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Every Day is A New Day

New day.. New office location.. New Seat.. So many new things happened to me before this new year comes. Newness always brings enthusiasm and excitement. Hope this New Year also comes with hand full of surprises as Every Day is a New Day indeed..!!!

12 Most Famous Love Stories of All Time

When: 31 BC Where: Rome and Egypt What’s So Special about Their Love: These two had a love so strong, war was waged against them to break them up. When Mark Antony left his wife, Octavia, for the mesmerizing Cleopatra, Octavia’s brother Octavian brought the army of Rome to destroy them. These two lovers were so entranced with each other that they committed suicide rather than be apart- the ultimate Romeo and Juliet true love story.

Mahatma`s Teachings

I like both the movies MunnaBhai MBBS and Lage Raho MunnaBhai. I dont know about the Gandhi`s political decisions but I believe in his teachings to the nation.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

10 Global Events of 2011-2012 that Shook the Stock Market

Global economy saw a great turmoil during the financial year 2011-12. There are a few considerable incidences which have influenced this. has jotted down such events, right from S&P’s cutting U.S. credit rating to the Chinese slowdown. Let’s have a look.

1. May 14, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, was disgraced and forced to resign. He faced a trial after being accused of sexual assault on a maid in his penthouse suite of New York's Sofitel Hotel. He resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund. He was also a lead-runner at the French presidential election, but after this incidence, his presidential ambitions were ruined.

2. May 17, 2011

Anti-capitalism demonstrations were started in Spain on this day. These protests were a series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain started on 15 May with an initial call in 58 Spanish cities. By September, they spread to Britain and U.S. via Chile, with tens of thousands, representing across 82 countries by October.

September 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street movement started on started, in Zuccotti Park, of New York City's Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street was initiated by the Canadian activist group ‘Adbusters’ and has led to “Occupy protests and movements” around the world. The Occupy Wall Street protests are against social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the unjustified influence of corporations on government, especially from the financial services sector.

3. August 6

The United States lost its top AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's, a United States-based financial services company. U.S. has lost its rating for the first time in history though there were concerns over the country's deficit and debt. “The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics,” S&P said in a statement to Reuters. The CEO of S&P, Deven Sharma, was soon fired after this.

4. August 23

Gold price rose up to $1911.46 per ounce, which is highest monthly rise since 1999. This eventually happened after some investors sold the yellow metal on a notion of slowing economic growth. Amid crisis, U.S. Fed was taking measures to stimulate the U.S. economy. This made the investors take this decision of selling bullions.

5. September 15, 2011

Rouge trading hit one of Europe’s biggest banks, UBS, costing it up to $2 billion, which almost blow its reputation. This scandalous news pushed down its share by 10.8 percent. Director Kweku Adoboli was held responsible for this and eventually arrested. Sergio Ermotti is the new CEO of UBS.

6. October 5, 2011

World lost a genius and a visionary icon, Steven P Jobs. The Inc Chairman and Co-founder of Apple, who brought a revolution in the tech world of personal computer industry died out of Pancreatic Cancer.

February 29, 2012

Apple's market capitalization soared over $500 billion in trade. Today Apple stands at a market value of $546 billion, with around 63,300 employees.

7. November 6, 2011

Greek PM, George Papandreou, agreed to step down from power amidst crippling debt crisis. He is succeeded by Lucas Papademos, Vice president of the European Central Bank. This was a sign that the country was deep in trouble.

8. November 8, 2011

UN stated in a report that it has “serious concerns” about Iran’s nuclear activities and also has “credible” information that Tehran is working to develop atomic weapons. This notion alerted the West to reinforce sanctions against the Islamic republic.

February 19, 2012

Iran banned oil exports to Britain and France following sanctions put in place by the European Union and the United States in January.

9December 8, 2011

The European Central Bank gave 489.2 billion euro in cheap, as a three-year loan to 523 banks. This step was taken in effort to seize the financial crisis in the euro zone. Though the markets cheered but this attempt did not fully pay-off and warranted a second round of easing from the ECB.

