Tag: business

  • Keeping promoters on the leash

    In the wake of the fraud at Satyam, R Vaidyanathan argues that company promoters should be compelled to declare the nature of the impact of their actions on other family related businesses and certify to the board that these are consistent with the law.

  • Know your consumer?

    Ms Bijapurkar emphasises the danger of being carried away by a grand vision of the stereotypical Indian consumer. Instead she advocates segmentation and profiling to understand the multiple consumer classes which exist in the country.

  • Advani’s economic agenda

    There is much in Mr Advani’s speech that gives reason for hope that the NDA is on the right track. It would serve the nation well if Mr Advani can insist upon these policies whether or not the NDA is elected to power.

  • Confessions of a retailer

    Quite clearly, Mr Biyani understands India—or at least "India Two", the one that he grew up with. He also has the business acumen to take advantage of the opportunity that the rise of this class has presented. The challenge is to institutionalise this knowledge so that it is not confined to his head, but spread within the company. The challenge is also to put in place the management structure and strategic vision that will enable him to run the conglomerate that he is creating. How is he doing on those counts?