Indian Institute of Ponytail Management - IIPM

This blog is devoted to the study of Ponytail Management - a field that was given its initial impetus by none other than Arindam Chaudhuri of the Indian Institute of Ponytail Management (IIPM) fame who started a the first ever course on Ponytail Management in the world famous IIPM at Delhi.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Coke and Pepsi at IIPM

The recent news about both Coke and Pepsi having a cocktail of pesticides in every bottle of Coke and Pepsi has captured the imagination of IIPM. The redoubtable Arindam Chaudhury of IIPM has been appointed as consultant to both Coke and Pepsi - the historic first time that both rivals have appointed the same consultant.

An advance copy of the consultant report has leaked out and it is clear that IIPM in its inimitable style has advised both companies to learn from the IIPM experience. As you know IIPM has always given a free laptop to every IIPM student. This scheme is so popular that it is advertised in every national daily. On similar lines, IIPM has strongly advised both Coke and Pepsi to advertise that a free cocktail of pesticides is available in every bottle of Coke and Pepsi.

For the first time in history both Coke and Pepsi will run a joint campaign to promote the pesticides. IIPM has already started using Coke and Pepsi as pesticide spray in and around the IIPM towers all over the country. It is learnt that the advance copy of the consultant report has already leaked to the farmer community who are now hoarding Coke and Pepsi bottles to be used as pesticides on their farms. It is well known that two litre bottles of Coke and Pepsi are far more economical to use than the pesticides sold by pesticide companies.

This is one more major truimph for the consulting practice of Arindam Chaudhury and IIPM.

Friday, July 21, 2006

From Arindam Chaudhuri to Zinedine Zidane

Everybody from Arindam Chaudhuri to Zinedine Zidane is familar with the famous Zinedine Zidane head-butting case. We have a scoop on why Zinedine Zidane took such drastic action. Apparently Materrazzi told Zidane that he is being made an offer to join IIPM as faculty after retiring from football. Since there are no balls in IIPM (forget about footballs) Zidane thought he could start his practice sessions for his IIPM career by head-butting Materazzi. He is soon joining IIPM as the placemnt officer at IIPM. We wish him luck in his endevours.

Misguided 'reserved places' scheme doesn't help India's illiterate

July 14,2006
Misguided 'reserved places' scheme doesn't help India's illiterate
By Arindam Chaudhuri
The US has long been divided over what it calls "affirmative action," a system of racial preferences intended to overcome the lingering consequences of slavery and discrimination against black Americans. India is now becoming divided in much the same way, and for much the same reason -- the emerging system of "reserved places" aimed at redressing centuries of caste discrimination. But India's good intentions, like the US' affirmative action policies, are misguided.

The underlying question is whether merit as a criterion for advancement is doomed when legacies of racial and caste discrimination exist. Are those who agitate for affirmative action fighting for something that is more a quack remedy than a real solution?

In fact, India's "reserved places" scheme operates as a deliberate smokescreen, for it allows the government cleverly to mask the real issue, which is access to primary education for India's disadvantaged. Were adequate primary education available to India's poor -- or, for that matter, to the US' poor urban blacks -- there would be no need for reserved places in higher education and elsewhere.

Indeed, any Indian able to read this article should consider himself lucky, because India's politicians have succeeded in keeping a majority of the country's population thoroughly illiterate (as well as poor and unhealthy). Instead of providing quality elementary education for all, Indian policymakers are more concerned with enacting caste-based measures aimed at short-term political gains.

Since India gained independence 58 years ago, billions of rupees have been doled out in numerous educational policies, but general primary education remains abysmal. According to a report released by the National Institute for Educational Planning Administration last year, 8.1 percent of primary schools in India have no classrooms, while 17.5 percent have only one teacher. In addition, 76.2 percent of schools do not have clean drinking water, while 14.6 percent lack electricity. Less than 4 percent of all primary schools have computers.

Likewise, the Mumbai-based NGO Pratham's Annual Status of Education Report 2005 , which was prepared after a survey in 28 states and union territories, reveals that 35 percent of children in the seven to 14 age group are unable to read simple paragraphs, while 41 percent failed to solve a simple two-digit subtraction problem or a division problem. Instead of preparing a pool of educated workers for the future, the Indian government's policies have given rise to an illiterate and innumerate population.

