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How to disagree with your boss

Making the boss an enemy is never a good career move

Ubiquity versus exclusivity

Consumers have high expectations for luxury brand sites, from design layout and ease of navigation, to brand iconography

Work in progress

India is playing catch up to foreign multinationals when it comes to management capability, says a report prepared by KPMG for All India ...

Two-day MSME sector job fair in Hyderabad from Oct 19

The fair targets job seekers with 0-7 years of work experience and ex-service men with more than 15 years of experience

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How tall you stand changes how you make decisions

Sitting in a higher chair could improve your long-term financial planning. You might be more likely to buy serious tomes on the second floor of ...

Fourth wave of handset ads

Smaller handset players are following in the footsteps of indigenous leaders and increasing their mainstream marketing spends

Half-time, 2014 - Where is the consumer headed?

Despite high-octane advertising, over 70 per cent automobile consumers will make up their mind based on their in-store experience and ...

Crompton takes battle to rivals with hive-off

While the Avantha Group company has large exposure in fans and lighting, it will be keen to ramp up its branding for small home appliances like ...

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Sketches of resorts by  Mahindra Holidays

40 Years Ago... and now: Riding the services wave

Arun Nanda, chairman, Mahindra Lifespaces, & chairman, Mahindra Holidays, says the diversification into the services business was a ...

Win-win or zero-sum?

Discussion board: Manufacturer brands v/s retailerss

Future of the auto industry

As I walked around the grand unveiling of the Paris Motor Show, however, 'solutions' didn't seem quite the right word. The concepts and ideas I ...

Understanding executive pay

We know of the tremendous focus on top executive compensation in the US - the pay details of top executives are shared through proxy statements, ...

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IIM-A remembers its 'bright, research oriented' student Arvind Subramanian

Former IIM-A director Bakul Dholakia said that Subramanian was one of those students who was focused about pursuing research and doctorate

B-schools score big with summer placements

At Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, highest stipend offered has been Rs 4.2 lakh for two months

IIM-Rohtak hosts management conclave

The Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, hosted its fourth management conclave last week. The keynote address for the management conclave was ...

B-schools in Maharashtra struggle to stay afloat

Two years ago, Neha Deshpande, secured her postgraduate diploma in human resource management from a reputed B-schools in Pune. The diploma cost ...

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Shyamal Majumdar

Shyamal Majumdar: Can Modi sweep out inspectors?
Shyamal Majumdar

Factories need freedom from absurdities like seeking permission for working on Sundays and keeping detailed records of when the premises were ...

Kanika Datta

Kanika Datta: The great levellers
Kanika Datta

Had the informal "Bombay Club" of the nineties existed in 2014 there's a fair chance it would have had several multinationals clamouring to ...

The pros & cons of a salaried life

I felt, without basis, a need to justify my twofold existence - be a wannabe writer with a dip into the edgy, while also being a suited member ...

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Firms overlook students from smaller cities while hiring: Study

Employabilty percentage drops 22.42% in IT services, 25.95% in core engineering

IIM Kozhikode registers 19% rise in summer placements

First time in the history IIM Kozhikode completes its summer placements in 10 days

TISS to spearhead MHRD's vocational training initiative

The framework for the TISS School of Vocational Education (SVE) was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner ...

MOOCs: Forging diversity and innovation

MOOCs, by virtue of being open and online, bring together a diverse set of people around a common topic

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The Strategist top five

CAN CHINA LEAD: REACHING THE LIMITS OF POWER AND GROWTHby Regina M Abrami, WilliamC Kirby, F Warren McFarlan* Published by Harvard Business ...

Book Extract: Rethinking sales compensation

Sales compensation cannot be approached in isolation because it affects many other dimensions of business, says a new book

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Book Extract: Dated management practices

Management was designed to oversee people who only worked with their hands. Today employees work with their minds as well. It is time to start ...

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The Strategist Quiz (#380)

The child's bank now known as Child & Co is a formerly independent private bank that is now owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland. It is ...

Answers to last week's quiz (#379)

Radheyshyam Goenka and Radheyshyam Agarwal, founders of the Emami group. The Willys Jeep, which is now known as The Mahindra's Jeep. During the ...

The Strategist Quiz (#379)

he founders of this Rs 8,000 crore group first started by dabbling in numerous businesses that included trading in the famous Jaisore combs, ...

Answers to last week's quiz (#378)

This holistic product development strategy gets its name from rugby. It is a manner of restarting the game after a minor infraction. It has made ...

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