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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Man They Called “The Boss” – Part 3 (audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Man They Called “The Boss” – Part 3. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Phoenix Rises – Part 2 (audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Phoenix Rises – Part 2. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Making of “Busby’s Babes” — Part 1 (audio)

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The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Man They Called “The Boss” – Part 3

What kind of a man was Matt Busby: a Scot from the hell-hole of the mining town of Bellshill? At the age of 9 after his Father’s death he went to work in the coal mines.  As a player he had played 219 league games and 31 cup games before he became the Manager. Busby, to the public, was calm, composed and dignity personified. He was a quiet man but was articulate and hung his passion on his sleeve. His intensity and passion were legendary around football circles. It intimidated many. Some even saw in him a strong authoritarian streak. Even in his early days people thought twice before they locked horns with him. His intensity, passion and meticulousness demolished any argument. He rarely yelled or screamed or had to use threats or abuses to make his point. Read more »

The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Phoenix Rises – Part 2

Busby said “From the start, I had envisaged making my own players, having a kind of nursery so that they could be trained in the kind of pattern I was trying to create for Manchester United”. Busby now was restless. He wanted to pit his team against the best in Europe and not just win the English league. No English club had till then ventured out to Europe. The English Football Association was against English clubs participating in the European cup, where the top 2 or 3 clubs from every European country competed. But Busby wanted to pit his 22 year olds against Europe’s best, the likes of the great Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas of Real Madrid, Eusebio of Benifica, Johan Cruyff of Ajax,  Gerd Muller and Franz Beckenbauer of Bayern Munich. Read more »

The Busby Way to Talent Management: The Making of “Busby’s Babes” – Part 1

Manchester United Football club, a premier club today, in 1945 was languishing with only one league title in nearly 40 years. Its coffers were empty. It was saddled with a debt of 15,000 sterling pounds. Its stadium was bombed out, derelict and dilapidated.

It was under these circumstances that the club appointed an army physical training instructor Sgt. Matt Busby as its Manager. Busby immediately recruited Jimmy Murphy as his assistant. Read more »

Lessons from Cricket for Management (Audio)

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Lessons from Cricket for Management

A few days back I wrote to Mr. Ramkumar congratulating him on a fantastic and breathtaking Indian victory over archrivals Australia in a match which saw India dominate their opposition with such elan, grace and confidence as has not been witnessed in the recent past. Of course I requested Mr. Ramkumar to present his views on Cricket and Management on The Other View.

He wrote back asking me to write the article myself instead of him. I, at this point in time, felt like Sachin Tendulkar when he was handed over the ball by his captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, in a packed Eden Gardens to bowl the last over of the Hero Cup finals against South Africa way back in 1993. Of course I had no idea about what I would write but having been given the opportunity and honour to write, I have made an attempt based on my limited experience both as a fan of the “gentlemen’s game” and of having served three of India’s leading companies: HCL Infosystems, Genpact and ICICI Bank. Read more »

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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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