These findings raise damning suspicions about the literacy levels that successive Indian governments have claimed to achieve. If the state of primary education is this bad, will the disadvantaged classes ever stand a chance? Moreover, according to Vinod Raina, a member of the Central Advisory Board on Education, 80 million of India's 200 million children between six and 14 years of age are not in school at all. Of the remaining 120 million, only 20 million are expected to reach the tenth year of school, with the rest dropping out along the way. Indeed, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently expressed dismay that "only 47 out of 100 children enrolled in class I reach class VIII."

The government has pledged in its National Common Minimum Program to raise spending on education to 6 percent of GDP. However, recent years have witnessed a steady decline in educational spending, from 4 percent of GDP in 2001-2002 to 3.8 percent in 2002-2004 and 3.5 percent in 2004-2005.

Quality education is the single greatest asset that a nation can give to its people. It also happens to be the least expensive and most cost-effective support that government can provide. But Indian politicians' interests appear to lie elsewhere. After all, with the rate of functional literacy at only 37.5 percent, they can easily manipulate the votes of uneducated people with alcohol, pop slogans and intimidation.

So the protests by highly educated Indians against "reserved places" is not only misguided, but dangerous as well. Unless India's highly educated stand up for better schools for all, protests against caste preferences will only succeed in heightening tensions and selling newspapers, rather than improving the lives of India's destitute.

The government is probably happy with these protests, for they divert attention from the real issue -- the authorities' utter failure to address the fundamental problem. As in the US, the issue is not racial and class reservations and preferences, but ensuring high-quality primary education for all, rich and poor alike. As India's educated revolt against preferences, they should not do so in a way that reinforces illiteracy.

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Arindam Chaudhuri is honorary dean at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and editor in chief of Business & Economy Magazine.

Monday, June 05, 2006

FT: The maverick management guru

The maverick management guru
By Della Bradshaw
Published: June 4 2006 16:42 | Last updated: June 4 2006 16:42

It is hard to think of any traditional business schools that have also produced four hit films and publish two news-stand magazines. The Indian Institute of Planning and Management, however, has little truck with tradition.

Take the honorary dean, Arindam Chaudhuri, for instance. With his designer spectacles and glossy ponytail he could well be mistaken for one of the stars of his own Bollywood movies.

But Professor Chaudhuri’s fame in India comes from his positioning as a management guru, not a film star. And the IIPM, which was founded as recently as 1973, now claims to be the world’s largest business school, with 5,000 postgraduate management students in nine campuses across seven of India’s largest cities – Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

The philosophy of the school is simple: India needs a lot of well-trained managers and IIPM is educating them. Prof Chaudhuri has courted controversy by lashing out at the elite Indian Institutes of Management for their refusal to admit more MBA candidates. He says that little more than 1,100 candidates enrol in the top six IIMs to study for an MBA each year, when India really needs between 50,000 and 200,000 MBAs to graduate. “This [the exclusivity] makes the halo around them [the IIMs] stronger,” he says.

He happily acknowledges that graduates from the IIPM do not receive the high salaries that those from the IIMs can command – Prof Chaudhuri’s graduates earn about Rs30,000 ($653) a month compared with Rs50,000 for an IIM graduate. Nonetheless, he says, 400 Indian companies recruit on the nine IIPM campuses each year from among the 2,500 graduating students.

The flamboyant Prof Chaudhuri does not intend to stop there. While all the talk in American and European business schools is about the scramble to sign up partner schools or establish campuses in India and China, IIPM is turning the tables. It looks set to become the first Indian business school to set up campuses in Europe and the US.

The IIPM intends to establish satellite campuses in the UK, Singapore and Dubai in 2006 and in the US in 2007. The UK campus will be in London in the Chancery Lane area, the centre of the legal industry. The Singapore Economic Development Board has also invited the school to set up a campus there, alongside the likes of The University of Chicago and Insead, says the school.

As with almost all Indian business schools (the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad is the notable exception) the MBA offered in India is a pre-experience degree – more akin to a pre-experience masters in management degree in Europe. According to Prof Chaudhuri: “A huge majority of our students are straight out of college. In India traditionally people finish education in one go. You rarely see someone taking a break after working.”

He thinks this approach will be popular overseas, in the UK for example. However he acknowledges that the IIPM will not be able to offer an MBA degree in London to begin with, only a diploma – it will take at least three years for the school to apply for monotechnic status and therefore be allowed to grant its own degrees.

