360 Degree

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Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) conducts a round the year lecture series called “360 Degree” through which we aim to enhance the holistic knowledge and thinking abilities of the student managers in all facets of life and work. We invite nationally renowned personalities who are experts in their field to deliver such talks.
In the previous years we have hosted luminaries such as Ms. BacchiKarkaria, Mr. Manish Tiwari, The Mumbai Dabbawalas, Dr. KiranBedi, Mr. Tushar Gandhi, Air Marshal (Retd.) B.N. Gokhale, Dr. DevduttPattanaik, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Mr. Minocher Patel, Mr. Arvind Gupta & Ms. MeghaRamaswamy to name a few.

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    • Theme : The Power of One
    • Date : 15th Feb 2016
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree Talk
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Lucky Ali

The 360 degree talk series touched new heights this time in its latest instalment. The 360 degree team invited renowned singer, songwriter, composer and actor Lucky Ali best known for his soulful but strikingly simple ballad-style singing and soulful voice.

The audience was simply enamoured by the presence Mr Lucky Ali and was extremely happy to see him as almost everyone reminisced growing up to his famous Indi-pop hits.

Mr Lucky Ali began his talk by talking about his father, the Late Mehmood who was an icon of the Indian film industry and how he received some of the most important life lessons from him. He shared his views of how important it is for us to be together. For him, the word “one” was a plural which meant all of us as one.

Mr Ali encouraged audience participation and urged the student managers to ask him as many questions as possible. He was quizzed on various aspects such as the current level of the music industry, the concept of remixes, his inspirations in life, his mistakes and many more.

 

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    • Theme : Learnings from my Life Experiences
    • Date : 21st Jan. 2016
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree Talk
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Amit Tandon

As part of the 360 degree talk series, the MBA batch of 2015-17 was fortunate to be addressed by the famous movie star Mr. Amit Tandon, Popular Standup Comedian and one of the best known observational comics in India with experience of more than 500 shows across India & Singapore.He is known as ‘The Married Guy’ in the stand-up comedy circuit. Mr. Amit initiated his talk by talking about his early days of MBA. He spoke about his experience of working in corporate sector. He also spoke about the challenges a manager faces when he enters the corporate sector.
Mr. Amit spoke about the risk taking ability that every manager should have. Though a manager cannot take the risk with every client or every project, he can however improvise during certain stages of projects to see what kind of results they deliver.
Mr. Amit spoke giving an extra 10% in everything we do. He mentioned the examples of coffee vendor who makes a heart to make the coffee feel special, about a gardener who creates a design while moving the grass etc. . He said that be it any work we do in life; we should try to go an extra mile to achieve the desired result which will give inner satisfaction to us.
Mr. Amit left the audience in crackers by delivering a five minute piece of standup comedy on the request of student managers. The pointers he spoke about will be really helpful to student managers who are going to enter the industry.

 

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    • Theme : Expressions
    • Date : 21st Jan. 2016
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree Talk
    • Name of Geust : Mrs. Sonali Kulkarni

As part of the 360 degree talk series, the MBA batch of 2015-17 was fortunate to be addressed by the famous movie star Ms. Sonali Kulkarni who has worked in Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, and Tamil films. Ms. Sonali initiated her talk in a very spontaneous manner getting the audience to first point out the facets that they would like to have further insights on. She highlighted a fundamental ideal that all of us are essentially the product of our roots and hence the defence background that we hail from teaches us to land on our feet.
Recounting an anecdote from her earlier days in movies, she spoke of the struggle she went through while learning the traits of the trade and the improvisation she had to made to deal with the challenges of working in Indian movies..
Ms. Sonali spoke fondly of her parents as her inspiration. She also spoke about her experience of working in Italian movie ‘Fire at my Heart’. She spoke about the difference in culture in Indian movie sector and Italian movies. She also spoke at length about finding your expression. She said that expression can be found at any point of time in life, you just to keep an eye out for it.
She left the audience with a very inspiring thought about Indian cinema’s obsession with fair skin and recent emergence of various dark skinned actors who have taken the scene of Indian Cinema by storm.

 

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    • Theme : From the Corporate World Into Public Life – A Perspective
    • Date : 8th Sep., 2015
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree Talk
    • Name of Geust : Mrs. Meera Sanyal

As part of the 360 degree talk series, the MBA batch of 2015-17 was fortunate to be addressed by the eminent banker-turned-politician Ms. Meera Sanyal who until recently was heading the banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland. Ms. Sanyal initiated her talk in a very spontaneous manner getting the audience to first point out the facets that they would like to have further insights on. She highlighted a fundamental ideal that all of us are essentially the product of our roots and hence the defence background that we hail from teaches us to land on our feet.

Recounting an anecdote from her MBA days, she spoke of the struggle she went through while appearing for several rounds of scholarship interviews in preparation to go to INSEAD, Paris whilst studying at IIM-Calcutta.

Ms. Sanyal spoke fondly of her parents as her inspiration. Her father who had served in the Indian Navy had always encouraged her to come back and serve the country. And that was an ideal she tried to incorporate during her tenure in RBS when she decided to launch the BPO arm. Empowerment had the power to transform not just an individual or a family but an entire village and thereby the society at large.

She left the audience with a very inspiring thought that she would fight every election and one day somebody like her would win and change the entire structure of the political system in our country.

