Thursday, September 27, 2007

Basic Traits of doing Business: Is MBA required?

Mint is running a series "Sixty in Sixty" featuring sixty Indians who are making quiet, but important, contributions without seeking headlines. You can see them under the Profile section of their website.
Highly inspirational series! In their issue on 26/9, they introduce Odhavji Raghavji Patel, Chairman of the world's biggest wall clock manufacturer. This man remains humble while building an empire. He says, " I did nothing new, but followed basic traits of selling a product that is good looking and performs well and has a good service back up network and at an affordable cost. Where do you need an MBA for this? " What also caught my eyes is this line:
...this coupled with activities such as drama and sport at the school level, groomed him for management
So whatever little you learn while you are doing your MBA, please don't ignore drama and sport!!
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