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Posted on :March 3, 2014

Shashi and Ravi Ruia the business brother of India

The Essar Group: Overview Shashi and Ravi Ruia between themselves own assets worth approximately US$ 7 billion or 420 billion INR making them the wealthiest business brothers in India. The Essar Group which has business interests in shipping, oil & natural gas, telecom, real estate, steel, communications, ports and logistics,…
Posted on :February 28, 2014

Ajay Kalsi educated in London and surviving in India

Ajay Kalsi is the first generation businessman, who is educated in London in reputed institutes like LSE and Cambridge.  He has a net worth of around US$2 billion, as per the information published by Forbes.  As far as his ranking in India is concerned, he's the 28th richest businessman and…
Posted on :February 26, 2014

Uday Kotak the Known Name in Banking Sector

Uday Kotak, the managing director and executive vice chairman of Kotak Mahindra bank recently made it to the headlines of every newspaper after being honoured with the “Entrepreneur of the Year-2013” award by Ernst and Young. He has created a prodigious fortune, crafting a glorious brand image of “Kotak and…
Posted on :February 24, 2014

Anand Burman who made Consumer goods for Indian

Anand Burman:
Dr. Anand Burman is currently the chairman of the 127 year old consumer goods maker, Dabur. Being the India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer, Dabur crossed the billion dollar mark in 2012 under the flagship of Dr. Burman. Founded in the year 1884 by a Bengali Physician, Dr. SK…
Posted on :February 21, 2014

Pawan Kumar Munjal the Booster of Hero MotoCorp

IntroductionPawan Kumar Munjal is the CEO and MD of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., which was previously known as Hero Honda Motors Ltd. At present it enjoys the status of largest two wheeler producer on the planet. He is the head, strategy for the entire Hero Group. He is part of the…
Posted on :February 19, 2014

Dilip Shanghvi self-made pharmaceutical personality

About Dilip Sanghvi At first sight, Dilip Sanghvi looks like any transient mortal you pass on the street everyday and he can easily move around in public without getting mobbed. It is only when you’re introduced to this personality do you start comprehending his larger-than-life stature. Dilip Sanghvi is the…
Posted on :February 17, 2014

Cyrus Poonawalla, the vaccine king of India

Cyrus Poonawalla, an introduction Cyrus Poonawalla is another jewel and a highly successful businessman from Parsi community in India.  Parsi community is already highly successful in many businesses in India.  Who doesn't know the famous Tata Group of Companies in India?  It is owned by the famous Tata family belonging…
Posted on :February 17, 2014

Shikha Sharma turned from businessperson to CEO of Axis Bank

About Shikha Sharma  Ms Shikha Sharma is currently the CEO & Managing Director of India’s third largest private sector bank (in terms of total assets), the Axis Bank. Also, set up in 1994, Axis bank ranks fourth among other Indian private sector banks in terms of market capitalisation. Also, she…
Posted on :February 14, 2014

Satya Nadella New CEO of microsoft is a rise of non IITian

Satya during his youth was quite gregarious and loved socializing with one and all. He not only exceled in his studies, but took an avid interest in sports, had a yen for music and participated in debates and ex-tempore competitions. Satya as a non-IITian is the perfect antithesis of the…
Posted on :February 12, 2014

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry: Old Businessmen of India

About Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry In continuation with the trend of Parsi domination of Indian businesses in post independence era, the Shapoorji Pallonji Group is also known as a leading business house in India, which is owned and run by a Parsi family.  Its chairman is Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, who is known…
Posted on :February 10, 2014

Kumar Mangalam Birla : young and dynamic entrepreneur of India

Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of India’s third largest business house, the Aditya Birla Group. Aditya Birla group comprises of major companies like Hindalco, Grasim, Aditya Birla Nuvo, UltraTech Cement and Idea Cellular. Its joint ventures are Birla Sun Life and Birla NGK. The group is not only popular…
Posted on :February 7, 2014

Growth of HDFC Bank Under the Leadership of Aditya Puri

About Aditya Puri Mr.  Aditya Puri has been instrumental in putting HDFC on the path of success and growth, since the time he joined the bank in 1994.  He was admired for the rock solid leadership he had displayed as the managing director of HDFC Bank.  Throughout his tenor, he…
Posted on :February 4, 2014

Kavery Kalanithi top paid businesswoman of India

About Kavery Kalanithi Even in times of recession, Kavery Kalanithi is top paid business woman of India. Her name is synonymous with the SUN TV group, which is believed to be the most popular and most profitable channel group of Asia.  She is married to Kalanithi Maran, who is the…
Posted on :January 29, 2014

Sunil Mittal Bharti an entrepreneur from Political background

About Sunil Bharti Mittal Sunil Bharti Mittal as a quintessential entrepreneur needs no introduction. If success stands for perpetually staying in the spotlight then Sunil Mittal as the founder CMD of Bharti Group has hogged the limelight since Bharti Cellular was incorporated in July 1995. Bharti Airtel Limited popularly known…
Posted on :January 27, 2014

Anil Ambani a down to earth business man of India

About Anil Ambani  Anil Ambani, the name rings a bell of one of the richest and most influential business tycoons of India.  He is a man of simplicity and substance who has a long list of laurels to his credit but has never been the one to rest on…
Posted on :January 24, 2014

Biography and Leadership style of Nandan Nilekani

About Nandan Nilekani Nandan Nilekani is among the most revolutionary business leaders in India.  Forget about the awards he has won; he has gone beyond the awards and has set an example for the young generation as to how one can change the destiny of an entire nation.  Software development was…
Posted on :January 22, 2014

Naveen Jindal: A journey from an Industrialist to a Politician

Family Naveen Jindal, the famous politician from Congress party and a billionaire was born in Haryana’s Hissar city in 1970.   He's a successful industrialist, social activist, sportsman and a parliamentarian.  He is the youngest son of an industrialist father Om Prakash Jindal, who is also a politician.  His mother Savitri…
Posted on :January 20, 2014

From Mother's pride to Presidium- Sudha Gupta

From Mother's pride to Presidium- Sudha Gupta Mrs. Sudha Gupta is an extra ordinary educationist who had the will power and courage to turn her dreams into reality. She is truly a pioneer in the field of early education and is accredited to have started the first chain of preschools…
Posted on :January 17, 2014

