OneRare, the first-ever project to build a metaverse for food, gaming, and NFTs on the blockchain ecosystem have announced their collaboration with top celebrity Chefs Arnold Poernomo, Saransh Goila & Jaimie Van Heije.Arnold Poernomo, Saransh Goila and Jaimie Van HeijeWith this collaboration, OneRare’s revolutionary concept of the world’s first Food Metaverse on the blockchain has caught the eye of foodies around the world. OneRare will be tokenizing the Chefs’ signature dishes as NFTs, and players will be able to claim these special artworks by collecting ingredients and playing the game.Supreet Raju, Co-founder, OneRare said on the collaboration, “We are very excited to collaborate with the best forces in the Food & Beverage industry celebrity Chef Arnold Poernomo, Chef Saransh Goila, and Chef Jaimie Van Heije. We would like to expand the idea of Foodverse with the help of these pioneers and celebrate their culinary journey as NFTs in the foodverse at a Global scale.”With the rapidly growing reach of the blockchain, the Chefs will get to interact with international audiences for the first time and introduce them to exciting culinary concepts from their part of the world.With the recent successful fundraise of $2M from notable angels & the biggest funds in crypto, OneRare is now ready to grow their Foodverse. OneRare’s engaging gameplay brings the global F&B industry onto the blockchain for the first time, and keeping in mind the global appeal of Food, the project is striving to partner with top chefs from various countries to celebrate culinary delights from every corner of the world.Speaking about the collaboration – Chef Arnold Poernomo said, “The success to my passion for the food industry & is now making his way to the blockchain to explore the new realms of Food. “Food brings people together Combined with metaverse and Onerare, the possibilities are endless and for sure delicious”.”Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration, Chef Saransh Golia said, “From being a chef in my home kitchen to teaching and creating recipes virtually Ive learned that food really has no boundaries. Super excited to explore this new chapter of food in the metaverse by OneRare. The fact that you can create your favourite recipes in the metaverse and own dish NFTs is fascinating for me. Im really looking forward to showcasing my favourite dishes on OneRare, and hoping to make the metaverse a delicious space.Sharing his thoughts, Chef Jaimie Van Heije said, “I love to create the best dishes out of nearly nothing. “I’m very in love with the idea of OneRare, like there is a connection in my restaurant with the food and the client. There is also a connection between crypto, the food, and the beverage sector. I truly love the idea and I can’t wait to play!”Distant from the regular noise with a completely different dimension, OneRare is penetrating the blockchain metaverse and it is poised to be a major milestone in this sphere. The project is leveraging the increasing number of GameFi buffs and a growing community of food lovers spread across various parts of the globe to redefine the concept of an existing virtual realm.With OneRare, the blockchain metaverse will cater to global audiences as food mavens will have an opportunity to come into the Foodverse and monetize it while exploring it to the fullest. Foodies can farm for ingredients, trade them at the Farmer’s Market, or head to the Kitchen to claim Dishes. The Foodverse also features a Playground where users can use their NFTs to battle in mini-games.
Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com 74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.
There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.
- So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
- Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?
These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.
While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.
However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.
- Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
- B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
- Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.
The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.
It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.
After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.
Author Name : Nirmalya Pal