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Underdogs should not be underestimated

One day, as they were driving back to their office after a visit to their customer’s factory, a Sales Executive told his General Manager that he had noticed that the GM spoke equally politely with all persons, from the Managing Director down to a janitor whom he happened to speak with. 173 more words

Proactive Indian

Return on investment in faculty rarely captured by university CFOs

“Mr. President, We are not employees of the university. We are the university.”

With these words, Isidore Rabi, a distinguished faculty member at Columbia University, interrupted Dwight Eisenhower, who had started off a speech by addressing the faculty as “employees of the university.” Generation after generation of faculty members has repeated this inspirational anecdote from the early 1950s, though they know very well that their universities are increasingly becoming about everything other than the faculty. 1,389 more words

Op-eds

Thoughtfulness

“I have seen many persons coming and presenting you with boxes of mithai (sweets) to thank you for some work that you’ve done for them. Most of the time, you keep the box unopened. 205 more words

Proactive Indian

Hurrah for endings and new beginnings

Hello internet! I can’t believe I’m doing this to myself, but I’m starting a brand new blog…

I’ve been blogging on and off across many different platforms for nearly seven years now. 971 more words

Academia

Chickamauga and Chattanooga

- 26 March -

We had a couple of days to use up before our next visitors from the UK arrived – and we were looking forward to seeing our guests! 613 more words

Seeing America

Sensitive

The teenager came home from school, collapsed into a sofa, buried his face in his palms and started sobbing uncontrollably.

His parents were bewildered. They just couldn’t imagine what might have happened. 220 more words

Proactive Indian

T-24

Today let’s talk about another essential part of the Canadian premed experience–watching medical school interview videos!

Most schools in Canada conduct multiple mini interviews to help them select the best candidates for their incoming class. 209 more words

Canada