Camel carts and strategic thinking

vnbhattacharya's picture
It was a strange question and it took me completely by surprise. I was travelling in Rajasthan with the General Sales Manager of Hindustan Lever (now Hindustan Unilever).

The concept of Divergence in Valuation

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Entrepreneurs and investors must both align expectations, and  understanding to foster positive relationships between funders and  founders. Often early-stage investment negotiations resemble a game  of card, where each player withholds information and tries to convince 

Who’s in Your Room

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The Quality of Your Life Depends on the People in Your Life   What if you lived your entire life in one room? Whoever you want to interact with in life – is in  that room. You can continually change your room to include any and all the new possibilities  that you might

The Secret of Effective Motivation

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THERE are two kinds of motive for engaging in any activity: internal and instrumental. If a scientist conducts research because she wants to discover important facts about the world, that’s an internal motive, since discovering facts is inherently related to the activity of research.


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Meantime, I’m trying to get some writing done. And that’s never easy. (Whenever I hear people describe how much they *love* sitting down to write or how easily writing comes to them, I always assume they’re lying or delusional.) But in times of struggle, it’s worth retur

Holiday recovery: Get back to work with less stress

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A lecturer on stress management raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?

The Authenticity Paradox

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Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization.

Boosting Accountability and Performance in Today's Workforce

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The power of a leader is reflected in the power of his team, because powerful leaders know how to tap into the potential of their people. They don't control their power in traditional ways. Instead, they exchange their power for their team's performance.

The power of breaking free

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How often have you felt this deep urge to just break free, to let go, to be yourself ? And how often have you actually got down to doing it, even if it meant breaking the norms or the family and society expectations or upsetting people who matter ?

The 2 X business growth jigsaw – how many P’s? 10 and counting!!

cherian's picture
Having been brought up over much of our corporate careers on a diet of aggressive growth, breakthrough approaches, innovative ways of market creation or changing the rules of the game and striving for market leadership with a no excuses strategy and a data and analytics driven decision making a