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ONLINE GD AT URPERCENTILE : ELEPHANTS CAN FLY TOO

Following GD was conducted on 25th Dec 06 .

Ritesh Kamath from Banglore clears this GD.
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abc xyz: Dipika from surat.final year ..b com

Ashish: I am ashish from Surat.final yr .b.com

P. Arora: I am Prachi Arora From NOIDA final year BBA

Ritesh kamath: Hi , This is Ritesh have exp of 2.5 years Engg in Comp science Bangalore

A. Kumar: Hi, I am Amit wkg in Infosys, Bangalore

Manan Shamihoke: Hello friends. Good evening. I am Manan Shamihoke from Ahmedabad. I am a computer Engineer and have 15 months of experience

Debabrata Nag: I am third year chemical engineering student at Jadavpur University,Kolkata

www.UrPercentile.com: THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION IS " ELEPHANTS CAN FLY TOO" .

Manan Shamihoke: Hello friends... We have today's topic as "Elephants can fly too". I think this topic suggests something
related to doing unexpected things

Ashish: Though a abstract topic .its interesting .here it means ..that even a firm making losses n losses ..it can also make
profit and achieve great heights

Ritesh kamath: This reminds me of Airbus 380 .. the flying mammoth as we can call it . here we can relate this topic to companies such as IBM or an Indian company like Infosys

P. Arora: I would say that this topic suggests that even what seems to be impossible is not actually impossible, thats why we say that nothing is impossible in this world

abc xyz: ya ashu..industry which is sick can even be well if it believes itself

Debabrata Nag: The topic can also mean that achieving impossible things is POSSIBLE and there is nothing called impossible, only if you have proper determination. The upbringing of MICROSOFT is yet another example....Bill gates has shown what proper determination can do

A. Kumar: Ok. The topic suggests to me two aspects: 1.) It salutes to the human spirit with never dying spirit suggesting everything is achievable no matter how 'mammoth' the task is . 2.) It signifies effect of ever growing consumerism where each product is pushed in such hype.

Manan Shamihoke: the topic suggests that elephants can fly. An example related to this could be our own country... India. India was under every kind of deficit after independence and it was one of the most underdeveloped countries. But now... the situation is completely different... India has come off flying with many colours. India is now one of the most powerful nations in this world. This also suggests that one shall never ever loose hope

Ritesh kamath: Traditionally we can see that there were some companies which were very profitable & as they grew both in size &
assets the profits got cut & they were forced to down size. what i am intending to say is that a company should know when to shed excess weight in terms of employees & projects when they don't add value

Debabrata Nag: India has also been the source for academic infrastructure throughout the world, though underestimated long time back. One example is Mr. Dhirubhai AMbani--he has really shown us how "elephants can fly too"

Ashish: Of the top10 billionaires in India only few have been from iims ..rest dint have that much studies ..but with strong will
power .they made everything possible. And anyone that believes in what he is saying will believe that an elephants can fly too, I
think he is blatantly trying to say, "Yes we did it"

ritesh kamath: But it is indeed remarkable to see Infosys or Wipro which are true Indian Elephants as we see them soar high in the sky in the current business environment

A. Kumar: I think we are restricting ourselves to India. Let us move further

P. Arora: the topic in itself says a numerous things regarding a person regarding an organization n regarding other things too, as I said earlier That this topic in itself is something which seems to b impossible and even we r discussing on it still we wont ever say it afterwards that elephant can even fly because its not practically true!! although in real life situations whether its some one
personal life or whether anything is related to someone business problem there r many things which we haven't tried yet n think that it is impossible but actually till the time we wont go for it n put our best we r no one say that we wont b able to do it!!!

P. Arora: there are numerous examples in front of us which can prove that even elephants can fly !!

Ritesh kamath: For an elephant( big company) to fly it has to consistently make profits & have a vision into the future. Some of
the elephants like motorola & IBM had done this so well in the 1950s & 1960s .The management & innovative ideas for the key for such companies to outperform the competition & stay ahead in the race

A. Kumar: It also signifies achievement in another dimension for an 'elephant'. I mean to say elephant has distinction of being
powerful on land. If he started flying he gained power in another sphere too . Also, this suggests one should never be complacent with current achievements in life. Life is to keep doing things, trying exploring new territories

Debabrata Nag: definitely there a number of examples can be cited.....but let us think in a way that why elephant is mentioned
and not tiger....our logics apply there too

Ritesh kamath: Now, it is the Indian service sector which is harbouring heavyweights such as TCS, PATNI , Satyam & in the
biomedical space like Ranbaxy , Glaxo, Biocon have carved a niche for themselves & have successfully transformed from a medium scale company to large global enterprises

P. Arora: nothing is called as impossible in this world and i would like to prove this by giving certain examples from the history of
our country and the most known example would be MAHATAMA GANDHI he himself was a person who was not known by anyone till the time he haven't raised his voice against British.

