Today at Tasmac Pune we had our final session of Strategy Management . This batch will now proceed to the next semester and split into their respective specialization of Finance, HR and Marketing. I must say an awesome class indeed. A remarkable characteristic in them being they never hesitated to challenge the teacher when they were not convinced on issues – when this happens naturally the ‘taught as well as the teacher’ both learn. And yes I must say all the students were quite sporting and we had plenty of humor – leading the charge of  the humor brigade of course was the indomitable Fareez  🙂

Strategic Management Class

So farewell my friends  and thank you for your keen interest and cooperation. Life is full of challenges and I know you will face them with courage and confidence. Remember all of you are very special.

And finally thank you for accepting me as your teacher and friend. And remember – keep smiling always 🙂


About Dilip

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.

31 responses

  1. Ketaki says:

    Dear Dilip Naidu Sir,

    In spite of being experienced working in the corporate for 4-5 years , i have always felt that there was something missing in me in terms of knowledge and experience, Books, newspapers etc can give us knowledge , perhaps i have found out ,that which was missing out after i completed my Trimester II.

    Attending classes is a fun for me , becaz more than books , we tend to learn more from the experiences of people. The personalities of various people including Professors & classmates also has taught me in different ways, which bookish knowledge would never have given …. 3 Cheers for our Class due to which all the professors feel that we are an energetic batch….

    Enjoyed being in your Class … and will always do so
    ill try to bring up interesting things in the classroom, that will make it memorable.

    (Touchwood) i have always managed to get good people around me…

    Cheers to you Sir.
    Hip Hip Hurray


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ketaki your spirited response and camaraderie is joy to read. Yes your class exuberance surely has an impact on teachers who in turn have a positive experience.

      Thanks for the nice words and do bring fresh ideas from your corporate work-ex in to the class room.

      Cheers and best regards.


  2. smits says:

    Hi Sir,
    It wont open now,,,I have purchased the domain last week and the we still gathering so site is still under construction …
    you Will be able to access it after 21st Nov 2012 🙂

    Smits 🙂


  3. smits says:

    Dear Sir 🙂

    its been so wonderfull to have you as a Mentor for Strategic Management…It was really a great experience to learn from you with fantastic examples 🙂

    I cant forget those words while discussing South west Airlines case study, ” A company is not more than just a workplace, it is the people that give it a soul…”
    It really inspird me a lot 🙂

    I will like you to know that I thank and appreciate the affection and camaraderie that you have shown to us 🙂 And thank you for your valuable knowledge which you shared with us during the course of SM 🙂

    On a personal level, I have shared a special bond with you and I shall take away with me, special memories of our time together 🙂

    Just Share with you My website ** ** is going to launch on 21st Nov2012 🙂
    And you will be the 1st person to go through that link 🙂

    Best Reards,
    Smits 🙂


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Smits,

      Thanks for the kind words. It was your class that was fantastic not me 🙂 Your response too was always positive. Congrats for launching your enterprise. BTW the website does not open 😦

      Bye and good luck.


  4. girish says:

    Best of luck to all students of strategic management class and wishing you a life full of adventure as you must have enjoyed the company of our profound , and adventurous Dilip sir who is always there with us at the time of our need . May Almighty showers his choicest happiness and fortunes on you & to our respected sir cum friend cum mentor.Amen

    Yours loving friend,

    Girish kohli


  5. Kotti Rakesh says:

    Dear all,

    Congratulations upon being promoted to your next trimester. I reckon all of you have decided on what you want to specialize in. So I wish you all the very best.

    Remember that the classroom is the source of knowledge and learning and not the boundary.

    There is so much in store for all of us to discover. So much to experience. And so much more to give back. We live in a wonderful era, the closest we’ve ever got to the ancient Indian concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, meaning the whole world is one family. Let’s all, in our own small ways inculcate this spirit into our learning.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Well said Kotts! Just checked your Facebook profile and vibed with you on your choice of ‘inspirational people’. Thanks for stopping by. All the best.


  6. Geetha says:

    That’s really very kind of you, Sir! Thank you!




  7. “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Hello there to all the students!!

    I have been there in your shoes, sat for three months in this class, and learnt a lot of good things from Dilip Sir. One lesson is what Ralph Emerson has put forward so nicely in the quote I mentioned above. I am already in the second year and third job after my MBA, but still I haven’t come across any leader who can motivate as easily, teach as fluently, and instill such dignity and at the same time be so humble as Sir. I still miss those days. Hope you guys have learnt from him a lot in these three months. Best of luck for your studies and wish all of you a great career as well as life ahead.

