Arindam Chaudhuri is back with another book, this time with a long-time friend A Sandeep.

Titled Cult, it's a leadership and strategy book that will be launched in London by the famous venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki.

The 450-pager tries to decimate currently held notions on strategy and leadership at the top level, and presents new global theories on how to build and manage transnational corporations.

The authors have brought together a mix of their personal experiences, and, as Arindam Chaudhuri says, “management lessons that might not necessarily sound good; but those that necessarily work.”

The book, targeted at the CEO's is the final part of Arindam's management trilogy after “Count your chickens before they hatch”, which was at an individual's level, and “Thorns to competition”, which was at the business heads level, is broken into two sections: the first on leadership and the second on strategy.

A chapter on vision beseeches CEO's to map overarching targets beyond what is possible, saying it's not what the CEO's vision is, but what the CEO makes his followers believe in that matters.

The authors try to show how the best performing global CEO's are moderate risk takers, passionate multi-taskers, who believe in sustained sincerity, recruiting youth, and who make no qualms about firing non-performing (or even unhealthy) personnel.

All this is not without its controversial bits, with the authors providing gruelling number crunched evidence that women, while being great managers (better than male managers even in high stress jobs) are some injurious to shareholders' wealth than men if they were to be promoted as CEO's.

If the first section was unequivocally radical, the second section trapezes into the brazen realm of extremely critical research based analysis about which CEO strategies work and which don't.

The upshot: globalization (do it!) diversification (do it!), advertising (do it!), R&D (don't do it!), Six Sigma (don't do it!), first movers, advantage (don't take it!), controversies (go public with them!), public equity (don't take it!), CSR (never be forced into this!), China (you aren't still there?!)

The second section teaches CEOs on how to use recession “to beat the pants off your competition, among other things.

This book is not for management newbies, but aimed at the very rarefied world of chief executive officers.

The authors tell CEOs if they've got a brilliant strategy that's worked great all these years, then it's quite clear that they've never had the intent to test out strategies that could have worked out greater and more brilliantly.

In essence, they ask them to distrust every profitable move, question every achievement,

investigate every tested plan so as to develop the character an extraordinary Cult of gentlemen - “those calling the shots without getting shot”.

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The new batch i.e. PGP (11-13)/ Fall Winter walked in to the IIPM campus on 8th Dec 2011 afternoon to attend their lectures. However what they experienced was completely different from what they had expected.

The students were given 45 minutes to know each other in the class. Soon after this they were distributed with some chits which had names of actors and actresses mentioned on it and the students were supposed to act accordingly. It was really exciting to see people act. Also they wee explained about power dressing by the Ex-com faculty Ms. Twinkle Thakur.

Overall the ice breaking session was exciting and students enjoyed a lot.

 
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The Torque club at IIPM Chandigarh organized TUG OF WAR Competition on 8 Dec 2011 , Where in all the students boys and girls from the fallwinter batch had participated , They were four sections and each section had one team for girls and boys so we had total of eight teams , students had shown incredible enthusiasm and winning skills , it was amazing to watch them pulling the roap and students all round the college shouting their section name in the end it was SA1(11-13) Boys and SA1(11-13) girls have won the competition . In all it was a great experience for students an engrossing series of matches and for once , the muscles being flexed in the IIPM Chandigarh.


 
TIMES OF INDIA – AHMEDABAD 07 DECEMBER 2011

Delhi i1 team gets a name: Arindam Chaudhuri's Delhi franchise will be called 'Delhi Gypsies and Billionaires' in the upcoming i1 Super Series league, it was announced on Tuesday. Planman Stars, a company promoted by Chaudhuri of IIPM, is the owner of the Delhi team in i1 Super Series and is expected to invest about $5-6 million in the league's maiden year. “Motor sports is as much a sport for the gypsies at heart as for the billionaires by style! The name is as much a tribute to Delhi, the city which is often referred to as Dilwalon ki Dilli, as to the city which boasts of the highest number of billionaires and is undoubtedly the style capital of India,” Chaudhuri said in a statement.

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Delhi i1 team christened as Delhi Gypsies

The Delhi franchise of the i1 Super Series was one of the first teams to be snapped up with Arindam Chaudhuri's Planman Stars buying the team. The team will be known as Delhi Gypsies and Billionaires as they get ready to compete in the inaugural season next year. Delhi will be one of the nine city franchises set to compete in the i1 series, reports Devadyuti Das from New Delhi. “Motorsports is as much a sport for the gypsies at heart as for the billionaires by style! The name is as much a tribute to Delhi, the city which is often referred to as Dilwalon ki Dilli, as to the city which boasts of the highest number of billionaires and is undoubtedly the style capital of India,” Chaudhuri announced on Tuesday.