10 March 11, 2012

China has a trade deficit of $31.5 billion which is the biggest of the decade. This happened as imports increased faster than exports for the nation. China is trying to bring about a standard shift in functioning of the nation, by reducing the dependence only on the export.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thinkers who Influence Top Global Executives

Who says you have to be a man of action to get noticed? Thinkers and visionaries are now gaining popularity as the ones guiding the big-shot execs of the world. Aimee Groth, of the Business Insider, has listed out the top 10 thinkers of the corporate world.

The top 10 thinkers on the list have been taken from ‘Top 50 Business Thinkers.’ This list was collated by consultancy, Crainer Dearlove.

1. Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is well-known globally, for his research on innovation in commercial enterprises. ‘The Innovator's Dilemma’ in 1997 is a book by Christensen, which talks about his theory of disruptive innovation. He is basically a teacher and a consultant. He also has a joint appointment in the faculty groups of Technology and Operations Management and General Management. He is also a faculty member at the Harvard Business School. He presently serves as a Board of Director in TCS. He was also a project leader and consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His other prominent books are – ‘The Innovator's Prescription’ in 2009, ‘Disrupting Class’ in 2008, ‘Seeing What's Next’ in 2004 and ‘The Innovator's Solution’ in 2003. These books of his have won many accolades in the American Healthcare System. The College of Healthcare Executives conferred him with the James A. Hamilton Award in 2010 for ‘The Innovator's Prescription.’ He received the ‘Extraordinary Teaching Award by the MBA class’ in 2010.

2. W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

W. Chan Kim is among the top authorities in managing multinational corporations by providing advice eon innovation and business strategies.  He was placed on the prestigious list of ‘Top Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World’ by Thinkers50 in the years – 2007, 2009 and 2011. The Journal of International Management has called him ‘Most Influential Academics in Global Strategy in the World.’ He has co-written the book – ‘Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant.’ This book has been translated into more than 41 languages. This book is seen as changing the face of strategic business thinking. 

This book could not have been complete had it not been for the immensely talented, Renee Mauborgne. She is among the very elite list of experts, who write on wealth creation business and strategy, innovation. Like her contemporary, she too was placed on the prestigious list of Top Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World’ by Thinkers50 in the years 2007, 2009 and 2011. Both Kim and Mauborgne have co-written various articles for Harvard Business Review.

3. Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan is the Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business. He is also the Founding Director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. His education programmes on global management are taught in more than 3 continents. He is a regular columnist in His other articles have been published in Journal of Business Strategy, Decision Science, Organizations and Society, Accounting, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review and Harvard Business Review. He was also the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at GE. His books include – ‘The Other Side of Innovation’ and ‘Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution.’ Hi study, The Emotionally Bonded Organization: Why Emotional Infrastructure Matters and How Leaders Can Build It’ will be published in the coming months. He has also co-written ‘How GE is Disrupting Itself’ for the Harvard Business Review.

4. Jim Collins

James ‘Jim’ Collins is a lecturer, author and business consultant. He teaches on sustainability and growth of a company. He regularly contributes to Fortune, Business Week, Harvard Business Review and other reputed journals and magazines. He has written many books, like – ‘Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All,’ ‘How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In,’ ‘Good to Great’ and ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.’ ‘Built to Last’ was a best-seller in the Business Week for 6 straight years and was translated into more than 25 languages. ‘How the Mighty Fall’ was on the best seller list of Business Week, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. This book has sold more than 2.5 million copies till date and has been translated into 32 languages. The concept of “Level 5 leader” is often discussed in his writings. Such a leader is “paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will.”

