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Volume 7, Edition 2, April 1-15 2011

April 1-15, 2011

Editor’s Note Of the several USP’s that FIIB boasts of, its eagerness to connect, network and forever stay connected figures very high. We, at FIIB believe that you have the right to your information about this green campus. We make a concerted effort to share almost everything on our website, and on our Facebook page – but some issues are best shared via your quintessential dose of Fortune Cookies. - Sindhu Kaushik

What the Whack! TAKE A HIKE WITH YOUR BOSS Notice to Employees (Includes Part Time Workers) SICKNESS We will no longer accept your doctors' statements as proof. We believe if you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to work. LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR SURGERY We are no longer allowing this practice. As long as you are employed here, you will need all of whatever you have and should not consider having anything removed. We hired you as you are, and to have anything removed would certainly make you less than we bargained for. Anyone having operations will be FIRED immediately. PREGNANCY In the event of extreme pregnancy, you will be allowed to go to the first aid room when the pains are FIVE MINUTES apart. IF it is false labor, you will have to take an hour's leave without pay.

India Inc On Campus As a part of the FIIB View From The Top leadership series, distinguished speakers discuss their leadership style, personal vision, and strategies for success. A critical component of the FIIB MBA program, VFTT is really to compliment FIIB’s aim and vision – that of grooming leaders to embrace the dynamic world complex. The vision of FIIB has always been to induce interest in management through real-life experiences.

Dr. Sunita Chugh

Mr Vinay Mittal, associated with Hindustan Times Media as the Chief Financial Strategist, joined HT Media in October 2008. He has worked with Max India and ANZ Grindlays in software services, investment banking, treasury management and venture capital. He has more than 21 years of experience, spanning the full investment cycle – right from Mr. Vinay Mittal building businesses to spinning it off. In his address to the FIIB-ians, he said, “A business plan should always be customer centric.” Mr Mittal explained, “Team cohesiveness and business management are crucial for business strategies. In fact, leadership is really about stringing together these two factors.” This theory pumped up HT Media‟s turnover from Rs 400cr to Rs 1,800cr in eight years straight.

Sustainability and Green FIIB Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives, addressed the august gathering on the February 21,Founder‟s Day, as the keynote speaker. He set the motion for the beginning of a green era at FIIB. It was the perfect way to inaugurate the Sustainable Development Centre at FIIB. Dr Khosla demonstrated that a large amount of world‟s wealth confines itself to a small portion of the world‟s population, Dr. Ashok Khosla while the majority thrives in poverty, through the champagne glass theory. These two conditions, he said are diseases – „affluenza‟ and „povertitis.‟ “It is possible to break out of these deficiencies through profitable but „sustainable‟ social enterprises that are environmentally viable. Dr Khosla explained.

Strife to Fulfill a Green Dream

DEATH This will be accepted as an excuse, BUT we would like two weeks notice, as we feel it is your duty to teach someone your job prior to . . . or after death. This new benefit program started yesterday. - The Management

Customer Centric Strategies

Mr. Mr. Mehmood Mehmood Khan Khan

Mr Mehmood Khan, Chairman of the Sustainability Development Centre of FIIB, spearheads the Rasuli Kanwar Khan Trust (RKK Trust), a non-profit organisation that strives for the all-round development of people at the grassroot level in the Mewat region of Northern India. Mr Khan‟s, passion for sustainability and his sustained association with FIIB have both mutually resulted in fruitful activities. “FIIB has instilled a fresh zeal in me to help this them venture into sustainable activities,” Mr Khan said.


Volume 7, Edition 2, April 1-15, 2011

March 2011

What they say about FIIB

Campus Buzz

Mr Rohit, Manager, Business Development, Ozone

FIIB Leadership Program FIIB’s sterling initiative - The FIIB Leadership Program (FLP) aims to provide select students with a guided plan that combines leadership experience, academic learning & professional and career development training. To accomplish this goal, the Program is designed to incorporate optional academic coursework, career development programming and leadership development blended into a defined course of Prof Poornimaopportunities, Gupta conducting a progression ensures well-rounded opportunities for student Joint Course that in the FIIB Auditorium development and preparedness. Harshie Wahie This Program is designed with FIIB exceptional benefits. The selected few are qualified for access to personalized coaching and Program mentoring from senior faculty and management of FIIB, participation in work workshops and interactions customized for them. They even get a complimentary membership to the Toastmasters @ FIIB club for a year, they get to attend the Negotiations Workshop, A ClosedDoor Roundtable with a Business Leader, A Shadow Opportunity with a Corporate Mentor, etc. Selection to the Program is an elite recognition, supporting exceptional students, who demonstrate superior academic and leadership potential. Students selected for the prestigious FLP are: Aditya Jain, Afzal Alam, Vinayak Pant, Yashi Shrivastava, Jayanti Gupta, Dileep Goli, Ajay Prasad, Jeevan Prasad Chintala, Uma Pathak, Riddhi Singh and Sesha Alekhya.


It’s such a pleasure to see students so enthusiastic and eager. I was waiting to recruit perhaps two or three students but here’s a whopping 30 students who have applied. I will surely take home at least ten. They are super impressive and competent. Nishi Saini Manager ,HR Bausch + Lomb - India Recruiting from FIIB was a good experience. We could select two best students out of the group of 5 which itself talks about the quality of students. Both Nivedita & Alisha are shaping up very well and developing fast. Good performance. I wish great success to FIIB.

FIIB outside campus Ecstacy - 2011 at the Delhi Institute of Advanced Studies : Second Place in Business Quiz - Jaideep Singh, Tabrez Ahmed, Aditya Jain and Kapil Third Place in Ad Mad - Jaspreet Singh, Aditya Jain, Kapil and Tabrez Ahmed Management Fest at Usha Mittal Institute: First Prize in Creating Business From Scrap - Sumit Sharma, Anoj sahoria, Bobby Medhi , Mayank , Shruti Sharma

From the Student Desk Hypocrisy or Generosity? - Afzal Alam, 2010-’12 The scintillating victory of India over Sri-Lanka in the finals brought crowning glory for the country. With the six that Dhoni hit, India donned the shoes of the Cricket World Champions after 28 years. Crackers, drums and hysterical screams all around broke the silence of the night and India once again tasted the flavour of the World Cup victory. This was probably one of the biggest festive days for Indians. This victory did not only bring glory for the country but even brought riches for the players. The political authorities of every state and even the Union Government opened its treasury for the players. The exchequers’ money was lavishly granted to the players. Many people have been proudly talking about the windfall of this wealth and the governments of many states are flaunting , as if in a race to lavish the players with wealth. But did anyone wonder why the exchequers money is being foolishly spent. Is the honour and the money paid by BCCI and the sponsors not sufficient for the players to meet their material desires? Do they really need money after such a glory and honour crowned to

their career? Was this glory not a good reward in itself? Does money still remains a motivation for them? If they really need it after all, think of the millions who do not have even two times meal a day. Is it the equitable growth that the government is talking about? How many plots and flats these players will need to live in, when millions do not have even a hut to live! With this foolish move, the government is only exposing its incompetence. If we still think it is justifiable, it makes me wonder - are we being generous or hypocritical?


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