4 P's of success

Topics: Future, Prediction, American films Pages: 1 (397 words) Published: November 20, 2013
On the first day of the communication week we were introduced to the ‘Four P’s of Success’ framework to help us find the right career. Our group spent a session on one of the P’s namely Passion. We used a funnel approach starting from broader interests narrowing it down to our passions, before finalizing on a singular item that we could relate to and communicate effectively. There was a common thread linking a lot of my interests which culminated in the final selection of ‘identifying trends/making forecasts’ as a passion for me. One of the reasons I cherish my old job was that I had a chance to work in the strategy/business side for a bank during the recession which helped me use this quite regularly. At the same time, I felt like there was another ‘passion’ that I needed to check and was the primary reason for getting additional exposure by coming to a B-school in Europe, contrary to the advice of a few of my friends and seniors. This is my deep interest in playing team sports and my desire to set up a platform for sports infrastructure in India. Conversations with a couple of teammates helped me identify that the underlying reason for my desire to follow sports is the impact it has had on my growth as an individual and a professional. I have already volunteered for consulting projects for a multinational through the Sports Business Club and hope to use this avenue to identify if this passion is something that can satisfy the 2 other P’s of Potential and Paycheck. In the meantime, I will focus on the previously identified passion. Having worked for a big bank in the US, I feel that the financial sector in India is in a nascent stage. I would classify playing a key role in the impending financial revolution in India as my purpose for the future. I think that a key differentiator (potential) will be the ability to better identify the root causes driving certain behaviors and predict future trends, something that requires a mixture of training, intellect,...
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