9 Articles Written In Sunday Economic Times In 2016 On The Subject Of The Economic Environment In India .
30th, September 2019 FOUNDING FUELEthics can be learnt, though it may be considered difficult to teach. What matters is the kind of experiences young managers are exposed to.
2nd October 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESOn Gandhi’s birth anniversary and as the government designs its global communications after the horrific Uri incident, I am tempted to recall Gandhi’s response in the face of great provocation.
20th September 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESThe Hindu belief is that we are born with an opening balance sheet of good and bad deeds, karma. We don’t know the balance sheet, so we get on with our lives. Through life’s actions, further good and bad deeds occur along with their consequences.
28th August 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESThe World Economic Forum places India at number 91 in readiness to transform intoa digitalised economy. Notwithstanding this poor ranking, the government’s Digital India idea is futuristic and compelling. The plan comprises three components: creation of a digital infrastructure, delivering services digitally and digital literacy.
16th July 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESParticipating in a senior leadership seminar in 1989 on ‘Quality Convenience Foods’ at Four Acres, Kingston-upon-Thames, along with twenty four Unilever managers, I sliced and diced reams and reams of data over an exciting fortnight.
12th Jun 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESBy R Gopalakrishnan Financial crises of nations and companies produce prodromal signals, which means advance warnings. The challenge is around how you interpret and respond to those prodromal signals.
5th Jun 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESBy R Gopalakrishnan Make in India (MiI) was announced on 25th September, 2014 in the hope that more manufacturing means more jobs. Make in China 2025 (MiC25) was announced on 20th May, 2015 in the hope that more manufacturing can be done with less jobs! Silicon Valley’s controversial Marc Andreesen says, “Manufacturing is a government-subsidised jobs programme.”
24th April 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESAn effective legal system can function if it is built on a strong moral foundation in society. The civil engineering principle is relevant—poor foundation, wobbly skyscraper!
27th March 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESGeneral expectations from public services is low. Hence poor service delivery can pass muster by meeting the low expectations.