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A Day in the Life: JantaKhoj’s Tarun Bangari

January 8th, 2012

by Ram Ganeshan

Tarun Bangari is Founder & CEO, JantaKhoj InfoServices Pvt Ltd.  JantaKhoj (translates to “people search” in Hindi) provides the first and the largest people search portal in India, offering people search and background check services to businesses and individuals.

He talks about how JantaKhoj got started, challenges he faces, and his typical workday.

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In Conversation: Human Genome Sciences’ H. Thomas Watkins

May 14th, 2011

by Ram Ganeshan

H. Thomas Watkins is the CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc. HGS exists to place new therapies into the hands of those battling serious disease. On March 9, 2011, the FDA approved BENLYSTA, a specialized drug to treat Lupus.

He talks about leadership and operational challenges of becoming a fully commercial biopharmaceutical company.

Read and Enjoy!

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A Day in the Life: Pearbudget’s Charlie Park

October 24th, 2010

by Ram Ganeshan

Charlie Park is the founder of two internet startups. One (pearbudget.com) is a personal finance web application (see it featured on CBS “The Early Show”). The other (monotask.com) is still-in-beta-testing, a web application focused on attention management — he describes it as “Ritalin for your computer.” He didn’t set out to be a business entrepreneur when he got his B.A. from William and Mary in 2001. Today he discusses how he got where he is, what has contributed to his success, and what a typical work day is like.

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In Conversation: Smith Barney’s James W. Brinkley

March 15th, 2010

by Ram Ganeshan

In this edition of the Thought Leadership Project, I talk to James W. Brinkley, who is the Vice-Chairman of Smith Barney’s Global Private Client Group following Citigroup Inc.’s acquisition of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated (LMWW). He was previously CEO of LMWW.

He talks about leadership, operational challenges, and gives advice to graduating MBAs. As a professor, I could not resist giving him a quiz: I asked him “Say you were to write a letter to Alexander Hamilton explaining the current state of the financial industry, what will you write about?” Go on, read his wonderful response.