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India Inc staring at another challenging year in FY17:India Ratings and Research

Domestic ratings agency India Ratings and Research today said external risks are likely to make the upcoming FY17 a "challenging" year and pre-tax profit growth for top companies is unlikely to hit the double-digit mark. The agency in its
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3 Steps to Help Remote Employees Really Work

Entrepreneurs everywhere are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “I need a little distance,” by putting employees to work remotely. And whether they’re seeking space or savings, it’s vital to make employees working from home work for the
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Ajit Balakrishnan: The pain of innovation

 Whenever the talk about innovation bubbles up into a fever, as it is currently doing in India, I abandon my normal route to work from Colaba to Mahim through pretty Marine Drive and take the inner route, through Chinchpokli and Jacob Circle. I
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Launch: The 2-Hour Audio Documentary of a Startup

I’ve just released a 2-hour audio documentary chronicling the story of building and launching my latest startup, Drip. Launch. A Startup Documentary was compiled and edited from 9 months of Skype calls between myself
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How to Scale Globally- Richard Branson Recommends Naveen Tewari's Story

Richard Branson recommended Naveen Tewari's Story of InMobi. So one does need to see it. In this candid talk, Naveen shares tips, on VC funding, the phases a business goes through when scaling up, and how to have full faith in your own
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Small Business Congress & Awards 2013

The greatest challenge of running a small business is breaking the mindset of thinking small. More than ever before, growth today is driven by vision of the entrepreneur or the founder and not by the conditions or prevailing externalities. The
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"Business Model Innovation" - an imperative for Businesses

A good business model answers Peter Drucker’s age-old questions: Who is the customer? And what does the customer value? It also answers the fundamental questions every manager must ask: How do we make money in this business? What is the
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The need for unconventional policies

Prior to the financial crisis life was simple for central bankers in tempering booms and busts to maintain low and stable inflation by nudging a key short-term interest rate to discourage borrowing (and thus check inflation), or to foster looser
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When Growth is Not Good

Is revenue growth a sure blessing? Unfortunately, no. Growth and risk go hand in hand and can cause a firm considerable harm unless effectively managed.  Wooing new customers, entering new markets, launching new products, or diversifying
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Growing with the Company :- A billionaire shares his experience.

Nice short 5 min video from Forbes, where CEOs of startups ask a Billionaire how he scaled up and managed his team. Good takeaways on how the CEO's focus needs to change from day to day numbers to developing people and focusing on the bigger