As a business professor and IILM faculty with close to overall 20 years experience, what motivates you to keep yourself updated in the dynamic area of International Business? 

I am profoundly interested in knowing how the world works, specifically the economic and business world. That keeps me motivated to know more and keeps me going in that direction. I also like to share whatever I know in crisp and compelling fashion through writing blogs or delivering lectures or conducting workshops.

Do you have a philosophy that guides your teaching?

The essential part of teaching is first to know how the world of business works or any specific area. In a class, i would like my students to ask a lot of question and analyze and grasp the problem. I am a great believer of the case method of teaching and learning and also reflection by students. I feel really good when students try to connect the seemingly unconnected things and come up with something new. 

With the Organizational Disruptions, the boom in start-up sector and The Digital Revolution, How important in this environment do you think is lifelong learning process? 

It is hugely important. Things are changing very fast new things are coming up. Digital Payment, GST, Big Data, Tech-enabled HR, Digital Marketing and finance and many more things that make imperative for us to learn the new skills and knowledge.

India is known for its MBA hunger, however, when it comes to mid-level short-term courses or executive education, it is not widely prevalent/preferred. How important according to you is executive education beneficial for an executive and the organisation?

The emerging trend in the world is One year Specialized MBA . London School of Economic and NYU Stern School of Business are great models in this area. As things are changing first, executives will prefer short therm courses to upgrade their skills probably blended with online stuff. 
One year job oriented, certified by the well-known company could be a good business proposition. Like One year MBA in Fintech in collaboration with PayTM. 

What are the areas that Indian companies need in particular to get an executive education? 

Building Managerial Capability , Sustainability, Digital Transformation , Innovation , leadership, Public policy, Strategic Insight and Execution .

Do you think the management development needs are very different for the younger generation/ Millennials as compared to the older generation of executives?

I don't think so except the technology is quite central to the future management . The fourth industrial revolution technologies are going to be the main framework which will impact management . the rest of the issues are relevant, the topics which I have mentioned in the previous question 

 Is it a challenge to teach highly experience executive's as compared to regular MBA students? 

The teaching challenges are the same . There are advantages and disadvantages to teach experienced executives likewise  also regular MBA students.

What advise would you like to give to executives who are looking forward to doing Executive education? 

Look at the areas in which you want to progress and link you executive education in that area and go for the best brand available in the market related to cost .