Shankar Meembat

Entrepreneur and Business Leader

Entries for December, 2011

Strategy is about what you don’t do

Continuing from my post on basic rules. Here’s something I have found people forget. Most of us have either worked on strategies or have been presented them. I am willing to bet that in the vast majority of cases, the strategy set out what and how something was going to be done. I’d challenge that. […]

Matter can neither be created nor destroyed

I talked about some basic rules in my earlier post. Here’s one of those, one that is the law of conservation of mass. Now, we have all learnt this in Physics. Why am I bringing it up here? Such a basic law is applicable not just in the physical world, but also in macroeconomics. Here […]

I have failed ! And because of that, so has my company

Note : This is a externalised version of a post on the Internal blog. So, colleagues who have have read that, please bear with me. If you are reading this, I hope it was because the title was provocative enough. Thanks. Was my failure really the reason for failure in my company ? You decide. While […]

Value of my MBA

After I completed my MBA, other aspirants used to frequently ask me about the value I got from my MBA. I usually answered with a smile – “The biggest gain is that when someone now bulls**ts me, I can confidently bulls**t back”. That answer would have probably applied to the outcome of my engineering degree […]