83 women. Spanning the complete spectrum – from a 20 yr old to a 60 yr old. Fresh grads, homemakers, business executives. From north, south, east, west. An ‘elderly’ prof, complete with grey hair and spectacles. A 3 hr class titled “Managing Bankers”.
What do you expect?
By the end of the class every single woman in that room wanted to drop all other grand business plans and become an Economist.
He walked us through the Economic History of India, and the world. The liberalization story that began in 1991. The cascade effect it had. He weaved a tale about Bankers, the Fisher Effect and Interest rates. Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, how the RBI works (or atleast the theory behind it 😉 CRR. SRR. How will the CRR increase announced 4 days ago will affect bank rates. How bank rates are decided. Tips to negotiate with a banker.
Things which most women shy away from.
We listened to him in rapt attention. From the word go. He captured the audience completely. If SRK had walked into the room at then, the women would’ve all ignored him! PCN turned out to be a multi-faceted professor. The perfect showman. Absolutely hilarious. Better than any Indian stand-up comedian I’ve seen so far. A good mimic. Perfect comic timing. He had us in splits discussing the sub-prime mortgage failure and the crash of Lehman brothers.
Such is the power of communication. Hats off to PCN.