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FLAME University's liberal education philosophy strives to make connections between seemingly disparate disciplines. In this time of uncertainty, we need to be equipped with the right knowledge and tools to be able to deal with unpredictable changes. Looking at a situation from various perspectives betters one's ability to find optimal solutions. With this view in mind, we have customized an online lecture series with the help of our respected thought leaders, 'ConneXions: A webinar series that helps you discover the value of interdisciplinary thinking in the post-COVID-19 world.' These sessions are free and open to all those who register. Please find below the schedule for all upcoming ConneXions webinars.


Webinar 01 | How to become an impactful influencer?

Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 6pm to 7pm IST

Prof. Siddharth Deshmukh | Faculty of Communication, FLAME University

"What does a social media influencer do, or have, that we can understand and use?
Join Prof. Siddharth Deshmukh and explore the world through an influencer’s mind. You will know the deeper reasons on how to create influence, and how to use it well."

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Webinar 02 | Storytelling - How to use stories for stronger communication

Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 6pm to 7pm IST

Prof. Michael Burns | Assistant Professor - Academic Writing, FLAME University

Storytelling is very important in messaging. Stories come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. But there are some core ideas to remember that make storytelling more effective. Join us in this webinar to know how you can use stories or narratives for stronger communication.

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Webinar 03 | Diamonds in the Dust with Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea, Mr. Rakshit Ranjan, Mr. Salil Desai and Prof. Sanjay Bakshi

Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 11am to 12pm IST

1) Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea | Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Marcellus Investment Managers
2) Prof. Sanjay Bakshi | Distinguished Adjunct Professor, FLAME University
3) Mr. Rakshit Ranjan | Investments Team, Marcellus Investment Managers
4) Mr. Salil Desai | Investments Team, Marcellus Investment Managers

Over the last few years, there has been a growing realization among Indians that their life’s savings, the bulk of which are parked in physical assets like real estate and gold, are unlikely to help them generate sufficient returns to fund their financial goals, including retirement.

At the same time, many have lost their hard-earned money trying to invest in financial assets, including debt and equities. Such losses have occurred due to many reasons, such as corporate frauds, weak business models and mis-allocation of capital by the companies in whose shares unsuspecting investors parked their savings.

What options do Indian savers then have to invest in, and build their wealth?

In this webinar, through the lens of Saurabh Mukherjea’s, Rakshit Ranjan’s and Salil Desai’s new book, ‘Diamonds in the Dust’, they, along with Prof. Sanjay Bakshi discuss simple, yet highly effective, investment techniques to identify clean, well-managed Indian companies that have consistently generated outsized returns for investors. They will discuss case studies and charts that help learn the art and science of investing. Lastly, they will try to debunk many notions of investing that have emerged from the misguided application of Western investment theories in the Indian context.

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Webinar 04 | Essential Life Skills to Succeed

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 6pm to 7pm IST

Prof. Preetha Menon | Faculty of Communication, FLAME University

Success is relative, but life skills are for all. This session on "Essential Life Skills to Succeed" will leave you with lifelong tools in your in your life skills toolkit, providing mantras for your highs, lows and life in general.

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Webinar 05 | Design of Business

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 5pm to 6pm IST

Mr. Shashank Deshpande | Managing Partner, Pentathlon Ventures Co-Founder/CBO, Cubyts.com

Designing products & services that are desirable, usable & viable is a daunting challenge faced by most companies. Attracting new customers and retaining them requires significant thinking & planning by the organization in various areas of user-centric innovation & business strategies. Increasingly organizations are turning towards understanding the user and customer-driven mindsets to ensure competitive advantage, stay profitable and improved satisfaction of the product or the service. Design of business approaches this problem by bridging the customer desirability and business-model viability phases. It’s important that every product manager in the organization understands and applies design thinking coupled with business viability to digitally transform and disrupt the business. This talk aims to understand the role of the business designer to apply:
1) Design thinking to discover customer insights
2) Product thinking to design innovative products or services, and
3) Business thinking to deliver business value

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Webinar 06 | Unbundling Creative Potential

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 6pm to 7pm IST

Prof. Ramnath Narayanaswamy | Distinguished Professor - Social Sciences, FLAME University

Creativity or moving away from the standard way of doing things, helps connect the dots between disciplines that are seemingly disparate. It helps generate new ideas for solutions of old problems, designed for the betterment of the world. A creative mind knows how to unlearn and learn; how to make connections; how to become a child without being childish; how to stay hungry and foolish for one's own growth. Join Prof. Ramnath Narayanaswamy, Distinguished Professor - Social Sciences, FLAME University on a session to explore and unbundle your creative potential.

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