Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thought for the day #raghudonspeaks

Be more Concerned with *Your Character than with Your Reputation.*

*Your Character is what You Really Are,* 


*Your Reputation is merely what Others Think You Are..*

*Gm. Hv an Awesome Day!*🌹😃


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Saturday, April 13, 2019

#raghudonapeaks - Happiness what does it mean?

Recently Raghudon was having a moment of self talk and gself thought.... I remembered a line from one of my favorite books.   
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig. "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there." "When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion."
OK, forget about the religion part... I got thinking about Happiness. 

It's seen that most of our lives aims we want to be happy, but never. The below ramblings are just thoughts in motion in that direction. 

What's your definition of happiness? Research in the field of positive psychology and happiness often define a happy person as someone who experiences frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though not absent) negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety and anger (Lyubomirsky et al., 2005). Happiness has also been said to relate to life satisfaction, appreciation of life, moments of pleasure, but overall it has to do with the positive experience of emotions.

The key to these definitions is that positive emotions do not indicate the absence of negative emotions. A "happy person" experiences the spectrum of emotions just like anybody else, but the frequency by which they experience the negative ones may differ. It could be that "happy people" don't experience as much negative emotion because they process it differently or they may find meaning in a way others have not. In fact, using the phrase "happy person" is probably incorrect because it assumes that they are naturally happy or that positive things happen to them more often. Nobody is immune to life's stressors, but the question is whether you see those stressors as moments of opposition or moments of opportunity.

Regardless of where you are on the happiness spectrum, each person has their own way of defining happiness. Philosophers, actors, politicians, and everybody in between have all weighed in on their own view of happiness. Read some of our favorite definitions below and let us know what resonated with you. 

The ancient Greeks defined happiness as:

"Happiness is the joy that we feel when we're striving after our potential."

Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award winner, said:

"To be happy, you have to be willing to be compliant with not knowing."

Michael J. Fox said:

"My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations."

Gabrielle Bernstein, author, said:

"Choosing happiness is the path of least resistance."

Aristotle said:

"Happiness is a state of activity."

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, psychologist and author, said:

"Only when we fill our own need and feel satiated from within can we truly be fulfilled and happy."

Eleanor Roosevelt said:

"Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others."

What's great about all these definitions is that commonalities start emerging. Shirley MacLaine and Michael J. Fox tell us to accept life's situations and to accept uncertainty as a natural part of life. And the greater we are able to do that, the greater we can lean into happiness. Mastin Kipp tells us it's ok to not strive to be happy, but accept whatever we're feeling. He hints at an important concept, which is that we so often try to fix things and get to be "happy" or "at peace" or "over a situation," but sometimes we need to acknowledge what we're feeling (whatever that is). What you often find is that acknowledgement will allow you to move into the "happy space" more quickly because your emotions aren't trying to get your attention. Your emotions aren't screaming at you, telling you that you're sad or angry. You've already begun the work of processing it.

So now it's your turn to begin finding the happiness in you. What brings you joy? Maybe it's a night in watching TV. Maybe it's a night out at a new restaurant in town. Maybe it's staying up late watching a movie with your significant other. Maybe it depends on your mood. Wherever your happiness resides, go enjoy it. And tell us which of these definitions of happiness resonated with you most


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Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Only Thing We Control Is Our Reaction

External events do not harm us — only our responses to them can

It may sound counterintuitive — "of course external events can harm us!" we might protest, "I can get hit by a bus, or my partner might leave me!"

But the reality is that the story doesn't actually end with the external occurrence, even though so many people think it does. We perceive and talk about these events as though they are the defining moment, and sort of gloss over everything available to us afterwards.

These events only have the power that we choose to give them. They only destroy us because we think they are destructive, and allow them to run our lives.

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said,

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

And the same is true with anything external — not just other people.

If our judgement about any event is that it is horrible, then we allow ourselves to dwell in the belief that we are far worse off if they happen. But if we strip external events of their power, and reclaim our internal power to decide, gage, and assign value, we maintain control of our lives — and happiness.

Because our internal judgements are independent of external events, the occurrence of a bad event does not necessarily have to result in sadness.

If we lose something dear to us and get down ourselves, the problem is not the loss, but our outlook on it.

Life results in loss. Loss will happen. It's part of being alive. And while loss looks different from person to person and we may experience different things, to go through life allowing anyloss to bully us or push us around emotionally in any direction that it chooses is to surrender our control — and wellbeing.

