Mukesh Gupta

About Mukesh Gupta

Mukesh has more than 2 decades of experience in starting and growing organisations. He has written three books including “Thrive” & “Your Startup Mentor” and has an upcoming book on B2B Selling. In his role as Director - Customer Advocacy, he works closely with the SAP User groups in India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand and actively represents them within SAP and brings the united face of SAP to the user groups. He has an active blog called “Musings of a Salesman” and hosts the popular podcast “Pushing Beyond the Obvious”.

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The 10 Rules Of Digital Transformation

4-Mar-2020 | Mukesh Gupta

In my work at SAP, I support a community of SAP customers in India – INDUS. One of the initiatives of this community is a micro-community of people who are working in their respective organizations

Starting A Digital Transformation Project

30-Jan-2020 | Mukesh Gupta

It seems like no day goes by without me hearing the word "transformation" tossed around, usually with the prefix "digital." At a deep level, I think everyone knows and understands that transformation

Businesspeople engage in a meeting fully

Leadership And The Importance Of Being Fully Present In The Moment

21-Jan-2020 | Mukesh Gupta

Earlier today, I came across a blog post on The School of Life blog post about the difficulty of being in the present. And lately, I’ve been having a conversation with my wife and son recently about

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How To Choose The Best Idea After A Good Brainstorming Session

9-Jan-2020 | Mukesh Gupta

Everyone has situations where you have to come up with a set of ideas that will solve a specific problem. The question becomes how to decide which ideas to pick from all the ones you come up with.

business strategy, strategy execution, tactics, intelligent enterprise

Defining And Executing The Strategy To Become An Intelligent Enterprise

17-Apr-2019 | Mukesh Gupta

All organizations have a strategy they want like to execute on but – for some reason – are unable to do so. This means they can't live up to their potential and deliver their promises to their sta

Startups, corporate accelerators,

Why Startups Fail

14-Mar-2019 | Mukesh Gupta

There has been enough written about startups and the reasons why almost all of them fail. So, why write another post about this? Even though there is no dearth of resources (blogs, videos, books, stor

leadership, motivation, employee engagement, HR

Lessons From A Wise Old Man And The Boys Who Loved To Drum

17-Dec-2018 | Mukesh Gupta

I would like to tell you a short story. There was once a wise old man who, after retiring from his work, decided to buy a house in his old village to live out his life in a peaceful setting. All wa

5 C’s Of Effective Performance Dialogue

29-Nov-2018 | Mukesh Gupta

Organizations large and small are replacing annual reviews with ongoing performance dialogue. Irrespective of your organization's performance review cycle, it’s a good idea to foster an ongoing dial

innovation, problem solving, product development

Four Pathways To Innovation

23-Nov-2018 | Mukesh Gupta

I was facilitating a group of senior leaders who were tasked with leading the innovation effort in their organization. I started with a simple yet profound question: “How do you define innovation?

Six Steps To Building An Agile Business

17-Aug-2018 | Mukesh Gupta

Predictions regarding the future of work abound, and everyone has their own view of how the future will unfold. But most people agree that it is critical for businesses to be much more agile. What