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November, 2010

It’s all about belief

Dec 01, 2010

Chief Belief Officer (CBO). That title really intrigued us. So did the role! So we asked Devdutt Pattanaik, the chief belief officer of Future Group (FG), what the job title precisely meant? And what does he exactly do? In return, he asked, “Why is that people never question what CEO (chief executive officer) stands for? CEO is not a natural phenomenon, it is a cultural construction, yet, nobody thinks of it that way.”

It’s not a myth; it’s a belief

Dec 01, 2010

Devdutt Pattanaik shares his experience as the chief belief officer of Future Group and how his understanding of India has helped shape his career and the ethos of Future Group

360-degree Transformation

Dec 01, 2010

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Giving loans is the easy part. What is more critical is to enable that loan to be used effectively. This is just one of the goals Madura Microfinance has. Its vision is to not just create enterprises, but, also bring about a transformation in the rural context through lending, education and by expanding markets.

Local Garage to Corporate Inc.

Dec 01, 2010

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Just Dial is a local search service that provides users with contact information of almost any business in your city. Over the years, it has become a ready reckoner for contact information across the country, and is now set to expand internationally

The business of people

Dec 01, 2010

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K. Pandia Rajan, chief-executive, Ma Foi Randstad, has built a Rs. 900 crore business by understanding what people want.

Building a hub

Dec 01, 2010

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Ness Technologies plans to grow its business in a manner such that its Indian operations handles 45 per cent of the work load

THE ANTIHERO

Dec 01, 2010

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He is often a child of circumstance, be it Chitti Ver 2.0 or British Petroleum

The HR mandate for your small business

Dec 01, 2010

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Small and growing companies who have recognized the need for a human resource function should ensure that jobs, roles and expectations are clear before setting up various processes involved in human resources.

Pages from the President’s visit

May 01, 2010

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Did Mr. Barack Obama’s recently concluded visit to India touch upon the real issues or was it an exercise in political diplomacy?

“I was looking for a large, unserviced sector”

Dec 01, 2010

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In conversation with S. Parthasarathy, founder, Nu Street, a cloud software firm, on his learnings from being a serial entrepreneur

How we made it work: Madan Padaki

Dec 01, 2010

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When Madan Padaki, Murlidhar S. and Mohan Kannegal founded MeritTrac in August 2000, they knew they were on to something big. Their journey surely was not easy, but, their vision was clear – that of building an independent skills assessments company.

Work around anti-dilution

Dec 01, 2010

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The anti-dilution clause can be dealt with in a manner that best minimises its impact

‘Differentiation and being relevant to the consumer is critical to build a successful brand’

Dec 01, 2010

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In conversation with Ramanujam Sridhar, founder and CEO, brand-comm, a Bangalore-based brand communication consulting firm.

Managing Peak Season Sales

Dec 01, 2010

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The festive season sees the retail space abuzz with new offerings, discounts and deals that add to the charm of shopping. But, amidst the clutter, the risk of being passed over is just as high. From inventory and workforce management to pricing and packaging, retailers are doing everything to capture the consumer’s attention.