|About the book|
Business Essentials Series brings together the writings of seasoned business journalists. It focuses on the key issues faced by leaders and managers in their journey from management student to the corner office.
Got your MBA! Joined a company of your choice! But does it guarantee success?
Help is at hand. What They Don?t Teach You at B-School is designed to help you better manage work and climb the corporate ladder. The who?s who from the world of business present a seven-week crash course?for reading and reflection. At the end of it, What They Don?t Teach You at B-School would help you understand your corporate life a lot better. And help you transform from a manager into a leader.
|About the author|
Business Standard is the country?s most respected business daily, being the first choice of serious business readers. It is published from 11 centres in India?Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune and Kochi.
The newspaper believes in free, fair and independent journalism, with equal stress on quality, credibility and accuracy. The paper is edited by T.N. Ninan, and its stable of specialist contributors includes some of the best minds in economics and business. Among them are: Shankar Acharya, former Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India; Subir Gokarn, Chief Economist, Crisil; Deepak Lal, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Suman Bery, Director-General, National Council of Applied Economic Research; and Arvind Singhal, Chairman, KSA Technopark. Other reputed columnists include Surjit Bhalla, Ajay Shah, Jamal Mecklai, A.V. Rajwade, T.C.A. Srinivasa-Raghavan and Sunil Jain.
Business Standard comes to its readers with two free monthly magazines-one on motoring and the other on the aviation sector; two weekly sections ? The Strategist and The Smart Investor, and specialised coverage of different aspects of business through pages on the ICE (information, communications and entertainment) sector, business education, jobs, small and medium enterprises, and real estate.
Business Standard Limited, the company which brings out Business Standard, also publishes niche periodicals, including BS motoring, Indian Management, and Asian Management Review.
The company sees content creation and media marketing as its core competences. It also offers complete outsourcing solutions for organizations which want to bring out in-house or private publications but lack the people/expertise to do it cost-effectively.
BSL?s web properties include Business Standard?s online edition (www.business-standard.com) and bsmotoring.com. It has also launched a mobile news service that can be accessed from anywhere in India by dialing 7007 and punching `Bnews?.
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1. Don?t Lose the Forest for the Trees
Chapter 2. Leaders Need to Take Tough Calls
Chapter 3. B-School Education is Too Broadbased
Chapter 4. B-Schools Can?t Teach You Intuition
Chapter 5. Learn to Grind, There?re No Shortcuts
Chapter 6. You Need to Learn to be a Global Manager
Chapter 7. Become Resilient as You Grow
Chapter 8. B-Schools Teach Analysis; Real Life Needs Synthesis
Chapter 9. Follow Your Heart, Not Your Wallet
Chapter 10. Learn to Grind, There?re no Shortcuts
Chapter 11. Compassion is Critical
Chapter 12. Sometimes It?s Better to Lose
Chapter 13. B-Schools Create Leaders In Spite of Themselves
Chapter 14. B-Schools and the Paralysis of Analysis
Chapter 15. The Workplace is a Better Teacher
Chapter 16. B-Schools Make Managers? Not Leaders
Chapter 17. Unlearn What You?ve Been Taught
Chapter 18. It?s Crucial to Align Our Actions with Objectives
Chapter 19. Start Courses on Practical Entrepreneurship
Chapter 20. Focus on BBA Courses
Chapter 21. B-Schools Don?t Teach Courage
Chapter 22. Not Everybody Makes It To The CEO Slot
Chapter 23. B-Schools Don?t Teach You To Manage Your Boss
Chapter 24. The Focus on Execution is Lacking
Chapter 25. B-Schools Train Students To Be CEOs, Not Management Trainees
Chapter 26. B-Schools Can?t Teach You Common Sense
Chapter 27. Time to Get Real
Chapter 28. The Need To Teach Entrepreneurship
Chapter 29. The Pursuit of Passion
Chapter 30. The Need For A Good Work-Life Balance
Chapter 31. The Value Creation Dilemma
Chapter 32. An MBA is Not a Passport To Success
Chapter 33. More Than IQ, The Emphasis Should Be on EQ
Chapter 34. You Need a Fervour That Leaps Out of Textbook Theory
Chapter 35. B-Schools Need To Concentrate On The Art of Management
Chapter 36. B-Schools Teach You To Be Good Corporate Food Soldiers
Chapter 37. No B-School Teaches You To Become An Entrepreneur
Chapter 38. B-Schools Can?t Cover The Gap Between Wisdom And Knowledge
Chapter 39. B-Schools Take Away Your Intuitive Ability
Chapter 40. B-Schools Don?t Prepare You For The `Greys? In Real Life
Chapter 41. Constant Interaction With Industry is Essential
Chapter 42. B-Schools Do Not Instil An Appetite For Risk-Taking
Chapter 43. Success Should Not Be Measured With Designations