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An assessment of corporate life

An assessment of corporate life
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Perfect Storm author Parag Saigaonkar’s take on ups and downs of the corporate life was released by dean, Indian School of Business (ISB) Ajit Rangnekar at campus on Thursday. A professional blogger, Parag wrote on corporate issues since the beginning his career with Deloitte in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong and later had a stint in Beijing.

Perfect Storm author Parag Saigaonkar’s take on ups and downs of the corporate life was released by dean, Indian School of Business (ISB) Ajit Rangnekar at campus on Thursday. A professional blogger, Parag wrote on corporate issues since the beginning his career with Deloitte in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong and later had a stint in Beijing. He moved back to Mumbai in 2005, where he presently lives with his wife Vandana and his two sons Pranav and Arjun.

Till 2013, he was the regional managing director for the firm’s global off-shore consulting services. During this time, he helped grow the practice from a few hundred to several thousand professionals across several offices in India. Since returning to India, Parag, in his role as a corporate leader, watched the Indian business environment up close and was an enthusiastic participant in the success story of the twenty first century India.

Parag Saigaonkar and Ajit Rangnekar

“With its large youth population, impressive English speaking manpower and a deep pool of professionals, India could well become a leading player in the world economy. But the challenge is that while being well-equipped to take on the world, Indian corporate professionals have entered the perfect storm,” the author said. “Economic turbulence, an underequipped workforce, the need for soft skills balancing social pressures and other factors could sink all but the sturdiest of ships. The book is a measured assessment of corporate life, its demands and its ups and downs,” Parag added.

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