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Shailesh Dobhal

Bharat Ratna for Dr Kurien

Shailesh Dobhal argues why it makes sense to award Bharat Ratna to Verghese Kurien

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Updated On : 22 Jul 2021 | 10:58 PM IST

Ambani, Adani and China

The big boys may well compete, but if you parse Mr Ambani's AGM statement, it appears that RIL would more like to play the role of an input and/or original-equipment-manufacturer than a fierce rival

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Updated On : 01 Jul 2021 | 11:56 AM IST

The coming long spell of demand drought

Looks like India's demand curve has shifted downwards for a couple of years at least, writes Shailesh Dobhal

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Updated On : 26 May 2021 | 11:07 PM IST

Bottom-of-the-pyramid once again in focus

The coronavirus pandemic-led economic shock just shrunk the lucrative middle class market by 32 million people, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Centre based on the World Bank data

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Updated On : 25 Mar 2021 | 11:42 PM IST

Entrepreneurship and the pandemic

Though business for majority of entrepreneurs is yet to return to pre-Covid levels, has the country's indomitable entrepreneurial spirit gotten over the Covid bump?

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Updated On : 25 Feb 2021 | 10:58 PM IST

Start-ups and IPOs: Here are the lessons from the last three decades

Its the season of startups planning to go public, but how IPOs have fared at the stock markets in the last three decades?

Start-ups and IPOs: Here are the lessons from the last three decades
Updated On : 29 Jan 2021 | 8:09 AM IST

Big gets bigger

Is dominance of big players necessarily a bad thing?

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Updated On : 28 Aug 2020 | 12:05 AM IST

Few parallels for RIL-like transformation in the world of business

One of the few in the league of RIL globally is the SoftBank Group, which has grown from being a PC software distributor and a telco to a technology-focused investor

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Updated On : 28 Jul 2020 | 9:53 AM IST

Direct to home

Doorstep delivery is the biggest opportunity thrown open by the coronavirus crisis. Inevitably, new leaders will emerge in this landscape

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Updated On : 18 May 2020 | 10:35 PM IST

Room for ambition

Ms Narayanan is bang on when she underlines the criticality of managing relationships, for 'how these management firms manage the relationship with the hotel owners will define their future.'

Room for ambition
Updated On : 19 Mar 2020 | 12:23 AM IST

The year of deals

Initial trends in the new year will likely prove forecasters wrong on deal activity in 2020

The year of deals
Updated On : 24 Feb 2020 | 9:56 PM IST

About incumbents and challengers

In many industries, incumbents have often been trumped in the new product/technology race by rank outsiders. Will EVs' fate be any different?

About incumbents and challengers
Updated On : 21 Oct 2019 | 9:50 PM IST

Big and bigger

Some of the biggest names in Indian business are shedding their reticence and letting in global firms into their parlours

Big and bigger
Updated On : 29 Aug 2019 | 9:00 PM IST

Splitsville in India Inc

Differences over culture, management and focus is making even many supposedly "happy" partnerships come unstuck

Splitsville in India Inc
Updated On : 27 May 2019 | 11:22 PM IST

Big is target

Scale, supposed to be a competitive advantage, is not an unalloyed gift as voices against dominance rise across industries

Big is target
Updated On : 22 Jan 2019 | 10:38 AM IST

Shailesh Dobhal: How not to do it

The Tata-Mistry spat, Delhi's eternal air quality crisis and the government's demonetisation move offer valuable crisis communication lessons

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Updated On : 23 Nov 2016 | 3:02 PM IST

Shailesh Dobhal: What brand wars tell us about consumers

These battles are as much an indication of the nature of consumerism as they are markers of corporate rivalries

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Updated On : 21 Sep 2016 | 2:05 PM IST

Shailesh Dobhal: Why regional consumer brands sell out

Many successful regional and local brands trip on household penetration, the unsung hero in FMCG marketing

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Updated On : 23 Aug 2016 | 9:49 PM IST

Shailesh Dobhal: The season of exits

Creating an aura of indispensability around exiting leaders may be doing their legacy and the institution a disservice

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Updated On : 08 Jul 2016 | 2:11 PM IST

Shailesh Dobhal: In defence of the brand as collateral

In the frenzy of the debate over whether Vijay Mallya is a 'defaulter' or an 'absconder', a critical business asset has been needlessly sullied

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Updated On : 05 Apr 2016 | 9:51 PM IST