Kushal Pal Singh and Indian real estate mogul

About Kushal Pal Singh Kushal Pal Singh, more endearingly known as KP is India’s foremost real estate baron who has already become a living legend. The man credited with architecting the satellite city of Gurgaon was a non-entity even a few years back. Presently, he’s one of the wealthiest individuals…
Posted on :January 15, 2014

Durian- the success

Durian a Leader in Furniture Business Durian is known for a long history of product development and exceptional quality control measures.  That's the reason, the marine-grade block boards and plywood offered for commercial use by Durian are said to be the best in terms of quality in India.  Obviously, it…
Posted on :January 13, 2014

Titan, the name that peple trust

About Titan Today, the term “Titan” has become synonymous with high end watches, sunglasses, jewellery and other fashion items. Within a period of nearly three decades Titan has emerged amongst India’s pioneering brands and has left an indelible footprint on the Indian fashion industry. It all started in the early…
Posted on :January 10, 2014

How big the Hindustan Petroleum brand is !

Business and turnover of HPCL HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) came into existence in 1974, when Esso Standard and Lube India Limited merged together.  At present, it is a huge Fortune 500 company, which has an annual turnover of Rs.1.2 lakh crore and profits of nearly Rs.1.3 lakh crore.  It…
Posted on :December 30, 2013

Establishment of Subway in India

Subway is quite distinct from other fast food chains that dominate the world. Contrary to the unhealthy calorie ridden junk foods that most of the other world food chains sell, Subway has stuck to offering sandwiches and salads that are yummy, filling and yes, healthy. The ‘health with taste’ formula…
Posted on :December 27, 2013

Union Bank of India: Employee Training and Enrichment Programs

These programs are intended to familiarize the employees with the working culture and environment in a bank, and develop the right attitudes and etiquettes for dealing with all categories of clients. The bank organizes workshops, symposiums, seminars and conferences in its regional hubs from time to time with the hallowed…
Posted on :December 20, 2013

How ICICI set the game right for Indian customers?

With “8 AM to 8 PM” branches all over the country to offer enhanced and prompt banking services, ICICI Bank has redefined banking in India.  Reduced processing time and ease of banking has revolutionized banking in India.  Currently, they are busy launching newest products aimed to meet a diverse set…
Posted on :December 18, 2013

Has Hawkins lost its market share?

Hawkins’ revenue growth in the fiscal year 2011-2012 If we have a look at the overall sales and revenue growth, we would notice that sales were the highest ever in the financial year 2011-12.  There was an overall growth of 11% in the revenue and it reached Rs. 3,850 million…
Posted on :December 16, 2013

How did Surf came out with flying colors

Surf is Synonymous of Washing Powder In India, surf is a name synonymous with washing detergent powder. In fact, a lot of people in the country use the term Surf interchangeably with “washing powder”. In other words, Surf has become a generic term instead of a brand name. Today, Surf…
Posted on :December 13, 2013

Fiat – The Setting Up Of Brand in India

  For the people of India, Fiat is a very familiar name. The relationship between the Italian manufacturer Fiat and the Indian automobile market is decades old, from the time of the famous Padmini Premier to the latest Linea and Punto models. Over the years, the performance of Fiat has…
Posted on :December 10, 2013

Rise and fall of burger king in India

Business Prospects of Burger King in India -  Overview
Burger King that started operations under the name ‘Insta-Burger King’ in 1953 is the second biggest hamburger restaurant chain in the world (after McDonald’s) headquartered in Miami Dade County in Florida. Since the day of its inception, the fast-food chain has…
Posted on :December 7, 2013

Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day or Barista

Although tea continues to be the favourite beverage of Indians, coffee has not remained far behind in terms of popularity. A sizeable proportion of Indians, especially the yuppie section of the burgeoning middle class start their day with a piping hot cup of coffee. It is this niche segment that…
Posted on :December 5, 2013

Why pizza corner failed in India

Pizza Corner operates a global chain of pizzeria outlets that serve an extensive variety of fast foods along with side dishes. Its offerings mainly include an extensive assortment of pizzas and pastas, and appetizing side dishes like salads and chicken wings. The brand is owned by Global Franchise Architects which…
Posted on :December 2, 2013

How Did Domino's Pizza Recapture the Indian Market?

  Domino’s Pizza in India, an introduction Domino's has been present in India since 1996, but it began aggressively recapturing Indian market only in 2007.  As a result of this aggressive expansion spree, Domino's successfully established 1000 outlets by 2012.  Pizza Hut is its main competitor. Domino’s licensee in India,…
Posted on :November 29, 2013

Brand Building – Mcdonalds

McDonald's is a leading global fast food brand, which is cultivated around breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions.  It is especially woven around family get-togethers and fast food needs of busy professionals.  There is a huge “utility effect” that goes into this brand rather than any high emotional connection.  So, the…
Posted on :November 27, 2013

Rise of Haldiram's in India

When we talk about delicious ethnic Indian foods, snacks and sweets, the brand Haldiram’s flashes in our mind, which is the oldest and most popular FMCG company in India.  Their basic products are Gulab Jamun, Bhujia, Mini Samosa, Rasgulla, Bhel Puri, Sohan Papdi, and Boondi. Haldiram’s products are in high…
Posted on :November 25, 2013

Brand building – Maggi how it has been able to retain its top position

The brand ‘Maggi’ owned by Nestle (India) Ltd is synonymous with noodles and the marque is a household name in India. The brand which was launched in India in 1982 now stands for an extensive range of food products including noodles, ketchups, soups, stocks, and a variety of garnishing and…
Posted on :November 22, 2013

Success story of pranoy roy(NDTV)

  Success Story of Prannoy Roy: The Man behind NDTV Anybody who takes a keen interest in psephology must be familiar with Prannoy Roy and the media network NDTV (New Delhi Television) that was conceptualized by him and his wife Radhika Roy, a journalist in 1988. Prannoy Roy has played…
Posted on :November 20, 2013

Success of Eureka forbes

  Eureka Forbes, is one of the most coveted and successful stories in India which stands around as a 500 crore worth company. A joint venture between Forbes group and Lux International of Switzerland, Eureka Forbes, is a part of Shapoorji Pallonji group.  The company has become the epitome of…
Posted on :November 18, 2013

