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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Story Of The Indian School Of Business

Pramath Raj Sinha
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Ten years ago, the founders of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad articulated a vision that was as daunting to execute as it was simple to state: to build a world-class business school in India.

The rest is history: within a decade the ISB grew from a start-up venture to globally top-ranked business school, named among the top twenty business schools in the world three years in a row, with the distinction of being the youngest business school ever to enter the world top twenty rankings.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come traces the ISB’s eventful history and also examines the reasons that account for the institute’s success. What emerges is a tale of perseverance and dedication, of challenges met and rewards reaped, and of an unshakeable idea that was painstakingly transformed into an invincible institution. It is no wonder that the ISB continues to attract thousands of confident, purposeful men and women every year and moulds them into talented professionals.

Imprint: India Portfolio

Published: Dec/2011

ISBN: 9780670085606

Length : 232 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Story Of The Indian School Of Business

Pramath Raj Sinha

Ten years ago, the founders of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad articulated a vision that was as daunting to execute as it was simple to state: to build a world-class business school in India.

The rest is history: within a decade the ISB grew from a start-up venture to globally top-ranked business school, named among the top twenty business schools in the world three years in a row, with the distinction of being the youngest business school ever to enter the world top twenty rankings.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come traces the ISB’s eventful history and also examines the reasons that account for the institute’s success. What emerges is a tale of perseverance and dedication, of challenges met and rewards reaped, and of an unshakeable idea that was painstakingly transformed into an invincible institution. It is no wonder that the ISB continues to attract thousands of confident, purposeful men and women every year and moulds them into talented professionals.

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Pramath Raj Sinha

PRAMATH RAJ SINHA is the founder and chairman of Harappa. He has built two world-class higher-education institutions in India: the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Ashoka University. With the aim of creating industry-ready graduates and future-ready institutions, Pramath has been engaged in setting up more universities, including Anant National University in Ahmedabad, Sai University in Chennai and the Nigerian University of Technology and Management in Lagos. He has helped various higher-education institutions, like J.K. Lakshmipat University and the Shri Ram College of Commerce, with organizational transformation. In addition, Pramath helms the efforts to create the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) for the Government of India.
Pramath started his career with McKinsey & Company in Toronto in 1993 and returned to India with McKinsey four years later to begin working on the establishment of the ISB. His book on the making of the ISB, An Idea Whose Time Has Come, is considered required reading for anyone building a higher-education institution in India. After McKinsey, Pramath became the CEO and MD of a leading media conglomerate: the Anand Bazaar Patrika (ABP) group. Soon, he turned media entrepreneur himself. In 2007, he founded 9.9 Mediaworx, which launched print and digital properties like Digit, CIO & Leader and CFO India. Today, 9.9 Group has interests in specialty media, strategic advisory services and higher education.

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