Take two separate, unrelated corporate events: NR Narayana Murthy coming back to try and turn around Infosys, and the Kapoor-versus-Kapur battle at Yes Bank.
There are fundamental issues at stake in these controversies, issues that can affect not just IT and banking — given the stature and reputation of Infosys and Yes Back but all founder-managed companies. However, a quick recap first.
Murthy appointing his son, Rohan, as his executive assistant (EA), was seen as contradicting Infy's spirit. To the old guard.....
To appreciate and understand the nuances of each of these subjects, you could read UNCTAD reports (which this writer will happily provide), do a course or a workshop at B-school, or as per the fashion of the day, spend a few hours online.
Or you could go to the school of hard knocks. That’s the easiest, if........
Surveys are wonderful things. They “reveal” the obvious in a manner that forces us to pay attention.
For instance, we’ve long suspected that India’s educational system is ineffective in giving students the ability to eke out a living. It’s great at mass production of “higher end” professionals.....
Look around you: Ice cream parlors and cookie stores offer free tastes; fashion brands are desperate to give away prizes via radio contests; luxury brands organize golf tournaments; and publishers organize their celebrity writers to speak at public events.
But you’re already aware of the reasons behind this phenomenon.....