Reboot, Relaunch, Rule : Reinventing the Self

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In a webinar of great contextual relevance, Suman engages the three interesting panelists – KK, a career and life coach as much as one in tennis; Suhrid Brahma, CTO in a multinational; Sreeni, an edupreneur, Co-Founder CL Educate and also one who dances in the right brain too. Kindly enjoy the session – Reboot, Relaunch, Rule….

I am a compulsory documentor. Even as the discussions were going on, I keep making notes. One caveat, many times I have not documented my responses, but mostly are there…..This is a quick notes of utterances. I hope you can really make something out of it.

  • Sweet Bumps
    • KK
      • Is it a new Normal
      • It is most unlikely,
        • Everyone wants to go back
        • Change has happened
        • Very deep fundamental change experiencing
        • Accelerated, behavioral
        • Will we be the
      • Suhrid
        • Unknown part is much higher
        • BC and AC are the new terms
        • New Normal
        • Companies, Individual everything will go through change
      • Sreeni
        • Shaken Lethargic and lazy; and shocked the smart
  • Incremental – KK
      • Moving at some kind of speed
        • Technology has been game changer
        • Linearity it has been the trend
      • Deep behavioral shifts
      • Globalization will be redefined
        • Cheaper places to manufacture
        • Textiles in India
        • IT, outsourcing, BPO to India
      • Today it will change a lot
        • Life changing experiencing
        • Inwards important
          • Individuals
          • Countries
          • How much we need to change
          • Forms will change – supply chains change, forms
          • Self-reliant definition will change
            • Interaction with outside world
            • But at our terms
          • Incrementalization – Fossilization
            • You may end up as a Fossil if you go by incrementalization
          • Globalizational
            • Suhrid
              • Tom Friedman – the world will become more flatter
              • Globalization Vs localization
                • Value driven vs Labour driven choices
                  • Innovation will remain global
                • Incremental Vs Disruptive – Technology
                    • Business models – global model
                    • Supply Chain – pharma companies moving without disrupting, moving the plant? Without adding the cost
                      • Basic assumptions
                      • Consumer connects
                        • Hospitality
                        • Airlines
                        • Insurance
                • Customer models
                  • Suhrid
                • Insurance
                  • Classical model
                    • Broker – buy the policies
                    • Policy Bazar – B to C from B – B- C
                      • ICICI Lombard, HDFC Life… you can buy
                      • Things have become easy
                      • 80% of customers do not need an y underwriting
                    • Retail
                    • Airlines
                    • All have become B2C
                    • Customer experience – order on Amazon
                      • Hub and Spoke model – Delivered now in 24 hours
                      • Post corona –
                        • More digital model
                        • Banking has changed completely
                • AFTER CORONA
                  • Zomota /
                    • Companies delivering grocery, food
                      • Realized that going back to Kirana Shop
                      • Hyper-localization model – Tech and Local
                        • Joining these two well gelled
                        • JIO + Whatsapp for the kirana

KK : Organizations

  • Autonomy – Organizational
  • Organization
    • Economy of scale – more you produce, the cheaper it is going to be
      • Mammoth organizations emerged
      • Fundamentally now, questioning this premise
    • Technology can be disruptive
      • Pause for reflection
      • COVID has given this – for re-invention
      • You may not have luxury of importing from China
    • How will the new entrants be in the work force
      • Millineals
        • Steeped in technology
        • COVID may have
        • GIG economy
        • Re-evaluate themselves
        • I fit into new model
        • Where do I stand in the place
        • Will they
  • Sreeni – What are the shifts the world is witnessing?
    • Disruptive technologies
      • Sectors / Industries vanishing or redefined
        • Smart phone has eliminated over 100 industries
        • Coming up Mind reading technologies will eliminate a lot of things perhaps that SMART PHONE DOES
      • BORDERLESS COUNTRIES / STATES / ORGANIZATIONS
    • DE-GLOBALIZATION MOVES – BREXIT, US REPUDIATING NAFTA, TRANS ATLANTIC….BUILDING BARRIERS… US VISA..
    • EUROPE INTERNAL COLLAPSING, NOT MUCH MANPOWER TO HANDLE THE BASIC UTILITIES, THEY NEED MANPOWER…. INDIA IF IT GETS ACT TOGETHER THEN WILL HAVE HUGE IMPACT
      • SMART PASSPORTS, BORDERLESS TRAVEL SHOULD HAPPEN SOON
    • SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
      • COVID has brought it into centre stage
      • Nature has enough for everyone’s need, not for every ones greed
      • Impact on agriculture, inputs for many industries….
    • CHINA AND THE WORLD – Will it redefined
  • Sreeni : What are the shifts – working environment
    • Entrepreneurial
    • AUTOMATION AND DISRUPTIVE TECH
      • ELIMINATED OVER A LAKH JOBS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS IN THE TECH WORLD. MANY, including middle level managers got pink slips
      • That will accelerate
      • Learners and early adapters of tech will be safe
    • COVID AND ITS IMPACT
      • Many organizations are on the verge of collapse
      • Markets vanished or redefined
      • WFH will be a new normal for next 2-3 years
        • Will bring new paradigms in the organizational orientation
        • ORGANZITIONS LOOK FOR VERY ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERS
          • AND PAY MORE
        • Many organizational models will change
          • May pivot towards online facilitation
          • Impacts many many sectors
            • Tourism
            • Travel
            • Airlines
            • Railways
            • Hospitality

Working from home (WFH)

Autonomy vs flexibility

How will it impact the individuals

      • Millennials way of working
        • How long have you been working
        • How are you measuring
          • Inputs Vs Output
          • Traditionally we measure inputs
        • Measurements will change
        • Flexible models
      • Different experience – Reinventing self theme
        • How do you re-inventing
        • Cricket example
          • Rahul Dravid interview
            • Struggle with T20s
            • Can walk him into Test teams
            • Unlearning needed
            • When he was an aspiring coach, hit along the ground
            • DNA way was hit along the ground
            • Skills will stay, unlearn
            • How do you re-invent how to play the game
            • Rule of the game changing…
  • Sreeni – Individual

Do what you love, love what every you do

Three important elements to succeed

    • Learner for life – curious, inquisitive;
      • lateral thinking very important – creativity pays
    • Courage to fail – pushing boundaries
    • Humility – that builds teams
  • KK : Coach
    • Resolve – Ambition, Goal
      • Will the same goals continue to hold
      • Goals may not be defined by the company
      • Goal posts shifted
      • How to redefine my resolve
      • My own goals and dreams – redefined
      • Organizations rewarded for conformity
      • You are not encouraged to violate conformity
      • It will change
      • New reality and paradigm
      • Glorious opportunity
      • Reflect
    • What Am I, Who Am I
      • Rethink a lot on that front
      • Mobility of the mind
      • Completely Unknown
    • Human being -s social
      • Logical
      • Rational
      • Emotional Animals
      • Very individual
        • Conforming way
        • Office – interaction
        • Entrepreneur – social life…

Srini – What do you love doing

  • Three questions – Learner, Courage and Humility

Ask what works the best

  • Where can you impact
  • Where will I continue to learn
  • Greatest joy

What you like doing, good at doing,

  • Do what you like, and do much better than any one else
  • What do you love doing
    • What is that you would continue to do even if you are punished
    • What is that you would continue to do even if not paid for
    • What is that for which you will jump out of the bed at 3am
  • What are you good at
  • Then map on to the industries, your skillsets
  • If found good opportunity go ahead; else create your own opportunity..

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