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Book review: "Competing against luck" - Clayton Christensen

I think it is no exaggeration to say that Clayton Christensen is THE management guru on innovation. His first book, “The innovator’s dilemma” is a must read classic management¬†book. 888 more words

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Lessons from the US election: Listen and understand

Last week Donald Trump won the US election. We are told this was a surprise (see the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and NBC, for example), although I find this odd. 451 more words

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M-POWER 2016: DAY 2: SYMPOSIUM: "Rural Marketing - Tapping consumer aspirations through Technology"

Excerpts from the Panel Discussion:

Mr. Pradeep Kumar,Executive Director at Mother India Farms

Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Executive Director at Mother India Farms began by talking about the highly fragmented sector of the FMCG sector and how 49% of the rural population can be tapped for growth. 579 more words


M-Power : DAY 1: SYMPOSIUM: E-Tailing - Reshaping the Indian FMCG Sector


Mr. Sudhir Nair, General Manager, Berger Paints.

Mr. Sudhir Nair started off the panel discussion by saying the Berger Paints got a leverage over most other companies by utilizing the existing 20,000 labourers to improve the supply chain. 626 more words


M Power 2016: Day 1: Inaugural Ceremony

M-POWER 2016, by The Marketing Forum of T.A. Pai Management Institute, hosted its inaugural ceremony on 5th of November. The theme for this year is – Future of FMCG: Technology Infusion and Proliferation. 203 more words


Internal comms includes listening

In most organisations I’ve worked in people say “We need to be better at communicating”—that is, communicating internally to their own staff. And in almost all these situations it’s by people who want to know what’s going on elsewhere in the organisation (maybe at the top level) or those who want to explain that. 387 more words

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Alfred Chandler: Business History

It’s just a few people who could claim to have invented an academic discipline, but one who could, with some justice, is Alfred D Chandler. He was a historian who studied business, and in so doing, he inferred large historical patterns that still inform our thinking. 726 more words

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