Rise of Club Mahindra

Club Mahindra Holidays, an introduction   Club Mahindra Holidays is the flagship brand of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), which in turn represents the hospitality business of the renowned Mahindra Group of India.  In line with the culture of Mahindra Group, Club Mahindra also strives to achieve trust,…
Posted on :November 15, 2013

Story of eValueserve

eValueserve, an introduction After successful BPO boom in India post 1998, India witnessed yet another revolution--the KPO boom.  In 2003, many KPOs (knowledge process outsourcing centers) came into existence in India.  They were providing market-research services, consulting, software development, and legal services, etc., to their prestigious US and UK clients. …
Posted on :November 13, 2013

Rise and fall of emami

Rise and fall of Emami Emami, a leading brand in Fast moving consumer goods (FMGC) is based in Kolkata, having started the business in the year 1974 has witnessed a steady growth in its profit margins for the past couple of years. Today Emami is a brand to be reckoned…
Posted on :November 11, 2013

Story of Fortis

Story of Fortis Hospitals Fortis Healthcare Ltd is one of the premier super-specialty hospital chains in India that commenced operations by commissioning the first hospital in Mohali, near Amritsar in 2001. Thereafter it went on to open hospitals in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Gurgaon, Kota and Bengaluru. Dr.…
Posted on :November 9, 2013

Arundhati Bhattacharya- SBI's first woman chairperson

Arundhati Bhattacharya: SBI's new chairperson Women are making inroads into every sector of corporate world and financial sector is no exception.  Earlier, it was considered to be a part of the male-dominated world, but with the entry of women like Chanda Kochhar, the head of ICICI Bank and Arundhati Bhattacharya,…
Posted on :November 7, 2013

Success of MDH Mahashay Chuni Lal

MDH, an introduction “MDH” is a household name in India, but many would be surprised to know that it stands for Mahashian Di Hatti Limited, which means “the shop of a magnanimous man” in Punjabi.  MDH deals in ground spices, and they are into manufacturing, distribution and export of ground…
Posted on :November 5, 2013

Success Story of Rajdeep Sardesai (IBN)

Rajdeep Sardesai, an introduction Rajdeep Sardesai is a well-known name in Indian electronic media.  He started his career in 1994, with New Delhi Television, NDTV, as a political editor.  He gained prominence during the 2002 Gujarat Riots, when he covered this one of the most controversial events in the history…
Posted on :November 1, 2013

Story of Max Hospitals

Max India Limited, the growth story Max India Limited, an introduction Max India Limited came into existence in 1985. It was a time when advanced medical treatment facilities were the monopoly of a few government hospitals such as AIIMS, LNJP Hospital, RML, GB Pant Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, and…
Posted on :October 30, 2013

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry-- the heir and chairman of Tata Group

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, an introduction  Who doesn’t know Ratan Tata, the famous business icon, a visionary and heir apparent of Tata industrial empire? The man who succeeded Ratan Tata after his retirement in December 2012, is none other than Cyrus Pallonji Mistry.  Cyrus Mistry belongs to Irish Parsi ethnicity and…
Posted on :October 28, 2013

Story of Apollo hospitals

Apollo Hospitals opens its first unit in Chennai in 1983 Apollo Hospitals which is one of the premier hospital chains in India is the brainchild of Dr. Pratap. C. Reddy who established the first hospital in Chennai in 1983. The hospital was inaugurated by one of India’s eminent presidents, Dr.…
Posted on :October 25, 2013

Success story of Rahul bajaj

 Success story of Rahul Bajaj Rahul Bajaj is the man behind the success and expansion of the renowned Bajaj group. His sincere efforts, hard work and unconventional ways of thinking have lifted the “Bajaj Group” among the top 10 business houses in India. Mr Bajaj is one of India’s most distinguished…
Posted on :October 21, 2013

India's youngest CEOs Sharvan and Sanjay Kumaran

 Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran aged 12 years and 10 years are the youngest CEOs in the Indian history. The brothers recently shot to fame for launching their very own applications for free on IOS as well as Android platform. Today, the Chennai based siblings are joint founders of “Go Dimensions”.…
Posted on :October 17, 2013

India's youngest CEOs - Ashwin Ramesh

 Ashwin Ramesh & Road to virtual success Ashwin Ramesh is all of 22 years and he’s already the CEO of OrganicApex-a digital marketing firm he setup in 2007 whose core competency areas include Social Media Marketing, SEO Marketing, Internet Marketing, and Paid Search Marketing. At the age of 15 he…
Posted on :October 11, 2013

Six Sigma and Quality Thrust in Wipro

Wipro Limited that was conceptualized in 1945 and started commercial operations in 1946 by producing vegetable oils is now a global leader in extending IT and ITES services. Presently, Wipro is strategically positioned to furnish technology-oriented business and industry solutions to its diversified client base. Wipro has over 40 centres…
Posted on :October 7, 2013

RedBus- Best places to work

The RedBus story   Similar to other dot com startups in India, the redBus also had an interesting story.  Way back in 2005, three young engineers working in MNCs in Indian city of Bangalore were struggling to get a bus ticket to their hometowns during the festival of lights- Diwali. …
Posted on :September 30, 2013

Snapdeal- one of the largest online fashion store.

 Snapdeal.com, as a deal site Incorporated in February 2010, Snapdeal.com is a leading online marketplace of India, where 25,000 units are sold every day.  Initially, it was just a deal site, which featured great deals in selected cities in India.  It was basically to promote third party services such as…
Posted on :September 25, 2013

Ujjivan Financial Services- 7th best place to work in India

Ujjivan Financial Services (UFS) Ujjivan Financial Services (UFS) is one of those companies, which believe in making contribution towards society and its well being.  It is a micro-finance company, where employees feel so proud to work and make a difference to the lives of others that they are often reluctant…
Posted on :September 20, 2013

Blue Dart Express, 10th best place to work in India

Blue Dart Express is a company, which has been declared as one of the best places to work in India, in 2013 by the Great Places to Work Institute.  Most of the people, who joined Blue Dart, never left the company, according to its internal audit team.  It is a…
Posted on :September 16, 2013

NTPC—6th best place to work in India

NTPC—6th best place to work in India Award ceremony In a glitzy award ceremony held in Mumbai in June, 2013, NTPC was declared the 6th best place to work in India and first among the public sector undertakings.  The ceremony was organized by the Great Place to Work Institute and…
Posted on :September 11, 2013

NIIT, the 4th best place to work in India (2013 survey)

  NIIT, the 4th best place to work in India (2013 survey) NIIT is an IT education company, which is headquartered in Gurgaon, and has been identified as the fourth best place to work in India.  “Employee” is a taboo word here and people working with the company are rather…
Posted on :September 6, 2013

Intel, a great place to work in India !

