Sunday, June 7, 2009

Done with learnings for India and China

The last ten posts were on things India and China can learn from each other. I had expected a lot more brickbats but was pleasantly surprised by the rather kind words. Of course, some of the brickbats were saved as many of my Chinese friends cannot access Blogspot. But more than differences between the two countries, I am amazed by how much is the same – for after all, we are both Asian cultures and share many of the same strengths and weaknesses.

Sometime later on, I’ll post on "Hindi Chini bhai bhai" – bringing out the many similarities I have observed. For non Indian readers , this was a phrase conjured by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India in 1961 signifying that Indians and Chinese are brothers. For now, I’ll give China and India a break and get back to making CP on business in general. For those of you unfamiliar with the term CP , it refers to “Class Participation” – a concept peculiar to business schools where you get marks based on opening your mouth in the class irrespective of whether you are spouting garbage or sense. You can imagine what that can lead to amongst a group of fairly bright guys and gals who usually love the sound of their own voice - the term blah blah acquired a whole new meaning .

But that’s what I am doing now , through the written word ! Through this blog, I am laying belated claim to the much competed for title of our long passed out batch – “The CP King” !