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Hollywood at Harvard and other Stories

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Hollywood at Harvard and other Stories
I was at Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai to participate in a Harvard Business School Club of India event on 5th January (two days back). It was an honour meeting the veterans of Indian business and few celebrities including Rahul Bajaj, Ajay Piramal, Nitin Nohria, Ratan Tata, Ravi Venkatesh, Anupam Kher and Nandita Das. During my interactions with them, I came to know of many interesting stories. Here are few of them:-
Hollywood at Harvard An interesting story was shared with me by one of the alumni, how starting online education like other MBA institutes would be beneficial or harmful. Finally it was decided to start only under graduate courses online. The online wing was branded as HBX and started as a small unit for video production.
It is also called the “Hollywood of Harvard” because of an array of video equipment that’s hauled around to film business case-study protagonists on location. The case studies of business heroes and sheroes are filmed here…

Dr Kousar Ali Shah-A Game Changer in Healthcare Administration

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Paras Hospital is among the top four hospitals in Gurgaon and has ambitious expansion plans in near future. Dr Kousar Ali Shah is the Zonal Director (Delhi NCR) of Paras and is an extremely competent healthcare administrator. Within a few minutes of interacting with him, I realised two of his core values which are his strengths too, one is "leadership with tough love attitude" and the other is "focusing on patient engagement with empathy"
Dr Kousar is known for his varied initiatives and interests ranging from encouraging innovation to supporting cyclothons (to encourage paddling for healthy bones). His other initiatives include "SHE" (recently launched at Paras), which aims to create awareness against the evil of female foeticide by engaging schools and touching the lives of the next generation by educating them to differentiate between right and wrong.

Here is a wonderful conversation, I had with him recently:-
Dr Amit Nagpal- Why did you choose healthcare…

7 Habits of Super Heroes and Super Achievers

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I have been fortunate to have great mentors and colleagues (Including some celebrities like the famous television newsreader Mr Tejeshwar Singh). In the past two years, I have been blessed to have closely interacted with many super heroes and celebrities. As 2015 approaches I decided to reflect upon the lessons I learnt in 2014, especially the "Dos and Don'ts" while interacting with super achievers and celebrities. Here are some of the lessons:-

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