We are an unbelievable 17. Children from business families who want to take their family business in a new direction of growth. Before we could take any remedial measures, I got a very nasty message from the customer that he was on his way to Europe with his wife and would be in Kuala Lumpur that very evening. They grow up seeing that the children of the wealthy businessman across the street, who died last year, have split and ruined the business. Table of Contents Dedication p.
The nation consists mainly of people of three racial origins—the Malays who trace their origin to the Arabs, the Chinese and the Indians. This strategy would help diversify our dependence beyond any single industry, sector or market, thereby reducing vulnerability and providing a broader economic base. Young managers are quick to roam from job to job, hungry for quick results, willing to do things differently. Then, we were surprised when Yoke Chan, my secretary, walked to where we were all sitting. This takes time, but prevents heartbreaks.
How long is it going to take India to create an entrepreneurial mindset? They resent orders—they need directions. I learnt a strong lesson that day. Evolutionary Work: Unleashing Your Potential in Extraordinary Times is a practical, in-depth guide for anyone ready to journey to the depths of themselves and surface with new work that fills your wallet and feeds your soul. A growing number of young professionals are rebelling against big companies. Already, the culture of political patronage and the power of black money are disappearing.
Surely they will notice things. How much information do they send to the head office and how much they keep to themselves for use if they leave the company? How the World Looks at Us I have lived and worked with people of diverse races across the world and my views on how the developing world looks at us are expressed throughout this book. They are capable of making the choice for who they want to work for, and demand to be treated with respect, as equals. It is good to reach out, to ask for help, to outsource your mundane activities and to team up with like minded people and work with them. They are clever, considerate, take genuine interest in their patients and one can wake them up at any time of the night. Preamble Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Potential z i ii z Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Potential Preamble Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Potential Raghu Nandan z iii iv z Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Potential Copyright © Raghu Nandan, 2009 All rights reserved.
An educated daughter may be working as a secretary during the day, but she sits in the shop in the evening to help out. The reality may be that although traditional firms are changing for the better, attractive alternatives are popping up even faster. Tragically, in India, the reverse is true. It seems that none of them, not one of the large corporate houses, is a net foreign exchange earner! I saw them; I spoke to them; but I did not recognise them. Our children face an employment market that offers no hope of long-term job security with any one employer. The needs of the Indian economy have changed beyond recognition.
I do not imply that we are not doing well. Kirloskar wrote: Whether India will be a leading player in the coming years will depend to a large extent on how fast we increase the scope of our industrial activities and sell quality goods abroad…. It is almost as if nothing else exists. This book aims to help them do just this: This book has a unique anecdotal style, and uses lucid language and narration in the first person singular to give the effect of engaging the reader in a chat. While not making any contribution to the economy at all, these workers need subsidisation of their health, housing, sanitation, education, kerosene and ration benefits, and, they need it lifelong! It was a long journey and I was not able to concentrate on the book I was reading, so I was happy to see a very interesting person sitting on the opposite seat who appeared to be an authority on management. The youngsters are particularly bitter about the top priority strategies of some of the largest and the most successful firms who are shouting from the rooftops about their grandiose plans to enter the retail sector and, for example, buy out entire cinema chains.
They are the image; they possess the skills and knowledge and in the last analysis, they are the limits of what the company is capable of doing. India does not come into this picture. I will send you the rejected stuff and my accountants will tell you the extent of the damage you have caused me. The overwhelming majority of graduates see their career at graduation not as a straight line of advancement in one company but as a zigzag path from company to company, job to job, skill to skill. Just by her attitude and conduct, she captured the emotions of the elderly visitors and the rest of the evening; they were all just like one family. The older generations in India, even when rich, have always been happy with the way things are. Coming back to the common Malaysian saying, the reason one wishes for the nearest doctor to be an Indian is that our people make the best doctors anywhere in the world.
Social stigma is a very powerful weapon indeed, but it works either way. No halfmeasures, no short cuts. This is exactly the reverse of what we do. We are one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. But that does not seem to be happening. Or maybe, they have done business with or worked for the organisation before. This is the power of social stigma.