Introduction: Intel India Intel is a leading international IT company, pioneering in making microprocessors for computers and PCs.  Intel specializes in miniaturizing and adding computing power to these microchips.  Intel enjoys the reputation of being a world-class employer.  Intel’s Bangalore office in India is also ranked as the second best…
Posted on :September 5, 2013

How to tackle Job loss

 How to tackle Job loss? The global recession of 2008 has changed many things, including creating the fear of losing jobs anytime.  However, every calamity has a silver lining and during the course of time, people learn to live with new realities at last.  The increased insecurity about losing your…
Posted on :August 27, 2013

Raunaq Singh - Success behind Apollo Tyres

Raunaq Singh - Success behind Apollo Tyres Raunaq Singh was probably the first successful entrepreneur independent India had ever seen. He was a source of inspiration to budding entrepreneurs not only in India, but also across the seven seas. Raunaq Singh was the founding member of 7th largest tyre company in…
Posted on :August 26, 2013

Deep Kalra (Makemytrip)--Success through unconventional path

Introduction Deep Kalra is a prominent name the dotcom industry in India.  He is one of the rarest entrepreneurs, who defied all negative voices concerning the future of dot-coms in India.  Despite being an IIMs graduate, which is considered to be a prestigious MBA degree in India, he chose an…
Posted on :August 22, 2013

Tulsi Tanti - The wind man of India

Introduction Mr. Tulsi Tanti is a visionary and a great entrepreneur, who was instrumental in founding and turning Suzlon Energy Limited into the fifth biggest wind energy group in the world.  It has a significant global market share of around 13%.  The total revenues earned are around Rs. 21,082 crore…
Posted on :August 16, 2013

V. G. Siddhartha- Success Behind Cafe Coffee Day

V. G. Siddhartha- Success behind Cafe Coffee Day V.G. Siddhartha is the man behind India’s largest coffee chain “Café Coffee Day”. Though his brigade started with a small Café coffee day outlet in Bangalore, today there are more than 1500 outlets spread in 28 states of India. Also, there are…
Posted on :August 12, 2013

Verghese Kurien- Success Behind Amul

Inception of Amul In the industrial state of Gujarat, there is a small town called Anand in a largely rural part of the state, which is nearly hundred kilometers from the city of Ahmedabad.  This town is known as the milk capital of India; largely because India’s biggest dairy company…
Posted on :August 2, 2013

Success story of Harish Manwani (HUL)

Success Story of Harish Manwani (HUL) Harish Manwani is the Chief operating officer at Unilever, non-executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever and a director of Whirlpool Corporation. Harish Manwani is a man who believes in execution; his proficient methods of conduct have helped him successfully run a little over 40 percent…
Posted on :July 30, 2013

G.R. Gopinath- Success Behind Air Deccan

Captain G R Gopinath and Air Deccan The self made entrepreneur and ex-army officer, G R Gopinath introduced the concept, what we call “the low cost airlines” in India in 2003 with the inception of Air Deccan.  Prior to this, India’s largest private helicopter charter company Deccan Aviation was launched…
Posted on :July 24, 2013

Kishore Biyani- Success Behind Future Group

Kishore Biyani- Success behind Future Group Kishore Biyani is the man who changed the retail marketing scenario in India for good. The Indian Retail Czar, who proved that conventional wisdom can be easily replaced by “guts and instincts”, by setting up a billion dollar company “the Future Group”, all by…
Posted on :July 18, 2013

Shiv Nadar- Success Behind HCL

How Shiv Nadar turned HCL into a successful venture Shiv Nadar was born in the mid forties of the last century, a time period when India was about to liberate itself from the yoke of British imperialism and chart its course as a young and vibrant nation.  Born in the…
Posted on :July 15, 2013

Gautam Thapar- Success Behind Avantha Group

The Prediction of a Sage Moinak Mitra of The Economic Times narrates an interesting story about Gautam Thapar’s childhood.  It was a winter morning in the industrially buzzing city of Kolkata (Calcutta, at the time) in 1960.  Karam Chand Thapar, the founder of Thapar Group, who was also popularly known…
Posted on :July 10, 2013

Ambarish Gupta- The Success Behind Knowlarity

Ambarish Gupta-The Man behind Knowlarity The dot.com era has spawned many an enterprising entrepreneur who has not only revolutionized the e-commerce sector in their own specific way but has improved the ‘quality of life’ of millions of people. Ambarish Gupta is one such sagacious and forward thinking tycoon who brought…
Posted on :July 9, 2013

Ajit Balakrishnan- Success behind Rediff.com

Ajit Balakrishnan is known to be a man of indomitable spirit with an extraordinary ability of entrepreneurial risk-taking.  His strong belief in the potential of web space in the world of media and communication, after his successful advertising agency business Rediffusion, led him to launch Rediff.com.  It was his way…
Posted on :July 4, 2013

Lakshmi Mittal- the King of steel

Lakshmi Mittal- the King of steel It is a typical “rags to riches” story of a young man, who struggled very hard and spent a truly middle class life sleeping on uncomfortable mattresses. Now, he is the CEO and owner of ArcelorMittal, the biggest steel production company post merger in…
Posted on :July 1, 2013

Sanjiv Bikhchandani- Success Behind Naukri

As Bikchandani buttressed his core competencies with his flagship company Naukri.com, he ventured into other areas by establishing Quadrangle-an offline company offering recruitment services. He took over the matrimonial website, Jeevansathi.com in 1995 and started a real estate portal 99acres.com. He also went to establish naukrigulf.com to tap the West…
Posted on :June 27, 2013

Lalit Modi- Success Behind IPL

Unprecedented Success of IPL Lalit Modi is a man, who was instrumental in launching the Indian Premier League (IPL), a league based around Twenty20 version of cricket.  This is the most modern version of cricket, which is limited to just 20-overs.  He is also compared to Bernie Ecclestone and Don King,…
Posted on :June 24, 2013

