analytics

Mindfulness & Human Values

Digitization

Design Thinking

Strategy

Balance Score Card

Project Management

Social Entrepreneurship

Business Models

And other management topics.

Teaching, Learning, Metacognition, Comprehension.

I am prepared to travel to small towns and rural places in India.

I am prepared to accept invitations from institutions in other countries also. However, the institutions have to arrange for Visa and other travel documents. I hold an Indian Passport.

For more information, you can contact me at the following email id. cbdsee@gmail.com . Please write details about your institution. Please attach images and media files if you feel necessary. 


I will try to reply within one week.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Indian Ethnic English 11-29

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You may also add this to the message


"STRICTLY NO UNDERSTANDING WHILE THE HANGING PROCESS IS GOING ON ABOVE YOUR BALCONY."


 Is it representation, reproduction, or a satire on Indian English?

Whatever it is , it is a faithful representation of the English being spoken in India. And it is not derogatory to us Indians

Now this should not be considered as colloquial. Instead it is Indian ethnic English. 





Peter Sellers made an attempt to familiarize Indian English to the world through his movie party. He made the phrase "Long Time no see " famous.

Other Nations too have contributed their words to English. Specially when some Europeans speak English,

IT SOUNDS MORE LIKE ANGUISH THAN ENGLISH.


U.S. has contributed it own quota of unwelcome words to the English, so have the Europeans. Many countries have their own ethnic versions of English. This is true to a lesser extent about French and Spanish too.






Apart from these, there are regional vocabularies in India that vary from region to region.

In south there is a word called co-brother, or co-son-in-law, co-daughter-in- law. This is are used to define the relations between the husband of two sisters, wives of two brothers, Two-sons-in-law. Two-daughters-Law.

In Andhra Pradesh (& Telangana), A nephew is considered Son-in-law and niece is considered Daughter-in-law.

This because of the age old tradition of the marriage between children of brother and sister , which seems to be on decline.

Similarly in north word "Patiala" is very common word to describe something in large quantity, such  as peg of whisky or a glass of Lassi.

Finally I would like to conclude that there is no need for us Indians feel bad or inferior, and it is not derogatory for us Indians to speak the way we do. We consider it as a promotion of Indian Ethnic English
.


Some choice words.

Prepone--Opposite of postpone


Come to know that -- to find something out. 


Do the needful -- no direct translation. It means to get shit done.


I have a doubt -- I have a question


Cousin-brother -- just a cousin


My brother -- Also probably just a cousin


My real brother -- My brother


Cum -- And Sofa cum bed, Clerk cum Typist.


I Say -  Typically at the end of every sentence the south Indians speak. " Do it now I say." 

Timepass -- Something you do to keep busy. (esp. eating peanuts)


Level best -- your darndest, as in what you do (usually while failing or about to fail)


Level best only -- This is definitely not going to go as planned.


Give an exam -- take an exam (as a student, not a teacher)


Spinster -- any adult female who is not yet married


Periods -- That time of the month. I can't swim in a pool, I'm having my periods!


1.5 years -- One year, six months. 


Where are you staying? -- Where do you live?


Keep it -- Put it (Where shall I keep your handbag? Shall I keep it on the table?)


At rate -- @ (like in an email address)


No more -- Dead


Just like that -- No comment. (Me: "why are you late to band practice today?" You: "Just like that.")


Homely -- Someone who is tidy and good at keeping house/cooking/etc


Even I am...[doing X] -- Me too. 


Nothing is coming -- I can't hear you (although I use this for a lot of different situations)


Only -- Decoration at the end of the sentence. "Are you staying in Mumbai only?"


Cribbing -- Complaining or whining 


My seniors -- People in my peer group who are older than me


Auntie -- A woman who appears older than me


Good name -- just a name 


I am [doing x] since [y] years -- I've been doing x for [y] long


Burst crackers -- Set off fireworks


Reach -- Arrive [somewhere] (Did you reach yet?)


Very less -- Not enough of something. "My bank account is very less since the last 1.2 years"


I'll just quickly do [x] -- No direct translation. Usually heard from a woman, when something very time consuming and complicated is about to be done. I am sure the ladies who planned the Mars Orbiter Mission were like, "I'll just quickly calculate the trajectory for this secondary rocket booster."


Get through -- To be accepted (as to university) or to pass an exam. 

(It applies to men also "I will quickly have a power nap and come back quickly. (notice the word 'quickly' used twice more emphasis) It actually means three hour siesta.


[any food item] burst -- a marketing term that somehow appeals to Indians and not Americans (shall we order for the Cheese Burst Pizza?---NO THANK YOU!)


Do one thing...--Do every thing on the long list I'm about to give you


Do one thing only...--It's going to be a reeeeaaally long list.


Pass out -- graduate (from school)


Geezer -- Water heater (actually spelled /geyser/)



Jeans jacket, love locket, comb in back pocket, and goggles on eye socket -- A douche.


I thankfully acknowledge the help from various sources.

Best wishes,

Shyam


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Case Studies in Digital Marketing and Customer Engagement 11-14

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MKT1x - Digital Branding and Engagement

Digital Marketing and Customer Engagement

Case studies related to engagement in earned media, Owned media, and Paid media.


Activity 4