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.
Every major technology shift has led to job losses, and sometimes destruction of entire industries or professions. Though new jobs are created and productivity may improve, there is severe pain for the losers. Today, faced with a plethora of automation technologies... Read More.
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... Read More.
The Indian higher education sector is in the midst of tremendous growth and change. The population demographic has created an unprecedented number of young people in this country. The scale of the problem that India faces in terms of educating... Read More.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has launched Impact Platform – an investment product offering retail investors an opportunity to participate in impact investing. Impact investing  was until very recently a domain pursued mainly by multilateral development finance institutions (IFC, ADB,... Read More.
Every parent wants to provide their child with the best possible education. This is one of the biggest financial commitments for families, and Indian parents are no different. In a recent survey conducted by ValueNotes for HDFC Life, 3 out... Read More.
When you need research to answer a particular problem, how do you decide whether you will use secondary or primary research? Or, what the mix of the two will be? Do you decide on the basis of the budget you... Read More.
On the SCIP linkedin group I recently came across a survey to identify the education and career moves that can lead a person into the competitive intelligence discipline. It was most interesting to note that many of the competitive intelligence... Read More.
Competitor profiles is possibly the most frequently produced competitive intelligence output. But it is also perhaps one that is least critically evaluated. It is one of those things that are done because we have always done them; it never occurs... Read More.
“Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.” - George V. Higgins Yet, reliable data is so hard to find in the Indian business context, that very few companies operating in the country factor it into their decision-making; most are... Read More.