Narayan Murthy and Nandan Nilekani- Success Behind Infosys

Infosys is a multinational company that provides business consulting, engineering, technology and out sourcing services around the globe. Today Infosys is not only a symbol of India’s Information Technology but has also significantly contributed to our country’s development. Infosys is the first Indian firm to be listed on Nasdaq and…
Posted on :June 20, 2013

College Dropouts Still Successful Entrepreneurs - Vinod Goenka

 A College Dropout Still a Successful Entrepreneur- Vinod Goenka Vinod Goenka, the charismatic MD of DB Realty and a billionaire real estate promoter hit the headlines and came into the limelight when the 2G Spectrum scam rocked the entire country in 2009. Of all the bigwigs who were alleged to…
Posted on :June 17, 2013

Shahid Balwa, From a College Dropout to 66th Richest Person in India

Shahid Balwa and D B Realty D B Realty, a company owned by Shahid Balwa is known for throwing lavish parties and its close connections with the top players in the government, political parties and Bollywood.  Shahid Balwa, 37, who is also a famous Mumbai restaurateur, is the co-owner of…
Posted on :June 13, 2013

College dropouts still successful entrepreneurs - PNC Menon

  College dropouts still successful entrepreneurs - PNC Menon The founder of Sobha Group of companies, Mr. Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon is one of the richest non-residential Indians with $1.25 billion of personal assets. He began his career in the latter half of 1970’s by setting up his very own…
Posted on :June 10, 2013

College Dropouts Still Successful Entrepreneurs - Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani The man behind the success of prestigious “Adani” group; Gautam Adani has once again proved that hard work, determination and a sprinkle of luck is all that , it takes to rise among the richest. Currently, Gautam Adani is the chairman of a leading Trading and Export company,…
Posted on :June 7, 2013

Subhash Chandra Goel, From a Penniless Migrant to Delhi to Media Mogul of India

Introduction With a wealth of $3 billion, through Indian television channel Zee TV, Subhash Chandra Goel is a media king with a vast industrial empire.  Zee TV has around 600 million viewers. Chandra is very much fond of meditation and believes that his entrepreneurial success comes from meditation practices.  Early…
Posted on :June 4, 2013

Journey of Women Entrepreneurs- Ritu Kumar

Style Quotient She adapted and created new outfits for each of her collection without failing to surprise her patrons. New styles, texture translations and embellishments of contemporary silhouettes have been her strongest arts in designing comfortable and niche outfits. Beyond traditional clothes that draw heavily on textile and embroidery from…
Posted on :May 31, 2013

College dropouts still successful entrepreneurs- Mukesh 'Micky' Jagtiani

Mukesh ‘Micky’ Jagtiani is an Indian entrepreneur and business man born on 15 August 1952. He is the proprietor of Landmark retail stores group, based out of Dubai. ‘Micky’ is Mukesh Jagtiani’s nickname. Before relocating to England, Micky had completed his schooling in India and Beirut. In London he joined…
Posted on :May 27, 2013

Mukesh Ambani, the Modest Billionaire and Richest Man of India

Mukesh Ambani, the miracle man is also a dropout from Stanford University. The chairperson of Reliance Industries inherited a vast industrial empire from his entrepreneur turned industrialist father Late Dhirubhai Ambani. At present, his net worth is $22 billion, which is equal to Rs. 1200 billion. He also figures among…
Posted on :May 22, 2013

Azim Hashim Premji- A leading college dropout and a billionaire from India

When we are kids, we are told to go to school and get high grades to get a good job.  We work hard and sacrifice everything to get good grades and earn college degrees, so that we can become an entrepreneur, a business leader or a successful person in some…
Posted on :May 15, 2013

Journey of Women Entrepreneurs- Indu Jain

Journey of Women Entrepreneurs- Indu Jain When the entire feminine society, thinks of her family only; there’s an enigmatic strength and courage in few to think beyond that! And Indu Jain has carved a niche landmark for the Indian feminine society! Female entrepreneurship can be called as one of the…
Posted on :May 13, 2013

Ekta Kapoor: Success at a Young Age

Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of Ravi Kapoor, who is an actor recognized by his screen name, Jeetendra, a super star during the 80’s decade. So Ekta and her brother, Tusshar had exposure to the glamour world right from their childhood. While Tushar Kapoor went into movies, Ekta started her…
Posted on :May 6, 2013

Ravina Raj Kohli – A Media Queen

Who is she? Married to the famous Bollywood personality Kunal Kohli, Ravina Raj Kohli has carved out an identity for herself with a prolific career in the media do all the talking for her. She is considered among the top 20 successful Indian women in India. She has never been…
Posted on :May 2, 2013

Simone Tata- A feminine landmark in the male dominated enclaves

Being successful is not about exhibiting a different and an exceptional gesture towards a normal thing; rather it is about exhibiting a normal gesture for a different and exceptional thing. Accomplishing tasks that are difficult, with much perseverance and dedication defines success to the core.   Simone Tata, nee Dunoyer, 83,…
Posted on :April 29, 2013

Shahnaz Hussain--the courageous entrepreneur, who glorified Ayurveda across the world

Shahnaz Hussain is a renowned name in the world of herbal beauty care and anti-aging products and treatments. Her brand is known as Shahnaz Hussain Herbals, which is part of Shahnaz Hussain Group. The Shahnaz Hussain Group had a humble beginning, when they started their venture in the 70s in…
Posted on :April 26, 2013

Priya Paul – The Lady Behind Boutique Hotels in India

A legendary figure in the hospitality industry of India and abroad, Priya Paul is a wife, a mother, and above all a spirited, frank and straightforward entrepreneur. She is also referred to as “the First Lady of Boutique in India”. Today, she owns a glamour chain of six hotels present…
Posted on :April 23, 2013

Sulajja Firodia Motwani - A New Breed of US Educated Business Leaders

Sulajja Firodia Motwani is the young and dynamic face of corporate India and despite all the problems and challenges faced by Kinetic Motors, she has managed to keep it afloat. Though Kinetic Motors Ltd. and Kinetic Engineering Ltd. are not known for superb products or terrific quality, surviving in this…
Posted on :April 16, 2013

Indra Nooyi---From a night time receptionist to chairman of PepsiCo Inc.

