The rise of the individual entrepreneur Some weeks back, while chatting with my son’s friends (all in their mid-20s), I got around to asking what they were doing (typical father question :))! At some point, it hit me that none of these... Read More.
Very few (if any) organizations will admit they don’t conduct win-loss analysis. After all, this is now deemed integral to every sales process. Since every CRM has a field for “Reasons for loss”, it is easy enough to analyze. Any analysis... Read More.
Today’s popular mega-trends are almost invariably linked to technology. Common buzz-words are artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, IoT, data, analytics, “smart” objects, the gig economy, electrification, digitization, and so on. Technology is of course, a major disrupter – but there are... Read More.
Much of the world’s building stock is in need of renovation. In the EU for instance, the renovation or demolition rates have been quite low compared to the rate of new construction. According to a report published by the European... Read More.
Europe had its warmest August on record this year. The media has been swamped with stories about hurricanes, wild fires, floods and earthquakes across the globe. As I write this, Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut are wreaking ravage in Asia... Read More.
With revenue targets of Rs. 20,000 cr. by 2017-18 - a feat that many companies just dream about - Patanjali has already crossed the half-way mark. The trouble is always going to be to keep growing on the back of higher revenues.... Read More.
Gol Konda, Hawa Mahal, Red Fort, Dhyanalinga have one thing in common- they are old Indian monuments, each architecturally or structurally eco-friendly and built keeping in mind the local environmental factors. In ancient India, buildings in hot and dry regions... Read More.
In Auto Expo 2018, as expected, the key area of focus was “Go electric”. Almost all automobile companies are planning to invest in developing electric vehicles (EVs). It won’t be too farfetched to say that the coming decade will see its last version... Read More.
There can be endless debates on PM Modi’s “Pakora” comment regarding employment generation. However, one thing is certain that, with lakhs of students graduating each year, there is an urgent need to create employment. If one just has to focus on... Read More.
The Internet has already changed our lives, and if one thing is certain – “we ain’t seen nothing yet!” For incumbent companies and industries, much attention has focused on the obvious threats. For instance in retailing (esp. books) and advertising; the... Read More.