Eco System

February 23, 2016

Start Up Bharat

23th Feb 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

(Disruptive biological and information technologies offer a never-before opportunity for transformation of Bharat). A cognoscenti used a cricket metaphor for the Indian economy. Of the 22 players, a handful get all the attention, while other players wait patiently for their magic moment.
March 27, 2016

Under-delivery kills private goods as well as public services

27th March 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

General expectations from public services is low. Hence poor service delivery can pass muster by meeting the low expectations.
April 24, 2016

Effective leaders need moral as well as legal authority

24th April 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

An 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!
June 5, 2016

In future, more manufacturing may deliver less jobs

5th Jun 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

By 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.”
June 12, 2016

Prodromal signals do provoke deep thought

12th Jun 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

By 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.
July 16, 2016

India Experiences Zeigarnik Effect

16th July 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

Participating 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.
August 28, 2016

Success of Digital India will bring e-waste

28th August 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

The 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.
September 20, 2016

The experience of mapping your genome

20th September 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

The 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.
October 2, 2016

Gandhi: The Great Communicator

2nd October 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES

On 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.