Indra K Nooyi is the India born US citizen, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Though, PepsiCo is known largely for its Pepsi soft drinks, it’s basically a global empire comprising of many brands under its belt.  The famous brands of PepsiCo include popular Tropicana juice, Frito-Lay,…
Posted on :April 16, 2013

Renuka Ramnath: Facing Challenges of Life

Who is she? Renuka Ramnath is a talented equity investment manager whose name is taken in the same breath as ICICI Eco Net Ltd., which was later merged with the joint venture of ICICI Bank and Unit Trust of India (UTI), known as ICICI Venture. She has held the position…
Posted on :April 6, 2013

Women Entrepreneurs- Mallika Srinivasan

Journey of Women Entrepreneurs-Mallika Srinivasan Of all the eminently successful women entrepreneurs that India has produced since she became independent in 1947, Mallika Srinivasan is a cut above the rest as she has made her mark in a male dominated industry. She has earned the soubriquet ‘tractor woman of India’…
Posted on :April 4, 2013

Shobhana Bhartia – A tryst with Success

Being a woman has not been a hindrance for Shobhana at all. She inherited the Hindusthan Times Group from her father and is presently the Editorial Director and Managing Director (or Chairperson) of one of the largest media houses of this country. Hailing from Family Backgrounds that needs no introduction…
Posted on :April 2, 2013

Lakshmi Venu : The talented young business leader from the TVS family

Lakshmi Venu was in news in 2011, when the much publicized event of her wedding ceremony with Infosys chief Narayana Murthy’s son Rohan Murthy took place. In fact, it was termed as a “corporate nuptial” by the media, as Lakshmi Venu inherits Mr Venu Srinivasan’s TVS Motors and Rohan belongs…
Posted on :March 30, 2013

Chanda Kochhar- from Jodhpur to the Global Map

ICICI Bank is the largest private sector bank of India, and the second largest bank across the globe. What makes this achievement bigger is the fact that it is a relatively young bank, conceptualized and launched in the early 1990s.  The name that has been instrumental behind this success story…
Posted on :March 27, 2013

Journey of Naina Lal Kidwai

A brief introduction Naina Lal Kidwai is no unknown name today. She is presently the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI – the first woman to reach this position. She is also the Group General Manager and Country Head of  Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation…
Posted on :March 25, 2013

Neelam Dhawan-From Rejection to Managing Director of HP India

A mother of two children, a cooperative wife and CEO of a leading IT company Hewlett-Packard India, Neelam Dhawan is an icon of women in the corporate world.  She has also worked as the head of Microsoft India for quite some time.  In an industry, which is predominantly male oriented,…
Posted on :March 22, 2013

Journey of Women Entrepreneurs- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

From facing rental problems to finding equity capital for her fledgling business, she has had more than her fair share of obstacles and controversies. Yet she has time and again deftly managed to wriggle out of all hardships she has encountered and quelled any controversy surrounding her or her enterprise.   …
Posted on :March 19, 2013

Preetha Reddy : From Housewife to Managing Director

Apollo Hospitals was started by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy on a modest scale in Chennai in 1983. He was committed to provide quality healthcare to Indians.  He had the foresight to get his company listed in the stock market and raised money to expand his hospitals. Today, Dr. Reddy’s four…
Posted on :March 17, 2013

The Worst CEOs

At the end of each year,  rating agencies get into rapid action preparing various lists: companies that did well, the ones that did not fare well at all, leaders who made a difference, topshots whose mistakes led the company on the brink of doom, and many such. You would perhaps…
Posted on :March 14, 2013

Things to Do

At work, it is a regular phenomenon that we have multiple tasks assigned to us. Added with responsibilities of our personal lives, our brain seems to be often overloaded. All of us have experienced incidents when he has forgot to complete a task that has been assigned to him, or…
Posted on :March 12, 2013

Value of Great employees

A successful organization does not become great only because of latest technology or the products on offer; it is valuable manpower that makes any brand a success story. A business runs only till it has its manpower is working efficiently. Any organization will go out of business soon if they…
Posted on :March 10, 2013

How to be one of the best places to work at

According to a study, when a middle manager leaves the total loss to the company is 7 to 8 times his salary.  When a trained executive leaves, the loss is around 4 to 5 times his salary.  Apart from the monetary loss, the major setback comes in the form of…
Posted on :March 7, 2013

THINGS You Should NEVER Say At Your Work

What kind of phrases have you heard more or less at your workplaces that come across as negative and noisy? Not only can these expressions make others feel uncomfortable and at times make you embarrassed, but can also have a negative impact on how the company perceives your managerial skills,…
Posted on :March 4, 2013

Creches at Workplaces

No one knows it better than a working woman that how difficult it is to balance work and home. And it becomes all the more difficult when she has a baby to look after. The infant needs her; and her work load demands her attention just as much. How to…
Posted on :March 1, 2013

Flexi work hours- Do they really help

FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS-DO THEY REALLY HELP? With companies at edge, recessions hitting almost every 3-4 years and people running to accumulate more and more wealth, one is left with no time for themselves or their families. The space between personal life and professional commitments is no more visible. Thus in…
Posted on :February 28, 2013

Good Vs. Bad Leaders- How they can make or destroy a company

The role of leadership in the success of an organization In an article published in the prestigious Forbes magazine, “Businesses Don't Fail - Leaders Do” author Mike Myatt has tried to assess the roles and responsibilities of a leader as far as success or failure of a business is concerned. In…
Posted on :February 25, 2013

How to trust employees and create successful organizations?

An interesting example Over a period of years, we have seen that the employee trust plays a big role in the organizational success.  According to a study, employees seek freedom of risk-taking, experimentation, collaboration and also freedom to fail.  Though, the impact of organizational trust can be seen only after…
Posted on :February 24, 2013

Money, Work and Insomnia

Money, Work and Insomnia Desire for having a good lifestyle, better standard of living and improved reputation in the society compels human being to work more. And the objective behind this is accumulating more and more money, not only for self but even for family, moreover, for a better and…
Posted on :February 22, 2013

Starbucks in India

Culture, as we all shall agree, is the melting pot of various influences. And what can be a better example than our country, India? Mother India has been open to one and all; and continues to do so by having a welcoming market for all consumer products brought in by…
Posted on :February 12, 2013

Companies that failed and lessons learnt

“We must learn from our mistakes”, is a motto that have been ingrained in us from our school days. Well, not always. We should also learn from mistakes made by others, and avoid treading in the same quicksand all over again. The reason behind corporate turnarounds being so difficult and…
Posted on :February 6, 2013

What was it you just said?

