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Sengupta: Measure your company’s impact score

By   /  Friday, December 6th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Sengupta: Measure your company’s impact score

By Sumantra Sengupta A few years back, I was fortunate to attend a multiday World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin, China, where a majority of the discussions centered on the topic of business impact and societal change. It was not a rehash of the standard discussions around sustainability, nor was it a corporate earnings/greed-bashing session. Read More →

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Sengupta: Follow my father’s business advice

By   /  Friday, July 19th, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Sengupta: Follow my father’s business advice

By Sumantra Sengupta Recently, a colleague showed me an article that he wrote, which essentially took a page from the “Not your father’s …” tagline that General Motors made popular across many of their brands. Alas, many of those brands have disappeared, so not only is it not your father’s car — it’s actually no Read More →

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Sengupta: Businesses should be getting back to basics

By   /  Friday, January 18th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Sengupta: Businesses should be getting back to basics

By Sumantra Sengupta To say that we live in a somewhat turbulent economy is probably an understatement. The stock markets are volatile, the price of oil is a global roller coaster, fluctuation of the U.S. dollar is more evident, world politics and economics are closer aligned than they should be, and all that is coupled Read More →

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Follow these tips to be a great change agent

By   /  Friday, March 30th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Follow these tips to be a great change agent

By Sumantra Sengupta Calling yourself a change agent is cool. Who would not want to be known by that moniker? If you are not a change agent, then you are just part of an engine — a cog in a wheel. That is probably not something that you want to openly admit — even if Read More →

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Align employees with your company culture

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Align employees with your company culture

By Sumantra Sengupta Over the years, I have had the pleasure of serving a range of organizations from cool startups to the Fortune 100 global giants. Very little of what I learned in business school prepared me for the various mental machinations that I had to perform to align and succeed in these different environments. Read More →

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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