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Sep 8, 2020

Professor Rishikesha Krishnan is the Director of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has been listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India and written two books: 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) which won the Best Book Award for 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development and From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India. Prof. Krishnan was a member of the expert committee set up by the Government of India in 2017-18 under the chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna to propose a data protection framework for India. He has been on the jury of the Economic Times start-up awards. He is currently on the advisory board of YourNest Investment Advisors. He is a strategist, innovator and teacher.  

This episode is packed with his bold beliefs that is deeply linked to the belief that each one has the right to their own beliefs. If you are in University years, this episode is great for you! It’s also wonderful for you as a parent! 

In this episode, we dive into: 

“University Life & Sleep”

  • Professor Krishnan's origin story and how did he reach this space of being Director at IIMB?
  • Upto 60% of college students suffer from poor sleep quality. As someone who is an integral part of so many people’s formative years in college, what does he see are sleep challenges among them? Does it need to be that way?
  • From 2010-2018, sleep disturbances significantly increased in college students with 25% of them having difficulties. This can have short term and long term cognitive and behavioural repercussions.  Research has found 60% of them having insomnia. This can impact academic performance. Do universities need to bring in sleep quality and mental health screening programs? Is counselling a part of IIMB?
  • By supporting students in improving sleep, it can contribute to helping them with better memory, improved grades, less health challenges, decreased risk of falling sick, improved mood, better performance and less mental health challenges. Do universities in India have support in place for helping their students to sleep better?
  • How would he advice students that supporting themselves with better sleep and improved health is actually beneficial to them?
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