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The Smart Manager

The Smart Manager

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The cover theme of the September-October issue is Organizational well-being. Experts from different fields—Dr Christian Marcolli, author of The Melting Point; Fred Kiel, KRW International; Dr Vaijayanti Gupta, Strand Life Sciences; Jennifer Moss, Plasticity Labs; and Jagdish Sheth, Emory University—share their views on the various aspects of this subject.

We have featured an exclusive interview with management guru Dr Mrityunjay Athreya who talks at length on the various facets of management. Sophie Wade, author of Embracing Progress talks about the ‘future of work’ environment whereas Walter Vieira, author of Manager to CEO, outlines the nine signposts to the top job.

Several people from the industry such as Saahil Goel, Kraftly; Kiran Mahasuar and Siddharth Deshmukh, MICA; and Asif Upadhye, Never Grow Up have written on topics pertaining to their fields. Sathyan Gopalan and R Narayanakumar, talk about the future of ATMs. Wendong Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, reveals why some people hop jobs more than others.

In our regular sections, we have Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage, co-authors of Managing to Make a Difference, who dispel misconceptions about the leadership paradigm and Morgen Witzel who talks about how a robust culture ensures strong organizational health.

The Smart Manager, India's first world-class management magazine, was founded in 2002 by eminent business historian Dr Gita Piramal with Harvard Business School Dean, Prof. Nitin Nohria with the mission of updating managers and business practitioners in India with the latest thought-provoking strategic ideas from experienced, world-class managers, academics and consultants from across the globe. Over the years, the magazine has carried articles authored by illustrious management gurus such as the late CK Prahalad and Sumantra Ghoshal, Jack Trout, Ram Charan, Gary Hamel, Gay Haskins, Jagdish Seth and Lynda Gratton. We believe that "managers are the best teachers of managers" and most of our articles are written in the first person by top-tier CEOs such as Kumaramangalam Birla, Sunil Mittal, Aditya Birla, KV Kamath, Santrupt Mitra, Rajeev Dubey and S Ramadorai. We also have relationships with a number of B-schools around the world, apart from most top-level schools in India. The Smart Manager hosts the Tata Consultancy Services Smart Manager Case Contest, the most prestigious competition of its kind in the Indian print media. The contest, with a cash prize of INR50,000 per issue, sees wide participation from national and international business managers and students. The 'Smart" in The Smart Manager is an acronym for Strategy, Marketing, Analysis, Resources and Technology. Truly useful knowledge when you need it 24 x 365, year after year.