Board and Governance

October 9, 2019

Can you be a shaper of great institutions?

03rd October 2019 BUSINESS STANDARD

As a business strategist and writer, R. Gopalakrishnan has devoted his work to studying ethics, leadership, and human capital. He began his 31-year-long career at Unilever’s massive...
October 1, 2015

Confront new realities of governance

Published on 1st October 2015, BUSINESS STANDARD

UP recorded a large voter turnout during the recent assembly polls. The pundits have finished typecasting, forecasting and broadcasting.
January 3, 2013

Public opinion and the law: a long standing tension

Published on 3rd January 2013, BUSINESS STANDARD

“Character is not homogeneous, like a quart of milk. It is sectional, like a grapefruit. Everyone has good sections and bad. One person may be strongly loyal to the boss
February 20, 2012

Retail Brics

Published on 20th February 2012, BUSINESS STANDARD

The Indian retail boom awaits business model innovations Foreign direct investment into the Indian retail sector is controversial,
September 12, 2011

Boardroom Mantras for Aspiring CEOs

Published on 12th September 2011, BUSINESS STANDARD

I have worked for twenty four years on company boards in many roles: as an executive and as a non-executive director, in India and overseas, as independent and non-independent director, and in international as well as in Indian companies.
February 7, 2011

Speaking up is Costly, but so also is not Speaking up

Published on 7th February 2011, ECONOMIC TIMES

In public and corporate life, there are huge costs of not speaking up or of not listening to those who speak up: the Sathyam scam and the BP oil spill disaster are both telling examples.