5. Michael Porter

Michael Porter is the present Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is perhaps best known for his Management models – Porter’s Diamond Theory and Porter’s 5 Forces Model. His other Management Principles include - Competitive advantage, strategic groups, value chain, generic strategies of cost leadership, product differentiation, market positioning and many more. Management students swear by his works. He is a Chairperson at Harvard Business School's program. He has worked on a dizzying number of publications. Some of them are – ‘How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy,’ ‘Competitive Strategy,’ ‘Competitive Advantage,’ ‘Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition On Results,’ ‘Strategy and the Internet,’ ‘From Competitive Advantage to Corporate Strategy,’ ‘The Competitive Advantage of Nations,’ ‘Towards a Dynamic Theory of Strategy,’ ‘Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility,’ and many more.

6. Roger Martin

Roger Martin is the Dean at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is said to have spear-headed integrative thinking, apart from developing other business concepts. He serves on the boards of many reputed firms, like - Research In Motion and Thomson Reuters Corporation. He also writes regularly for Financial Times’ Judgement Call column, Washington Post’s On Leadership blog and Businessweek's Innovation and Design Channel. He has authored many books but he most well-known for – ‘The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking,’ which utilizes integrative thinking to solve complex problems. His other books include – ‘The Future of the MBA and Diaminds,’ ‘Fixing the Game,’ ‘The Design of Business,’ ‘The Opposable Mind,’ and ‘The Resonsibility Virus.’

7. Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is a professor and author of management related books. He presently teaches at Dartmouth College's Tuck School and is a speaker at leading business schools. He is the pioneer of the ‘360 Degree Feedback,’ which now has become an integral part of almost all companies.  Because of him, managing people in organizations has become simplified. He has written books, like – ‘How to Get It Back If You Lose It,’ ‘MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It’ and’ The Leader of the Future.’ He has a host of accomplishments in his name. The Economist called him the Most Credible Executive Advisors in the New Era of Business. The Economic Times called him the Top CEO Coaches of America. Forbes called him the Five Most-Respected Executive Coaches. Wall Street Journal called him Top Ten Executive Educators and The Times called him 15 Greatest Business Thinkers in the World. He received the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award in 2009 from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

8. Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is a business consultant, motivational speaker, researcher and author. He started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) in 2006 to develop management education programs. He is best known for his “strengths,” which help in assessing oneself. He has authored and co-authored many books. His publications include – ‘Find Your Strongest Life’ in 2009, ‘The Truth About You’ in 2008, ‘Go Put Your Strengths to Work’ in 2007, ‘The One Thing You Need to Know’ in 2005, ‘Now, Discover Your Strengths’ in 2001 and  ‘First, Break All The Rules’ in 1999. His latest publication is ‘StandOut.’ His books revolve around finding our inners strength and building upon it, rather than looking for something else we are not. He has appeared on TV shows like - Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

9. Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, speaker, author and consultant. He is the Chairman of nGenera Insight, previously called New Paradigm. He specializes in business strategy, organizational transformation, innovation and how technology affects society and business. He holds three honorary Doctor of Laws conferred by - McMaster University in 2010, Trent University in 2006 and University of Alberta in 2001. He has been the author and co-author of many books. His books include – ‘Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World’ in 2010, ‘Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World’ in 2008, ‘Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ in 2006, ‘The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business’ in 2003, ‘Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs’ in 2000, ‘Digital Economy: Promise and Peril In The Age of Networked Intelligence’ in 1995 and ‘Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology’ in 1992. In 2012, he received the Yorktown Humanitarian Award for community service. Thinkers50 say he is "one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact of technology on business and society."

10. Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, speaker and author. He has been working for The New Yorker since 1996. Gladwell had been working for The Washington Post before moving to the New Yorker. He has authored 4 books, all of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. His books include – ‘What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures’ in 2009, ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’ in 2008, ‘Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking’ in 2005 and ‘The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference’ in 2000. His work dwells on research and its implications on social sciences, like - social psychology, psychology and sociology. His work has been appreciated for his powerful writing and lucidity of expression.  He received an honorary degree from the University of Toronto in 2011.  He received an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo in 2007. The American Sociological Association garnered him with the ‘Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues’ in 2007. In 2005, Time magazine listed him among the ‘Most Influential People.’