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  • 21-Oct-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    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?

  • 29-Aug-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Big and bigger

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

  • 24-Jun-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Brands for the next 300 million Indians

    As demand wanes with the top quintile consumers, marketers have to think afresh about how to cater to the next lot in the socio-economic ladder

  • 27-May-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Splitsville in India Inc

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

  • 15-Apr-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Elections and the affluent Indian

    In this election season, is too much being made of the divisions in our polity? Let some recent reports do the talking

  • 18-Feb-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    May the best man win

    Marquee local brands passing into foreign hands has stopped evoking desi rancour

  • 21-Jan-2019 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Big is target

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

  • 17-Dec-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    The year in four faces

    Urjit Patel, Binny Bansal, Nirav Modi and Rahul Gandhi personify the big trends that defined 2018. Well, almost...

  • 19-Nov-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Entrepreneurs & entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is booming in the country. So why are some of our biggest entrepreneurs headed for the door?

  • 17-Sep-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Is it a good time to be a family-owned business in India? Views differ

    Conglomerates in Asia are in decline, says Bain. Family businesses are thriving, says Credit Suisse. What's up?

  • 27-Aug-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Who are the Gen Zers?

    A generation born post-2000, a cohort of over 470 million people, will increasingly define everything from products to politics of this country

  • 17-Jul-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Jio, Oyo and Patanjali

    Irrespective of size or category, insurgent brands tend to upend business models irreversibly

  • 19-Jun-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Delivering the goods

    Egged on by e-commerce firms and technology, doorstep delivery will be the new battleground for brick-and-mortar retailers and marketers too

  • 22-May-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Why Patanjali Ayurved is faltering

    Ramdev made nature-to-goodness products popular, and reaped benefits. Then he seemed to lose focus

  • 24-Apr-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Sale season at India Inc

    While big defaulters and bargain hunters at bankruptcy courts may be hogging the limelight, outside it a big M&A season is already upon us

  • 27-Feb-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    The enemy within: Financial firms must be vigilant about employee fidelity

    The annual Kroll Fraud and Risk Report says that junior employees were the second most common perpetrators of frauds, just behind joint-venture partners

  • 13-Feb-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    'Odyssey of Courage' book review: Habil Khorakiwala's high five

    The book is a treatise on social history of Indian businesses when chips were loaded against any technology- or science-based industry in India of Licence Raj

  • 16-Jan-2018 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Why are multinational corporations unable to crack the Indian market?

    While PM Modi will sell the India story at Davos, the country has been a mixed bag for global giants despite their brand muscle

  • 18-Dec-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    India Inc. in 2017

    Trends that shaped industry in a year that made future Goliaths

  • 11-Dec-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Chronicle of a high flier

    Book review of 'Flying High: My Story from AirAsia to QPR'

  • 20-Nov-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Reliance juggernaut rolls into e-commerce

    Should Flipkart and Amazon be worried? And is there a case for reining in cross-industry dominance?

  • 15-Nov-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Tech world's gang of four

    Book review of 'The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google'

  • 23-Oct-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    Year of the crisis leaders

    Tortured firms found solace in the likes of Nilekani, Chandrasekaran and Limaye

  • 14-Aug-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    They also said this

    Beyond the headlines, some global CEOs and observers have invaluable advice for our policymakers

  • 17-Jul-2017 | Shailesh Dobhal

    The farmer in the farm loan waiver

    Beyond macro data, there has been little enquiry into the profile of the indebted farmer households