    You have a great mentor, always remember him.


    A humble disciple.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Dheeman,

      I love the quote so full of wisdom. Dheeman you know well I find it too difficult to accept such kind words. The source of energy is the youth – like you and these lovely joyous students. Any one and everyone is sure to get charged in such young company. And It’s nice of them to accept me as I am.

      Thanks my dear friend I am touched.

      Fond regards,



      • Dear Sir,

        🙂 Whatever I said about you was true.. I think others would also agree.. 🙂




      • dilipnaidu says:

        Dear Dheeman,

        It is true that one must know how to accept praise gracefully! I acknowledge the sentiments expressed by you with a bow. And here is a fitting quote ~

        “Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.” ~ Jess Lair

        With fond regards 🙂


    • Geetha says:

      Dheeman, we are not fortunate enough to have been taught by Dilip Sir. And your comments actually make us feel very envious : ) Am grateful that we can at least learn from him and his brilliant students through his blog here! So, thank you all of you!


      • dilipnaidu says:

        Dear Geetha,

        You are a person gifted with many virtues and abundance knowledge.and magnanimity. We on this blog have been blessed to read your enriching and insightful comments. Your immense corporate experience too has added much value to our young professionals and readers..

        Thank you and best wishes!


  8. Binita says:

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for always taking our jokes sportingly and not flaring up in the class.. we mite have stretched ur patience a bit too far..:)..but it was fun..esp the debate for chinnur coffee..haha..and thank you for ur valuable knowledge which u shared wit us during the course of SM..


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ha ha & welcome Binita.Talking of patience its the students whose patience is stretched :). And yes Chennur Tea was fun. BTW allow me to compliment you – it was nice having a brilliant girl like you in our class.

      So my best wishes to you for a successful career ahead. Enjoy.

      Cheers ::)



  9. Margie says:

    Oh Dilip, if only I could attend even just one of your classes to see you in action!


  10. Qadir Sayyed says:

    Respected Sir,
    thanks a lot sir for sharing your years and years of experience with was a pleasure having you in our SM class.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Sayyed you were a very sincere and keen student. It’s a delight for any teacher to have students having your qualities.

      I wish you a wonderful future! Warm regards.


  11. gauravrtuli says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for the wonderful memories and the insightful knowledge that you have provided us.

    Really did open up our minds and made us “Think Strategically”

    God Bless You


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hey Gaurav my friend,

      Its been great knowing you. I thank you for your class participation and positive attitude.

      I am sure you will do very well in life. Best of luck.

      Warm regards.


  12. Binod Luitel says:

    Hello friends,

    Wish you all the very best for your final semester and more in life. You guys have reminded us about our batch in Strategic Management class—just like you, we too felt prestigious for having this class; and just like you we too felt valued and recognized in this class. When this moment came, we felt sad for a while thinking we will be apart from this best learning period of life. But, we never had to miss the inspiration and encouragement from Dilip sir. We still feel close and connected with him because of this blog.

    So, hope you too will occasionally visit the blog where we can meet and share our thoughts; and still can learn and grow.

    Thank you,

    May god bless you all !


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh Binod my dear friend you were always so positive in your days as at Tasmac. And so nice of you to guest write a lovely article on your beautiful country Nepal. Thanks and do well and of course keep in touch.

      Warm regards


  13. Kashif Khan says:

    THANK YOU! Your class was the most engaging and influential class of this entire semester. You treated us with respect and valued our input. I can’t thank you enough for the experience.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Kashif,

      I have always appreciated your questioning approach in class. The questions you asked often led to discussions and that enriches us all. Your kind words I value with a sense of humility.

      I have observed one great.quality in you – “you are a man of your word”!

      Wish you well always,

      Kind regards!


  14. Reshma Shah says:

    Hello All,

    Best of luck for your semesters throughout….You have jumped into a sea full of opportunities…Make the most of it from your Tas-Life….

    One more thing your super seniors will always be there to help you…That is the best part of Tas-Seniors…

    Best of luck for all those joining Finance (Solve), HR (practise) and Marketing (Celebrate and enjoy)….Each and every specialization is uniqque on its own…Listen to your heart and go for it…Just remember You can do it, and believe me you will…

    Miss u Sir.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Reshma … such lovely comments and so meaningful to these wonderful folk… you have always been so supportive to your class mates and every one else too … still remember your ‘class poem’ so sportingly created by you 🙂

      Ya miss ya too and continue doing well in your beautiful Tanzania 🙂


  15. Fareez Bhathena says:

    Dear Sir, It been a wonderful experience…Thanks for being there.

    Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.