The Business Parables Program

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: venu_gc



The Business Parables Program is an innovative program that helps participants get the big picture through short stories....

Business leaders often complain about lack of accountability, drive and ownership in their teams. While these are grave issues, they could very well be symptoms of an even bigger malaise.

“The bulk of employees worldwide -- 63% -- are not engaged, meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. Another 24% are actively disengaged, indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work” Gallup ‘State of the Global Workplace’ study conducted across 142 countries

So, how do we get employees engaged?

“…one of the stronger engagement drivers is a desire for self-development. But the real game changer is… feel a sense of belonging…” State of Human Capital 2012 – McKinsey Conference Board

“skill development, while important, may not be enough….there is need to engage employees in a way that nurtures a sense of belonging….provides them a clear idea of ‘the big picture’ and how they fit into the ‘context’..” Talent Management Experts

“…based on my short stories book, The Business Parables Program is an innovative attempt to simplify business with the help of intriguing stories. Five easy-toread short stories allow everyone to explore the big picture…” Venugopal Gupta, Author & Program Host

The Business Parables Program the big picture, through short stories align.belong. engage.

read. intriguing stories hear. about interesting events do. live workshop discuss. your views get. the big picture All rights reserved. © Venugopal Gupta, 2013

The Failed Class A Dream Come True Where does business originate from? What is the source of commercial activity? What is business ? What are business models ? The Third Capital What is the aim of business ? Maximize profit or to create sustainable value ? What are the conflicts that management faces? The Opportunity Lost What are the challenges to creating value? Ethics: Why do people engage in unethical behavior? The Forgotten Crime What are the challenges to creating value? Teamwork: Can we form trust building relationships while competing? Presentation Workshop Brainstorming All rights reserved. © Venugopal Gupta, 2013

Presentation Get the big picture about business Develop strategic thinking and commercial orientation Explore linkages between your role and organizational goals Workshop ‘East End Bakery’ - simple simulation Think like a CEO Apply strategic thinking and learn entrepreneurial skills Brainstorming Middle Management Add-on Forum to voice views about critical topics Generate new ideas and think out of the box Get to know your team better Putting together a business plan Valuation toolkit Explore big picture quantitatively 60-90 minutes 90 minutes 60-90 minutes 180 – 240 minutes All rights reserved. © Venugopal Gupta, 2013

A management graduate from INSEAD, France, Venu has over sixteen years of experience during which he has been an entrepreneur and, more recently, part of the senior management of global corporations. His most recent position was Senior Director/Country Manager for a $1.5 billion emerging market real estate firm. Prior, he was head of corporate development for a $42 billion global industrial real estate leader. Currently he is on a writing sabbatical from work during which he has written two books, one of which is ‘The Business Parables’ and the other is under process for publishing. Venu also has a bachelors in computers from Delhi University and a post-graduate business diploma in finance from IMT, Ghaziabad. All rights reserved. © Venugopal Gupta, 2013

“a crisp read, explains some of the most important aspects of business in a very succinct way. A must read for our generation which, in the humdrum of life, has forgotten some of the most important principles of business….” Aseem Arora, Managing Director, Bank Of Singapore, Ex-MD, Merrill Lynch Singapore

“…is lucidly written and has wisdom for business in an understandable way. Highly recommended for schools, colleges and business houses…” Dr Vasantha R Patri, Chairperson IIC, Eminent Academic

“this excellent book presents wonderfully timeless and exceptionally relevant principles of conduct to all walks of life and work. I was wiser in a couple of approaches myself. Highly recommended..” Dr Sumit Singh, Head of Neurology, Medanta Medicity

“Fantastic book…about the basic concepts of business. The short stories are engrossing and very well written without any business jargon. A must read for all!” Nikhil Singhi, Partner, BakerTilly Singhi

The Business Parables Program

The Business Parables Program The big picture through short stories

The Business Parables Program The big picture through short stories

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