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  • The Wise Leader

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    Narayanan Vaghul, former chairman, ICICI Bank, draws ideas from American Generals during World War II, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and even Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing career to explain, in simple terms, the finer nuances of becoming a successful business leader Several iconic business leaders including Anand Mahindra, Lakshmi Mittal and Azim Premji have Narayanan Vaghul’s […]

    The art of bootstrapping. And growing.

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    Zoho Corp’s Sridhar Vembu has built a billion dollar business with no debt and no external investors. Zoho Corp’s founder Sridhar Vembu might live and work in Silicon Valley, but he turns to German car manufacturers and moviemakers for inspiration. He suggests that building software is no different from directing a movie. The ‘feature sets’ […]

    How Rana kapoor built Yes bank

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    The founder, MD and CEO of YES Bank shares the 10 things he did right to get YES Bank to where it is today    He built the bank around five key brand pillars – growth, trust, human capital, technology, along with transparency and responsible banking. Since incorporation, the bank has grown well and has […]

    The Biocon Story

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    With a three-year revenue CAGR of 19 per cent driven by the growing demand from emerging markets, the biopharmaceuticals player, Biocon, has come a long way since its inception in 1978. It has seen business model rejigs, entry into global markets and an initial public offering. Its leader, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, aims to make the Rs. […]

    The Impact Investor

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    Jayant Sinha and Omidyar Network are slowly but surely building a venture capital model to solve large-scale social problems On March 2nd 2012, Aspiring Minds, an employability measurement company founded by Himanshu Agarwal opened its first employment exchange in Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand in northern India. The exchange will serve as a testing […]

    How Harsh Mariwala Led Several Transformations At Marico

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    Empowerment. Fairness. Meritocracy. Agility. Focus. Discipline. Participative. These are some of the words that Harsh Mariwala, promoter and chairman of FMCG major Marico, rattled out when asked about his management style. These are words that Mariwala infused into Marico’s culture since the company’s founding in 1988. These words played a crucial role in shaping up […]

    The Aha! Moment

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    Gopalakrishnan, director, Tata Sons, the promoter company of various Tata Group companies, shares with us anecdotes and lessons learnt from his 45-year-long career as a professional manager. He believes these stories will enable managers to reminisce about aha! moments from their own lives or careers and more importantly, learn from these recollections. It was a […]

    Dr. Devi Shetty’s Affordable Healthcare Mindset

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    Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if people cannot afford it. While I was waiting for Padma Bhushan Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman, of Bengaluru-based Narayana Health (NH), in his conference room, a quote […]

    Think Customer Capital, Not Venture Capital

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    Mega fund-raising rounds are certainly newsworthy and can get you atop the business press. However, London Business School Professor, John Mullins, gently reminds entrepreneurs, especially in new age technology-enabled sectors, about an age old concept – that of bringing in cash from customers. He suggests five models to pursue a ‘customer-funded’ business   Let me […]

    8 Unique Tactics of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

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    An entrepreneur’s journey is often about the never-ending pursuit of foreseeing what others do not anticipate. Based on information gathered from interviews with 1300 entrepreneurs, we’ve handpicked for you, eight unique tactics that you must consider adding to your arsenal. “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill This cover story is about […]

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