Ep. 20: A Giant Learns to Dance

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"Today, if India's image in the world has changed, it's largely due to the IT people."

On this episode, Ambi shares his experience of working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for over 15 years. In this conversation, he also talks about the journey and growth of TCS and how it placed itself in the global IT market.

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Ep. 19: An Apple A Day

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In this episode, Ambi Parameswaran talks about his admiration for Vinita Bali and other successful women back in the 1980s. What's a foolscap paper? How did research and analysis happen back in the early 1980s?
Listen to the episode to know more.

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Ep. 17: A New Business Pitch That Wasn't Quite...

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This week on The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran reminisces about the time when he met Pradipta Mohapatra and how in their first conversation he struck a deal with the RPG group. They also talk about executive coaching and the various personality groups used in the 'Myers-Biggs Type Indicator' (MBTI) test.

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Ep. 16: Biases, Biases, Biases

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This week, Ambi Parameswaran talks about how working with UTI and LIC changed his perception towards PSUs. He also shares a story about the famous 'UTI country' campaign and how it came into being.

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Ep. 15: Architects And Pillars

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran explains why it is essential to demonstrate a greater degree of trust in a client and agency relationship.

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Ep. 14: Reading Smoke Signals

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"There is always a lot of missed communication between the client and the agency. If you don't maintain this parallel dialogue going, you will never be able to manage things."
In this episode of 'The Sponge Podcast', Ambi Parameswaran discusses the significance of keen awareness to read smoke signals from a client.

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Ep. 13: India's First CEO CM

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran recalls his memorable experience with India's first CEO CM, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu.
He further talks about how forbearing leaders can change the blueprints of a country for the better.

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Ep. 12: Red & White... And Brown!

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran talks about how the ability to accept mistakes and move forward through a show of humility and social intelligence sets great leaders apart.

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Ep. 11: Sorry. Please Leave!

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran talks about Why it's crucial to turn down incompatible clients. He further talks about, How voicing 'No' early on, reduces the chances of damaging a company.

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Ep. 10: The Chaiwala Test

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Who decides what is classy or massy? Is a Creative Ad better than a Strategic Ad? What makes for a great client and agency relationship? How does one not get caught in intra-company cross fires?
Find all these answers in this episode of The Sponge Podcast, where Ambi Parameswaran talks about numerous business lessons he learnt over his many years of experience.

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Ep. 09: Missing The Big Blue Ocean

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran speaks of a time when his agency had been assigned a Globally renowned client. He further sheds light on how an agency should build arguments and try harder to communicate more effectively.

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Ep. 08: Your Tax Dollars At Work

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran recounts his pleasant experience at a meeting with the Income Tax Department, where he was invited to present Tax collection/Communication strategies to the highest direct taxation body of the country.

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Ep. 07: Setting The Right Expectations

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran sketches out why it is consequential to set realistic goals and then slowly elevate them. He further talks about why leaders and organizations should set smart goals rather than impractical targets.

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Ep. 06: Who Reads Body Copy?

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parameswaran talks about the 'Head' and 'Body' of marketing. Find out how each of them are significant in the world of advertising.

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Ep. 05: Doing Good. Fairly.

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast Ambi Parameswaran and Amit Doshi discuss what 'doing good. Fairly.' means in the most literal sense in the corporate world. They further chat about how wages are constant yet inconsistent in the collaborative joints.

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Ep. 04: Flying Without A Net

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From pharmaceutical companies to car manufacturing companies, Ambi Parmeswaran teaches us on how agencies innovate and create enthralling ways that help the clients take bolder risks and fly without a net.

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Ep. 03: After Action Report

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In this episode of The Sponge Podcast, Ambi Parmeswaran throws light on how the stringent and well structured processes of armies like 'After Action Reports', 'Discipline', 'Task Management',etc helped him streamline his processes and tells us why it should be entailed into the corporate world.

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Ep. 02: Sages And Books

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What are the different kind of clients? How do you categorize your client into different archetypes? Is there an IIM Calcutta mafia in the brand business? Do you have what it takes to serve a customer? Ambi Parameswaran addresses all this and more in this week's episode.

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Ep. 01: A Shiny New Car

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Ambi Parameswaran recounts his encounter with Mr. Ratan Tata during the launch of the car Indigo Marina, the valuable leadership lessons he soaked in from Mr. Tata and how he applied these lessons in his own life.

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