The Power of Why Web Series

The Power of Why Web Series

The Power of Why Web Series

The Power of Why Web Series


A key aspect of the pedagogy at ISBF is questions. Questions lie at the heart of all academic pursuit and discovery, and our faculty encourage students to inquire incessantly. This is imperative for students to be able to tell the true from the untrue, to challenge the status quo and, in LSE stipulates, to understand the causes of things. 

To initiate new ISBFians into this spirit of inquiry, the ISBF faculty have curated The Power of Why series. It is intended to showcase the might of a seemingly innocuous question and inspire each participant to ask one, even about seemingly commonplace phenomena related to economics, management and finance, and to re-explore them from a fresh perspective.

Starting 01 July 2022, one learning exercise will be conducted via video/webinar/workshop on each Friday for the next 8 weeks. Following the learning exercise, participants will be emailed a related activity. Completing the activity will help them earn points, win weekly prizes, and compete on the Leaderboard below for a grand prize on Orientation Day 2022. The schedule for the series is appended below.

May every participant learn, and the most enthusiastic one wins!

Schedule for 8 Weeks:




Learning  Theme

(Every Friday)

Week 1

01 July 2022

Learning vs. Grades – Webinar

Week 2

08 July 2022

Mathematics -The Language of Numbers – Video

Week 3

15 July 2022

Whatever happened to the New Normal – Webinar

Week 4

22 July 2022

Social Psychology – Video

Week 5

29 July 2022

Stock Markets – Video

Week 6

05 August 2022

Introduction to Data Analysis using MS Excel – Workshop 

Week 7

12 August 2022

AlumniSpeak – Webinar 

Week 8

19 August 2022

The Power of Why – Concluding Video

RankStudent NameProgrammeAverage Score (%)No. of Activities
1MadhumithaBSc (Hons) Economics & Management86.678
2Ikshith SajithBSc (Hons) Economics & Finance85.677
3M ThrishalBSc (Hons) Economics & Finance84.677
4Hana NafisBSc (Hons) Economics & Management79.678
5Saniya SalunkeBSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance78.337