Green Crusaders

Green Crusaders

The Alarm Life, as we know it, is on the threshold of catastrophic change. In terms of our environment. In terms of our society. Human beings are responsible for having created this tragedy. In order to atone for our sins, as a first step, we…

What will our children inherit from this Mumbai Aarey massacre?

What will our children inherit from this Mumbai Aarey massacre?

Financial Management Historically, most organizations have been organized in siloes. These siloes have names: Purchase; Operations; Human Resources Development; Marketing; Accounting; and so on. These silos (functions) are managed with a trilogy of practices: Financial Planning; Financial Control; Financial Improvement. They collectively populate the budget.…

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi @ 150

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi @ 150

2 October, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi’s Wisdom  Mahatma Gandhi had said that seven things will destroy us.  Wealth without work. This refers to the practice of getting something for nothing – manipulating markets and assets so you don’t have to work or produce added value. Just…

Is Mother Earth your Supplier or Customer?

Is Mother Earth your Supplier or Customer?

A Qualitist Perspective Natural System Our industrial systems are enveloped by the larger systems of nature. Natural resources are a gift from Mother Earth. These include regenerative resources such as forests, croplands, and fisheries; as well as non-regenerative resources such as oil and minerals. Regenerative…

Performance Excellence Foundation…..for Start-ups

Performance Excellence Foundation…..for Start-ups

Start-ups Characteristics The Quality Management Practices of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present. Start-ups have a new glossary for management. Amongst others, long-term is defined as 1000 days, and product life cycle as 100 days. In fact, even traditional organizations have to…

Performance Excellence: Leaders are Accountable & Managers are Responsible

Performance Excellence: Leaders are Accountable & Managers are Responsible

The Performance Excellence Criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige Model has an admirable logic. This logic is traceable to the teachings of Dr W Edwards Deming. In India, the  IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (based on the Baldrige) has an impressive track record. Over 150…