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On Humility...

Cricketer Rahul Dravid Was Honoured With a Doctorate Degree By The University Of Bangalore, Which Rahul Dravid Gracefully Returned. ...Not Only Did He Give Back The Degree, But He Also Gave A Wonderful Speech; He Said "My Wife Is A Doctor, She Has Spent Countless, Sleepless Nights And Days To Get This Degree."

"My Mother Is A Professor Of Arts, She Has Waited A Long Fifty Years For Her Degree With Perseverance. I Worked Hard To Play Cricket, But I Didn't Study That Much , So How Come I Accept This Degree?"

Einstein Was offered the Prime Ministership by The Israeli Government in 1952. Einstein Politely Said, "I Am An Inexperienced Student Of Physics. What Do I Understand About The Governance and Administration of a State !!!

Grigori Perelman, The Russian World-renowned Mathematician, Returned the Field Medals in 2006 and a large Sum of Money, Regarded as the Equivalent of Nobel Prize in the Field Of Mathematics

He said

We Had a Poverty Driven Childhood in Our Family

We had to manage in a very calculative manner to save mother's earnings. May be, that's the reason why I was able to develop a little skill in mathematics since childhood

Since that phase of poverty is not there anymore in my life, what do I do with so much of money?" Seeing the humility of these people, one has to bow down in respect

These humble and down to earth people remind us over and over again that being humble does not mean one gets less dignified in the eyes of the society, rather it portrays in them a much larger than life image

As there is a saying 'Sky is the limit for humility while there is no limit at all to stoop down to any level.

Source: Prof. (Dr.) Biswajeet Pattanayak, President, ASBM University, Bhubaneswar on WhatsApp - 15th February, 2021

An Awe Inspiring Story...

"At 107, there's nothing I can't do! I wake up at 3 AM, go to my farm before anyone did, after a
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Source: Vasanth Jeyapaul on Linkedn - 12th February, 2021

Management Education & Management Development - Articles shared on public platforms

1. Crowdfunding: Be a part of India's fast-emerging powerful form of social investing

In 1885, when the Statue of Liberty was shipped from France to America in pieces, the US was unable to raise funds for its pedestal. But thanks to a newspaper campaign and small donations by 160,000 donors, the base was finally built - through one of the country's first major 'crowdfunding' projects, albeit the fancy term didn't exist then. Modern crowdfunding, interestingly, is often traced to an internet campaign in 1996-97 by British Rock band Marillion. The band's fans raised $60,000 to sponsor their US tour. The success of the campaign laid the foundation for platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter in the US....Read More

Source: Times of India, New Delhi by Pallavi Chakravorty - 5th February, 2021

2. Course to success: Coursera's CEO on the value of lifelong learning

Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of online education provider Coursera, knows what it is like to put his professional life on pause.

In 2015, Maggioncalda took a break from working in financial services and ended up traveling the world with his wife for two- and-a-half years, spending four weeks at a time in South Africa, China, Southeast Asia and more. ...Read More

Source: Reuters, New York by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan - 5th February, 2021

NEWS of interest in the Corporate World

1. New Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos in a letter to employees at Amazon announced starting this third quarter he will no longer be the CEO of Amazon. Andy Jassy will take over while Bezos will transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board. Jassy has worked with Bezos for a long time as Bezos himself said in his letter, "Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have." ...Read More

Source: Gadgets Now - 3rd February, 2021

2. Leadership and Decision Making

"Jeff Bezos just announced that he would step down as the CEO of Amazon. I thought I would share the letter from Jeff Bezos to Amazon employees when he made his announcement this week.

One thing strikes me the most about the letter is the list of 'inventions' Bezos mentioned in his letter."
...Read More

Source: Newsletter on LinkedIn by Xinjin Zhao - 5th February, 2021

Recent Leadership changes in Management Institutions

  Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh has taken over as Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, Trichy, India.

  Prof. Nathan Subramanian has taken over as Director, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India.




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