Motivational story that inspires

HSBC’s HR Head Tanuj Kapilashrami says, “But we would always want someone who has overcome adversity and succeeded. That’s the kind of story that inspires.” Her comment was part of the article by Dibeyendu Ganguly on management and motivational speakers in Corporate Dossier, a supplement of Economic Times. My thoughts on the subject are as follows:

Journalists need to ask tough questions

I have repeatedlt stated on my blog that the journalists do not ask tough questions from whoever they are interviewing. It should not matter whether the business tycoon is a big shot or not. In addition, they should also analyze the situation and raise all the relevant issues. This is the only way we can keep everybody in the process honest. For instance, I have stated why no journalist except one asked Satyam bosses the question as to why they were keeping so much of money in the bank. Also, why doesn’t anybody ask Kishore Biyani as to how many formats he has announced so far and how many of those he has implemented? How about asking Kishore Biyani the source of funding for his various formats? What about asking Ratan Tata the reason behind taking such a heavy booking amount as well as the need to sell the forms for exhorbitant Rs. 300 and the levy of processing charges? I thought we were talking of people’s car whereas the the process seems like we are buying an Rolls Royce.

Never believe what politicians say

I remember sometime back Finance Minister Chidabaram said that Indian economy is strong and not to worry too much about the financial crisis. He has led a lot of people to believe that India will not be affected badly.