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An INSIGHT-ful Experience

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11th and 12th graders had the opportunity to listen to and interact with a number of eminent personalities who had come to the Isha Yoga Centre as key resource leaders for the “INSIGHT: The DNA of Success”, a four-day business leadership intensive offered by Isha Foundation’s Isha Education initiative.

Students attended the INSIGHT session featuring Mr. Ratan Tata, Sadhguru and Mr. Ravi Venkatesan. Mr. Ratan Tata is considered to be one of the legendary Managers of India and has the distinction of heading a group that stands both for economic prosperity and a set of uncompromising values. He took over the Tata group in 1991 and put the group on the global scale. Mr. Tata was faced with multiple questions regarding globalization, how to react to situations, work ethics and leadership qualities. He answered giving snippets from his life as examples, adding humour, while at the same time conveying very clearly the fact that they stuck to the basic principles of concern for everyone around them. What impressed every one about Mr Tata was his willingness to say that he did not have a solution when some of the participants asked him some specific questions.

Students also had an informal session in Café Maatu Mane with Mr. Luis Miranda, one of the resource leaders for the INSIGHT Program. Mr. Miranda, a veteran banker who started on the trading floor of a multinational bank, went on to set up one of the most successful Private Equity funds in India. Mr Miranda came to the school on the invitation of Mr Jeby Cherian, another Resource Leader at INSIGHT and the Vice President and Managing Partner for IBM’s Business Consulting (GBS) business in India and South Asia, who also participated in the discussion. The dialogue centered around taking life as it comes and redefining the goals of corporate life as not being solely about amassing as much wealth possible but being responsible to the various constituents of society.

A few students had the opportunity to interact with Mr GV Prasad and his wife, Anuradha, when they had come to visit the school. Mr GV Prasad leads the core team which drives growth and performance at Dr. Reddy’sLaboratories Ltd. His efforts have led the company to a leadership position in the Indian pharmaceutical sector and helped create a significant presence globally, while being recognized for scientific innovation, people practices, and corporate governance. Mrs Anuradha Prasad is the managing trustee of Dr Reddy’s Foundation as well as the founder-director of Saptaparni, an organisation promoting the traditions and culture of India.

On 29th November, the INSIGHT dinner was held in the Gnana Shala lawns. Students acted as hosts and provided the entertainment for the evening.  A good time was had by all.