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We need more business institutions, not just companies

There is an art that 'shapers of institutions' deploy compared to 'leaders of companies'

Firms, companies, business, entrepreneur

R Gopalakrishnan
My father arranged a thread ceremony for me when I was 11-year-old. I felt important as I diligently followed the elders’ instructions to follow the priest all the time. During the ceremony, my juvenile eyes spotted a few beads of summer sweat trickle down the rotund belly of the bare-chested priest, a bit like a skier would come down the mountain slope. The sweat tickled his belly into a quivering motion, causing him to swipe his belly in one swift movement. Despite having no sweat drops nor a belly, I mechanically repeated his action, causing great laughter all around. I
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First Published: Jun 26 2019 | 9:50 PM IST

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