Drones have been sneaking up on us. I don’t mean that in a they-are-coming-to-get-my-tinfoil-hat kind of way. The drone industry has been growing at light speed, and yet most business leaders and entrepreneurs have no idea how much money and opportunity is hovering just above them. I was first introduced...
Thousands of employees are in limbo as 169 McDonald’s outlets in North and East India are set to close today. That’s because Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL), a 50:50 joint venture between McDonald’s and estranged partner Vikram Bakshi, will no longer be allowed to use the American fast food major’s...
The GDP numbers came in at a disappointing 5.7%. While it came below estimates, supporters of the Government were quick to point out that this was primarily due to the roll out of the GST. Manufacturing growth, for example, fell from 10% in Q1 2016-17 to 3.8% in Q1...
Sound smarter today: Here's the news professionals are talking about on LinkedIn right now.  Join the conversation in the comments.  India is tightening the noose around black money hoarders by going after directors of shell companies. A day after de-registering 200,000 companies, the government decided to bar about 300,000 directors associated...
Digital marketing is constantly changing with a rapid rate of return. Whether a small business owner or an Entrepreneur everyone is working hard to make great use of unlimited digital space. To outsmart your competition you need to apply strategies that will give a boost to your traffic in...
Most established enterprises haven’t invented anything truly dynamic in decades. Procter & Gamble, the perennial most admired company (and my alma mater), has produced no transformational new brands since Swiffer and Febreze back in the early 2000s, although they have strengthened core brands with initiatives like Tide PODS, Gillette...
An emerging techno-consumerism is taking aim at what makes us human: love, happiness, politics, the search for meaning and more. It amounts to the beginnings of a new kind of modernity. The founders of a new, AI-fuelled chatbot want it to become your best friend and most perceptive counsellor. An...
What isn’t Branded? We Brand market segments, demographic identifiers, and, of course, generations. It’s hard to find blank space anywhere, isn’t it? Needless to say, the very mention of a Brand name conjures up images and associations that enable us to visualize, to value, to aspire, and to imagine experientially....
“Human plus machine isn't the future, it's the present,” Garry Kasparov said in a recent TED talk. And this “present” is transforming the world of education at a rapid pace. With children increasingly using tablets and coding becoming part of national curricula around the world, technology is becoming an integral part of classrooms,...
A great wave of change has been breaking over the financial services industry for some time now. When it finally recedes, we can expect a fundamentally transformed market infrastructure to be left behind in its wake. Driven by unprecedented speed and adoption of new technologies and business models, and accelerated...