Mr Rxxxx Mxxxxxxxx hoped to be seen as a High Flier. To that end he conned Airport and Airline officials about 15 times, posing as a consultant & instructor with German Airliner, Lufthansa. Using this fake identity he used to fly on the sly, even getting upgrades to premium sections. Thus giving a new twist to the marketing buzz-word ‘FreeMium’.
Worms, Holes & Loopholes
Astrophysicists may marvel at the possibility to travel through Time via a wormhole (Einstein-Rosen bridge). But Rxxxx’s fellow flyers can only fret and fume at the danger that worms cause by exploiting loopholes in Security. Worms make holes if they can’t find them, but that should not stop us from bridging/ plugging gaps as possible.
Not All the People, All the Time
From a Corporate Governance point of view, this is as good a time as any, to remember Abraham Lincoln’s words. “You can fool all the people some of the time…….”. The Vijay Mallyas and Nirav Modis have been grounded from their High Flying ways for some time atleast. But whether the PNBs and the SBIs/ IDBIs/ IOBs have learnt their lessons one is not sure.
The Mallyas and Nirav Modis have long been communicating what values they stand for, by their ostentatious lifestyles. That itself could have triggered some ‘dekko’ by authorities. But some ‘Mandarins’ have chosen to play ball with them. Corporate Governance is evolving but some way to go.
Communicate your Values, Vision, Mission. And Live by it
At VioorA, we believe India cannot grow without its people and businesses growing….and its businesses cannot grow without being clear about their Values/ Vision/ Mission or communicating these clearly to their S.P.I.C.E. (TM) stakeholders. Very importantly living up to these and instituting checks and balances to ensure better Governance. Else, as Mr Rxxxx Mxxxxxxxx found out, even High Fliers could get grounded…. and as Viru (Dharmendra) threatened Basanti’s (Hema Malani’s) aunt in Sholay, it could be (chakki peesing and peesing) grounding flour as the State’s guest.
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