We assign to much power to internal emotions as well

And not nearly enough to reason and balance; to reclaiming control rather than allowing ourselves to be rocked by what we feel.

Roman politician and lawyer Cicero said,

"When misfortunes appear on the horizon, we exaggerate then once more, because of the pain they are causing us. These feelings compel us to put blame on the circumstances when what we ought to be blaming is a deficiency in our own character."

Obviously, most of us are not immune to external events. Most of us are going to feel negative emotions — anger, sadness, heartbreak, etc. — over negative things happening.

But recognizing that there is an inner core that is free no matter the circumstances, and recognizing that our mindset is not at the mercy of external events — or our immediate emotional response to it — but rather something that is under our own control can go a long way in fostering a healthier, happier outlook.

And it can help us maintain emotional wellbeing when things do go wrong — which they will.

All of us will experience setbacks and loss. But it is only our assessment of the loss and how much power we choose to give it, especially through emotion — that makes us sad. And our wellbeing, conversely, is also entirely in our own control — should we only choose.

Raghunandan Jagdish


"Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You Get !"


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Watch "Don't Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things" on YouTube


Raghunandan Jagdish
CEO & Director


"Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You Get !"


Good morning

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be.

That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down.

But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them.

Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.

So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.

Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.
Raghudon wishes you GOOD MORNING

Raghunandan Jagdish
CEO & Director


"Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You Get !"


Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Gun control in the USA.

The point is u want a pistol and rifle... Ok
I want automatic weapons.. Why!!! What is ur right thay gets sullied by not having weapons. I think in the private space they may have more guns than the Indian army. All it needs is a deranged guy.
Isis will take responsibility even if trump has an upset tummy and farts 4 times in the day.
And we have not seen the end of this.

Raghudon predicts that sadly more of these deranged attacks will happen. And not all will be Islamic terrorists (btw a white guy will be never called a terrorist)
Being a psychiatrist at this time will make a person Rich.

BTW in India to cause these many death even a gun is not needed. And just a day later it's travel as usual and people have forgotten. Is it reseliance or short term memory loss???

Uncle Sam please pull the plug on guns. Else we will have John Rambo with their own causes in every major city.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Developing a Winning Go To Market Strategy

