What clients want

Any seasoned salesman will tell you this. “Customers buy benefits, not products or services.” My Creative Block Busting™ workshops are no different. Take a look at a few of the challenges I have worked on over the years. How to improve the quality of recruitments from campuses How to help engineering college professors teach basic […]

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Kotak Mahindra Makes The First Move

Mumbai, April 25, 2016 Kotak Mahindra Bank made the first move to support a unique way to support the Chennai floods rehabilitation efforts. They addressed an important business challenge using the Creative Block Busting™ process. R. Sridhar facilitated a day-long workshop with 20 participants. What did the workshop deliver? Listen to what Mr Puneet Kapoor, […]

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5 steps to make sure your innovation delivers business results

You are interested in growing your business because there are excellent opportunities. You also think your operations can be more efficient and effective.  You think your team could be helped to realise their potential. You have tried a few new things in your way but are not happy with the results. Your friends say ‘innovation’ […]

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A Squirrel’s Pledge For Chennai

“So what are you doing for the people of Chennai?” This question has been haunting me ever since Chennai faced the wrath of nature. Rendering several families homeless, causing immeasurable loss of lives and property. “But what can I do as an individual, sitting in Mumbai?” This thought paralysed me from doing anything. As luck […]

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Irritation to #Innovation. The Complete Story

Imagine you are waiting for the green light at a traffic signal. There is a huge bus in front and an auto-rickshaw who is trying to squeeze in between you and the bus. The light turns green and it takes a few seconds before you can move. All hell breaks loose. There is incessant honking […]

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Evict The Enemy Within

February 5, 2015. I get a message from Dr K K Ramachandran of TEDEx GDR, asking me whether I would be available to deliver a talk at the TEDxGdr event on March 4, 2015. The theme: ‘Enlightenment’. I could choose any topic in that context. Duration 15 minutes. Another 3 minutes were available, just in […]

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How do I make the right decision

How do I make the right decision is a concern all of us have. A CEO, a manager, an aspiring professional, a consultant or an executive coach – this question confronts us often. This ‘anxiety’ looms large especially when we are not clear about the choices we have. We do not have clarity about how […]

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How to get ideas without thinking

You are working on something important. You are thinking of a variety of ways to crack a problem. You are not happy with your ideas. They are ok, but somewhat predictable. You want some out of the box ideas. Something completely different which can trigger off new directions. But your mind refuses to go beyond […]

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How will you measure your life (by Clayton Christensen)

You are feeling low. You have done well in your career. You have done well in your current job. Yet you believe that you do not get your share of credit.  You start wondering about your real worth to your company. Soon you arrive at a point where you start thinking “May be I am […]

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Get 40 ideas instead of 10 – a new iPhone app shows you how

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“Why do you need 40 ideas instead of 10?”  asked Prasna* “In a problem solving situation, some times the initial ideas that we get, may not be good enough to solve the problem. We might need to think differently to arrive at more potent solutions.” “How do you do that?” “One way to do that […]

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