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Truly a secure business

“The current business trend is an indication of raising security awareness in India,” says Rajiv Basrur, President, Zicom Electronic Security Systems. “But it was not always so. When Zicom began operations in 1995, it was truly an
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Are ideas welcome ?

In the closing decades of the 20th Century, several enterprises, striving for business excellence, adapted innovative ways of stimulating employees’ creativity. Maruti Udyog regularly stopped their Assembly Line for a while, to enable
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An Ideal platform

It was an unusual assembly of people from all over Bangalore. They started queuing up early morning, enlisting themselves at the counters and getting their resumes across. Some corporate managers were curious to know what talents were on display.
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Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is the core element that makes the difference between leaders and followers. But what propels it? Why are some of us innovative and some not? How much does the environment, organisation, culture, creativity or other factors play a role in
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Is there any money in the genes ?

The author explains why biotechnology sector is not a favourite among angel investors and suggests means and ways that can change the situation. Countries across the globe are realizing that large corporations can no longer take the sole
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Three batsmen and a home run!

The depression of the post dot-com bust coupled with 9/11 is slowly but surely giving way to much more energized and forward looking US economy ahead. Despite a sluggish recovery on the manufacturing front the services, financial, education and
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The creative entrepreneur

Life is neither good nor bad – thinking makes it so. Some look at things and ask “Why?” Others look at things that never were and ask “why not?” These two statements amplify the power of the mind to create. The author
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Innovation and Adaptation

Every organisation has its own work culture and management processes. Many of them go by established ideas, while few others try out some radical ones. Few of these ideas succeed. So to understand what makes these successful organisations click, we
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Unique practices

In our effort to benchmark best practices across industries we conducted a series of interviews with stalwarts in their fields. Here we present their views and experiences for your perusal. Productivity is quite an issue as far as maintaining
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The Realm of Possibility

We need to unlearn a lot to be able to step into the realm of innovation The way we are taught science, math and perhaps even other soft subjects like history at school actually impedes innovation. Through out school and engineering I recall