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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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The Business of Government – An 8-point agenda for Growth

(If you’re in a hurry, go to the Slideshare presentation. You can always come back for the complete read.) The sum total of analyses of India’s 2014 election results already exceeds what one sane person can read in a lifetime. … 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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On Process: Passing On the Genes

Growth needs replication and predictability. Biology gives us a great lesson in how to replicate learnings and functionality: genes (DNA) provide the template for cell functions, and are reproduced almost faithfully from previous generations. In a business, such replication comes from well-designed processes incorporating the intent, the activities and the desired outcomes. Continue reading

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Barriers to Becoming an Entrepreneur

One of the thoughts that I shared with a gathering of students of entrepreneurship at a University near Delhi recently… The Top-3 barriers, in my mind, to becoming an entrepreneur are: 1) Success 2) Security 3) Education With success comes … Continue reading

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