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Hearts Reinvigorated — The World Comes Together for Thai Cave Rescue

It was just another day after soccer practice when twelve boys parked their bikes outside Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand and walked into the cave with their coach. This was not the first time they had done this. It

Students Set an Example of Integrity in Face of Gun Violence

Last Friday, a colleague’s son was in lockdown at his high school in Austin, Texas. He was sitting against the wall with his peers in pitch dark. No one moved or talked. Later he relayed his thoughts to his mother

Davos, Modi and Globalization

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right. Isn’t it about time a world leader stepped forward, with kindness and grace, to say yes to moving forward together and no to the ‘It’s Mine!’ way of doing global business? All for one

Good Enough is Not Enough

The eighth annual Global Economic Summit in Hyderabad, India opened with promising news about the rise of women entrepreneurs. While an increase from five million women-owned businesses in 1997 to eleven million in 2016 in the US is positive, is

Finding Humanity in Social Media

When it comes to social media, the right hashtag can send a tweet soaring. Hashtags are all about getting the word out. #HurricaneHarvey, #PuertoRico and #MumbaiRains are painfully fresh after a banner year for natural disasters. Social media is the

Keynote at Zensar’s Global Customer Conclave 2017

It was a delight to host our customers and partners from all over the world over the last 3 days at Pune, India during our Global Customer Conclave 2017. The theme of this conclave – Return on Digital™ was aptly

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Evolution of a Revolution

Watching talks from the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, I was drawn to the discussions surrounding Industrial Revolution 4.0. The earlier Industrial Revolution gave us the light bulb, telegraph, airplane and Model T. These were highly relevant inventions

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What organizations can learn from Kenyan marathon runners

When Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany crossed the finish line to win the men’s and women’s races respectively in the recent New York City marathon on November 1st, it again highlighted how Kenyan runners have dominated the world of marathons

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2015 – Welcome to the second half of this decade!

The middle of this decade is here. Much has been achieved in the first half and much more is expected from the second. While there are several key areas of focus which deserve attention and can create impact as we

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Symbiotic world of net will continue to drive new possibilities

Successful companies have leveraged the power of the internet to drive significant growth in their businesses. On the other hand, companies which have not embraced the opportunities created by the net or have delayed leveraging the same have disappeared. In

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Let’s Raise the Aspirations in the New Year… Again

Human aspirations know no bounds and have the ability to rise again and again, many times in spite of the odds. History is full of examples where the power of a group of people with a significant cause has the

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The beautiful Maasai Mara

The vast landscape of Maasai Mara resonates with the distinctly tall grass of Africa, solo trees scattered against a background of distant mountains, thousands of grazing animals, and somewhere amidst it all, the king of the jungle is taking a

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Reflections from the high school grad parties…

June is a busy season for high school grad parties and I attended several over the past couple of weeks. These grads are bright, young Generation Zs who are ready to enter college and create the foundation to make their

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Global Development Presence

Although economic uncertainties continue in many pockets of the world, the next billion consumers are expected to drive ~$10 trillion towards global GDP by 2020. By the end of this decade, global GDP is expected to grow 40% to $90

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Global Indian Citizen – 2

Addressing the tenth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Jan. 8, 2012 in Jaipur, India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh fulfilled one of the most important demands from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – the right to vote and hence, the ability to participate in

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2011 – The year of People Power

Globally, if there is one element that stands out during 2011, it has to be People Power. Activism at the grassroots level around the world clearly set a new benchmark in recent times, with unprecedented levels of people’s involvement in

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US school education: long way to go

Any country’s long term growth and competitiveness has a direct dependency on the quality of its students in its schools. In spite of the major red flag that US high school students are falling behind compared to their global counterparts,

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9/11: a decade after

As my flight took off from San Francisco to Frankfurt yesterday, Sept. 11 2011, I remembered the fateful day a decade ago which changed US and the world forever… The first time I heard about the Twin Tower attack by

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