General Management

This section focuses on a wide scope of topics related to running your business from managing employees to setting strategy.

Human Resources


Internship Cover Letter

Internship Information

Internship Interview

Internship Resume

Personal Experience

  • The Chronicles of a Relentless Would-Be Intern - The days of my useless summer are mashing together into a one congealed blob of “ugh,” as I desperately scour the waves of the Internet for some shred of a *gasp* summer internship. I have developed relationships with two powerful men: "Craig" (you may have heard of his list), and "Ed" (2010 that is) who have given me very little in return for the intimate hours we have spent together (... men).


Management by Objectives

  • Goals and Objectives - What is the difference between a goal and an objective? Goals are broad; objectives are narrow. Goals are general intentions; objectives are precise.
  • Some Questions to Ask - Obviously, every business has its own individual challenges and opportunities. But most successful businesses of any size do tend to have something in common: none of them settle for the status quo. As an inherent part of their ongoing business model, these successful businesses regularly review their processes and operations.


  • Goals and Objectives - What is the difference between a goal and an objective? Goals are broad; objectives are narrow. Goals are general intentions; objectives are precise.


  • Offshoring Innovation – A Trend That’s Here to Stay? - Innovation is a global trend that some companies have mastered and others haven't. Innovation has become crucial in this age of ever changing technology, and is one of the first stepping stones of success in the business world. However instead of staying within the safety of company for new ideas, business owners are looking all over the world for fresh innovation.
  • Working with the “enemy”: Co-opetition is driving innovation today - This new era of globalization has opened the door to co-opetition for small businesses as well. I think if small businesses embrace globalization and take the options it provides them seriously, co-opetition could be their answer - at least in addressing the new competition brought in by multinationals from BRIC nations I touched on in an earlier post.
  • Will Global Layoffs Benefit India? - It is premature to believe that the business that was once theirs will now come to India. Much of it is hi- tech work that doesnt fit into the current paradigm of the Indian outsourcing industry.
  • What Can a Small Biz Outsource? - The point is, when you begin to think of all the tasks that get done remotely, the list gets pretty long. And that presents big opportunity for small business.
  • What American Companies Want to Know’¦. - I think that offshoring is obvious for those in manufacturing. Or if the company is large. But smaller businesses tend to struggle to identify opportunities.
  • Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop (almost) to drink’¦ - I realize there are man-made, environmental disasters like this all over the world in places like China, Africa and of course, in my own allegedly super-civilized United States of America. It's just that it's so personally frustrating to see vivid examples of it like this one, wherever it's happening - it all seems so useless, and so preventable.
  • Thoughts on a Birthday - In perfecting the model that TCS invented, Infosys and other companies brought about the new kind of brain drain. Educated engineers in various disciplines no longer leave Indian shores, but now work only for IT companies.
  • The Best of Times, The Worst of Times - IT companies generally recognize that Professional education means more than just technical education. So, in the sixteen weeks, there are modules in foreign language, then dining and dressing etiquette and a short duration of outbound learning.
  • Some Stats on China - The World Bank project found that poverty was particularly stagnant in the rural areas and that farming was not a growth industry. Their strategy: 'support for public health, basic education, rural infrastructure, and increased interregional labor mobility.'
  • Small Businesses are Riding the Offshoring Wave too - This makes me wonder '“ with their foray in offshoring, will these small companies steal the attention of service providers who have been chasing the big businesses? Will these companies create an explosion of job opportunities in the developing countries?

Strategy and Execution

Driving Results

  • Driving Results - Market research has been the traditional approach for companies trying to discover which product innovations are the ones people really want.