Recently when I heard the success story of a small town entrepreneur who started in a very small way I was convinced that one doesn’t require either a management qualification or knowledge of English to reach great heights in one’s respective business both in India and abroad. His secret was he had meticulously observed the behavior of people he came across right from saints to sales persons and tried consciously to follow it. He said there were no mentors in those days but there existed models who were worthy of emulation and this stood him in good stead both in his business as well as in society.
This Padma Sri Awardee kept the audience glued to their seats the one and half hours of his address which was followed by a Q and A. He said in a lighter vein that whenever he is invited to speak he finds the organizers sometimes are not able to stick to the time of commencement of the meeting for what ever reason but he makes it a point to conclude his speech at the scheduled hour. For once we were happy that we could totally focus on what was being said and not shift our attention to the screen now and then as it invariably happens in such meetings/presentations.
n.meera raghavendra rao