Tag Archives: organic growth

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

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Organization, Uncategorized, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Barriers, Early stage, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Internet and Mobile, Retail & Consumer Products, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Early stage, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Organization, Retail & Consumer Products, Seed capital, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Decay: Bad or Good

You may ask, “How much process should we depend on, and how prescriptive or restrictive should we make them?” You may also point out that processes start off with very good intention, but with time – and often distance from head office – the processes decay. And you would be right.
Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Organization, Quality, Risk Management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Goals, Organization, Quality | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment