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Patanjali – from Yoga to Noodles

The Patanjali Group has created an Indian FMCG giant in a very short span of time on the back of a three-pronged strategy: The enormous brand awareness that can be attributed to the very high visibility of Baba Ramdev, across … Continue reading

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Hyperlocals, Aggregators: Developing the Ecosystem

Aggregator models and hyperlocal delivery, in theory, have some significant advantages over existing business models. Unlike an inventory-based model, aggregation is asset-light, allowing rapid building of critical mass. A start-up can tap into existing infrastructure, as a bridge between existing … Continue reading

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The Franchise “Space Programme”

(Published in ETRetail.com on 6 December 2013) Franchising isn’t rocket science, but advanced space programmes offer at least one parallel which we can learn from – the staging of objectives and planning accordingly. A franchise development programme can be staged … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be entrepreneurs

Most school-going children are still rigorously provided skill-sets and build attitudes that belong in an earlier age when kings, nobles or religious leaders wanted to sustain a military-feudal power structure through obedience. Not discovery. Most universities still teach specialist skills that belong mainly in large-scale, … Continue reading

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10 Books for Start-ups and Small Businesses

For someone who loves books and dislikes naming favourites, it’s tough to quickly make a list of only 10 must-read books. There are so many valuable books an entrepreneur can learn from that this list is only a starting point, … Continue reading

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