By Abhijit Bhaduri
In the mid-fifties when GE was expanding its operations across the globe, the president of GE, Ralph Cordiner decided to set up a corporate university. An hour away from New York spread over 59 acres, in 1956 GE offered its first course that spread over 13 weeks. Today no executive can imagine spending a full quarter of the year sitting in a classroom. While the courses that are offered at Crotonville have become shorter, the efficacy of the investment remains unquestionable. The headhunters refer to GE as a leadership factory.
Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com/