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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Interesting quotes from classrooms - II

This is a continuation of some of the quotes I wrote down from classrooms. For the first part, see

Interesting quotes from classrooms - I

Consumer Behavior Professor: "One need to know what is inside the box before thinking out of the box!"

Consumer Behavior Professor: Now the new buzzword is moving up the value chain....how can you move up every second? It will get broken ! (not recalling exact words....)

Consumer Behavior Professor: "vision is there, mission is there, but eyesight is missing"

Economics Professor: SOAPS will continue as long as women have tears in their eyes ! 

Consumer Behavior Professor: at least learn it like a science, u will apply it as an art... if u think its an art... u will be applying as a fine art !! 

OB Professor: Even an Aishwarya  Rai cannot make an Abhishek into Amitabh!

OB Professor: Organizations should not be where intellectual Gullivers locked up by bureaucratic Lilliputs! 

OB Professor: In India, we worship potholes; they are there as perpetuity!! 

Consumer Behavior Professor: There is difference between talking in English and talking with concepts!

Strategy Professor (on CP): Hidden talents make no value; so speak out! 

Strategy Professor: It's good to have aspirations; but keep this question always in mind - What will you do if you are given your boss's job overnight? (not exact) 

MANAC Professor: Startegy is such an overused word that, today I heard some one saying 'I just had a strategic lunch!!' 

Operations Professor: (on designing social ideas): They[poor in need of help] may be illiterate; but they are not stupid - keep that in mind

Strategy Professor: (as a reply to a student's comment during a case discussion that the company doesn't have any strategy ever in place)  Well, they had a chief strategy officer and by the way he is a Professor in IIMB and standing in front of you now!!!

Operations Professor: (I guess this will be the most controversial :)) IIMs produce only good managers; not leaders!!

Operations Professor: (on placements) Everyone is behind CTCs; Have any of you thought about the CTI (Cost To Individual on working with the company)

Operations Professor: (during a friendly talk) You have to take care of yourself! No one will be there beyond a level