Dr Shashi Tharoor Speech @ The Indian School of Business
Dr Shashi Tharoor, Honourable Member of Parliament today launched ‘ISB Rocks’ – the ISB Alumni Mobile App at ‘Solstice’, - the ISB Annual Alumni Reunion at the Hyderabad campus.
‘ISB Rocks’, launched in the presence of Ajit Rangnekar, Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), is designed to connect 6200+ ISB alumni with each other and the school anytime, anywhere apart from getting regular. They will also get regular updates from the School.
Every year, during Solstice, ISB alumni across the years along with their families are invited to reconnect with their classmates and alma mater and re – live their days on campus as a student.
Addressing ISB alumni and the current class on the occasion, Dr Shashi Tharoor said, “More and more business graduates take up unconventional jobs and ventures and create a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Your education should give you a better understanding of not just markets but a country as a whole. Education is not a socioeconomic issue but an issue of national security. Ethics matter. Politics also needs good managers and good leaders for good governance. Be the change you wish to see. You don’t see the change without quality. Change yourself to change the world.”
Speaking at the event Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, said, “Our alumni are our brand ambassadors and have always made us proud. It is a pleasure to welcome them back home. For a young B-School like ours, it is important for all of us to be connected at all times. I am happy that ISB Rocks now makes this easy at the click of a button”.
Going forward, this mobile App will also help ISB students, present and past, to connect with other alumni in their vicinity whether in a new country or city, using GPS locaters on smart phones. This app will also give regular updates from the School and also send push notifications so that alumni never missed out on any of the School engagements. It will also help Alumni to post jobs and get updates on job posting “ISB Rocks” is currently available on Android for testing. It will be launched on iOS and Blackberry platforms soon.