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Stress – Can it be good for you?

People are very stressed and this has led to many health problems especially chronic physical illnesses, mental disturbances and depression.

Some time back, I read a WHO report that 53% of deaths in India will be due to chronic diseases. So, why are chronic lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and diabetes on the rise? The

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How to invest in your education strategically

A guest blog by Mark Skoskiewicz

Using strategies is the key to success in all walks of life. But, like the term “thinking outside the box,” many people may get the gist of what it probably means to “be strategic,” but don’t really know how to go about actually acting strategically. Furthermore, while many people

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Five reasons why I need a Virtual Research Assistant

Like most other businesses I face peaks and troughs in my work-cycle. In addition there are core and non-core responsibilities. Again like most business managers, I put in considerable effort in balancing my core and non-core work during the ups and downs of work pressure.

So one day I decided to put in a formal

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Distribution challenges for medical equipment & devices in India

India has a huge unmet demand for healthcare and consequently for medical devices and equipment. Most global companies, large and small, are either already selling products in India or are planning to enter the market. However, setting up a distribution network for selling in India is no mean task. Distribution systems are complex with multiple

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Seven reasons why companies should (must?) invest in India

For multinational corporations, India has not been an easy market to do business in – especially over the past few years. What with laws changing frequently, aggressive and unpredictable tax demands, resource constraints (especially land), infrastructure bottlenecks, business unfriendly bureaucracy and rules – many foreigners (and even Indians) are frustrated and discouraged from investing in

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Five Debates about Competitive Intelligence that will never be resolved

Last November, at SCIP Amsterdam, I was enjoying the excellent coffee at the Krasnapolsky with an old friend, and long-time SCIP veteran. During our conversation, he bemoaned the fact that the same issues and topics were repeated at every conference.

Thinking about this later, it struck me that some debates never die. Like the origin

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Innovation in medical devices in India – making it happen

There has been a lot of buzz around low cost innovation in healthcare in India. The Harvard Business Review and McKinsey & Co have studied the innovations in the delivery of health services in the country that have made it possible to offer world class services at a fraction of what it costs in developed

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