Great Management Disasters in history: India’s partition

The manager abdicated his accountability and those around him did not call this out. The end result was a human tragedy that rivaled the holocaust: 2 million massacred and 15 million rendered homeless! For the utter callous, unplanned and irresponsible way that it was managed, India’s partition in 1947, makes it to the list of… Read More Great Management Disasters in history: India’s partition

Denmark: the land of castles, Hans Christian Andersen and low carbon footprint

Denmark is well connected and accessible via a solid public transport network – from trains (connecting cities) to local buses within a city. Copenhagen, the capital, aims to be a zero-carbon city by 2025, so the presence of bikes is very evident. Copenhagen is fairly relaxed and laidback. Pedestrians and bikers dot the city and… Read More Denmark: the land of castles, Hans Christian Andersen and low carbon footprint

Sexual Harassment: the establishment, the cover-up and the end of silence

The Boston Globe in 2002 published a cover story highlighting widespread sexual abuse of young children by Catholic priests in the Boston area and the subsequent cover-up. The 2015 movie “Spotlight” brought into focus the pushback faced by the Globe from the Church itself! The system was standing up to thwart any moves that could… Read More Sexual Harassment: the establishment, the cover-up and the end of silence

Legends of leadership and management: Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)

He identified a global problem and then worked hard to find a solution. Once he had found the solution, he implemented it on a global scale and the results were glaringly obvious. He was short on resources and time, so he found creative ways to overcome the constraints. TIME Magazine named him one of the… Read More Legends of leadership and management: Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)