Amit Bhagria's Blog (26)

Chetan Bhagat: Keep the Spark Alive.

Keep the Spark Alive.

Excerpts Inaugural Speech for the new batch at the Symbiosis BBA program, Pune - 23rd June, 2008.By Chetan Bhagat.

Good Morning everyone and thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you.

This day is about you. You, who have come to this college, leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort), to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in human life when one is… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on July 27, 2008 at 4:51am — No Comments


Use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to better your communication

Key learnings:

NLP helps us make sense of how we do things and how we can implement change to make things better.

NLP helps us re-programme our internal processes by changing the way we think, behave and interact with others.

NLP is not about what to do. It is about how to work to make things better.

Neuro Linguistic Programming! The term sounds sophisticated,… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 12, 2008 at 1:32am — No Comments

Why Life Management? What is wrong with our current lives?

Life - It is all that takes place from the first breath we take to the last breath. This is the shortest and the most effective definition of life. Everything that happens does happen for a reason and mostly there are always four or multiple of four factors that affect us or help us. Like the four seasons, the four planetary positions, the four directions and so on. Let us divide our lives into 8 broad areas. These are:…

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 3, 2008 at 2:31am — No Comments

Spotting The Spot - Training & Development.

Selecting the right training venue is essential to define the success of a training programme.

Key Learnings:

  • Selecting the right training venue is not always about saving money.
  • There are a few other factors that need to be kept in mind while selecting a venue.

Selecting the right training venue is primarily a budgetary decision. The more…


Added by Amit Bhagria on April 3, 2008 at 12:31am — No Comments

Business of Love

With Valentine’s Day creating a big buzz among Indians and even surpassing Diwali sales, Let us check out how well-prepared entrepreneurs are.


IF BUSINESS is your first love, the coming time is yours to woo. The hesitant flirting the Indian entrepreneur started with February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, a few years ago has now turned into a fullfledged affair. Varied trades spruce up their offers in the run-up to the Festival of Love, which… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 2, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Behavior Based Training & Development

Behavior Based Training & Development – Take the Right Step Today

Training today is not just about delivering the subject matter. It is a science and art that caters to the requirements of an individual holistically. Behavior based T & D approach deals with the individuals considering the psychological concepts of learning and unlearning: Mindsets, Attitudes and Habits to ensure that learning is not just implemented but motivates to use and reuse the same. It ensures that the… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 2, 2008 at 2:05am — No Comments

On Walking the Talk..

Employees are more likely to learn from what you do & not from what you say. Many job performance problems could be headed off by more attention from management. Treat employees with same respect as you treat guests & involve them in decision-making process. Make sure employees understand their job description & reinforce it by providing training.

Recently I was talking with a retailer in his store, and as we were walking around the floor, we came to a rack housing… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 2, 2008 at 12:40am — No Comments

Developing Personal Effectiveness

You can love and embrace change or hate and reject change. Change is the only constant happening. Water is more powerful than rock. Water flows and adapts to its surroundings while retaining its power. Given enough friction, solid rock can turn into a sand pile.

To choke back your resistance to change.
  • Adjust your…

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Alphabet of Happiness


Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B--Break Away

Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.


Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness…

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Ten Steps to keep Cool after a Big Hit.

Has your product become a hit and are orders pouring in? This 10-step survival guide will help you think fast and react quickly when you wake up one morning to find the world beating a path to your door.

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Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 12:21pm — No Comments

The Google of Mobiles.


Over the past decade, Google has been every entrepreneur’s benchmark for success through innovation. Besides its founding duo, Sergei Brin and Larry Page, there were a handful who saw the internet search engine’s potential and backed it when it was still being run from a garage. And here’s the Indian connection. Ram Shriram, who went to school in Chennai and later migrated to the Silicon Valley, was one of the pillars that built Google. Ram Shriram… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Leadership through Delegation

HERE are five steps, each with specific actions you can take, to get you on the road to delegating effectively.

For further details, check out the link:
Entrepreneur Express

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

Seven ways to defuse angry customers

IT’S the nightmare that every businessperson experiences: a shouting match with a customer or client. Here are seven at the-ready responses that may help tame even the most unpleasant situation:

For further details, check out the link below:
Entrepreneur Express

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 10:45am — No Comments

There is always a way to do things... if we really WANT to do it

Lessons of the Square Watermelon

Japanese grocery stores had a problem. They are much smaller than shops in the USA and therefore don't have room to waste. Watermelons, big and round, wasted a lot of space. Most people would simply tell the grocery stores that watermelons grow round and there is nothing that can be done about it.

That is how majority of people would respond. But some Japanese farmers took a different approach. If the supermarkets wanted a square… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments


"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

Viktor Frankl

Attitude is everything!! Yes, Everything.!!

It is more vital than events. It's more important than what's happened. Because attitude determines whether we are happy or unhappy, fulfilled or empty, the positive perspective assures us that we can never fail. A hopeful attitude… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

Biggest Customer Service Blunders..

While howls of protest over poor customer service continue to be heard worldwide, there remain some businesses that manage to consistently deliver superior customer service year in and year out. Foremost among the lessons to be learned from such flashpoint businesses are the blunders to avoid — those fatal mistakes that trip up just about everybody else.

For further reading please check out the link below:…


Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 9:34am — No Comments

Start-ups need to balance processes with CREATIVE FREEDOM..

As an entrepreneur, your idea of the business needs to be complemented with your sensitivity to the demands of the creative team.

ANYONE who has watched music channels in the late 1990s will recall the MTV Lift Man. It was a 70-plusyear-old man, with a horrible set of teeth, standing in a iron-grilled lift, cursing MTV in a raspy voice. Does “Mad in India” and “Blousefull” ring a bell? It did for Amitabh Bachchan. The Lift Man’s popular impact was so widespread that at a social… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 9:13am — No Comments

Why Employers don't take Ownership?

Imagine you were witness to the following scenes:

The employee at the photocopier is half way down his copying when he encounters a paper jam. The employee moves to another machine instead of getting this one fixed.

It is 6.00 pm in the evening and the client deliverable is far from ready to ship and the consequences of delay are serious. The team leader responsible for the project gives the team members a few instructions but is the first to leave.

The manager… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 9:04am — No Comments

15 Steps to Fulfilling Your Wildest Dreams...

According to Bill Gates there are 3 keys to success in any new venture.

Being in the right place at the right time. (You could well be already there ).

Have a vision of where the industry / business you’re working in is going.

Taking Massive and Immediate Action. (It is time to act).

“The future belongs to those who believe in the quality of their dreams” Was it Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher who said those words?

Here are my 15… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on April 1, 2008 at 8:53am — No Comments

HR Crucial to Executive Compensation Process

The world of executive compensation has changed during the past few years. Never before has there been more attention paid to the finer details of compensation programs, and the roles of key players in the executive compensation process have changed dramatically.

In most companies, it is now the job of the board compensation committee to govern executive compensation - and for good reason. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to manage not only the costs of the executive pay… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on March 12, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments


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