January 17, 2019
17th January 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDReportage and commentaries on startups attract huge interest, creating as unreal an image about startups as Bollywood and Cricket. In a Martian’s reading of our newspapers, startup founders need not bother about a path to profits, they should chase something called GMV and losses over long periods of time are alright.
December 21, 2018
20th December 2018 BUSINESS STANDARDDEntrepreneurship is positive for economic development, but the process is at its infancy in India. Hence, a few symptoms of aberrant behavior among founders are natural. If they persist, they could signal an approaching problem.
November 29, 2018
October 29, 2018
29th October 2018 BUSINESS STANDARDThe writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, co-authored with Ranjan Banerjee, and titled “THE MADE-IN-INDIA MANAGER”, has been published by Hachette India in October, 2018.
October 8, 2018
19th October 2018 BUSINESS STANDARDIn my 3rd August column, I explored the challenge faced by independent directors when an iconic leader in the company is accused of an ethical misdemeanor.
October 2, 2018
27th September 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD(*The writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, co-authored with Ranjan Banerjee, and titled “THE MADE-IN-INDIA MANAGER”, will be published by Hachette India in November, 2018.
September 29, 2018
August 14, 2018
13th June, 2018 BUSINESS STANDARDBecause of testing protocols, promising food innovations sometimes fail to make it to the market. There needs to be an international protocol for testing innovations that impact Mother Gaia.