Friday, 25 May 2018

The Mindset Your Company Needs to Grow Organically

M&A is central to many companies’ growth strategies. But you can’t grow by acquisition alone. Companies with more organic growth generate higher shareholder returns than those relying on acquisitions alone. But organic growth remains elusive. It’s been easier to go from big to bigger through M&A than new to big through entrepreneurship.That failure is not due to a lack of trying. Companies dedicate vast amounts of time, money, and effort to organic growth. The problem is that many companies have the wrong “operating system” for organic growth.For most companies, both M&A and organic growth are managed like rocket launches. An enormous amount of planning goes into anticipating every possible scenario and removing every possible risk. Once launched, the opportunity is micro-managed to ensure that everything goes according to plan.This might have worked in the past when markets moved incrementally. But in a global business environment that is changing exponentially, the market moves too quickly. Too much is simply unpredictable. The solution is to shift the mindset from “rocket launch” to “laboratory”. You need to be constantly experimenting, adapting, and learning — rather than analyzing, planning, and optimizing.

Source: HBR May 22, 2018

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Friday, 13 April 2018

J-gate Training @ CFLL, JSB

There was a training session held at Center for Lifelong Learning, Jaipuria School of Business by Mr. Jaipal Singh Sisodia from J-Gate. Mr Jaipal gave information of how to use J-gate database and what are all options available with J-gate. 

There was need for training session for J-Gate and other Databases being used by CFLL. It is essential for the Library users to understand what the new system has to offer, how to use and access all the new features and to get the most out of them. 

In case of new student/faculty, training helps them a lot . This is because new user may not be aware of the functioning of the database and training helps them to gain knowledge and insight into the working of the databases.

About J-Gate
J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to  millions of journal articles available online offered by 12,058 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 50,152 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. 

Following are the few points of J-Gate, which we went through the training program

  • J-Gate Database consists of more extensive and comprehensive content
  • Classification on three levels of subject category, Subject-wise indexing.
  • Search by Title, Author, Subject Categories, Keywords, Year and any combination.
  • Daily updating with progressive accumulation.

The event was quite successful, library users also asked many queries. We plan to have more training sessions in future. Below are the some images of the event.