It was a great experience to be at Center Stage, the India Abroad- sponsored symposium in Toronto. The key experiences I personally got was the opportunity to network with other Indian MBAs and listen
to successful entrepreneurs from the
One of the messages which came out
strongly was the emphasis on going
where the money is.
The phrase was explained as going
where the money is to be made, and not
necessarily going where the money has
already been made.
I personally interpreted the phrase as
going where the opportunity is.
As was mentioned by one of the speakers, the world is our oyster and the future
professionals will be global citizens.
Having adopted Canadian citizenship
after immigrating from India seven years
ago, this comment resonated with my
I felt the need to remain mobile in pursuit of success.
The other message which stands out in
my memory is the
view of Aditya Jha.
I was impressed
with his life-story
and his philan-
phies. I was impressed to see the amount
of work he is doing through the POA
foundation, which is funded by him. He
has truly demonstrated his commit-
ment to his beliefs.
I heard similar overtones from our
Dean Ginny Dybenko, when she
emphasized on entrepreneurship
and ‘inter-preneurship’ and the idea
of business schools to look beyond
business objectives and look at
Wilfrid Laurier University is
renowned for strong student focus
and a deep sense of community. Her
views resonated with the vision of
I feel that the social objectives
should be in the portfolio of every
manager since they indirectly
impact the business objectives in
the long run.
In fact, with the advances of tech-
nology and networking of society,
the influences now have a more
direct and a quicker impact on the
SHOULD BE IN THE
PORTFOLIO OF EVERY
MANAGER SINCE THEY
THE LONG RUN... I FELT
ATTENDING THE EVENT
Ashwani Nandrajog is an
MBA student at the Wilfrid
Laurier University, Water-