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How do you transition to a career in giving?

06 November, 2019
The Hindu Business Line
Vineet Nayar shares pro tips on preparing for what he calls the third stage in life – entering the social sector.
You are in your fifties and, after having put 30 years in your chosen...

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If you want to be great, you have to attempt something that may look stupid: Vineet Nayar

30 October, 2019
The Hindu

The founder of Sampark Foundation, believes we need to relook our education system and parenting.

Increased investments in education, high enrolment rate and accessibility to education is good news for a country looking to become an economic power, with the backing of a flourishing...

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The Greatness of Stupidity

19 October, 2019
The Hindu

All of us have made a few stupid decisions at some point in our life. By ‘stupid’, I mean the most illogical decisions. I believe that on an average everyone makes at least 25 such decisions in their lifetime, be it picking a job or a carrier one should not have; taking risks one...

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"My mother told me, you are selling your soul"

02 November, 2018

It was 2005. I had started asking questions around the purpose of life and the frugality of leading a life in the pursuit of profit. I wanted to do something dramatically different that had a purpose. Once again, I did not know what and how, but I knew the why. My mother, Anupama and I formed...

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Sound principles

05 June, 2016
Fortune India

For much of last year, I was addicted to Serial, a blockbuster podcast based on a real-life murder mystery, by American journalist Sarah Koenig. Koenig’s voice has an honest, likeable quality that draws you in (and pushes you to binge-listen). I was one of Serial’s 80 million...

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CM launches Sampark Smart Shala Programme

30 July, 2019
5 Dariya News

In the present era of cut-throat competition, it becomes vital that the students have access to best education and learning aids so that they could prepare themselves for the competitive world. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while presiding over the launch of Sampark Smartshala...

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Smartshala in 10,661 schools

30 July, 2019
Tribune News Service

Shimla: CM Jai Ram Thakur launched Sampark Smartshala English and Maths Programme under Samagra Shiksha Himachal here today. He said the major objective of the scheme was to ensure the provision of quality education.

“I am sure that this smart-kit will enhance learning...

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From people manager to thought leader

22 February, 2019
  • As routine tasks are automated, humans will have to learn the art of inspiring others around them
  • The world of management as we knew it is dead, as are the typical management pyramids

As I fly around the world looking closely at organizations and talking to...

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Why our kids need to keep pace with big tech revolutions

15 April, 2019
Financial Express

For the last few years, India has been celebrating a near-100% enrolment rate: Almost all children are getting admitted to school. But for every 100 who enrol, only 70 finish school (Source: The Hindu Data Point, 4 January 2019. Data sourced from This means 30% children drop out of...

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How A People-First Culture Is Transforming Education In India

08 May, 2018

Since 2005, when he became president and later CEO of HCL Technologies, Vineet Nayar has led a remarkable turnaround that saw the company triple its revenues and income growth. He wrote about this in his book, Employees First, Customer Second. The value-based leadership simultaneously resulted...

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