Monday, December 21, 2009

Wrapping up the Program - Part IV - "Working harder than ever".....

On the last day of the program, we had the chance to have an open and candid discussion about the future with Ram Baliga, professor of Global Strategy. Ram is incredibly well respected as both a teacher and strategic thinker. He consults globally with some of the world's largest companies, and amazed us every week by leading lecture and discussion without any notes or slides.

Dr.Baliga's comment which left the most lasting impression on me was, "I am now working harder than ever to keep up with the pace of change, forcing myself to learn the critical skills of the 21st century (technology & analytics)".

Coming from a man who is world-renowned, tenured and vaguely discussing retirement, it was inspiring. It just shows that you can never stop learning, and that the application of knowledge is critical to retention. Dr.Baliga constantly reminded us that concepts need to be internalized and applied.

So it is with that mindset that I have decided not to sunset this blog, even though the program is complete. I will use it to highlight the application of knowledge we gained from our program. To challenge myself to apply theory to real-life, and to challenge the theories and models as the business climate changes in the 21st century.

To Dr.Baliga, I say "thank you" for the inspiration. We learned a tremendous amount from you both in knowledge and character over the last 18 months. I hope to be able to apply it with great efficiency over the next 10-20 years.
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