Business Strategy

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Business

Blackberry launches Playbook tablet

As the tablet market heats up, Blackberry is coming out with its own version of its competition to iPad.  As we said in an earlier post [https://www.drishtikone.com/future-world-computing-will-be-defined-smartphones-today-not-laptops] , that future of computing is going to be decided by the mobile computing as opposed to laptops of today.

27 Sep 10 1 min read
Business

Strengths and Weakness of Indian Enterpreneurship

An interesting discussion started off on my school alumni group.  While one guy felt that Westerners are more enterprising than Indians are.  Another countered really well by giving great example like that of Dhirubhai Ambani and Narayana Murthy, who started real late in their lives. My contention is that there

03 Jun 10 4 min read
Business Strategy

What's in a name? Everything we choose!!

I am Desh who lived in Delhi.  Now, the professors from some top business schools tell us that this was ordained.  That people like the places and things that have their name’s letters in their names.  From example, Dennis’ become dentists, Louises somehow move to Louisiana. So, maybe cosmos

05 Nov 09 1 min read
Business Strategy

Free Company SWOTs

SWOT: SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats inside a company, project, or a business venture. It involves identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable/unfavorable for business to succeed. It is the staple of many consultants who live

31 Oct 09 1 min read
Business Strategy

Twitter has a "Market Cap" of $1 billion

Now shouldn’t the value of a company depend on what it produces?  It has 60 employees and loads of messages floating around.  Everyone else – those making apps for Twitter – are making money BUT Twitter!  So where does the money come from?  Unless Google buys it and adds Google adds

25 Sep 09 1 min read
Business Strategy

Connect to the Core of Four

Finding the core of your business is critical to its success.  The truth is that there is a small core of your business and customers that really drive most of your business.  What really matters is to identify that “core” and then identify with it and target it. > What marketers

16 Jul 09 1 min read
Business Strategy

Why Pepsi became Pecsi?!!

Cultures affect brands and their marketing.  Pepsi in Argentina has taken an interesting turn – which would have been unheard of few years back.  It just goes to show how global Pepsi as a company has become and how that fact defines its working. > When speaking Spanish, especially with an Argentine

16 Jul 09 1 min read
Business Strategy

Goats and Moat – Google has it all!

Google always thinks out of the box.  It uses very traditional things and a lot of hard work to some great effect.  For example, even there Street level mapping used taking pictures at the street level to sow everything together. Goats Now, due to the fires in California, the Government

03 May 09 1 min read
Business

Churn in the World of brands!

This is a very interesting study! The barely 10-year-old Google is the world’s most powerful brand, followed by General Electric and Microsoft, according to a s urvey conducted by Millward Brown’s BrandZ index (attached). The survey assigned values to various brands based on their financial strength and consumer

25 Feb 09 7 min read
Business Strategy

Skewed Priorities of the Indian ERP vendors

I remember when I first to US and was getting immersed in SAP, the guys who had started their careers in India (had done a project there) were outstanding in their indepth knowledge of SAP modules.  The reason probably was that they got a wider latitude to experiment while implementing.

05 Feb 08 2 min read
Business Strategy

Fossilized minds and the rise of Eastern World

I had written about the controversy [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=content/perception-indian-brand-tatas-fight] between Orient Express and Tatas for the OEH Hotel in UK.  The OEH executive (CEO Paul White) had written about how an Indian brand name association will “devalue” the OEH brand.  He had also raised

21 Dec 07 1 min read
Business Strategy

Fossilized minds and the rise of Eastern World

I had written about the controversy [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=content/perception-indian-brand-tatas-fight] between Orient Express and Tatas for the OEH Hotel in UK.  The OEH executive (CEO Paul White) had written about how an Indian brand name association will “devalue” the OEH brand.  He had also raised

21 Dec 07 1 min read
Business Strategy

How to manage the Brand You?

Every person is a brand and so he/she should manage him/herself well!  There are many aspects to managing the Brand called “You”.Shawn Graham [http://blog.fastcompany.com/experts/sgraham/2007/12/careers_7_steps_to_managing_yo.html?partner=rss] discusses 7 steps to managing the BrandYou

18 Dec 07 2 min read
Business Strategy

How to manage the Brand You?

Every person is a brand and so he/she should manage him/herself well!  There are many aspects to managing the Brand called “You”.Shawn Graham [http://blog.fastcompany.com/experts/sgraham/2007/12/careers_7_steps_to_managing_yo.html?partner=rss] discusses 7 steps to managing the BrandYou

18 Dec 07 2 min read
Business

Singles site for the Widowed and Divorced

Its all about the right idea and execution in the world of business. There are numerous singles and marriage sites that it is nothing new to have another one! So, it was a surprise to see a site with a concept that will surely work in this area – marriage/singles

11 Nov 07 1 min read
Business

Singles site for the Widowed and Divorced

Its all about the right idea and execution in the world of business. There are numerous singles and marriage sites that it is nothing new to have another one! So, it was a surprise to see a site with a concept that will surely work in this area – marriage/singles

11 Nov 07 1 min read
Business

Shunning Advertising while becoming a household name!

I had talked of investment advice from Phil Fisher, who talked of a superior advertising capability within a company to be a good investment. Well, now the investment gurus would need to go a step further… the best companies are those who become household names without much advertising! Like Google

24 Oct 07 1 min read
Business

How to Create a Killer Business Plan

Here is a guest article from By Christine Comaford-Lynch Author of Rules for Renegades You’ve got the idea, now package it well. The way you present your company and vision determines whether you get the right financial partners and the right deal. It costs so much money to build

15 Oct 07 5 min read
Business

Should Infosys buy CapGemini?

It is being rumored that Infosys may buy CapGemini.  Although CapGemini has a total Sales of USD 10.35 billion and Infosys sales are USD 3.1 billion, but its profits and market value are half that of the Indian company. Some say it is too big a fish to

30 Jun 07 1 min read
Business

The Email War and Long Term Business Success..

Know of the latest in the email war?Yahoo Mail [http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/tools/tools-08.html] has raised the storage to UNLIMITED!  Now, you need not delete your emails.. pics etc.. just to make space for the new emails.  They have followed Gmail now.

10 Jun 07 1 min read
Business

Longevity of High Growth Stocks!

So many Indian stocks are growing at a rate mushc faster than the Indian economy – in fact many times. The projections for these stocks growth rate are fantastic at times.. going into many decades. But, can a company – high growth one – keep growing at a multiple to the economy itself

28 May 07 1 min read
Business Strategy

Champy's 5 Principles of Project Mangement

These are Five Principles of Project Management [http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1139000,00.html?track=NL-48&ad=529906USCA] proposed by James Champy – the guy who brought BPR into vogue! Have a solid business case for the work. Always know why you are doing a project, and

02 Nov 05 1 min read

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