He is unperturbed by this. “We’re going to focus on deliverables minus certification . . . We’re not going to get into the argument of what the paper is called. We’re going to focus on what is taught.”

The MBA the business school offers is structured differently from most MBA programmes, with a strong emphasis on economics and marketing. “Economics, we think, is the backbone of an intellectual course,” says Prof Chaudhuri.

This is not economics as most US business schools would know it, however: it has attributes that are peculiarly Indian. “We talk about the survival of the weakest and trickle-up,” says the honorary dean. “Without clashing with the first world ideology, we’re trying to show how taking care of people around the world can be a profitable business.

“The big reality is that human nature and the market system go hand in hand. But human nature and humanism go hand in hand.” These ideas, he believes, are globally applicable. “With this differentiated programme we intend to go global.”

Overseas travel is already compulsory for all MBA students. They spend two weeks in Europe, the US or elsewhere – in spite of the logistical nightmare of taking 2,500 students out of India each year.

The IIPM has been able to attract many top international professors to teach in India. According to the school’s website, some 30 professors of international repute teach at the IIPM – Philip Kotler from Kellogg, Skander Essegaier from Wharton and Ari Ginsberg from the Stern school at NYU to name just three.

When the school sets up satellite campuses it believes it can persuade US and European professors to teach there, rather than the Indian faculty who teach ­domestically.

The teaching faculty on the Indian campuses would not pass muster at any globally recognised business school – indeed, it is hard to find details of the 350 faculty on the IIPM’s website at all. The school has been able to build up its teaching faculty in India by recruiting its graduating MBA students – unthinkable in most business schools. But the flamboyant Prof Chaudhuri says he has “absolute faith in young blood”.

This year the school has taken on 160 graduating students to train as teachers and consultants. (As well as the film production and magazine businesses, the IIPM claims to have the largest management consultancy business in India).

Ninety per cent of the faculty at the IIPM have an MBA degree and 20 per cent have a doctoral degree. Prof Chaudhuri himself studied at IIPM for his MBA and fellowship degrees. For those who join the school with just an MBA, the IIPM runs its own fellowship programme, which takes four to five years to complete and which Prof Chaudhuri argues is the equivalent of a doctoral degree. As if all that is not enough, the IIPM has just started an IT consulting arm as well.

The IIPM has clearly had some success in the Indian mass education market, where hundreds of little-known business schools cater to the huge numbers of aspiring managers requiring MBA education. The question is, can the IIPM, as Prof Chaudhuri believes, replicate this success overseas, often in markets, such as the US and Europe, that are already saturated with domestic MBA programmes?

While traditional business schools may frown disapprovingly at IIPM’s attitude to management education, no one could doubt Prof Chaudhuri’s enthusiasm. “When it comes to the globalisation of Indian thoughts, nobody has taken the initiative,” he says

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Reservation Policy at IIPM

While Arjun Singh has been trying his best to get additional reservation seats at the IITs and IIMs, IIPM has been at the forefront of providing reservations in its IIPM towers. At IIPM all student seats are reserved on April First for the OMCs (Other Moneyed Class) and all faculty positions are reserved on April First for those graduating from IIPM that day. In line with Arjun Singh's policy of increasing seats at IITs and IIMs to cover the seats lost by additional reservations, IIPM is also increasing its seats to cover any shortfall of seats so as to not miss any of the OMCs. As of now they have optimised by having students on campus in three batches so that when any batch has extended free vacations at home or free study tours in Europe another batch is on campus. In a new initiative to improve the yeild, IIPM will work in three batches at a time in three shifts of 8 hours each in day so that contact hours can be retained at a high level. A call center is being set up in IIPM Delhi to cater 24 hours to queries from IIPM students throughout the country on the IIPM hotline. Most responses have been automated and currently students are trying to max out all the options available so that they can talk to someone human. IIPM is truly the future of management education and Arjun Singh does have something to learn from it!

