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V.N. Bhattacharya
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Independent management consultant on strategy focussed on sustainable and profitable growth of companies. Work encompasses competitive and corporate strategy, growth strateg, sales and marketing strategies.

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Setting up the gameA week before the election, Sonia Gandhi anticipated that Congress might not win an outright victory. She requested Sitaram Yechury, the Communist Leader, to reach out to Deve Gowda, the JD(S) supremo. Yechury reminded Gowda how Congress support had been instrumental in he becoming the Prime Minister of India in 1996. He
A number of my readers had responded to my March piece (Anticipation – A Special Skill of the Astute Strategist) by asking HOW. How can one develop the capacity and skill to foresee possible consequences of how the game is played? How does the astute strategist anticipate future games?A good way to explore that question is to begin by asking why
A very important quality of the strategic mind is the ability to foresee a sequence of events one’s actions or strategies can trigger. Their consequences may be quite unacceptable yet wholly avoidable, if we could just anticipate how things might turn out. Here’s an instance.A homeless man in McDonald’sA gentleman had brought a homeless man to a
A strategist’s mind examines a problem from the point of view of other players that compete with, buy from, or supply to us. Inability to do so can cause serious errors of judgement.A window to our mindsTo explore how experienced managers handle issues of this nature, I wrote about Mr. Sharma’s problem in December 2017. I narrated his predicament
Competitive bidding is a fascinating subject; it is as much about business as about the workings of the human mind. The desire to achieve results prompts individuals to adopt strategies that reveal lessons from Game Theory. This issue relates to one such story.Standard Metals, a large and reputed producer of steel, has bid to supply steel sections
We have all read about the publicity nightmare United Airlines went through in April 2017. What can we learn from it on decision-making in a crisis?United in crisisOn April 9, at the request of United’s manager, security officials forcibly removed a passenger from an overbooked flight in Chicago airport. Videos of the bleeding passenger being

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