Between Wednesday and Sunday last week,
Dr Tarun Khanna addressed the intellectual elite at Manthan's monthly meeting. He came in late and didn't even have time to go through his presentation slides-choosing to ramble on 2 themes on how
(The takeaway from the meeting though was the nonchalant extempore presentation by a guest-who doubled in to speak and keep the audience enlightened about his life in
Prof John Mullins stuck to his presentation as the awe struck entrepreneur wannabes were hoping to lap up every 'mantra' as he dwelt on the path of "Getting to Plan B". Again a little disappointing, as the London Business School professor stuck to case studies of Ryan Air, napster, Apple-when so easily he could have shared the 'home grown' Indian stories of Pantaloon and Myntra.
In contrast, Lord Jeffrey Archer just floored the reading and writing enthusiasts!! The Master story teller had hour long Q& A sessions, and actually gave a lot of tips to those who dreamt of a career in writing-while extolling the need for 'knowledge of one's domain', discipline, hours of redrafting, self belief, while still being grateful for a lot of things one usually takes for granted. I suspect he has influenced Vandana more!!