Monthly Archives: June 2012
We are looking for a Front Desk Executive for our client which is an leading advertising agency based at Bandra. Mail your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 9324460598
- Working Hours 10:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday (However should be flexible with time)
- Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
- Attending Incoming & Outgoing calls with proper etiquettes and maintaining records for them
- Data entry, prepare presentations, make reports whenever required by the team
- To perform other administrative work like supervision on Housekeeping and other
- Administrative purchases viz. stationery items, eatables, flowers or bouquets etc. whenever required
- Taking care of dispatch, keeping records for incoming and outgoing Letters
- Maintaining of Stock Registers (First aid, Stationery, etc.)
- Updating Inventory received and other work
- Maintaining the files, records and documents as required
- Handling Telephonic and Walk-in enquiries
- Answering of phone calls and enquires
- Travel arrangement for senior management
- To perform courier and dispatch services
Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
Presentable and proficient with computers.
Something really inspiring I came across….
Infosys Technologies is one of the few Indian companies that have changed the way the world looks at India. No longer is India a land of snake charmers and beggars. It is now perceived as an economic giant to reckon with, bursting with brilliant software engineers and ambitious entrepreneurs. And Infosys is an symbol of India’s information technology glory. Infosys has many firsts to its name: The first Indian firm to list on Nasdaq; the first to offer stock options to its employees. . . The company crossed $1 billion in revenues for the first time in 2004. TCS, however, was the first Indian IT firm to top $1-bn in revenues. Infosys is an organisation that inspires awe and respect, globally. On July 2, Infosys completed 25 years in existence.
The idea of Infosys was born on a morning in January 1981. That fateful day, N R Narayana Murthy and six software engineers sat in his apartment debating how they could create a company to write software codes.
Six months later, Infosys was registered as a private limited company on July 2, 1981. Infosys co-founder N S Raghavan’s house in Matunga, northcentral Mumbai, was its registered office. It was then known as Infosys Consultants Pvt Ltd.
What was the company’s starting capital?
US $250. Murthy borrowed $250 from his wife Sudha to start the company. The front room of Murthy’s home was Infosys’ first office, although the registered office was Raghavan’s home.
Who were Murthy’s six friends who joined hands to launch Infosys?
Nandan Nilekani, N S Raghavan, S Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal, K Dinesh and Ashok Arora.
Are all of them still the founding directors?
Murthy is currently chief mentor and chairman while Nilekani is the chief executive officer and managing director. Gopalakrishnan, Shibulal and Dinesh are directors. Raghavan retired as joint managing director in 2000. He is currently the chairman of the advisory council of the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Ashok Arora worked for the company till 1988 and left after selling his shares in the then unlisted company back to the other promoters. He moved to the United States where he now works as a consultant.
‘Murthy was always broke. He always owed me money. We used to go for dinner and he would say, ‘I don’t have money with me, you pay my share, will return it to you later.’ For three years, I maintained a book of Murthy’s debts to me. No, he never returned the money and I finally tore it up after our wedding. The amount was a little over Rs 4,000.’
— An excerpt from Sudha Murthy’s reminiscences. She is the wife of Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy.
Those days, Murthy wanted to do something with his life, but he had no money. Murthy was married to Sudha on February 10, 1978, while he was working with Patni Computers.
In 1981, it was Murthy’s idea to start Infosys. Murthy had a dream, and no money. So Sudha gave him Rs 10,000, which she had saved without his knowledge. Murthy and his six colleagues started Infosys in 1981.
No, it was not in Bangalore, but in Pune that Infosys set up its first office, in 1981. The house that Murthy and Sudha bought with a loan became the first Infosys office. As Murthy ran Infosys, Sudha took up a job as a systems analyst with the Walchand Group of Industries to support their household.