What is a Go To Market Strategy?
How does your business connect with its customers? How do you deliver your unique value to your target customers? How do you go from the initial connection with a potential customer to the fulfillment of your brand promise?
The answer to these vital questions define your go-to-market strategy.
Your go-to-market strategy brings together all of the key elements that drive your business: sales, marketing, distribution, pricing, brand development, competitive analysis, and consumer insights.
It provides a strategic action plan that clarifies how to reach your target customers and better compete in your marketplace.
Go to market strategies can be applied to new product launches as well as existing products and services.
Benefits of a Go To Market Strategy
A go-to-market (GTM) strategy has numerous benefits. It helps your business:
  • Reduce time to market
  • Reduce costs associated with failed product launches
  • Increase ability to adapt to change
  • Manage innovation challenges
  • Ensure effective customer experience
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Ensure a successful product launch
  • Avoid the wrong path
  • Establish path for growth
  • Clarifies plan and direction for all
Developing a comprehensive GTM strategy is an investment in time and resources, but it can help illuminate and ensure a viable path to market success.
What's Inside Your GTM Strategy?
The goal of a GTM strategy is to improve key business outcomes. This is mainly accomplished by aligning to the evolving needs of your customers.
To create an effective GTM strategy for your business, you want to create a detailed plan with the following six ingredients:
  1. Markets: What markets do you want to pursue?
  2. Customers: Who are you selling to? Who is your target customer?
  3. Channels: Where do your target customers buy? Where will you promote your products?
  4. Product (or Offering): What product/service are you selling? And what unique value do you offer to each target customer group?
  5. Price: How much will you charge for your products for each customer group?
  6. Positioning: What is your unique value or primary differentiation? How will you connect to what matters to your target customers and position your brand?
If you can concisely and effectively answer these six questions, you'll be in the position to formulate a winning GTM strategy.
An Example from Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines is recognized as one of the most innovative and trendsetting companies in the cutthroat industry of commercial aviation.
Southwest was so innovative, in fact, that many larger airlines and airports tried to prevent the company from getting off the ground in the early 1970's.
Instead of using the traditional "hub and spoke" flight routing system employed by most major airlines, Southwest opted for a "Point to Point" system.
Most airlines have "hubs" in particular major cities where most flights connect through (think of a hub on a wheel with many spokes coming out of the center). Southwest's Point to Point system takes passengers from one to another without using any hubs.
Only about 20 percent Southwest's passengers are connecting passengers—the vast majority are local—making the point to point system more effective for their target customers.
This is just one example of how Southwest's go-to-market strategy help the airline stay on top and deliver what its markets want most.
Before You Begin
GTM strategies, like any corporate strategy, is a matter of asking the right questions (and in the right order).
As a business leader, it is helpful to play the role of "strategic coach" and run through the following questions with your executive team:
  1. Where are you now? What is the current state of affairs in your business? Take inventory of your current business position and the current climate in your marketplace.
  2. Where do you want to go? What is the desired end picture of this new initiative? Define your ultimate vision.
  3. What has to happen to get you to your end picture? What strategic options are available to you? Determine the best solution paths to realizing your vision.
The main distinction between an overall corporate strategy and a GTM strategy is that the latter has a greater emphasis on connecting with your customers: sales, marketing, branding, distribution, customer touch points, and so on.
How Long Will Your GTM Strategy Take to Execute?
A comprehensive GTM strategy that includes a detailed analysis of your target markets, customer segments, budget requirements, offers, positioning can take several weeks (or longer) to formulate.
Successful implementation of a new GTM strategy can take 12 to 36 months.
It is important to keep in mind that a GTM strategy is a long-term approach to building profitability, decreasing customer acquisition cost, and enhancing the customer experience.
Key Objectives of Your GTM Strategy
Your GTM strategy has several strategic objectives including to:
  • Create awareness of your offering
  • Convert your initial customers
  • Maximize your market share by encroaching on your competitors, entering new markets, and increasing customer engagement
  • Defend your present market share against competitors
  • Reinforce your brand position
  • Reduce cost and maximize profitability
As an integral strategy for your long-term business success, let's take a look at the seven key steps for developing your strategy.
Seven Steps to Creating a GTM Strategy
Here are the seven vital steps to formulating your strategy:
Step 1: Define Your Target Markets
No product is appropriate for every market. Clarifying your ideal target markets is a vital element to formulating your GTM strategy.
Factors might include demographics, psychographics, ethnographics, drivers of need, buyer personas, online/offline, and geography.
Remember you can't profitably pursue every market so you want to determine where you can most effectively differentiate your brand and attract the most profitable customers who resonate with your offering.
Force yourself to sacrifice and focus on what matters most.
Start by brainstorming a master list of all possible markets you could pursue. Then, determine how you will assess each market opportunity. You may use metrics like market size, growth trends, ability to compete, barriers to entry, the economics of each market.
  • Which markets have the biggest and most urgent pain?
  • Where are there gaps in the market?
  • Which markets are most aligned with your corporate strategy?
  • Which markets best match your core competencies?
  • Which markets can you most easily reach?
  • Which markets have the largest market size and least competition?
Next, assess each market for accessibility, alignment, and overall opportunity. Do what you can to test or validate each market opportunity with key stakeholders.
Review feedback from current and prospective clients as well as employees on the front line. Review trend data from available sources. Try using customer surveys and external focus groups.
Finally, prioritize your market opportunities and refine them on an ongoing basis.
Ultimately, you're best opportunities will also attract your competitors, so defining your target markets is insufficient in itself.
You will still need to differentiate your offer and position your brand. But at least now you will have the confidence that you're fishing where your fish are.
