Just got this speech of Ratan Tata shared thru one of my FB friend. Unfortunately I forgot who shared it and also could not validate if it was really Tata’s speech!!!
Anyways the points mentioned makes sense;
- Don’t just have career or academic goals.
- Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.
- There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup.
- There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts.
- Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
- Don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here.
- We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?
- It’s OK, bunk few classes, score low in couple of papers, take leave from work, fall in love, fight a little with ur spouse…
We are people, not programmed devices!!! “Don’t be serious enjoy Life as it comes”
Great Lakes Institute of Management has been ranked 16th best b-school in India. It is a proud moment for all Great Lakers. I wish Uncle Bala for creating such a great institution within a short period of time…
Today was an interesting day in my life. Myself and Bala were invited by TASMAC (Training and Advanced Studies in Management And Communication) a B-School in Bangalore as Entrepreneurs of the Month and to give presentation for the inauguration of their new batch to give them insights on entrepreneurship.
We were sent proper guidelines about the landmark and their follow-up was very professional. Once when we reached there we were invited for lunch ad immediately we went to a conference room where there was this bunch of enthusiastic Budding Managers & Entrepreneurs. The class had folks from diverse background where in there people all parts of the country like from Kerala, Jharkhand, Bengal, Bihar and also saw two folks from Maldives and we shared some insights about the island nation.
I was delighted and I envied these smart folks as I didnâ€™t have this much amount of guts or exposure when I was a student. They asked all sorts of questions where in I must say they got the best out of us. The topic we were questioned are on entrepreneurship and global meltdown. Some of the questions I can recollect are;
- Challenges in entrepreneurship.
- Is work experience required to be an entrepreneur?
- Is it right to start a business in these down-turn economy.
- Does place play a vital role in starting a company.
- How far values and ethics play a role in business.
- What are the ways to raise capital?
- How to overcome bureaucratic challenges?
- How long this recession last.
Also they were eager to know more from Bala about support functions and about his experience in being Head of Finance with Cricinfo.com. We shared lots of personal cases and real-time cases which we came across in our life.
Overall they say they enjoyed the session by we enjoyed a lot than others. Sharing knowledge always gives a fulfillment and satisfaction. I personally feel this a great moment in my life time.