Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 2008 appointments

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1 - Shihan Hussaini - 1 pm (?); *T.S. Subramanian - 4 pm
2 - *Pavan Bakeri - 1 pm (?)
3 - *N. Paramasivam - 11.30 am; *V. Soundararajan - 12.30 pm
4 - *David Nallathambi, R. Shantaram, P.V.R. Murthy - 12 noon
5 - *Kannan and Tapan - 1 pm
6 - *S. Sundar Rajan - 1 pm; *Sonali Lalvani - 3 pm
7 - *G.S.K. Velu - 9.15 am; *A.R.P. Raman - 11.30 am; *A. Krishnan - 1 pm; *Durjoy Patranabish - 3 pm
8 - *M. Senthil - 1 pm
9 - *V. Kannan - 12.30 pm
10 - *Abhishek Somany - 11 am
11 - *Ramesh Nair - 12.30 pm; *Muhamad Yavar Dhala - 6 pm
12 - *Jagan Nathan Vaman - 1 pm
13 - Anand Anandkumar - 1 pm (?)
14 - *V.F. John Yesudhas - 1 pm
15 -*SIP Prodigy 2008- 9 am
16 - *Ananth Narasimhan - 12.30 pm; *November Fest - 8 pm
17 - Rakesh Misra - 1 pm (Resch. Nov 24)
18 - V. M. Kumar - 1 pm (?); *Ram Subramani - 1 pm
19 - *Haragopal - 9.15 am; *Shekar Nair - 12.30; Radio City (?)
20 - A. Nagesh - 1 pm (Resch. Nov 22); Sudhakar Ram (?)
21 - *Sage MSE Lecture - 6.30 pm; *D.K. Srivastava - 8.30 pm
22 - *Stephen Barr, *Vivek Mehra - 9.15 am; *A. Nagesh- 1.30 pm
23 - *H.K. Lakshman Rao - 12 noon
24 - *Rakesh Misra - 1 pm; *V.R. Srinivasan - 7 pm
25 - *CEO Dialogue on Turkey - 7.30 pm
26 - ICAI (?)
27 - *Uma Balakrishnan - 9.15 am; *Ramachandran Narayanaswamy - 1 pm; Nimesh Shah - 3.30 pm (?)
28 - Vijayalakshmi - 1 pm (?); *ICAI Regional Conference - 7 pm
29 - Meet Success First Hand - 8 am (?); *R. Narasimhan - 1 pm; *Robert P. Garnett - 1 pm
30 - Indian Maritime University VC - 12.30 pm (?)

(* means 'met/'spoke')

Saturday, November 29, 2008

R. Narasimhan

The simplest and the most effective measure of performance of an employee is the level of happiness of his/her boss. As long as the boss is happy, you can rest assured that your performance is okay. However, you need to be true to yourself, in the process. Easy to say, but tough to follow. The same guideline works with customers, too.
Dr R. Narasimhan, Founder Director of SMOT (http://www.smot.edu.in/)
November 29, 1 pm




Robert P. Garnett

Robert P. Garnett, Board Member & IFRIC Chair, International Accounting Standards Board, UK

November 29, 1 pm



Robert P. Garnett - Videos


Opening snatch…

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Successes that IFRS is witnessing


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Easy to blame accounting

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Repairing and fixing the current economic crisis

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Do we need a new set of regulations for banks

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Excessive greed was at play

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To maintain growth they needed high returns, which led them to take bigger risks

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This crisis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience


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Where the comparison with the 1930s ends

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On engineers in the financial world

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North American banks and European banks were following different accounting norms

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Views about rating agencies

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Studying how we can reduce the complexity of norms on financial instruments

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Accounting Standards are becoming complex, annual reports are getting longer

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India has to start the IFRS transition early

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We can ease the pain in IFRS transition

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A common set of principles, but with a different application, for private companies

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Professional judgment gets used in the interpretation of standards

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Importance of using simple English in the accounting standards

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Remembering my teacher

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There is still a shortage of professional accountants

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Key benefit of global accounting standards

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Good financial reporting rests on four legs

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Students should understand the principles of standards

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One should always be aware of the outlying possibilities

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Dominant CEOs may dominate the CFOs


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On the concept of Black Swan

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Accountants are very good team players


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Don’t look at emails for 60 minutes at the start of the day -- a tip for retaining competitive edge

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Is stability an objective of financial reporting

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Relevance of cost management

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Three broad skills that B-school graduates should have

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Friday, November 28, 2008

T. Thavamani and M.A. Zaffar Hussain Meera

T. Thavamani, Thavamani & Associates, Chartered Accountants, and M.A. Zaffar Hussain Meera, Madurai
November 28, 10 pm
Importance of arts in profession

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How we started performing folk arts


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Approach village arts with devotion

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P. Rajendra Kumar

P. Rajendra Kumar, Chairman, SIRC of ICAI

November 28, 10 pm

A song....

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Uttam Prakash Agarwal

Uttam Prakash Agarwal, Vice-President, ICAI (www.icai.org)
November 28, 10 pm

Plans for the next year

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K. Raghu

K. Raghu, Member Central Council, ICAI (www.icai.org)

November 28, 10 pm

E-learning for CAs

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Upinder Zutshi

Upinder Zutshi, CEO, Infinite Computer Solutions Ltd

December 2, 1 pm

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ramachandran Narayanaswamy

As enterprises grow, demand for storage will also grow. Enterprise data has doubled in the last 18 months. And enterprises work at squeezing out the last ounce of juice from the stored data. This is where our solutions have relevance. Another exciting area is green technologies, where we ensure that the storages emit lesser heat and hence require lesser power for cooling. Because anything that produces heat is a double whammy.
Ramachandran Narayanaswamy, Vice President and Head of Chennai Operations, MindTree Ltd
November 27, 1 pm




Ramachandran Narayanaswamy - Videos


Opening remarks

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Enterprise data has doubled in the last 18 months


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From REC, Trichy to Wipro to MindTree

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Raw material for software is people's minds

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Remembering my teacher

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The 95-95-95 Rule encourages people to ask questions, and also connects and aligns everybody

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Myths about IT

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Computer science is a glamour subject, India needs all-round growth

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Induction of new employees

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PAL -- Parent, Anchor, Lead -- concept which recognises that a significant portion of education happens at home

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What is often lacking is not ability, but confidence and soft-skills

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A school in a rural area -- my dream


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How can businesses solve India's growth problems

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Shramdhan -- the first step, by taking our skills to solve problems, rather than throwing money

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Sabbatical that encourages people to go back to society and make a change

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Knowledge Community that allows trying out things, and budgeting for failure through incubator

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Strong leader surrounds himself with subject-matter experts and empowers them to take key decisions

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Energy initiatives of the storage industry

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Do you know how much per capita storage is in the world

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A four-line vision we'd started with, and after 10 years we are moving to MindTree 2 dot 0

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Observations about the downturn, cycles, and the present turbulent times

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Business happens, but relationship remains

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