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Have a unique perspective , a vision and keep contributing to the world in the short time you live here

An event’s success is known by the connection that you make with the audience and “if you successfully move the audience, you have won it,” with this belief the first keynote speaker MR. PRASAD MENON, chief public officer and global head, CLEARTRIP started the session on “NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP AND NAVIGATING THE FUTURE” by addressing the crowd and presenting goodies and certificates to the  student managers of Balaji Institute of International Business having 100% learning hours record.

Mr. Menon, a human relation professional completed his engineering from Madurai Kenraj University in Mechanical branch. He started his career with Ashok Leyland as a senior executive and with no formal education in Human Resources, Mr. Menon made a remarkable journey in HR by the contributing in creating some major historic events like Flipkart’s BIG BILLION DAYS, MERGER OF CLEARTRIP WITH FLYIN, etc. He is a perfect example of how your curiosity and interest to know things can help you creating victories and achieve success.

Mr. Menon shared his views on the era of millennials where an abundance of data is available and with so much of data consumption through various channels do we listen to what’s happening? Mr. Menon further emphasized the importance to create reflection within us as that leads to great communication, and when you listen that leads you to a place where the best creative ideas and pathways come from.

A true believer in stories MR. Menon made the session extremely enlivening by sharing a couple of stories which lead to a great change of perception on the minds of our future leaders, whether it was the success story of “MERGER AND ACQUISITION” of CLEARTRIP AND FLYIN OR THE ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND MASSIVE FESTIVAL OF INDIAN E-COMMERCE MARKET, “THE BIG BILLION DAYS”. Mr. Menon further emphasized how important it is to understand “PEOPLE” their “CULTURE” and “THOUGHTS” you work for and who work for you to create a successful business environment , a belief that is already inculcated in the student managers of Sri Balaji University.

Mr. Menon also spoke about how technology, design thinking along with foundation of trust that you build internally and externally plays a critical role for engagement and how at times failures and frustration could lead you to a big SUCCESS so “LET THE FAILURES INSPIRE YOU” and keep working on your ambition as “without ambition you get nothing “. The session came to an end following an interactive session with the student managers of Sri Balaji University where he explained how important it is to build a character in an organization and look for a long term career because there is no existence of sabbatical in the corporate world, either you are there or not there at all.

As a parting note Mr. Menon left us with a beautiful thought which I am sure all of us would not forget :

HAVE A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE , A VISION AND KEEP CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORLD IN THE SHORT TIME YOU LIVE HERE “.

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