In 1983, Infosys moved to Bangalore when it got its first client, Data Basics Corporation from the United States. The first mini computer arrived at Infosys in 1983. It was a Data General 32-bit MV8000. The very next year Infosys switched from mini to main frames with a CAMP application for a Data Basics customer
A huge struggle, day in and day out
When they began moving ahead with Infosys, the founders — Murthy, Nilekani, Shibulal and the others — took a firm decision — that their wives would not be involved in the running of the company. So after Murthy, it was Nilekani and his wife Rohini who moved to Bangalore. But they had no house to stay. So the Nilekanis stayed with the Murthys at their Jayanagar home in Bangalore. Rohini took care of Murthy’s son as Sudha helped write software programmes for Infosys. There was no luxury, only struggle, day and night. They had no car, no phone. Murthy later recalled that it was not the luxuries of life, but the passion to create something new and innovative that made them keep going on and on and on. Despite the struggles, the Murthys, the Nilekanis and the other partners took time out for picnics in Bangalore
The crisis, and how Infosys began to grow
The first years of Infosys were not smooth. Most of the founders — Murthy, Nilekani, Dinesh, Shibulal and Gopalkrishnan — were into writing codes. And they wanted to make an impact in the American market. So Infosys got its first joint venture partners in Kurt Salmon Associates. Gopalakrishnan, who had spent time working in the United States, was the public face of the KSA-Infosys venture in America. But the joint venture collapsed in 1989, leaving Infosys in the lurch.
Gopalakrishnan relives the memories of those days. “We had nothing after eight years of trying to bring up a company. Those who studied with us had cars and houses,” he says.
The collapse of the KSA joint venture led Infosys to its first crisis. The company was on the verge of collapse. One of the founder-partners — Ashok Arora — was dejected with the way the company was going, and decided to quit. The others did not know what to do. But Murthy had the courage of conviction. ‘If you all want to leave, you can. But I am going to stick (with it) and make it,’ Murthy told them.
The other partners — Nilekani, Gopalakrishnan, Shibulal, Dinesh and Raghavan — decided to stay. And thus began to germinate the seeds of Infosys’ enormous growth.
The Nasdaq listing
It is said that Infosys began getting big breakthroughs from the US market.
How? The initial foray of Infosys into the US market was through a company called Data Basics Corp as a ‘body-shop’ or on-site developer of software for US customers. Later, Infosys formed a joint venture with Kurt Salmon Associates to handle marketing in the United States. Even today, Infosys derives about two-thirds of its revenue from the United States, serving corporate clients like Reebok, Visa, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Nordstrom and New York Life.
Infosys is the largest publicly traded IT services exporter in India, providing services to 315 large corporations, such as GE and Nortel, predominantly in the USA. It was the first Indian company to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 1999.
And the other Infosys group companies?
- Progeon Ltd: The Infosys BPO arm.
- Infosys Technologies (Shanghai) Company Limited: The company’s base in China.
- Infosys Australia Pty Ltd: Infosys’ Australian venture.
- Infosys Consulting Inc: The company’s foray into the consulting business.
25 years sheer determination, and growth
In the last 25 years, Infosys has been growing and growing.
Today, Infosys is India’s second largest software exporter. It now enjoys a strong liquidity position with over Rs 6,000 crore (Rs 60 billion) in assets, including surplus cash.
During 2005-2006, the Infosys internal cash accruals more adequately covered working capital requirements, capital expenditure and dividend payments leaving a surplus of Rs 1,612 crore (Rs 16.12 billion).
As on March 2006, the company had liquid assets including investments in liquid mutual funds of Rs 4,463 crore (Rs 44.63 billion). This collectively makes the liquidity strength of Infosys at Rs 6,078 crore (Rs 60.78 billion).
Where are these funds parked?
These funds have been deposited with banks, highly rated financial institutions and in liquid mutual funds. Infosys last year derived an average yield of 4.48 per cent (tax free) from these investments.
The company received Rs 647 crore (Rs 6.47 billion) on exercise of stock options by employees and cash equivalents including liquid mutual funds increased by Rs 1,612 crore during 2005-06.
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The sprawling Infosys campus in Bangalore is the symbol of India’s infotech growth.
MOST IMPORTANT FOR ALL ENTREPRENEURS
It is a campus where a company’s beliefs are unique:
- ‘We want to create wealth legally and ethically.’
- ‘We believe a good night’s sleep is worth a billion dollars.’
- ‘A small percentage of a growing pie is better than a large part of a shrinking pie.
