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Old 5th March 2013, 16:18   #151
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Dear Parm - thanks for your wonderful initiative on MH01BB4972. Let me start by quoting Gary Hamel, one of the acclaimed Gurus of the management World. And thank you Pratheesh (aka Spike Arrestor) for sharing these priceless words with me.

Gary Hamel says:
"You must look very closely at your “Core Competence / Strategic Intent / “Industry Foresight”. Peoples' strategic vision more often than not depends on what the competition is doing. There is a clear dividing line between companies who worship the past and those who want to invent the future. It is important to think about what is not there. That done, you need a strategy to do something about it.

A “Strategic Intent”, however, is more than a strategy, it is a stretching ambition. President Kennedy's famous goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of that decade was a strategic intent, as was Canon's ambition to outflank Xerox by producing a copier ten times cheaper. Kennedy had no idea how his goal was going to be achieved, but ambitious aims like his mean that organizations have to invent whole new ways of doing things, to explore the possibilities of new technologies and to scout around for new talents and new partners. A strategic intent forces one to think beyond the present and to contemplate new worlds. It is, in some ways, the essence of leadership.

You have to ask yourself "what is unique about you"? What is valuable to your customers and what new opportunities does it open up? In other words, don't try to be better than your competitor, try to be different.

Can you dream, create, explore, invent, pioneer, imagine? Are you the voice of opportunity in your company? Are you the Champion of the Unconventional? Do you
know how to break through the hard, parched soil of ignorance and dogma to find an opportunity? Are you a revolutionary?

Impossible tasks were achieved by rethinking the old processes. The Building Industry Association in San Diego challenged two building firms to rethink the time it took to build a house. Not in the years or months that most of us are used to, but in HOURS. The winner, by a careful rethinking of all the processes and by allocating every little job to a named individual, actually built and landscaped a three-bedroom bungalow in three HOURS!

Companies need to reinvent themselves time and time again. Anyone can have one great new idea or vision, very few can keep on doing it.

It's a hard road to take. You must have both faith and courage to go the distance. Many fall by the wayside!

The formula for endless revolution has 10 essential requirements. This is how the 10 requirements go:

1. Have Unreasonable Expectations. A house can be built in 3 hours! A mobile telephone can have only one button on its face!
2. Make your business definition elastic, don't get fixated on one vision.
3. Have a cause, not a business.
4. Listen to other voices: young people, newcomers, outsiders.
5. Keep an open market for ideas, don't shut anyone up.
6. Have an open market for capital, allow people to bid for funds to support experiments.
7. Have an open market for talent, so that people are allowed to work in areas that excite them.
8. Encourage low risk experimentation.
9. The principle of cellular revolution. break the organization down into small groups so that a failed revolution won't damage the whole organization.
10. Allow personal wealth accumulation. Successful ideas should make money for the people who came up with them.

You can't quarrel with any of these ten commandments, the companies that practise many of them are the most exciting, and usually the most successful. You need a revolution to succeed in an uncertain world.

It doesn't matter whether you're a big cheese or a cubicle rat. All that matters is whether you care enough to start from where you are. Do you care enough about finding meaning and significance in the eighty per cent of your life that you devote to work; that you're ready to start a movement in your company? Do you care enough to lead a revolution?

If you do, you can.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar

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What is MH01BB4972 ??? You guys care to explain a little bit more ?
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It doesn't matter whether you're a big cheese or a cubicle rat. All that matters is whether you care enough to start from where you are. Do you care enough about finding meaning and significance in the eighty per cent of your life that you devote to work; that you're ready to start a movement in your company? Do you care enough to lead a revolution?
Behram, I operate in the mode described by you (or Hamel). But you have left out the two most important things that matter. A free hand and a budget to do what you want to do. You had neither when you were in Mahindra. Do you have it now?
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What is MH01BB4972 ??? ...
mmmm....let me make a guess...it is a Mumbai RTO-based vehicle registration number ...sorry for the PJ !

Please check...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ilizer-21.html (Updated Mahindra Thar in 2-3 months. EDIT : Launched with Air-Con and immobilizer!)


Tata Sumo four-wheel-drive-sumogold4x4desert20rally5.jpg

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Behram, I operate in the mode described by you (or Hamel). But you have left out the two most important things that matter. A free hand and a budget to do what you want to do. You had neither when you were in Mahindra. Do you have it now?
Samurai, let me have the honour to say YES on BD's behalf.

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So is this Gold a 4x4 ?
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So is this Gold a 4x4 ?
Sure looks so. Check out the front wheel spin in the 1st pic of Parm's earlier post.
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Sure looks so. Check out the front wheel spin in the 1st pic of Parm's earlier post.
NO, that's a PS job. A decent one that !. Even the brochures of the Storme dont have such good PS effects !


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Not sure if Mr Behram recalls but we ran into each other at Mcube while he was following my Jeep in a 4wd Grande. He saw a GJ number plate and came along side to say hi. Is the Grande platform similar to the Sumo Gold? Would be interesting to hear about Mr Behram's initiatives at TML without any cryptic statements. At least get some idea about what to expect and not expect given that its only TML who's still holding its cards close to the chest. The only iconic shape that is pending in the Indian market lies with Tata in the form of the Defender. The Jeep and the G are already represented so is that going to be Tata's play?

In absence of anything concrete its fun speculating possibilities

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Yes, this Gold is a 4x4 and you can call it a test mule for next generation Sumo 4x4.

Defender (110 and 90) could be a big inspiration in terms of styling and inputs on the next gen Sumo 4x4 based on Aria X2.

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so is this all about Sumo Gold 4x4 or a completely new Sumo 4x4 on Aria platform, please clear the confusion
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Yes, this Gold is a 4x4 and you can call it a test mule for next generation Sumo 4x4
Well, here is somthing to look at.

http://tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=763

The only portion I see Sumo is in the 2WD category. If there was indeed a Sumo 4wd on this event, maybe it did not finish in the top 3.

BD sir can surely shed more light on this.
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Well, here is somthing to look at.

http://tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=763

The only portion I see Sumo is in the 2WD category. If there was indeed a Sumo 4wd on this event, maybe it did not finish in the top 3.

BD sir can surely shed more light on this.
fine line i picked up from the press release...

Besides the Tata Sumo Gold, Tata Motors’ UV portfolio comprises the the premium Crossover Tata Aria, the Tata Safari 4x4, the Tata Sumo 4x4, the lifestyle pick-up Tata Xenon XT.

As i said before, 4972 is the test mule for the next gen Sumo 4x4.

For elaborate information we can wait to hear from BD sir himself.
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Yes, this Gold is a 4x4 and you can call it a test mule for next generation Sumo 4x4.
This car won the Xplore category in Desert Storm. So it couldn't have been a 4x4.
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Right now Tata Sumo Gold has no credentials as an offroad vehicle. When Thar was launched, it could lay claim to the heritage of MM550, but Sumo has no such predecessor. We have to wait and watch.

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Samurai, let me have the honour to say YES on BD's behalf.
How can you possibly answer my question? I wasn't looking for a feel good answer.
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