Sri Vadrevu & Anwar Jumabhoy


Sri Vadrevu

Sri has been called “fastidious”, “left-brained”, “clinical with low EQ”, “headstrong”, “creative” and more lately “easy going”. These descriptions have been pivotal in helping Sri to work on himself to become what he is today.

Sri spent his early years in India with the State Bank of India, and did stints working in New York and Los Angeles, where he took on the role of turning around a bank in crisis. Later, back in India, he took on leadership roles in new business initiatives of HCL Technologies and General Electric. He then moved to Malaysia in 2001 to kick-start a global services centre for Standard Chartered Bank.

In Malaysia, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug he co-founded SigMax-e, a company that focuses on consulting and business process outsourcing. SigMax-e’s ability to enhance the bottom line of clients by re-engineering inefficient and ineffective processes and leveraging off-shore locations. He has worked with the many of the leading brands including Google, World Wildlife Foundation, Sony, Dell, DHL, Panasonic, the Commonwealth and Prudential.

 Through his career, Sri worked with hundreds of small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups from India, USA and Malaysia, going through their business plans and marketing strategies or helping them with their funding requirements. At the same time working inside large organizations – State Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank, HCl and General Electric enabled him to see how large businesses struggle to maintain growth, manage talent and develop leadership.

While entrepreneurship, and it’s corporate cousin, intrapreneurship, are hot buzzwords today, Sri’s interaction with clients and colleagues alike tells him that few people or organizations seem to understand what Entrepreneurship really means or how it can be developed, or hard-wired into an organization. This is why he set out to investigate and present in 9 Entrepreneurisms.

Sri lives in Kuala Lumpur with his wife, Anuradha but frequently travels to the US. He enjoys reading about Management and Spirituality, playing tennis and spending time at home with his family. He also contributes to his blog; http://operations-excellence. blogspot.com/

Anwar Jumabhoy

Anwar considers problem-solving his strength! From research to decision making, team consultation to execution, he is best known for his determination and focus on delivering results.

Having spent more than six years with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad; a government funded VC, Anwar led the investment in several companies. He works closely with Entrepreneurs and CEO’s as an active Board Member and Coach.

It is through his passion for business; the creation and growth of an enterprise – that Anwar has found satisfaction in developing leadership. He attributes the success of companies to their ability to have clarity and perseverance, only possible from a capable and committed management team.

Anwar worked four years at Tune Hotels, as Director of Operations, a company, founded by Tony Fernandes of AirAsia – the world’s leading low cost carrier. He strong believes that Board’s play a critical role in their partnership with management to work “in and on the business”.

Anwar worked four years at Tune Hotels, as Director of Operations, a company, founded by Tony Fernandes of AirAsia – the world’s leading low cost carrier. He strong believes that Board’s play a critical role in their partnership with management to work “in and on the business”.

It is this drive and focus that Anwar brings to the problem of managing large companies in a fast changing environment. Having experienced both Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship, he has further researched this subject and is now able to present a clear guide for leadership to deliver growth and profits. The Entrepreneur is often misunderstood as the risk taker striving out on his own. The book, 9 Entrepreneurisms, debunks the myth of risk-taking and allows organizations to put in place a risk moderated strategy – critical in the hyper-competitive environment of today.

Anwar was raised in Penang, Malaysia, before moving abroad to live in a number of countries. He attended University in England and completed his MBA at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, before working in Singapore and Bologna, Italy, where he co-founded a technology business.

Anwar lives in Kuala Lumpur with his wife, Camille.

 

About the Book


Poor management or just incompetent management compounded by dated practices has a destructive impact on the company and on the economy.

The business environment is increasingly competitive and running a business of any size has new challenges, externally, and equally internally with management and employees.

The study and practice of management have several initiatives over the last 50 years: Competitive Advantage, Core Competence, Balanced Score Card, Quality, Re-engineering, Innovation, Change Management… and they keep coming. The basic management practices of organizing resources, though, have not changed much since the Industrial Revolution.

The internet has exponentially expanded the communication opportunities, so the consumer has greater choice through greater access to information employees.

Many large companies are blind-sided by new start-up companies as they struggle to understand the environment, and delay important decisions.

Entrepreneurs have existed from the beginning of the business and continue to thrive. Do they operate differently as an organization, or individuals, or do they operate to different rules?

Entrepreneurship is being taught in schools and universities, with the hope of creating more successful entrepreneurs. Little thought is given however the elements of entrepreneurship can be embedded into companies, both large and small.

Discover the 9 Entrepreneurism’s that define how entrepreneurs think, and act, which we have which are derived from a study of research material and over 80 interviews.

Learn How…

Large companies can embed entrepreneurship into their organizations through changes in 3PT; People, Policies, Processes & Technology.

Uncover the elements of entrepreneurship and what makes them successful. Is it a process or a way of looking at problems and opportunities? Understand what it means to remain flexible and manage risk. You will discover which elements need to be “hard-coded” into your organization through the 3P-Technology review.

In These Pages You Will Uncover…

  • Understand how entrepreneurs think & work.
  • Read about successful entrepreneurial companies.
  • Read why companies “missed the boat”.
  • Understand why your organization needs to change.
  • Entrepreneurship is not about empowerment.
  • Leadership development and entrepreneurship go
    hand-in-hand.
  • Discover your organization’s entrepreneurial level.
  • Learn how to remake and ignite your organization.
  • Learn why a “pocket approach” entrepreneurial
    development does not work.
  • Entrepreneurship is not about risk-taking – Entrepreneurs don’t take risks.
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