 

 

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    • Theme : Changing security paradigms in the Indian sub continent
    • Date : 25th Feb., 2015
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Nitin Gokhale
360 degree club of SIMS organized a guest lecture by Mr. Nitin Gokhale a veteran journalist who has a rich experience of 31 years in web and broadcast media. He gave us an insight on “Changing security paradigms in the Indian sub continent” which was very informative. He began his talk by stating facts as to why the world looks forward to the Indian sub continent. He spoke about the growing nexus between Pakistan and China and said that Pakistan was no more a threat but a nuisance that India knows to deal with. In the later part of his speech he told about the way forward for India to deal with these issues.India is a powerful nation in the sub-continent and should assert its rights. Monetary aid is no more a solution. India should support and assert soft power in Myanmar, where China is colonising. In India itself economic parity has to be brought in and citizens should participate in democracy. Everyone should have a right to live a dignified livelihood. We should not wait for government intervention and take responsibility of the society.

 

 

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    • Theme : Exploring Creativity and Screenplay
    • Date : 10 January 2015
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Ms. Megha Ramaswamy
The 360 Degree Team of SIMS organized a talk on “Exploring Creativity and Screenplay” which was given by Ms. Megha Ramaswamy,a screenwriter, director and a film producer. Ms. Megha Ramaswamy has gained recognition for her splendid work as a writer in Shaitan(2011) and as writer and director in Bunny(2013) and Newborns (2014). Her recent movie, Newborns is a a hybrid documentary about acid survivors, produced by Recyclewala Labs in association with the delhi-based ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ initiative, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF in September ’14. In collaboration with SAA she spearheaded the `Spot of Shame’, a nation-wide campaign that aims to generate public awareness around the issue to stop such further attacks. She went on explaining that how each one of us is doing something new in his/her own way which makes each one of us a creative being. This was followed by the explanation of some jargons commonly used like log line, plot, action and others. Log line caught the attention of many marketing students as it was similar to a jargon used by marketers. Every person has to market, do finances, manage people and do day-to-day work efficiently. Hence every field requires the manager in you. Then she went on to explain the four elements that goes on to make a screenplay: 1) Character, 2) Action, 3) Plot and 4) The end. It was a very enthralling dialogue and gave a good thought to end a working weekend on.

 

 

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    • Theme : Fun Science
    • Date : 6th Dec 2014
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Arvind Gupta

The 360 Degree Team of SIMS organized a talk on “Fun Science” which was given by Mr. Arvind Gupta, a toy inventor and renowned TED Speaker. He is an advisor to UNESCO on Science teaching. He has taught in over 3000 schools in 20 countries while his Youtube videos in 17 languages have garnered over 25 million views. Sir talked about how science can be fun. He showed various toys that he had made and also demonstrated how to make a few of them by using garbage stuff. The session was very interactive and the audience was amazed by the simplicity of the man and the work that he does for the benefit of the society as a whole.

 

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    • Theme : Building Self Confidence and Integration: the key to becoming an Effective Leader
    • Date : 17 September 2014
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Neville Lobo
The 360 Degree Team of SIMS, organized a talk on ‘Building Self Confidence and Integration: The Key to become an Effective Leader’ which was given by Mr. Neville Lobo, VP, Corporate HR and L&T Leadership Director. He started off by going back to school and college days where teachers, parents and elders always advised us to study hard and perform well in academics, now when he looks back he realizes that the studious and the average scoring students are doing well in life but the backbenchers by which he meant who were not very good in academics are also doing extremely well today. Taking this point further, he explains that people who only had focus on academics are now restricted in terms of earnings. The corporate today requires a team player, an all-rounder and a person who carries himself well which is evident by the fact that we see this today in all the top people in various companies. The effectiveness of a leader depends on his attitude. The root of personality is the way in which a person develops his value and belief system and the way he looks at himself. Therefore, the most important aspect of a good personality is self-image, if it is negative it is because a person is negative from within and similarly for a positive self-image. It is important to understand value and love yourself which keeps growing your confidence. He concluded by giving the key traits of a leader which are a) How comfortable you are using power. b) Decision making ability. c) Initiative and Drive. d) How a person carries himself. e) Self Confidence. f) Integrated person: What you think, you feel, what you feel, you do. Hence, it is important to develop one’s personality

 

 

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    • Theme : Strategic Planning & Creativity in Advertising
    • Date : 3rd Sep 2014
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Nikhil Raibole
Mr. Nikhil Raibole, A Brand planning director with Lowe Lintas with experience in Advertising, Media , Brand Communication Planning, Marketing Research & Management Teaching gave a talk on “Strategic Planning & Creativity in Advertising“ Sir Suggested that we as budding managers need to develop a sense of understanding of what might appeal to the population targeted, in a completely new way, in this already saturated market. He suggests us to look through different lenses at the world around us, to read up a lot and always ask the question-why, to hone our skills. He talked about the importance of the motto for a brand which could make it a loved market leader or could create a pitfall for itself

 

 

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    • Theme : The Power of Happy Leadership
    • Date : 12th July 2014
    • Conducted by: 360 Degree lecture series
    • Name of Geust : Mr. Minocher Patel
360 degree team kick-started the series with yet another energetic wave of speech from the Very popular public speaker, motivator & corporate trainer Mr. Minocher Patel. Mr. Minocher Patel awarded with “The Katha”, UK Global excellence award at the House of Lords, London for emerging as the best, powerful and entertaining motivational speakers produced by India. Mr. Patel addressed the student managers on “The Power of Happy Leadership”. The pioneering personality presented a lecture that was oratorical endorsement of the value of being happy to perform better as a leader. He elaborated as to how each person is responsible for his own happiness and should find it in the little moments, which every phase of life brings to him. One should not wait for the big things to happen. Mr. Patel voiced his ideas on being in a good state of mind, being expressive, to be sincere and to train our minds to be contended, because a happy leader will always create happy occasions, moments and feelings.