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Beware of Corporate Duryodhans

From Devdutt Patnaik article in Economic Times:
Vivek wants to make sure that he gets 100% of the promised bonus.For that he to get 5/5 on appraisal,something that according to the bell curve of the company less than 10% of the organisation can get.So he has spent the past three months doing everything that the boss has asked him to do.He knows that obeying his boss and ensuring the boss feels like a boss guarantees him that score.He does his tasks exactly the way the boss tells him to,he makes fun all the people the boss makes fun of,he admires everyone the boss admires,he reads the same books his boss reads,he does everything to please his boss.

In his team,there are people who much better at work,and who are of greater value strategically for the organisation.But they do not invest as much time on the boss.And so while Vivek and others get an equal score on quantitative matters,only Vivek gets full score on qualitative matters.A week after Vivek gets his bonus and his raise,he submit…

Opening at Venture Intelligence: Head – Research Services

We are looking to hire a suitable candidate for the following position:

Designation: Head – Research Services

Location: Chennai

Reporting to: MD & CEO


Roles and Responsibilities
o High quality of research that enrich the Venture Intelligence product offerings
- Provide hands-on leadership for a team of analysts to create and update financial transaction and valuation information in user-friendly format.
o Assigns daily workload to analysts and follows through on all tasks assigned to the team. Contributes to production as needed.
o Ensures deliveries are on-time and conform to quality standards.
o Accountable for performance of the team and effectiveness of production processes. Responsible for intra-team policies, procedure, and workflow.
o Assist in recruiting new team members by evaluating candidates
o Implements training for new hires and existing team members as necessary
o Develop new features/products for existing customer segments
- Should be able to interface with programming (in…

ET NOW launches ‘Super Angels’ Series

Edited extracts from the Press Release:

24-hr English business news channel ET NOW has launched ‘Super Angels’, a path breaking series which will witness start-ups raising funds on national television, for the first time. The show will feature 20 of India’s most innovative start-ups and 4 of India’s most influential investors along with a national audience who will choose India’s next ‘Super Entrepreneur’.

The 4 Super Angels on the show are Mahesh Murthy, Managing partner; Seed Fund, Vishal Gondal, Founder; Indiagames, Harshal Shah, Founder; Reliance Ventures and Sanjay Parthasarthy; Entrepreneur and Angel investor. The show will be anchored by Sudhir Syal, Editor; ‘Starting Up’.

Every week one start-up will make a pitch to an investor; the TV audience will then be given a chance to vote for the pitch through SMS, email and Facebook. Five months, after the completion of 20 start-up pitches, the audience votes and the investor’s votes will be collated to choose the final 8 Start-Ups, whi…