“Gv msd cl whn mtg bgn”:  for most of us, this string of alphabets would appear as nothing unusual, and at one glance, we shall be able to grasp the message: someone is asking anotherperson to give him a missed call on his cell phone once a particular meeting starts so that…
Posted on :January 28, 2013

Top Salary skills you need to posses

Top Salary skills for 2013 Post recession, market scenario has changed and employers are looking for some other prominent job skills among jobseekers, apart from the skills required for the specific job categories they are being hired for.  They are looking for leadership, team management, IT skills, communication skills, dedication,…
Posted on :January 23, 2013

Aditya Birla Group - The rise and growth

There have been many business houses in India, who started before independence but made their mark on a global level by the time India became free. After the 1950s, these companies expanded their wings in every continent, and became known as one of the multinational conglomerates that rose from the…
Posted on :January 21, 2013

Tumblr- Success of David Karp

Tumblr is a combination of a microblogging platform with a social networking website, launched on April 27, 2007 by David Karp. The success of this website provides an insight to the success of David Karp. From a usual teenager to the most sought after web developer and entrepreneur of America,…
Posted on :January 19, 2013

A new Yahoo!!!

One of the pioneers of personal e-mail, Yahoo has a new CEO since July 2012 – Marissa Mayer. She has joined the company at a tumultuous phase. Marissa is the third CEO of Yahoo in the space of just one year. The challenge With the stepping down of one of…
Posted on :January 14, 2013

ITC - the champion of branding

ITC, an Introduction ITC is a well-known name in Indian consumer market.  Earlier, it was known for the famous cigarette brands such as Wills, Navy Cut, Gold Flake and Classic.  But, at present, Indian Tobacco Company is no more just a tobacco company, it has diversified into hotel industry, FMCG, IT and…
Posted on :January 11, 2013

How to Improve your Performance

All of us work in a competitive atmosphere in the corporate world. However healthy the competition may be, one has to seek to excel in his job to get noticed among his peers. Who knows, that little edge may make a difference in an individual’s career graph – a promotion…
Posted on :January 9, 2013

Social Networking and Job Hunt

In today’s digital world, there is hardly any information that is not available on the web. When we search for something through search engines such as Google, we get a number of results. Some of it may be irrelevant, incorrect or outdated, but in most of the cases, the desired…
Posted on :January 7, 2013

Reliance Group – a Name that needs no Introduction

Reliance is a name that rings a familiar bell in everyone’s mind. It may be in context of some financial venture, a real estate development, educational institutions, social institutions, petrochemicals, telecommunications, etc. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) was founded by Shri Dhiraj Lal Hirachand Ambani popularly known as Dhirubhai. Since then,…
Posted on :January 4, 2013

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd - One of India’s Oldest Industrial Groups

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd- One of India’s Oldest Industrial Groups There are very few industries in the history that have managed to take Industrial Development to a new level in just a few decades. The Kirloskar brothers being one of them have redefined the term engineering industry and have raised its…
Posted on :January 3, 2013

Hero Cycles – a Name that the Nation rides upon

The Evolution Trajectory The foundation of Hero Cycles was laid in 1944 when four brothers (Satyanand, Om Prakash, Dayanand and Ramakant Munjal) from a small town in Pakistan started a small business of bicycle spare parts. They were based in Amritsar. After the tumultuous phase of Independence, the brothers shifted…
Posted on :January 2, 2013

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL) - Luxury Personified

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL) Background The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL) is the prestigious luxury hotel chain of India. Indian Hotels along with its subsidiary companies are also popular as Taj hotels, resorts and palaces. IHCL belongs to Tata Group of Companies, a major industrial group of India,…
Posted on :December 31, 2012

TVS Group - A Success Story

T. V. Sundaram Iyengar, a man with a zeal for entrepreneurship gave up his lucrative employment with the Indian Railways to set up his own business in the automotive industry. He started as a manufacturer of buses and trucks in Madurai. He had laid the foundation stone for T. V.…
Posted on :December 26, 2012

Shalimar Paints - Prominent name in paint industry

India's oldest companies and their success stories- "Shalimar paints". Guess what could be the similarity between the Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan in the Capital city of Delhi, the Howrah Bridge Link in Kolkata and the Royal palace of Nepal? Yes, all these landmarks have been painted using Shalimar Paints. Started…
Posted on :December 24, 2012

Dabur, the household name in India

Dabur, an introduction Who hasn’t heard the name of Dabur Chyawanprash, the ancient formulae of Himalayan sages for good health and strength? Or, the famous Dabur Amla and Dabur Lal Dant Manjan, which have become household names in India. Dabur India Limited started as a pharmaceutical company, but Dabur has…
Posted on :December 22, 2012

Tata Steel – a Century of Trust

Background Tata Steel Ltd, formerly known as Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) Ltd, was the brainchild of Shri Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution in India way back in 1882. His vision was to set up an iron and steel company, generating hydro-electric power and…
Posted on :December 21, 2012

Developing with the Country – The Times of India

The Times of India is perhaps the largest selling daily English newspaper in India, available in a number of states in more than twenty editions. The huge readership base has been formed through a bold reporting of the affairs of the country as well as a supplement that acts as…
Posted on :December 20, 2012

Godrej and Boyce - A success story

Godrej & Boyce  The Godrej & Boyce group of companies is one arm of the Godrej group (the other being the Godrej Industries). The companies origin can be traced back to the year 1897 when India was still choking under the yoke of colonial rule. The founder of Godrej, Ardeshir…
Posted on :December 19, 2012

CESC Ltd., the road ahead

CESC Ltd, an introduction CESC (Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation) Ltd. has been lighting up the lives of people of Kolkata and Howrah for more than a century now.  This company, which is currently producing 1250MW of power and serving around 2.5 million people, was established in colonial era in 1897.…
Posted on :December 18, 2012

