Monthly Archives: March 2012

India’s most admired companies – Fortune’s list…my take…

Fortune India has come out with its first ever list of Top 50 admired companies in India. This is a popular list at world level from Fortune International, but the first one in India. This is a list of admired … Continue reading

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Some statistical queries…

I would love to get answers to some statistical queries which have plagued me from my childhood, but guess I have been too lazy to get answers to so far. Am making my list of favourite statistical queries here. Shall … Continue reading

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Alignment of leadership team – a must for success

So, there are multiple articles on importance of Execution Excellence and how strategy is meaningless till it gets executed. The first step of executing strategy is Strategy Execution Planning (SEP). This is converting strategies into sub-strategies, which need to be … Continue reading

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Why do BMWs in south Mumbai have MH-04 registrations ?

So, the difference between ex-showroom prices and on-road prices of cars differs for different cities. The difference comes from state and municipal road taxes being different for different places. A Mercedes C200 Avantgarde hits the Thane roads at Rs 33.2 … Continue reading

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Formative influence – Doordarshan and the TV

Ideally, you should have read the short intro for the Section – Growing up in 80′s and 90′s, by clicking on that tab – before jumping into this article. But continue and read on if you are too lazy to … Continue reading

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Financial Planning & prudent Wealth Management (FP/WM) – your duty to your family

Accumulated savings, invested well, result in Wealth. There is Rs 86 lakh crore of wealth with individuals in India (source: Karvy Private Wealth’s India Wealth Report). Because Indian economy has started galloping at a quicker pace only in recent years, … Continue reading

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Bollywood – Poetry in the world of songs

Having been born in the 1970s, I was introduced to Bollywood in the 1980s – the era of Jitendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Dharmendra in his “kutte kamine” avatar and Amitabh Bachchan in his “Toofan, Jaadugar” days. This was possibly the only … Continue reading

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So, what all is included in Corruption…in India ?

This article covers the scope and types of corruption in India as well some trends. We shall attempt to cover proposed solutions in a separate piece. Corruption is defined in Webster Dictionary as “Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in … Continue reading

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Smell the coffee and change fast…the world is impatient

So, Kodak filed for bankruptcy this month (Jan 2012). They should have aggressively chased the digital camera market more or possibly, become a mobile handset company. I was reading an article by Gita Piramal who was tracking fate of large … Continue reading

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Converting Vision into Reality…or Simplicity in Strategy

So once, Mr Sunil Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel, had told us that there were 10 layers between himself and Airtel’s customers. The CEO, Hub Head, the Circle CEO, Sales Head, Zonal Business Head, Area Manager, Territory Manager, FOS (feet-on-street), … Continue reading

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