Friday, March 31, 2006

April Fool's Day Special on Ponytail Management at IIPM

All Fool's Day (April 1) is the most important day of the year at IIPM. April 1 also known as IIPM day, marks the start of a new financial year for IIPM and as we all know the financial year is more important that the academic year at IIPM. April 1 also marks the start of yet another financial year of recruiting IIPM brand fools by the thousands into the IIPM fold. It also marks the release of an equally large number of IIPM brand fools into the "real world" where they run about like headless chickens till they are collected back by IIPM and appointed as IIPM faculty. Arindam Chaudhuri celebrates April 1 in his inimitable style by releasing his revised and autographed autobiography to all IIPM students. A separate museum of IIPM memorablia is being established in Delhi to take care of the growing memorablia collection.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Advances in Ponytail Management at IIPM - III

The current bird flu crisis that has resulted in the culling of millions of chickens across the world has been examined with great interest at IIPM. As we all know, chickens are the favorite bird of Arindam Chaudhuri as he never tires in counting them before they hatch. He has also been instrumental in creating thousands of IIPM chickens through the IIPM system, who roam the world at large in a fruitless search for jobs before they find themselves culled by the IIPM system to decorate the exotic spread on the dining table of Ponytail himself. A prime example of the true blood chicken like character of IIPM chickens is in the case of the IIPM alumni who became a hostile witness (a strong legal word for what is essentially chickening out) in the Jessica murder case. Ponytail was so proud of the truly chicken like behavior exhibited by that IIPM alumni that he put his case as essential reading in every national daily in the country in true-to-form IIPM style. This seems be clear signs of the bird flu crisis likely to hit the IIPM chickens and the Indian government will soon have to take upon itself the task of culling all the IIPM chickens before they hatch out of IIPM.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Advances in Ponytail Management at IIPM - II

In the second post on advances in ponytail management we will share with you the placement process at IIPM. As you would know from all the full page newspaper advertisements, placements is given more importance by IIPM management than by IIPM students - quite unlike at the IIMs where it is usually the other way around. While placements are usually considered an unavoidable nuisance and distraction by IIM faculty, it is considered the reason for their existence by IIPM faculty. This is ofcourse not surprisng as most IIPM faculty are those IIPM alumni who could not get jobs during their placements and are therefore working as IIPM faculty. They are still trying to discover why they failed to get jobs on graduating from IIPM and they are conducting controlled experiments with current IIPM batches to discover what works in IIPM placements and what does not. Based on multiple regression of this data the IIPM faculty are establishing the determinants of placement performance so that in the future eventuality that all applicants cannot be offered a seat at IIPM, these determinants can be used to identify students who stand a fighting chance of getting placed. A sneak preview of this data has shown that high fees is a strong determinant of placement as it makes the student and his/her parents more desperate to get a job to repay the loan. IIPM placement cell has identified a classic mode of gaining brand names associations without paying for them. IIPM students are good at taking up jobs of lower level non-MBA tasks so that IIPM can mention the company in its advertisments while their students get paltry salaries.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Advances in Ponytail Management at IIPM - I

In the first of the series on advances in ponytail management, we will explore the role and relevance of contact hours within the IIPM system. As you may have observed in the latest issue of the most widely circulated article in management history (the IIPM advertisement in all national dailies) written by the eminent Malay Chaudhuri, the IIPM program has as many as 1944 contact hours compared to just 1500 contact hours in the IIMs (and even lower contact hours in ISB). The higher number of contact hours at IIPM provides for more healthy and frequent contact between IIPM students and IIPM faculty (most of whom were IIPM students just a few contact hours ago), thus strengthing the alumni network of IIPM. Infact all alumni activities are counted as contact hours in IIPM since alumni = faculty and faculty=alumni in the IIPM system. IIPM believes in close and frequent contact between IIPM faculty and IIPM students. Infact the large number of contact hours enabled the most famous alumni of the IIPM system - Arindam Chaudhuri to contact his life partner who was, and continues to be, one his most frequently contacted students.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Basics of Ponytail Management at IIPM - V

In the fifth and last post on the basics of ponytail management (before we go to advances in ponytail management), we will cover the methods used by IIPM in fixing belief among IIPM students using the pioneering work of Pierce (1877) titled "The Fixation of Belief". Pierce gave the key insight that belief in humans is fixed in one of four ways. We will examine how IIPM has used these methods effectively in fixing belief among IIPM students about the IIPM and its founders.

