Most men take more out of life than they give to it. A few give more to life than they take out of it. The world runs because of such men.

SUBROTO BAGCHI

PUBLIC SERVANT – AUTHOR - ENTREPRENEUR

Work@Home: Finding the New Balance

The Times Of India - August 27, 2020

Growing up, is there anyone who liked homework? Even as we became adults, whenever a difficult boss or a client dished out unwelcome assignments, we groaned about the monster and the “homework”. Home is meant for putting the leg up, for many, particularly the men folk. But with Covid-19, everything has changed dramatically and work at...
We Need 'Nano Unicorns' For India To Succeed

Outlook India - November 12, 2018

When I took on the assignment of heading Odisha’s Skill Development Authority, I had one ask from Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik. That, I wouldn’t be available to him for the first 30 days. New to skill development and  government, I wanted to spend the first 30 days, doing my own skill development. For this, I decided to travel...
Businesses are built on burning ambition. But don’t burn at both ends

Founding Fuel - February 16, 2016

I am 28. I have just raised my first round of venture capital for my e-commerce company. It is a heady feeling. We know the killer app we are building, would rapidly transform the industry we are looking at; it would change how people will buy and sell in the future. But as the high fives are settling down and today is Monday, please tell us the...
A Bridge called Hope

India Today - December 06, 2014

In 1975, when India Today magazine was born, every elected member of the Indian Parliament had two special entitlements: a cooking gas connection and an additional telephone line at home. In a country of scarcity and regulation, hundreds of people queued up to the MP’s door to be given these from the “MP Quota” by trading some...
Aamir Khan - No Cuts. Only Rushes

Forbes India - September 09, 2011

Actor Aamir Khan talks about why he is a producer, how he deals with pain and the award functions that he does attend. Subroto Bagchi in conversation with Aamir Khan, actor, filmmaker and producer.
Missionaries of Charity

Financial Express - May 11, 2010

Peter Drucker once said that, “for-profit” organizations have much more to learn from the not-for-profit organizations, than the other way round. As I look at the many organizations that I admire, the one name that jumps out consistently is that of the Missionaries of Charity. It is not because they are a bunch of do-gooders who tug at...
Morning After the Madrid Train Blast

Business World - May 03, 2010

Missing the 7.30 a.m. express train from New Brunswick to New York's Penn Station meant deep trouble. Bracing the unseasonal snow, I parked my car across the station and ran up the escalator just as the train was about to close doors.As I dashed in, I caught sight of a policeman with his sniffer dog on the platform. The door closed on that...
The power of inclusion

Business World - May 05, 2009

Whenever someone begins with a sense of inclusion while building a vision, it is almost certain to be great. We see this in the way human history has unfolded. The concept of vision in the history of modern business is new, but not so in the history of sustained spread of ideas - from the way the message of Christ, Mohammed or the Buddha spread....
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