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December, 2011

Back to basics

Jan 01, 2012

In 2010, IBM conducted a Global CEO Study. One of the key learnings from that study was that CEOs felt under-equipped to manage the complexity of operating in an environment that was (and as is) fairly volatile. Prior to this study, IBM’s report pointed out that business leaders were constantly worried about change – be it in governments, policies or even technological innovation.

Narayanan Vaghul Leadership Next

The Wise Leader

Jan 01, 2012

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Narayanan Vaghul, former chairman, ICICI Bank, draws ideas from American Generals during World War II, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and even Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing career to explain, in simple terms, the finer nuances of becoming a successful business leader

Winds of change

Jan 01, 2012

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E-Hands Energy supplies micro wind turbines that can power the needs of individuals and small institutions. As it hopes to cross the mark of 100 successful installations in 2012, it wants to position itself as an energy sustainability partner to corporate companies

Analysing social media

Jan 01, 2012

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Salorix offers a technology platform to help brands and agencies manage their social media campaigns

Lighting up a million faces

Jan 01, 2012

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With its first product, a solar lantern by the name of SunKing, Greenlight Planet has lit many lives in rural India. Currently, the company plans on expanding its reach in the nation even while targeting global markets such as Africa

Personalised cancer therapy

Jan 01, 2012

With its unique cancer treatment for each patient, Mitra Biotech aims to be amongst the top three biotechnology companies in India by 2015 and among the top five in the world by 2020. Its goal is to be a friend (mitra) for all stake holders in cancer treatment – patients, hospitals and the drug development community

Infibeam’s double-edged strategy

Jan 01, 2012

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Can Vishal Mehta win the Indian e-commerce game by empowering other brands and entrepreneurs?

The SME change agent

Jan 01, 2012

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Rajeev Karwal hopes to use his years of experience at the leadership level to reinvent advisory services for micro, small and medium sized enterprises

On a global quest

Jan 01, 2012

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AGC Networks’ performance in the last year mirrors the changes made by its new management. The company is now set to enter new geographies as a part of its future growth strategy

Establishing a new business unit

Jan 01, 2012

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J.Murugavel, founder and chief executive officer of Consim Info, takes a budding entrepreneur through the process of establishing a new business unit and the different factors one has to consider before scaling up

How can ‘Fiction Chocolataire’ scale-up?

Jan 01, 2012

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The Smart CEO’s fictional case study is a section dedicated to discussing operational and strategic plans that are to be adopted by a fictional company as it scales up. In this edition, we analyse growth strategies for a retail business that makes and sells hand-made chocolates

Getting the word out

Jan 01, 2012

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New Horizon Media has stayed true to its broad vision of making a dent in the regional language publishing space. Additionally, in the last one year, it has also improved its marketing techniques and operational efficiencies

THE ECO-ENTREPRENEURS

Jan 01, 2012

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The founders of Krya believe in building a consumer goods company that is not only profitable but also promotes an ecosystem of sustainable urban living, starting with its first product – an organic clothes detergent

Riding high

Jan 01, 2012

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To rephrase an age-old adage, behind every successful business leader is a passion that rejuvenates both body and mind. In this series, we look at how India’s CEOs unwind and what they do to stay on top of the game. We begin with a peek at Komli Media’s Prashant Mehta who takes his penchant for cycling very seriously.

The dynamics of social entrepreneurship

Jan 01, 2012

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As more and more social enterprises crop up with the intention of impacting the society, their long-term sustainability depends on constantly innovating their business model to a fluctuating rural market