The 30th and concluding session of BMI for this academic year was graced by Mr. Rohit Thali, Marketing Manager – Wound Care Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc, Philadelphia, USA. He iterated the core principles of LIBA before he started his engaging session, stressing on the importance of being ethical and creating a strong memorable society.
He shared a case study to give the listeners insights on how a new product of his organisation was launched into the market. Before conducting a research, their organisation identified the gap in the market that demanded them to come up with a new product. He shared us the history of the organisation, stressing on the tag line that their organisation emphasizes on.
“Never let the hurt hold you back” – keep progressing and moving on in life. He then spoke about new product development and launch. He told how he as a researcher decided on the technology to be used for the new product and about the 4p analysis. After Business focused part of his talk, he started with the personal focus of his talk. He gave his inputs on Career learnings, listed the four points as follows,
- Collaboration not Competition – Do your best at work, at the same time help others by sharing knowledge.
- Performance, image, and exposure – To work hard and things will obviously happen and to be conscious of the image you carry in other’s minds
- Spread your eggs around – To not have one leader but multiple leaders for better growth in career.
- Contribute to community -To not only focus on work, but also to be a volunteer in your organisation like taking up sessions on your subject of interest thereby helping your community in an authentic manner.
He then moved on to his personal learnings, wherein he gave us the following insights,
- Read – To read more books to enrich your knowledge
- Start investing early- To invest in mutual funds, build equity and avoid rents.
- Prioritize your health- To take care of both physical and mental health
- At the end- Family is what matters- he stressed the importance of striking a balance with your own family and the family that nurtured you.
The insightful and interesting session was concluded with a Q & A session with the speaker.
Angeline Poorani Therese. B
“At the outset he appreciated the Emphasis of LIBA on ethics. He discussed a Case study which threw light upon the importance of diversity and he imparted knowledge from his personal learnings from his career journey. He encouraged the students to go in for collaboration and not competition, strengthening the performance image and exposure, spreading your eggs by taking calculated risks and ensure contribution to community. He also focused on the importance of financial savings as a personal note to the students. Overall, it was a power packed knowledge session Delivered by Rohit Thali and we look forward for many other such sessions”
Jeffrey Selvaraju, F20026
“It was indeed a great pleasure listening to such insightful talk of Mr. Rohit Thali, who enlightened me with his various insights on career learnings and personal learnings.”
Daniel Joseph N.A, F20084
“It was a highly engaging and inspiring session by Mr. Rohit Thali. His eloquent presentation provided great insight on product development and launch. He talked about the consumer insights of his organization’s products. It was an absolutely interactive and inspiring session! We are grateful to him for gracing us with his personal and professional experience. Loved the way how Mr. Thali incorporated real-life instances to deliver a wholesome learning experience! Thoroughly enjoyed his session! Thanks for the interesting and interactive session!”
Simran Gupta, F20116