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What They Learnt... And Did Not

A view from the top graduates across various segments.

What They Learnt... 
And Did Not
What They Learnt... And Did Not
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K.V. Kamath
Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank {IIM-A, 1971}

What They Taught:
My business school training provided me the theoretical tools and taught me how to deploy them in a multi-disciplinary context. It also helped me create an analytical framework in my mind and definitely trained me to look at the overall perspective of a business situation.

What They Didn't: The key element I found missing in management education relates to decision-making in the real world. For example, how does one arrive at a decision in a business situation when, after all the theoretical analysis, one is still not able to take a decision. This is where, I think, the importance of gut-feel comes to the fore. It is these decisions which ultimately define leadership in business and people who can take such decisions become winners.


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