Irresistibly Irrational: Entrapments in Decision Making

CIIED hosted an interactive session with Mr. Prashant Agarwal on the topic “Irresistibly Irrational: Entrapments in Decision Making“. Mr. Prashant Agarwal is the founder and managing director of Pragati Brands Consultants, a Dubai based management and marketing consulting company. He has previously been the Head of Marketing for Himalaya Herbals for EMEA-CIS and Business Head for the Russia-CIS region. The  interactive session was held on the 26th of November 2015 in room 271 at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. 30 students were present for the interactive session. Mr. Prashant Agarwal spoke to everyone about the differences in Rational and Irrational thinking. Time was spent in educating everyone about the basics of Behavioural Economics and its significance in everyday life and the business world. Through an extremely well made presentation and the help of logical examples a small exercise was conducted by questioning students, through which we figured where we usually go wrong in our

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Issues and Challenges faced by Startup Entrepreneurs

CIIED hosted an interactive session with Dr. Siddhartha Sarkar on the topic “Issues and Challenges faced by Startup Entrepreneurs”. Dr. Siddharta Sarkar is the Director, Officiating, HoD & Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IILM, College of Engineering & Technology, Gr Noida, Delhi. The talk session was held on the 24th of November 2015 in the conference hall at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. Dr. Srinivasa Rao and Dr. Lajwanti were the faculties present during the session. Roughly 40 people were present at the session. The aim was to educate all upcoming entrepreneurs on the challenges that would be faced while starting up their own company and how to avoid certain common mistakes that usually occur. An interactive session was held during which questions were asked to students at random so as so to have a cloud of ideas which were then explained by Dr. Sarkar. A presentation made by Dr. Sarkar was

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How to become a Successful Entrepreneur – Entrepreneurial Journey

RedBus_Talk-24 An interactive session on “How to become a Successful Entrepreneur – Entrepreneurial Journey” was hosted by CIIED on 01 October 2015 at 2:34 PM in the college auditorium of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. The session was conducted with Mr. Phanindra Sama, Founder of RedBus.in; Mr. Jaswinder Singh Chadha, President & CEO of Axtria; and Dr. Nayana Somaratna, Co-founder at Medical Joyworks; facilitated by Dr. R. N. Saha, Director at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. The talk was attended by students of all disciplines. The session started with Dr. Saha’s motivational words to all attendees. He then invited each speaker personally to share their journey. Mr. Phanindra Sama began by telling his college-life where he got the idea for the system/website to book busses from his college to his home-town. He, then, went on to explain how difficult was it for him to find investments or contributors,

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Business Plan and It’s Components

An interactive talk session by Mr. Rakesh Pardasani, Partner at RSM Dahman on the topic “Business Plan and It’s Components “ on 16th September 2014 in BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. The talk began at 5 pm.

Rakesh Pardasani is a partner at RSM Dahman. Previously he served as Director of RSM Dahman and a Partner at Hiranandani and Co., Gandhidham. Rakesh, an Indian national, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, (ICAI) having qualified in November 2000. Later he has also qualified as “Information Systems Auditor” from the ICAI in June 2002. The talk was attended by students of the New Venture Creation course. He began by explaining that for an entrepreneurs’ product or services, they must first address a pain point. He went on to speak about Financial aspects which were Income statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Forecasts, Capital Requirements, Break even

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