Category Archives: Management, Leadership and Business

The Most Valuable Companies in the world

This is an in-your-face rudimentary piece, analysing the companies with highest market capitalization in the world. The “analysis” is limited to tracking of the market cap Top 10 over the last 3-4 years as well as some juxtaposition with Fortune … Continue reading

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M&As in Indian Businesses – Looking at the Key Imperatives…

This article first appeared in the print edition of the magazine “People Matters” – Oct 2017 The Indian economy and businesses have seen a high-growth phase almost ever since this new millennium began, more so after 2003. This phase has … Continue reading

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The role of Purpose and Passion in a start-up

While a fantastic product, a disruptive business model, and adequate funding are the established critical success factors for building a new company, the last 40% of success comes from a majority of the employees working towards a purpose, and having … Continue reading

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Xenophobia, Humility & softer aspects in a merger

So, when two companies merge, the inter-personal dynamics of leaders – level 1, 2,3 is one of the major make-or-break factors for the success (or lack of) of the Merger. Are the leaders engaged in a turf war ? Is … Continue reading

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“The Golden Tap – Indian Start-ups…” – a quick review

So, completed one of my first non-fictional “un-put-downable” books last weekend, “The Golden Tap – The Inside story of Hyper-funded Indian Start-ups”. Written by Kashyap Deorah, a self-made serial entrepreneur (there’s a parallel entrepreneur explained also in the book ), an IIT … Continue reading

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India’s Most Respected Companies…

…are mostly not Indian L. 4 of Top 6 Most respected companies are Indian subsidiaries of global non-Indian companies – Google India being No. 1, Microsoft No. 4, BMW India No. 5, Merc-Benz is No. 6. Only the two Indian … Continue reading

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What Indian Start-ups may learn from Established Indian companies and from HBR-Top CEOs

Recently, I came across two sets of articles in two different publications, which I felt imposed on me a moral & intellectual duty to juxtapose, summarise and analyse . One article was in Sunday Economic Times which compared leaders of … Continue reading

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Fortune Global 500 – a changing world order

Picked up a copy of the Fortune at the airport and here’s a quick summary / analysis of the ranking of the Top 500 companies in the world (by revenues) – 2013. Wal-mart leads the List with a revenue of … Continue reading

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Once there were brands…

There was an article some time back in The Economist, which spoke on the phenomenon of Brands losing their significance world-wide. A Survey across 23 countries showed that majority of respondents would not care if 73% of the brands mentioned … Continue reading

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A Layman’s Guide for New Banks of 2014 (A Bank for a Buck)

I recently read “A Bank for the Buck”, a “biography” of HDFC Bank, by Tamal Bandopadhyay, one of the most eminent business journalists in India. This was his first book, and from the ease with which words and stories flowed … Continue reading

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