Expert Speak

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As humans, we are born resilient! In our own way, we have accepted the havoc which COVID-19 wreaked across the globe.  As we attempted to make sense of this new reality, we realised the need to recalibrate and readjust. The question that we all faced was not – How do we get back to life and work in the world we knew?  Rather it is – How do we learn to live and work in a world that is new?

There is no easy answer, of course! As they say, “It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible!” which is why our pieces in this issue of Management ReThink focus on narratives of survival, stability and success.

Faced with challenges on multiple fronts, leaders and experts from the industry share stories on how they combat the disruption and reimagine ways to conduct business - prioritising ‘survival’, seeking ‘stability’ and aiming for ‘success’.

Here is the line up we have for you:

Thank you for reading and listening!

Professor Saumya Sindhwani
Executive Director - Centre for Learning and Management Practice

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Expert Speak


The NBA ‘Restart’ & Beyond: Accelerating Digital Transformation

Krishna Bhagavathula, SVP & CTO, NBA talks about their response to the pandemic - a testimony to their agility and dynamism as an organisation.


Creating Valued Brands with a Digital Push

Looking for the right tools to give your brand a digital fillip? Read what Abhishek Ganguly, MD, Puma India and South East Asia has to say.



Digital Re-engineering: Corporate Success in the Post-COVID World

Learn how to stay relevant with innovation and reinvention from Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman and Founder, 5F World.

Leadership Edge


Towards Bridging Gender Gap at the Workplace

This Women’s Day 2021, empower women and accelerate workplace gender equality. Thoughts and advice shared by Padmaja Chunduru, MD & CEO, Indian Bank. 

Making the Right Choice

Stressed about growth in your career post the pandemic? D Shivakumar, Group Executive President of Corporate Strategy, Aditya Birla Group, presents some valuable leadership advice.  

Case in Point


Pink Lemonade: Time to Refresh the Firm's Positioning

Tina Garg, Founder and CEO, Pink Lemonade seeks a roadmap to scale up her business venture. Two experts, Professor Ramakrishna Velamuri, Dean, School of Management, Mahindra University, and Chandana Agarwal, President, North, 82Point5 Communications, Ogilvy Group, share insights on the way forward.

The Data Story


Do More Seats Mean a Bumpy Recovery for Mobility?

With mobility sector at a crossroads. Aman Kumar, Co-Founder, KalaGato, says that where we go matters less than the means we take to get there.


Fostering Entrepreneurial Journeys in 2021: The Road Ahead for Start-ups and Investors

Find out how founders and investors can be two components of a perfect puzzle and help enrich the economy with Vinay Bansal, Founder & CEO, Inflection Point Ventures.

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The idea of ISB Management ReThink was born out of the impending need to revisit and redefine the time-tested tenets of management, and at the same time, identify how they can still hold on to their relevance in contemporary times. With the ever-changing dynamics of management philosophies, and the associated classroom teaching methodology, it is about time to readjust the focus by shaking the fundamentals, breaking myths and bringing about the change necessary to survive in this cut-throat era of stiff competition.