The Outlaw Archetype

The Outlaw Archetype ~ Akansha Singh, Deepa Soman “People will only remember you for the rules you break” The Outlaws or Rebels are fiction favourites, striding through their worlds with a confidence bordering on arrogance and shaking the foundations their society has always known — often doing so with little to no help at all from those around them. Also known as the rebel, revolutionary, iconoclast, and misfit, the Outlaw is the archetype…

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Pravaas – A Journey to Empowered Growth

The Beginning: We were invited to undertake leadership development for SETCO Foundation, the CSR initiative of a large Automotive ancillary major, SETCO Automotive. Meeting their President, Ms. Urja Shah, sitting in on their presentation, studying their their annual report and website gave us confidence on the passion and intent fueling the vision, ‘to enable a community to actively ensure that every child and woman has full access to healthcare, nutrition, education…

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The Jester Archetype

The Jester Archetype By: Tanvi Anand, Deepa Soman “You only live once, so lighten up because life is meant to be enjoyed”. Abiding by this motto, the Jester archetype exhorts life be lived to its fullest. The Jester is present-minded and for them joy is a primary concern. The Jester deals with situations by displaying a masterful use of humour. Jester is at peace with the paradoxes of the world….

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Innocent Archetype

Innocent Archetype By: Sreelakshmi Nair, Deepa Soman The Innocent/Child Archetype is a Jungian archetype, first discovered by Psychiatrist Carl Jung. In more recent years, Psychologist, Alice Millar, retrieves the positive side of the child archetype from a negative parental complex in the drama of the “gifted child”. Provide a relatively simple answer to an unidentifiable problem. Innocent Archetypes are associated with goodness, morality, simplicity, nostalgia or childhood. They have functions associated with cleanliness, health or…

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The Magician Archetype

The Magician Archetype By: Shweta Soman, Deepa Soman Having introduced the concept of Archetypes in the previous article, let us have an in-depth look at one archetype in particular viz. the Magician.   The Magician, associated with mystery and transformation, is a thinker who seeks power through knowledge. Often perceived as gifted, intelligent or intuitive, his/her abilities seem almost magical to onlookers. Magicians aim to understand the way the world…

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Relevance of Archetypes for Brands

Relevance of Archetypes for Brands By: Shweta Soman, Deepa Soman With brands having permeated every sphere of the human existence, understanding branding has become extremely essential for companies. In our highly consumer centric society, companies are no longer mere suppliers of goods and services; they are sellers of dreams and aspirations. People tend to express their personalities, both actual and idealistic, with the commodities they buy. Brands are essentially products…

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Getting Up and Close with the Consumers

The way people communicate, get entertainment, shop, and socialize has changed dramatically. Thanks to the smartphone, access to consumers has also changed. It is now possible to reach people across geographies, socio-economic status, cultures and ethnicities without any prohibitive barriers like high costs and distance. We at Lumière recently explored a new dimension of moderation with consumers across the globe sitting comfortably back at our offices. While we have been…

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Nutrition Negative India!

As India inches close to becoming the most populous country in the world, one aspect that continues to be under constant scrutiny is how the country fluctuates in its health index. According to the latest Global Hunger Index, India, which ranks 100 out of 119 countries, is one of the countries with the “lowest reduction in hunger” in the nine years. Companies operating in India understand now the importance of addressing the BOP…

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A Case for Consumer-Centric Growth

Prelude: The phone rings a couple of times. The founder CEO of a leading fashion accessories brand comes on the line. We had undertaken a small qualitative research project two years ago. The study objective was to understand usage and purchase habits in the category. The research design was five focus groups in two metro cities. In the report we identified four consumer profiles. After the research, the client wanted…

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Work Work Balance

We are at a three-day workshop with the client, a large company, spending long hours with their successful young leaders. Our day begins at 8:30 am over breakfast and closes at 7:00 pm. A few of the managers are already at their table in the conference room. Deeply engrossed into their mails or poring over documents. Some are on the phone over lunch and a few of them are doing…

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