Step 2: Define Your Target Customer
Management guru Peter Drucker reminds us, "The purpose of business is to create a customer."
The driving force behind this step is developing customer intelligence. You want to become masterful at generating actionable consumer insights through web surveys, focus groups, one-on-one in-depth interviews, in-store interactions, and more.
Here's a list of questions that require thoughtful deliberation:
  • Who is your business especially for? Who are your Brand Lovers? That is, who will be your most profitable customers?
  • What human needs are you trying to satisfy in your target customers?
  • What internal tensions are you attempting to resolve?
  • What problems are you trying to solve?
  • What is the ideal experience you're trying to create for your target customers?
  • What are the emotions you want your Brand Lovers to experience when they interact with you?
Your goal is to understand who your customers are, how they behave, and what they experience. The better consumer insights you have, the better chances you have for executing an effective GTM strategy.
Step 3: Define Your Brand Positioning
Brand positioning is the process of positioning your brand in the mind of your customers. If management takes an intelligence, forward-looking approach, it can positively influence its brand's position in the eyes of its target customers.
Step 4: Define Your Offering
Now define your product or the product's unique value proposition. Understanding your product's key features and benefits is the first step. Then you must understand exactly how your product connects with your customers: the context of their use, the solutions it solves, the benefits they derive.
Here are some key questions to bring clarity to your offering:
  • What needs or tensions do your target customers need solved?
  • Which features in your offering best address these needs?
  • How will customers use it?
  • What are important attributes or benefits of your offering?
  • How is your offering differentiated in the marketplace?
To help determine the product's unique value proposition, put yourself in your target customer's perspective when you think about presenting your company's offering. Consider:
  • What do you want your customers to think?
  • What do you want them to feel?
  • What do you want them to believe?
  • What do you want them to remember?
The better insights you have about your customers, the more effective you can be at defining your offering. This means you need to get to know your customers, to obsess about your customers.
Talk to them, listen to them, and get to know them. This step will also help you create more effective marketing messages later on.
Step 5: Define Your Channels
You link your offering to your customers through channels. Channels might include a retail store, Internet, a customer service call center, face to face salesperson, a trade show, a seminar, or a direct partner.
Amazon.com's primary channel is its website. Walmart's primary channel is its retail chain. BWM's primary channel is its dealerships. LL Bean's primary channels are its catalogs, call center, and website. AT&T's channels include its authorized dealers (partners), independent retail stores, and website.
Your goal isn't just to identify your channels, but to ensure that each channel is as seamlessly integrated with each other as possible.
Customers should be have a consistent brand experience no matter what channel or touch pointthrough which they interact with you.
The key questions in your channel analysis are:
  • Where do you reach your target customers?
  • Where do your target customers buy?
  • Where will you promote your products?
  • What is the right distribution model?
  • How do you develop the right distribution channels?
  • Does the channel fit your offering?
  • How does your offering fit with your target markets and channels?
  • How would customers desire to interact with you?
  • What level of interaction do your target customers require?
  • Can you create a competitive advantage?
You want to make sure your offering fits your channel. For example, it is difficult to sell complex services or certain high-priced products over the web.
Step 6: Build Your Budget Model
Once you've defined your channels, you're ready to build a budget model. Here you'll want to define your product pricing and estimate costs associate with your GTM strategy.
To develop your pricing model, consider:
  • What is the value your offering to your target customers?
  • Are there existing price expectations?
  • How do you price your product relative to your competitors?
  • Is there a way to create a competitive advantage with your pricing model?
Channel economics is an important to consider. For example, most airlines, like JetBlue, charges a $25 booking fee when you book a flight over the phone while charging no fees for online booking. There's little variable cost for web transactions, but call center representatives are expensive.
Your goal might be to develop a revenue model based on anticipated market penetration, average transaction size, number of transaction, and so on.
  • Based on your market definitions (step 1), what are your primary goals for market share penetration?
  • What are your estimated margins over the next one-, two-, and three-year horizon, factoring in startup and ongoing expenses?
  • What are the human resources requirements for the first year of execution?
To help mitigate risk, it is advisable to identify the economic, competitive, and internal risks associated with executing this strategy. Outline the biggest risks that may affect your ability to reach your goals and develop strategies to address how to overcome them.
Step 7: Define Your Marketing Strategy
Now it's time to put all of the pieces of this massive puzzle together. You're going to want to develop a unique marketing strategy for each target market you've identified in step 1.
Your marketing mix will be determined by your strategy in each market. Starting with your brand positioning, your goal is to create competitive advantages for your product offering.
To develop your marketing tactics, consider:
  • How do you reach the economic buyers and influencers of your target markets?
  • What messages will motivate them to consideration and purchase?
Keep in mind that your marketing objectives and strategy might change throughout the product lifecycle so be ready to adapt.
Be sure to measure and track your key performance metrics on a weekly and monthly basis so you can make adjustments to your strategies, investments, and human resources.
Now It's Your Turn
As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, "Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."
An effective GTM strategy is based on the art of delighting your customers and surprising your competitors. Consider how hard Apple used to work to keep the the plans of their new iPhone secret until "the right moment" to go to market with their new product.
Once you are in the process of rolling out your strategy you won't have time to plan as you'll be more reactive due to your deadline pressures. Thoughtfully and thoroughly walking through these vital steps gives your organization the greatest chance of success.
Best of luck in your go to market journey!
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Best Regards,

Raghunandan Jagdish / CEO & Director 
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