I have always wanted to be my own boss. In Oct 2000, 4 years after my graduation and 1 year after joining Microsoft in US, I left to start my own company in India. It all seemed perfect: I was a 'smart' developer working in a 'cutting-edge technology' area, I had a 'network', and most … Continue reading Career Management – A personal story
I have been working in China for last 18 months or so, with one of the largest software MNC here. During this period, I have (very briefly, 3 months) been an individual contributor and rest of time I have been a people manager. Having been a people manager in India and US in the … Continue reading Comparing management experiences in US, China, and India
I read the article "Indian IT firms redefine career path for engineers" on http://www.livemint.com with interest: "Indian information technology (IT) service providers such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd are following multinational firms such as International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) in building a technical career path for senior engineers opting … Continue reading Career Path for engineers – Management Track vs. Individual Contributor Track
As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent a month in India recently (August, 2008) before coming to Shanghai to join Microsoft here. I commented on the education system and related aspects that I observed. In this post, I will talk about my observations on working professionals and how careers are moving (or not). … Continue reading Thoughts from my India Visit – Careers
Interesting read, this article on rediff. Good examples of how busineess is reacting to the changing changing face of careerist youth in India. The article does note an important point: Still, there are plenty of tensions between companies and young employees. Many Indian engineers are fascinated with cutting-edge technologies, yet much of the work for clients … Continue reading How fast can a career move in India?
Cube Rules is a blog where Scott Herrick discusses the perspective of the 'cubicle warriors', his blog is aptly named 'Career Management for Cubicle Warriors'. Recently, I got a chance to do couple of guest posts there around career management in India (Thanks Scott!). In an attempt to do justice to the topics I chose, I … Continue reading Career Management in India – guest posts on CubeRules
Talent Management is the new buzzword in US companies which are facing shortage of talent: aging population, talent scarcity at top, need to grow internal talent, all contribute to this need. This newly defined industry has 4 components: recruitment management system, learning management system, performance management system, and compensation management system, read this link for … Continue reading How is Employee Talent Management Industry different?
This is a first-cut description of what such an industry looks like. The height denotes relative maturity of the market in India, even though most of these markets are fairly fragmented. Let's briefly describe each of these: Formal Education Systems: This is one of the most important and pervasive component of this industry. Right … Continue reading Components of Individual Talent Management Industry
This blog will attempt to capture my thoughts, views, and readings on defining a new industry for India which focuses on Career management and talent optimization for Individuals. I will call this "Managing Individual Talent (MInT)" industry, I define MInT (to be efficient, I will call it Mint hereafter) as a new and evolving industry in India which is concerned … Continue reading Welcome to the Mint world!