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.
In the last century, identifying competition was fairly easy. The industry comprised of companies that were selling similar products or services, and were trying to grab market share. Today, the situation has changed quite significantly. We have evolved from the age... Read More.
The issue of privacy took centre stage, when Mark Zuckerberg faced up to senators, live. What made this transgression different was that Facebook data (via Cambridge Analytica) was used to influence or manipulate elections. This resulted in angry posturing from... Read More.
How will wireless mobile empower India’s society? Twenty years ago, a telephone in an Indian home was a luxury (there were a mere 19 million subscribers in the country at the time). Today, pretty much everyone has a mobile phone. According to... 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.