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    July 16, 2016, Saturday

    Subbarao vs UPA: The governor in his labyrinth

    Duvvuri Subbarao recounts how his tensions with P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee, then finance ministers, over monetary policy ...

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    January 11, 2016, Monday

    Book Extract: Edge-based customisation

    Brands can overcome the challenge of commoditisation through custom-made products. They can command a premium in the process

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    December 14, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: No conflict

    Companies need to recognise that adding value to employees and generating value as an organisation are not competing activities

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    November 09, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: A connected culture

    Ford Motor's former CEO Allan Mulally wanted leaders to openly share the obstacles they faced

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    September 21, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Learn to say sorry

    When you need to say sorry for a misstep, you need someone who thinks like an owner and loves the customer

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    August 24, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Integration is never easy

    P&G realised early on that for the merger with Gillette to succeed it needed to keep the Gillette employee turnover rate at a ...

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    July 27, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: The power of inclusiveness

    Talk to the people. Be open, honest and frank. One of the worst sins you can commit as a leader, is to surprise the organisation ...

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    July 06, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Increasing cross-cultural awareness

    Small gestures such as knowing how to greet or pronouncing names correctly can make a huge difference while managing today's ...

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    June 15, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Knowledge organisation: Getting the DNA right

    Creating a culture where knowledge is at the heart of everything requires intelligent selection, leadership commitment and ...

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    May 11, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Alignment of thinking

    Challenging the boss, challenging the system and challenging the fabric of the organisation do little to further one's career

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    May 04, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE SOFT EDGE: WHERE GREAT COMPANIES FIND LASTING SUCCESSby Rich Karlgaard* Published by Wiley* Price: Rs 599* High performance ...

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    April 27, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    RETURN ON CHARACTER: THE REAL REASON LEADERS AND THEIR COMPANIES WINby Fred Kiel* Published by Harvard Business Review Press* ...

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    April 20, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    CHANGING YOUR COMPANY FROM THE INSIDE OUT: A GUIDE FOR SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSby Gerald Davis & Christopher White* Published by ...

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    April 13, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    FRUGAL INNOVATION: HOW TO DO BETTER WITH LESS by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

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    April 06, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    ELEVATE: THE THREE DISCIPLINES OF ADVANCED STRATEGIC THINKINGby Rich Horwath* Published by Wiley* Price: $24* The book provides a ...

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    March 30, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    INTRAPRENEURS @ MJUNCTION - THE MAKING OF AN E-COMMERCE GIANTby Rajeev Kumar* Published by Rupa Publications* Price: Rs 259* The ...

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    March 23, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE CREATOR'S CODE: THE SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF EXTRAORDINARY ENTREPRENEURSby Amy Wilkinson* Published by Simon & Schuster* ...

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    March 16, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION AT WORK: HOW TO FOCUS AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVEby Edward M Hallowell* Published by Harvard Business Review ...

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    March 09, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling, Rajan Kaicker

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    March 02, 2015, Monday

    The Strategist top five

    MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO!by Nicholas Carlson* Published by Hachette* Price: Rs 599* An inside story of Marissa ...

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    July 11, 2016, Monday

    Book Extract: Mix and match

    From pristine pure English to Hindi to Hinglish, the language of Indian advertising is now a mishmash of many languages

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    December 21, 2015, Monday

    Looking beyond numbers

    With adman Piyush Pandey expressing his distrust for armchair research in his book Pandeymonium, the spotlight is back on the ...

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    November 23, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Dos and don'ts in a digital world

    In the digital world, you have to earn trust and foster transparency. Here is what led to the initial adoption of Bitcoin

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    October 05, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Think like an owner

    Leaders should not look for excuses to explain why they can't act like an owner. They should embrace the challenge and encourage ...

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    September 07, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Get your BPO strategy right

    Functionality, not cost reduction, should be the most important driver of your outsourcing initiatives

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    August 10, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Look beyond the 'now'

    Underlying Groupon's fall was a tremendous lack of visionary intelligence - an incredible sense of carpe diem that focused ...

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    July 13, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Getting small and nimble

    When SAP reconstituted its product development teams into a bunch of start-ups it reduced development time by nearly half in ...

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    June 29, 2015, Monday

    Book extract: Constraints aid creativity

    Innovative companies embrace constraints and then focus on coming up with solutions. They go beyond tolerating constraints for ...

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    June 01, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Looking for monopoly profits

    The overwhelming importance of future profit is counterintuitive. For a company to be valuable it must grow and endure, but many ...

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    May 04, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: CEO character can impact employees

    Caring for employees and creating a work environment of respect and engagement involves more than offering fair compensation, ...

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    April 27, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Social CRM

    Customer relationship management platforms were built in an era when sellers controlled both information dissemination and the ...

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    April 20, 2015, Monday

    Handling conflict at work

    Many of us might start believing that getting into a conflict as part of our management style would make us heard and, hence, ...

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    April 13, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Founder versus hired CEO

    A key skill to develop as CEO or a senior leader in a founder-led company is to know which decisions to make and which to let run ...

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    April 06, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: The rise of sharing economy

    The shift from an ownership-based consumer economy to a sharing economy is propelling the growth of a peer-to-peer economic model ...

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    March 30, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Creating contrarian teams

    It is better for groups to encourage real dissent than to appoint artificial dissenters, says a new book

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    March 23, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: When to change strategy

    The ability to modify strategy at the right time can save or destroy a business, says a new book

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    March 16, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Setting a failure ratio

    Creators don't fear failure. Instead, they find ways to soften its impact, says a new book

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    March 09, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Inspired or original

    Managers who act like chameleons often advance rapidly in the early years of their careers as others are more likely to see them ...

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    March 02, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: Adapting to digitisation

    Legacy companies must think about how to harness digitisation - in any or all of its forms - to create better experiences for the ...

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    February 23, 2015, Monday

    Book Extract: A hands-on CEO

    Yahoo! CEOs prior to Marissa Mayer believed their job was to conceive strategies and then get senior leaders to execute them. ...

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