Category Archives: Business & Management

Banking on Agility : Have you got it right?


A blog post from me on Wipro website about the emergence of Business Operations Platforms in Banking & Financial Services. Banks, driven by complex business environment and uncertain regulatory framework are moving their processes on to rule-driven, configurable and flexible … Continue reading

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Platform Thinking


Networked platforms are changing the game in a way that has never been imagined before. In a simple sense, a networked platform, brings the consumers and suppliers of services or content together to transact business or exchange ideas. Platforms – … Continue reading

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The 15 years of Google


Interesting graphic that depicts the evolution of Google and its business model since 1997. In many ways, Google defined what internet is and yet it evolved quickly with what the internet came to be today. We take many things for … Continue reading

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iPad prices – The Economist


Interesting chart from Economist about iPad pricing across the world. The price of iPad varies significantly – as much as $200 – between countries. Logistics, variation in personal incomes and differences in sales tax lead to significant price anomalies. A … Continue reading

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‘Bubble’ worries in Asia intensify – Equity Master


It must be worrying the central banks in emerging countries that an economic bubble is forming in Asia. With the outlook in developed economies still uncertain, foreign investors are pouring money into Brazilian bonds, Indian Equities and Chinese Real estate. … Continue reading

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Powering India’s rural revolution


From kerosene to rice husks: Powering India’s rural revolution is a glimpse into the now famous “Indian Jugaad”. Business is booming in rural India. Every company is drafting business plans to design products that are based on sophisticated high performance … Continue reading

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Business in India – A bumpier but freer road


A good economist article about the state of business in India. India has a long list of plus points that are driving up the GDP. Yet the shoddy infrastructure, ineffective governance and skill shortage could play spoil sport. In the … Continue reading

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Lucy Kellaway – Words to describe the glory of Apple


Words to describe the glory of Apple is a comical dig at the almost unreadable business language. In this case Apple has come up with legal guidelines that are fun to read and easy to understand. We all puff up … Continue reading

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MNCs are in for a long haul in rural India


Knowledge@Wharton came up with a report about how MNCs are doing in rural India. For starters, rural India is complex, fragmented, diverse and with shifting consumer tastes. In this market, MNCs have the difficult task of designing customized products and … Continue reading

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Doing business in China (comes with a price tag)


The recent incidents involving multinationals in China are a reminder to other companies about the risks in doing business there. Google Vs China is the first and the most prominent one. Google probably has a short-term lose but China will … Continue reading

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