Thank You Very Much!

Thank you Dilip, Gaurav, Kavery, Nisheta, Dr Sreeram, Shantanu, Harshad, Jigar, Anushree, Sashi, Dhananjay, Gyan, Manish and all my students – ex and present for your warm greetings! It is you and your friends who have given me a lovely purpose. I thank you for your encouragement and affection.

Cheers and Godspeed – ONWARD TO GLORY! नमस्ते

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Gaurav R Arora says:

    You are not only our teacher. Rather, you are friend, philosopher and guide, all molded into one person. We will always be grateful to you for your support…

    Thank you Sir,
    Gaurav R Arora


    • Dilip says:

      Dear Gaurav,

      I always marvel at your approach towards learning and self-development. Now that you are graduating this balanced approach will make life full of joy and prosperity.

      Thank you for your kind words. I will try to live up to them. Best regards.


  2. Lubna says:

    Belated happy teachers day, Dilip Sir. You teach me a lot through your blog.


  3. Gaurav R Arora says:

    Teacher’s Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many parts of the world. The day is dedicated to teachers, who play an prominent role in the life of their students. The teachers act as the guide for life, show the path towards success and enrich the personality of their disciples by imparting ethical and academic knowledge. They bring out the untamed talents of their students and sharpen it in order to bring out the best results.

    Famous Sayings About Teachers

    * “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” – Jacques Barzun

    * “Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.” – Bob Talbert

    * “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

    * “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” -Anonymous

    * “Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.” – Eugene P. Bertin

    * “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
    * “A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.” – Anonymous

    * “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl Menninger

    * “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” – Dan Rather

    * “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” – Jacques Barzun

    * “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” – Anonymous

    * “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Anonymous

    * “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adam

    * “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” – Helen Caldicott

    * “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” -Japanese proverb

    * “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” -Anatole France

    * “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

    * “A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money” – Anonymous

    Thank you Sir for being such a wonderful teacher…..

    Gaurav R Arora


    • Dilip says:

      Dear Gaurav,

      Very thoughtful of you to greet me on teachers day. The quotes will inspire me and remind me of the dedication that a teacher must always strive for.

      Cheers and wish you all the best.


  4. Dilip says:

    Hey James,

    I always enjoy reading your comments and its never too late so lets follow Chuck – ‘Life less serious’ 🙂

    I feel ‘Luck’ and ‘getting drunk’ does not mean anything in strategy. In the case-study Chupa Chups faced several challenges in Russia. Dealing with Nikolai Azarov the JV partner in a formal way did not work. The gregarious Walter Borio a Mexican of Italian-Spanish heritage was sent as GM Russia. He was an extrovert and quickly Russianized himself. My guess is that Borio became the best of pals with Nikolai over the booze session mentioned in the case-study. Then onwards there was perfect understanding between the two and the JV soon met with success.

    But James what are your thoughts on Reshma’s question?



  5. James Ninfaakang says:

    Dear Sir,
    Hope I’m not too late on Chupa Chups. Thanks for the feedback. Its most inspiring because when we were preparing the presentation, we found it extremely difficult to get information on the present status of Chupa Chups. I hope the Spanish are not too disappointed with the movement to Italy of their idol, that has become more than just a lollipop in Spain. As Christina stated a 2 year old as well as a 70 year old both know Chupa Chups and the exchange of it means more than just a gift from the young to the old and vice versa in Spain.
    I am still stressing the point of conclusion of the presentation. Does ‘Luck’ and ‘getting drunk’ mean anything in strategy? Is there the possibility of quantifying ‘luck’ just as ‘risk’ in the stock trade? Here I throw a challenge to the natural, social and behavioral scientists. In the case studies we are mostly concerned about success stories in the face of challenges. How about the millions who have failed due to ill luck. Or are we contend to confine it to superstition?
    I rest my case.


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