(a) Method of Tenacity - a steady and immovable clinging to beliefs an individual already has by suppressing any doubts or wavering. This method is used in creating the full page IIPM advertisements in newspaper where IIPM believes that by tenaciously repeating its glories it will build a steady and unmovable belief among its readers and prospective students. The method is used repeatedly within the IIPM campus in every course where the superiority of IIPM is emphasised.

(b) Method of Authority - to create institutions that teach doctrines to the young and prevent contrary doctorienes from being expressed by terrifying them to silence. This method is superior to method of tenacity. IIPM used this to suppress Gaurav Sabnis and Rashmi Bansal from speaking against IIPM. It is also used to supress IIPM students from speaking against the authority both within and outside IIPM.

(c) Method of Apriority - to create propositions that do not rest on observed facts but rather are agreeable to reason based on the intellectual fashions of that time. While this method is more intellectual than the method of tenacity or method of authority it is based on taste and fashion. This is the basis for all the claims that IIPM courses are superior to the IIM courses as IIMs don't have those interestingly titled courses. It is IIPM's belief that by naming all its courses differently from the usual names that are used in business schools across the world they will be able to make their courses incomparable to any course anywhere in the world except in an IIPM - naturally making those courses best in the worlds because no second best exists.

(d) Method of Science - to scientifically investigate real things whose characteristics are entirely independent of our opinion about them and fit our reasoning with facts. This is superior to the other three methods but requires time and effort - IIPM is too busy to use this method - the other three methods serve its purpose in making itself superior to the IIMs.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Basics of Ponytail Management at IIPM - IV

"Dare to Dream Beyond the IIMs" is the motto of IIPM. The great depth and profound meaning hidden in this provocative slogan is conveyed to each and every IIPM student. In sheer power and weight, this slogan is as overpowering as the famous ponytailmotto "Count the Chickens Before they Hatch" or the less famous Robin Hood motto - "Rob the Rich and Give it to the Poor".

IIPM students know that its easy to dream beyond the IIMs. After all the IIMs don't advertise as much as IIPM. Every full page color IIPM advertisment in the national newspapers a powerful catalyst for IIPM student dreams while all IIM students have to look forward to is an drab annual quarter page announcement about the next CAT examination. The IIPM advertisements also walk the talk of their motto by being as daring as they possibly can. Advertising is about daring to create dreams as any IIPM student will tell you and IIPM advertisements are full of daring dreams. All sorts of daring content, such as daring academic credentials, daring degree names, daring course contents, daring acronyms, daring locations, daring essays, daring visiting faculty, daring AICTE and daring students to join IIPM is neatly packed into just one of two pages of a national newspaper.

IIPM students know that its easy to dream beyond the IIMs. All the eminent business school faculty in the world have at some time been within the sphere of influence of IIPM and have been setting of drenched dreams among IIPM students who are splashed by their cars as they enter or exit the IIPM campus. IIPM Delhi students are known to keep an outfit for each drenching as it may fetch a good price in the IIPM internal market - primarily in the IIPM satellite schools.

Reliable sources inform us that its the IIM students who under the influence of IIPM are now daring to dream beyond the IIMs. While imitation is the best form of flattery apparently IIPM will charge IIM students on a pay-per-dream basis. To improve revenues a few eye-candy photographs that have a IIM apeal within the advertisement would not be amiss.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Basics of Ponytail Management at IIPM - III

In the third post on the Basics of Ponytail Management we will cover the fine art of creating and sustaining academic credentials as innovated by and practiced by Malay Chaudhuri of IIPM fame. As you know Malay Chaudhuri created world history by becoming the first person ever to get a masters and doctorate degree from an institution even before it was founded. This is not surprising as given his keen intellect he thought he could always create his own Berlin School of Economics later on with predated records to settle the matter, if someone asked uncomfortable questions. It was unfortunate that an institution called the Berlin School of Economics was indeed formed at a later date and this institution - given the natural stubborness of Germans - decided not to predate its history to include Malay Chaudhuri in its alumni ranks.