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Delhi i1 Super Series team

NEW DELHI: Management guru Arindam Chaudhuri's Delhi franchise will be called 'Delhi Gypsies and Billionaries' in the upcoming i1 Super Series league, it was announced today. Planman Stars, a company promoted by Chaudhuri of IIPM, is the owner of the Delhi team in i1 Super Series and is expected to invest about $5-6 million in the league's maiden year. “Motorsports is as much a sport for the gypsies at heart as for the billionaires by style! The name is as much a tribute to Delhi, the city which is often referred to as Dilwalon ki Dilli, as to the city which boasts of the highest number of billionaires and is undoubtedly the style capital of India,” Chaudhuri said in a statement.---PTI

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The Delhi franchise of the i1 Super Series was one of the first teams to be snapped up with Arindam Chaudhuri's Planman Stars buying the team. The team will be known as Delhi Gypsies and Billionaires as they get ready to compete in the inaugural season next year.

Delhi will be one of the nine city franchises set to compete in the i1 series. “Motor sports is as much a sport for the gypsies at heart as for the billionaires by style! The name is as much a tribute to Delhi, the city which is often referred to as Dilwalon ki Dilli, as to the city which boasts of the highest number of billionaires and is undoubtedly the style capital of India,” Chaudhuri announced on Tuesday.

The i1 Super Series management has decided to organize the track day in Abu Dhabi on December 20. “We have sent final agreements to 12 international drivers and invites to all the major Indian drivers. We will unveil the driver line-up in Abu Dhabi in a couple of weeks time,” i1 series CEO M Darshan told TOI on Tuesday.

Darshan confirmed that a couple of former F1 drivers were among the 12 drivers set to be signed up. “There will be a draw of lots to divide all the drivers amongst the nine teams. Among them are a couple of F1 champions and we are hoping that Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok and Armaan Ebrahim will all be seen in action in the i1 Super Series,” he added.

The i1 series CEO explained that since there are only nine teams and 12 international drivers, the rest of the drivers will be on stand-by.

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Mr. Pradeep Gupta, the guest speaker explained about how Financial Management is applicable to organizations in this modern era. Pradeep Gupta has his own venture called “Cherish Financial Services” and has15 years of experience in the field of finance.

He explained with study of financial management, how we can protect our business from precarious mismanagement of money. For example, a small businessman takes a short-term loan and finances fixed assets with this loan. It means, he has to pay loan within one year but fixed assets cannot be sold within one year. At the end of year, he does not have enough money to pay long term debt and this will create risk to his business existence and will become insolvent. This is the simple example of mismanagement of money in small business, but speaking of large scale company business, importance of financial management is greater than small business.

In a nutshell, students were happy about the session and the practical knowledge which they got from the guest faculty.

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IIPM Mumbai conducted the orientation program for PGP (11-13) Fall Winter on 7th of December, 2011.

The day was filled with anticipation as the eager students heard to the speeches made by Director of IIPM and CEO of Planman- Prof. Shubo Shekhar Bhattacharya and Mr. Shovik Banerjee Dean – Admissions reintroduced IIPM to the batch so as to establish the values and thoughts in the young minds that were going to be the future of the corporate world.

The speakers highlighted the importance of world class course curriculum, focus, passion, interactive class sessions which will be imparted to the students during their tenure with IIPM. Being a part of the IIPM fraternity they will now shoulder the responsibility for becoming a complete all rounder as a manager.

The students were overwhelmed by the philosophy that the institution believes in and has been following since 35 years which has led to it becoming bigger and better year after year. The orientation ended with snacks being served to all.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It was a new start for the students and with every passing minute they were moving one step forward to achieve their dream.

The host of the Orientation ceremony was Ms. Uma Pandey. She started the ceremony by addressing the audience and the new students and welcoming them to IIPM family. She introduced the speakers for the day.

Our first speaker, Prof. Arvind Rajashekhar oriented the students about the current Indian market scenario. He also oriented the students about how important and challenging can the life of an MBA be. He asked the students to give their best and to start updating themselves with the surrounding world.

The second speaker, Mr. Rajat Sogani broke the ice wall between him and the students by narrating his life story and how he completed his MBA and thereafter. This is how he was able to tell students about the importance of studying and concentrating in a B-school and making the most of it.

The ceremony ended by a very beautiful story narrated by Ms. Uma Pandey, whose moral was “It is very easy to criticize anyone but very difficult to give the correct answer”. Hence one should never lose their self confidence and self belief and always move ahead in life.

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