India First Leadership Talk Series” by Dr. Anand Deshpande

Students and Faculty under the aegis IIIM’s Innovation Council on January 24, 2018 attended the Live session for Episode 02 of “India First Leadership Talk Series” by Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Persistent Systems Ltd. The Session was conducted by MHRD Innovation Cell- Institutions Innovation Council (MIC-IIC).

In his talk Dr. Deshpande advised the participants to make  the most of the resources available and gradually adapt with changing times and technology.

Dr. Anand said that, ‘I always thought that mentors or business coach should help us run the business correctly. However, now I learnt that business coach or mentors are people who guide us the path, ask us questions to help us introspect and get us introduced to new meaningful networks of people.’ Dr. Deshpande also stressed that as entrepreneurs we should look after customer’s journey rather than worrying about generating new leads all the time. In the end he asked the students to give back to the society, where he shared his story about deAsara foundation which helps individuals willing to bring their business ideas to life.