Ritesh kamath: So I think now we can list out what we feel is important for a company to grow & become a heavyweight &
consistently achieve high rates of growth

Debabrata Nag: Each person is not known prior to something he does is great enough

A. Kumar: Let us focus on flip side also. What happens if 'elephants' really starts flying

Debabrata Nag: One can succeed in whatever field if one has proper determination

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Ritesh kamath: It is not surprising if an elephant can fly but the interesting part is how long it can sustain the flight.

Debabrata Nag: Now that's interesting, if elephants can fly we can definitely save our flight costs

A. Kumar: This may indicate in some case, too much risk taking capability also which may prove fatal

Manan Shamihoke: Another thing which this topic signifies that we shall never underestimate anyone. We shall never ever discourage anyone. We shall never say that they or he will not be able to do it... One example is our Indian cricket teams performance in Cricket world cup 2003. After the Australia match... who would have thought that they will reach till finals? But they did This can be a motivating statement. Which we as managers can use to take our team out of any depressing moment

P. Arora: every person is capable of doing whatever he thinks nothing is impoossible ........ and if we say that AN ELEPHANT
CAN FLY we should always have t beleive that we can acheive anything we ahve thought of !!

Ashish: thru proper management of d wings d elephnt can hv great heights n dat 2 constant

Debabrata Nag: definitely one can fly higher and higher, but sustainablity is a factor

Manan Shamihoke: yes sustainability is indeed needed, and one must not forget the ground no matter how high he flies... One shall be in limits and know the complete range of things achievable.

A. Kumar: Correct. So one has to know its limits too and act accordingly

Ashish: to fly a elephant needs some wings n feathers...which r they ? they have 2 b invented ...I think they r research n
techno...wit that nothing is impossible

Debabrata Nag: If elephants can fly, does it mean it gives motivation to others too, I think suitability is also a factor

P. Arora: that one should never forget the ground reality of his her own self


A. Kumar: One more thing, Elephants despite being giant, they are defended by creatures as small as Ants

Ritesh kamath: I agree that the very fact that an elephant can fly states that we can as well fly & nothing is unacheivable.

www.UrPercentile.com: SUGGEST EVERYONE TO SEND ONE CONCLUDING STATEMENT
A. Kumar: Flying signifies elephants victory in that sphere too

Manan Shamihoke: To conclude... I wanna state that Everything is possible in this world and we shall never underestimate ourself or others... But then we shall never forget that there's a ground to which ultimately we all belong.

Debabrata Nag: We can conclude that everyone can acheive their goals however difficult it may be,but remember SUITABILITY &
SUSTAINABILITY and your past grounds

Ashish: I conclude that. it really motivates...others think that even a loss making firm ..can do why cant we also do. Just strong
will power and some tactics will make impossible as possible....and the whole economy will fly

P. Arora: conclusion : EVERYTHING IS AS HUGE AS AN ELEPHANT SO IF AN ELEPHANT CAN FLY THEN WHO SAYS THAT WE ACNT SO BELEIVE URSELF N PUT UR BEST IN WHATEVER U R IN TO !!!!!!!!!!

A. Kumar: I conclude .Act of flying by elephants is salute to never dying spirit, Despite so many odds (weight, structure) it overcame the earth's resistance (real problems)

Ritesh kamath: I agree that the very fact that an elephant can fly states that we can as well fly & nothing is unachievable. On the
other hand Companies which have become heavyweights in their own areas can also sustain continued levels of growth & prosperity with a long term vision & making innovation their forte. Hence i conclude.. thanks for the opportunity

Manan Shamihoke: Thanks to urpercentile

Ashish: if elephants can fly ..y cant ..other animals of the forest fly too ?

www.UrPercentile.com: OK THANKS EVERYONE, WILL SEND THE ANAYSIS OF THIS DISCUSSION ON THE GROUP SOON.

A. Kumar: Thank you

Ashish: thnks

P. Arora: THANKS TO URPERCENTILE FOR SUCH A GREAT TOPIC , IT REALLY HELPED ME TO THINK BIG

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