We are looking for a Sr Manager Corporate Sales for our client, partners with ABEC (Partners with Times Group) which is the largest exhibition organizer in Asia. Mail your applications to email@example.com or call on 9987002541 for details.
- Spearhead the Real estate vertical
- Responsible to plan and execute strategies for expansion.
- Structuring the business plan and resource planning
- Event Management and Execution
8+ yrs of experience in real estate related industries
Excellent leadership skills
Enterprising with a genuine interest in the exhibition Industry
An ant knocks on the door of a house. The house owner opens the door. “I want a place to stay,” said the ant. “I have a vacant room which you can occupy for free of cost,” said the owner. The ant went inside and occupied the vacant room.
After some days, the ant brought in another ant and requested to the owner, “Can you please allow this ant to stay with me?”
“Oh sure, you can do so without paying any rent,” said the owner.
After some days the ant brought one more ant and requested the owner to allow the ant to stay with it.
The owner agreed to it without asking for any rent.
This continued as the ant brings in one more and and the owner agrees for it.
One fine day, the ant brought in a tenth ant and requested the owner to allow him also to stay with it.
The owner said, “OK, you can all stay here but you all need to pay rent.”
Now the question is: Why did the owner ask for rent when the last ant came in?
Because they are now tenants!
A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different.
He called all the young executives in his company together. “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO,” he said. “I have decided to choose one of you.”The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today – a very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by – still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – he so wanted the seed to grow. A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened.
Jim felt sick at his stomach. It was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the boardroom. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful –in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed. A few felt sorry for him! When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the financial director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!” When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to him. Jim told him the story. The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Here is your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!”
Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed. How could he be the new CEO the others said? Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to Me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.” When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!”
Be careful of what you plant now, It will determine what you will reap later.
We are looking for a Distribution Executive for a Multinational Organic food retail Brand. Please mail your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 9324460598
Sales and Distribution of Energy Drinks in FMCG Stores in Mumbai
Min 1yr experience into distribution of Soft Drinks / Energy drinks in Mumbai
We are looking for a Sales Associate for a Multinational Luxury Brand. The Organization is a MNC dealing into Luxury Bags. Please mail your applications to email@example.com or call on 9029013472.
- Target Clients are Niche High Profile individuals with a preference towards these products. The products would be high end Luxury bags.
- Sales and Client Servicing.
- Maintaining Brand Awareness
- Will be required sales service in case the client requests.
- Inventory Management and MIS
- Excellent Communication Skills.
- Good pleasing Personality
- A passion for Sales
- Min 2 years experience into Sales
- Experience in Luxury/Boutique Sales would be an added advantage.
We are looking for a Sr. Digital Designer for our client which is India’s #1 Digital Agency providing end-to-end services of brand strategy, creative design, digital production (web and mobile applications), social marketing and media planning. Mail your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09324460598.
To help define, develop & execute fantastic interactive design concepts, with the highest attention to detail and quality of finish.
To head a team of Visualisers
To demonstrate a passion for solving problems and participating in creative conceptualization and brainstorms
To communicate effectively and with conviction to clients, colleagues and distributed teams
Should have a high level of communication and reasoning ability – you pitch and sell your ideas with passion
Should have an exceptional ideas-led portfolio that demonstrates creative flair, versatility and imagination
Should have Strong conceptual ability – you thrive on delivering big interactive ideas and can bring content to life
Applied art from any reputed design institute like Rachana’s, Raheja’s, Sophiya, JJs, NID etc
You need to be proficient in using softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw and Flash prefereably.
4+ years of experience
Familiarity and interest in social media is preferable.
We are looking for a Senior Exécutive- Commercial Desk for our client which is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. Mail your applications to email@example.com or call on 9819474458
Job Description :
- Reports & Statistics analysis (Daily, weekly/Monthly/Quarterly…)
- Creation of presentations following the corporate codes
- Intranet maintenance
- Data Compilation & its maintenance
Expérience : Minimum 3-5 years experience
Skills sets :
- Talented at designing new presentation
- Rigorous and accurate
- Able to handle the pressure : Strict deadlines to be respected.
- Excellent command of all MS Office tools.
- Dedicated to his job