Category Archives: Management, Leadership and Business

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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How to become a USD billionaire in India ?

The latest issue of Forbes India (Dec 2013) had a listing of the Top 100 wealthiest Indians. It becomes my solemn duty to analyse that list and find if there are some recurring themes behind many such billionaires, so that … Continue reading

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Hi-touch style of management : A must in turbulent times

I have been blessed to have worked with a few different types of Leaders/Managers. Some of them have been strong on Strategy but slightly weaker on people contact. Some of them have driven strategies to execution through extremely strong people … Continue reading

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