MBA 1st year enjoying the movie on "The Pursuit of Happyness" based on the story of Chris Gardner, a man who loses everything, but eventually gets everything. Here, he is a hard-working, caring and loving father, who struggles financially to provide for his wife and son. Chris Gardner was always a man of courage, perseverance and faith.
Some learning from the movie:
We got to realize that, being poor did not stop him from being what he wanted. He believed that success depended only on his efforts, not fate or luck.
The relationship between father and son. Chris and his son have a very mature relationship that every father wants to have with his children, especially if they are boys. Both of them shares a great relation of being friends and this indeed strengthen the bond between them.
Life will sometimes be tough. In the movie, we saw how Chris loses his house, goes to a motel, and eventually he ends up living in a homeless shelter. He and his son even spends a night in a subway station restroom. Life humiliated him but still he didn't lose hope. He tasted bitterness and then happiness too.
When things get dark, relax. At the last days of his internship, he was muddled for where would life take him. Thus, he decided to go to the beach and to sleep in a hotel, this situation shows that even though you do not know what will happen, take a break. After all you deserve to pamper yourself at times. It's equally important.
We receive what we actually desire for after doing the best out of our caliber. At the end of the movie, we see that Chris sold all his medical devices, but the IRS took all his money for unpaid taxes. Without getting disheartened yet, he took a chance at the brokerage firm. without any money and place to go he kept on waiting. After which came the most intriguing moment, when he got a great news that he got the job. Which was a full stop for all his problems. Once the managers asked him “Chris, was it easy?” and he replies, “No sir, it wasn’t”. That part of his life is what he called happiness.
JBS is grateful to have with us today MR. Sumit Soni for having addressed a session for the students of MBA, on the topic “DESIGN THINKING AND TRANSVERSAL THINKING”. In short the in-depth knowledge was provided to the students about design and business thinking and also about their comparison.
His official association has been with Brand Raymond.
He has been a Brand Director of Raymond before, where he worked towards conceiving and implementing business strategies to establish and build Raymond one among the top brand in ‘Ready to Wear Space’. With such a close association with the brand Raymond, he shared a case study on “PAST & PRESENT OF RAYMOND“ and discussed about building brands in an era of disruption.
Mr. Sumit Soni, has been a brand leader with a proven track record of establishing businesses by building consumer centric brands, strong and distinct product architecture supporting brand positioning, disruptive and aggressive Go-To-Market strategies and highly engaged and motivated teams.
Currently, he is working in the senior management positions at brands like Arvind, Airtel, Adidas and weekender and currently working as a management consultant to organizations for Business Transformation, Brand Management as well as visual merchandising.