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V G Raman
V G Raman

V G Raman

Founder Director Visharad Consul

Visharad Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd


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Family Background
*Born in the coal mine town of Dhanbad in Jharkhand
*Father - The first batch of Indian Cost accountants spent over 40 years in the coal industry and retired as the Director Finance of National Coal Development Corpn Ltd. * My Mother and my wife are home makers .
*Married with a son and a daughter
Working Life Management:
* My philosophy is work hard and enjoy hard.
* Actively participate in Social Service through Rotary.
* Currently Vocational Services Director in Rotary Club of Bangalore West.
* I spend Quality time with my family.
The Decisions That Matter
* To cash in an opportunity to reorient myself from the role of a technocrat to that of a manager in 1987 at HCL. This was a difficult decision.
* To take up the ownership of a Profit Center at Xerox under an extremely challenging situation. This decision paid off.
Other Thoughts:
* Eagerly looking forward for consulting assignments wherin I can deploy my operational management skills to help SMEs and startups perform to the expectation of their stakeholders and specially the investors/VCs
Advice For New Professionals:
* You need to be passionate towards your work
* Use every task as a learning opportunity
* Understand the business requirements - treat your employer as your partner
* Try to be the best in whatever work you do - always use best practices
* Keep Smiling, Work Hard and Enjoy Hard
Done Differently:
* Educate myself more during the early part of the career
* Concentrate on improving soft skills continually
* Identify role models/mentors and invest time with them
The Journey So Far:
*Started my career as a Programmer Analyst in one of the best MIS environment in India at Telco(now Tata Motors).
*Good international exposure at HP , Sprint , Xerox and SAIC.
*Exposure to the best of Management Practices at Xerox and HP
*Top Management exposure at Xerox and SAIC
Required Reading:
* Jack Welsh - WINNING
* Jim Collins - GOOD TO GREAT
* Jan Carlzon - MOMENTS OF TRUTH
* Radhakrishnan Pillai - CORPORATE CHANAKYA
* University Websites/White Papers from the Ivy League Business Schools
Plans For The Future:
* As a top Consultant in Performance Management
* Main Contributor to successful turnaround cases
Career Profile:
* Owner of a management consulting organization
* Need networking skills at the highest levels to get consulting assignments
* Enterpeneaurship skills are at test
Degrees That Matter:
* A strong formal management education
Job Profile:
* Owner CEO of a boutique niche consulting firm
* Principal Consultant/Practice Lead in the area of Program Management
Growth Strategy:
* Participation in Seminars/Workshops in Management with focus on Productivity and Performance Management
* Study/Research using the Web.
Changes In The Professional Environment:
* Started my career in 1979 when PCs where not born and we did not have an IT industry in India and worked in the mainframe era
* Have witnessed multiple generations of people and IT industry transitions
* Sad to see "passion to work" decline in the IT industry
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