Category Archives: Manager Ni School Strategy

Learning and overcoming communication challenges

Some of the challenges we have faced this quarter, which I find quite applicable to most consulting projects include: While clients are handing you a project with outcomes that they do care about, they are delegating because of lack of … Continue reading

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India: Now that we are back

India trip was great! Our visits to the centers, villages, houses, sites, eco-farm, museum, etc. were all educative and at times even overwhleming. Now when we look back and reflect, overall it was a very enriching experience. When we were in … Continue reading

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Demistifying Technology

I was completely intrigued by the idea of the use of computers in the villages, and what a focus group would be like. Turned out, it wasn’t drastically different from what we have back home, besides the fact that it … Continue reading

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Visavdi CLBRC

On Saturday, December 15, our team got the opportunity to visit an existing Community Learning Business Resource Center (CLBRC) in Visavdi. This was our first time visiting an operating CLBRC since being in Gujarat. As usual, the women and children … Continue reading

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Manager ni School – Road to Rajasthan

Our team, Manager ni School, along with 3 SEWA officers went to Rajasthan to see potential sites for the new Business Resource Centre (BRC) and the villages that the BRC will serve. It was a 3-hour drive to Dungarur (where … Continue reading

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Big Ah Ha’s in Ahmedabad

We’ve officially been in in India for three days and there are new learnings everyday. This morning we learned that in order to get a full cup of coffee you have to ask for “American Coffee”. It also came to light that the juice and … Continue reading

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Team Ni: Not even Mother Nature can slow us down!

The initial plan for today’s meeting was to visit FareStart (http://www.farestart.org/) to research techniques for staffing a restaurant with a diverse workforce that does not necessarily come from a traditional background. Kim and the crew at FareStart were gracious enough … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Stacie’s Studio – Henna Happenings

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Stacie. So all of the women in our India consulting trip were super excited to get henna and we had been talking about it for days. Finally the weekend came and … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Jon’s Jacuzzi

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Jon. Hello from Jon’s part of this house, unfortunately referred to as Jon’s Jacuzzi, due to a lack of common household rooms starting with the letter “J.”  However, in keeping with … Continue reading

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Team Ni – D.J.’s Den – Indian Food and Sweating

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member D.J. I have the unfortunate body makeup that makes me sweat when I eat spicy food. The food does not even have to be very spicy for me to start getting … Continue reading

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