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Any high-growth society is faced with the challenge of rapid capacity creation. By ‘capacity’ is implied ‘capacity to deliver’; not skills and qualifications. Put differently, India has qualified people but that does not necessarily mean that we have the capacity to deliver.

The challenge therefore is – How to scale up the […]

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Organizations no longer talk in terms of lifelong employment. The individual is for himself and the organization is for itself. The organization is focused on business outcomes and the individual has to worry about his own outcomes in life. So there is alienation between the individual and the organization. This is the foundational […]

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Ideals tell an individual the what of life and capacities teach an individual the how of life.

A society that focuses on ‘capacity building’ without adequate attention to the ‘ideal’ for which it lives faces the prospect of mindless production, mindless acquisition, and a deepening sense of alienation from self. On […]

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Through the educational system, one learns technical competence, but delivering results on the ground requires one to have human/ personal/ mindset competence along with the necessary technical competence.

Suppose, somebody has got the technical competence and he does not have the personal/ mindset competence, will […]

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What employers want are people who will make a difference in the organization, who will contribute something, add value in the organization. Not people who are going to routinely work from morning to evening, doing whatever has to be done/ what they are told to do, take a fat salary and go home.

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If every individual makes an acquisitive career choice, then the consequences for society as a whole are quite disastrous. We are all aware of what happens when organizations and individuals are focused only on their personal benefits without looking at how society should benefit. Already, in the past years, there has been a […]

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How did America create its great universities? Through endowments.  That too was high leverage money. That money went into endowments and endowments went into research. That research went into profound contributions and then it came back into society. That was the cycle and that was why that money had such a multiplier effect […]

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Why is there e.g. a corrupt police force, a corrupt judiciary, with people behaving in whatever way they please? Why are there so many failures everywhere?

At the heart of the whole thing is the fact that we are an acquisitive society. There is a deep belief that one has to […]

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Philanthropy is about giving. That is the old paradigm: those with surpluses give to those with deficits. The new paradigm is: Bringing about a 5% shift in lakhs of people so that there is a huge contribution surplus in the society.

How? There is a need for a radical improvement in […]

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Individuals seem to have two broad attitudes with which they come to their careers.

One is an ‘acquisitive attitude’ or the ‘acquisitive career mindset’, in which an individual believes that the whole objective of his career is ‘to receive’, ‘to get’ for whatever he is doing: “I have to get higher […]

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