However, the basic principles of the Malay Chaudhuri method of creating academic credentials are still very powerful and are conveyed religiously to every IIPM student. Many practice sessions follow and all IIPM students are asked to create a blog in the name of IIPM to practice this fine art of creating academic credentials from the freely available hot air around the IIPM towers. Some enthusiastic students have created multiple single entry blogs to flood the blogosphere. Active efforts are on to now predate these blogs to create the impression that they were created over the entire lifetime of IIPM. IIPM is ofcourse cautioning these IIPM chickens to count these blogs carefully and make sure that they don't predate them to dates before the birth of the internet as this may make these blogs somewhat unbelievable.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Basics of Ponytail Management at IIPM - II

As most of you know, chickens are very intelligent animals. They have an extremely small brain which gives them their razor sharp intelligence that is essential for understanding that they have to put food in their mouth at regular intervals in order to survive - survive till they reach nirvana when they are consumed by humans in one of the delicacies that popular chefs are dishing out these days. IIPM looks for students with the same razor sharp intelligence that is the hallmark of the chicken. All such students, who meet the exacting standards set by the intelligent chickens of this world, are selected by IIPM to join their exalted institution even before they are hatched out of the school system. To enable this, IIPM targets parents who display the same razor sharp intelligence that is the hallmark of the chicken, as demonstated by their responding to the world class double page colour IIPM advertisements in all the national and international daily newspapers. Once selected, and well before they hatch out of the school system, the prospective chickens and their parents money is carefully counted. They are then admitted to the bachelors program at IIPM so that they can imbibe the basics of ponytail management from an early and impressionable age. Having completed the bachelor's program at IIPM enables these chickens to do nothing else other than join the masters program at IIPM at an escalated cost where they can learn ponytail management for a further two years. Counting chickens before they hatch has thus been firmly institutionalized at IIPM in a form that no business school in the world has been capable of - least of all the IIMs which seem to be only good at declaring 150000 perfectly good eggs who knock at their door as rotten eggs and let in a thousand rotten eggs that never hatch!.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Basics of Ponytail Management at IIPM -1

In this second post of the series, I will explain the basics of ponytail management as exponded by none other than Arindam Chaudhuri of IIPM fame.

The human brain has a limited capacity as it is enclosed in an inflexible skull. The human skull is covered with hair that dissipates the knowledge in the brain radially outward. Therefore all the education in the world (specially from the IIM group of institutions) will not help as most of it will enter the ear and get dissipated radially outward through the hair on the skull. To conserve the knowledge you need to build an effective and efficient ponytail that is effectively grounded by pointing downwards. This enables the fantastic knowledge gained from IIPM to be effectively preserved and can be used in small potent doses when you work in Planman Consultants after graduation from IIPM.

This is an important concept that has been missed by all the IIM group of institutions. They do not know about ponytail management and therefore select students who keep their hair waving freely - thus the miniscule knowlege that the get at IIM is immediately dissipated radially outward leaving them with neither IQ nor EQ.

At IIPM we only select students with long hair that can be tied into a ponytail - this is the reason that we usually have more girls admitted than boys - girls have higher ponytail potential. Infact studies at IIPM have shown that girls who have their hair braided into a ponytail from early childhood have higher potential and our selection process at IIPM carefully investigates this to select the most promising girl candidates.

Unfortunately the fee that we charge often leaves their parents without any hair - but our IIPM parents are willing to sacrifice their hair for the sake of their wards and for the future of our country.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Ponytail Management: An Emerging Discipline

This blog is devoted to the study of Ponytail Management. Ponytail management is an emerging field of specialization in the field of management and is attracting the interest of a large number of academic scholars across the world. The field was given its initial impetus by none other than Arindam Chaudhuri of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) fame who started a the first ever course on Ponytail Management in the world famous IIPM at Delhi and this course in now taught by his devoted disciples across all the branches of IIPM in India and is proposed to be taught in the newly started branches across the world. All students of IIPM in recent years have had the unique advantage of imbibing the far reaching benefits of an intricate and detailed understanding of Ponytail Management that has given them immense confidence in handling the major management issues faced by today's world order. IIPM students working through Planman Consulting have enabled major corporations to restructure their operations in accordance with the tenets of Ponytail Management to make enormous strides in efficiency and effectiveness that are unparalleled in the world of consulting. Held as a close secret over the years within the highrise walls of IIPM campuses, the potent tenets of Ponytail Management will now be released in small and easily digetable doses to the world at large through this blog. This knowledge has been gained through diligent work of academic espionage on IIPM campuses and is being made freely available throgh this blog so as to enable more people worldwide to gain from applying this amazingly versatile body of knowledge in Ponytail Management created by Arindam Chaudhuri and incredible IIPM.
 
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