Hello, welcome to my basic home page. This page introduces the my five areas of contribution and a small quick links section. My contributions, i.e. serious work related ideas and concepts gravitate around five themes viz., Investment management, Economics, Poverty Alleviation, Education Development (both dreams) and Law.
Finance & Investments
I am an investor and author. I invest in Indian Equity markets. By all measures I am a very conservative long term investor. However, I do have a small resource pool to counter market asymmetry. Previously, I was a buy-side Analyst working with $18billion multi-strategy hedge-fund client. More details are listed in my resume. My finance and economics blog, my daily readings etc are linked in the sidebar. You can connect with me on LinkedIn.
My first book "Subverting Capitalism & Democracy" discusses the systemic faults in the democracy & capitalism that created conditions favorable for the crisis. These conditions that helped create and foster greed cannot be ignored or we are condemned to another crisis. In the book, I discuss some of these systemic issues we must deal with to avoid a repeat of such terrible occurrence.
I strongly believe in documenting and improving work process. In fact my ebook on process documentation and improvement is a good start if you want to deploy the strategy at your office.
Economics and social order, its impact on people's lives and therefore resulting innovation and development interest me. I am thrilled with potential changes in organisation structure to better address our new connected and highly innovative world. My first step was an ebook on organization structure for business growth (co-authored with Anne McCrossan, Advisor, specialist in Social business Design and founder of Visceral Business). Of particular interest is new employee roles for business growth, a blogpost I wrote years back. Here is a link to more of my blogposts on organisation structure.
My Second Book "Understanding Firms: A Manager's Model of the Firm" presents a unique model at intersection of economic and managerial theory. The model uses five elements - the concept of transaction chains, Coase transaction cost hypothesis, Porter’s bargaining power theory, a new way of profiling transaction and new types of roles undertaken by employees. This model provides insights into which mergers will work, how to make them work, how to promote disruptive innovation, how to manage knowledge oriented teams etc. It explains why sometimes our strategy fails, why we are blind to competition and inefficiency. This model provides a new framework for thinking about firms. This framework will help us make firms better.
Globally, there is significant development yet to happen on this front. Experts like Jacqueline Novogratz through Acumen Fund, Dambisa Moyo, Jeffery Sachs, Mohammed Younus, etc are grappling with the problem. My ebook "A Future without Poverty" is available for download. Kindly let me know your feedback and comments.
There is a global confusion on level and method of imparting education. However, teachers are not lagging behind. Some, like Monica Hardy, are using interesting concepts. Organizations like BHUMI have developed a holistic mentoring structure. I was proud to play bit-roles in their endeavor.
The idea for doing Law is different. As I worked my way through various fields, I realized that a our work fundamentally depends on principles enshrined in our democracy and government. One may argue if that is good or bad, but it is undeniable. The understanding of law is essential for designing the future society, systems, organizations, markets and indeed every aspect of our life. Going forward, with multiple cultures interacting, complexity of the issue will increase greatly.