Hinduja Group

The Hinduja Group is one of the oldest companies of India, founded by Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja in 1914. Hinduja originally hailed from Sind in Punjab. He started business in Mumbai and there was no looking back for the small start up ever since as it rose up the business graph…
Posted on :December 14, 2012

Britannia Industries Limited, a glorious history in India

Britannia, a glorious history in IndiaBritannia is India’s one of the oldest companies and it’s also one of the many unprecedented growth stories of Indian entrepreneurship. The company originated from a normal middle class house in Kolkata in 1892. It had such a humble beginning that the “venture capital” used…
Posted on :December 9, 2012

Ten most Innovative Companies in India

Our lives have been revolutionized by the advent of technology, globalization, economic changes and more. We are running the rat race against time, and think very differently from the generation that preceded us. Some companies have innovated their products to keep pace with the changing demands of the consumer, and…
Posted on :December 5, 2012

Dos and Don'ts of an office party

An office party or outing is basically a method of unwinding or celebrating an achievement, milestone, holiday, or foundation day etc. with your colleagues and coworkers. It is time to have fun, but there are certain limitations of these official parties. There is a code of conduct for such parties…
Posted on :December 4, 2012

Failures due to Irrelevancy

Risk of having wrong people in an organization Managing people and their work becomes easy if there are co-operating and performance oriented people in an organization. Simply hiring people with right skill and knowledge is no sure shot recipe for success. It might become a challenge, if the organizational hierarchy…
Posted on :December 3, 2012

Salary Issues in Work-from-Home Jobs

Salary Issues in Work-from-Home Jobs Work-from-home job offers are quite common these days and they are quite alluring too. Who wouldn’t want to work at the comfort of his own home, earning his livelihood and the same time enjoying the company of his family members? But there are pros and…
Posted on :December 2, 2012

Happy employees lead to happy customers

The reputation of a company in an industry depends heavily on the word of mouth from its clients or customers. A good feedback can bring immense business, spurge in sales, high turnovers, good professional expertise to a firm while just a wrongly worded review can spell disaster. Hence, customers are…
Posted on :November 30, 2012

Looking beyond Salary

On being offered a job, there are few aspects you must keep in mind before accepting it. The compensation package may be at par with your expectations, but stop for a minute and think: is the financial angle everything? Job Profile Be clear about the responsibilities of a role before…
Posted on :November 29, 2012

Employee Concerns and Productivity

Employees of any organization have a plethora of concerns, most of which have direct impact on the productivity of an individual. It is the responsibility of the human resource (HR) team and management of an organization to lend a listening ear to individual concerns and try to solve them. The…
Posted on :November 27, 2012

Pink Slips

What are pink slips? You may have heard someone say about a fellow colleague: “He has been handed the pink slip”. Have you ever wondered what is this exactly? The term “pink slip” is a casually used but popular term for a termination letter given to an employee from his…
Posted on :November 26, 2012

Role of the Human Resource Team in an organization's growth

The first person to interact with you when you come for an interview to any organization would hail from the Human Resource (HR) team. He would make you comfortable with a welcoming smile, guide you to your interviewer; introduce you and leave. Irrespective of whether you are shortlisted or not,…
Posted on :November 20, 2012

Self Motivation at Work

“I am a self motivated individual…” lines from a curriculum vitae recently received. What is so very unique about this element that the applicant thought it to be worth mentioning in the resume? Looking at my co-workers I find them going through the daily task but there is a glaring…
Posted on :November 19, 2012

Let your performance speak

In most organizations, your promotion and increment in salary usually depends on the appraisal of your performance done by your immediate boss. The question of getting into his good books must have crossed your mind at some time. Have you ever felt anxious about a promotion? Have you felt that…
Posted on :November 17, 2012

Working in the night shift - Good or Bad

The present working atmosphere has experienced a paradigm shift with globalization. We can serve clients overseas and thus a multinational company is operational round the clock at different places on the globe! There are occupations such as doctors, nurses, store managers, executives, etc who have to work at night at…
Posted on :November 15, 2012

Team building - Does Festive Celebrations help?

We all have colleagues from all over the country in the office. Multi national firms also bring together residents of various countries under one roof. Thus, a company has people from different origins, backgrounds, traditions and cultures. Sometimes the languages spoken by a members also vary, let alone cultural practices.…
Posted on :November 12, 2012

Employees are the foundation of Success

Employees are like the wheels of a car Just like a car cannot move with flat tires, the growth of an organization also depends heavily on the outputs of its employees. A company and its employees share a symbiotic relationship – none can do without each other. Some common issues…
Posted on :November 10, 2012

Fit and Healthy Workforce

"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."– Spanish Proverb For every team you look at, one of the team members seems to be on leave and 80% of these leaves are sick leaves. The workforce…
Posted on :November 9, 2012

Training

Customer calls being escalated as the junior level employees seem ill equipped to handle the query. The managers are badly bogged down with work, spending hours on work that should have been carried through by the subordinates. Why? Coz they are not confident about the skill sets of their team…
Posted on :November 8, 2012

Retirement Planning for Employees- A must for non pension and private organizations

What is Retirement Planning? Retirement planning literally means planning for the time when one stops working. Earlier, the Pension scheme helped the elderly to continue their lifestyles. This facility is no longer popular at present. Thus it becomes crucial for employees of non – pension and private organizations to be…
Posted on :November 7, 2012

Negotiation, a must with Job offer.

Negotiation is an essential art which we all need to work on; more so when we want to make sure we end up with a job offer worth talking about. Why it is important, well for starters if the salary you start with is on the lower side of the…
Posted on :November 5, 2012

Downsizing it Right at HP

Another call; taking the toll to six calls in the last 5 days for the content writing position with a pay package below industry standard. What makes these calls so very unique, well it would be the candidate, who mostly has work experience of almost 8-10 yrs earning a six…
Posted on :November 4, 2012

Teamwork the Panacea

‘Teamwork’, the buzzword of the 90’s is still luring attention, but is it an overrated word? What is it about teamwork that makes it a winner over individual performance? The positive outcome of synergized efforts, enhanced performance, innovative ideas and cooperative work culture weigh much more than the drawbacks of…
Posted on :November 2, 2012

Making the Onboarding right for a smooth flight

It was a call from a friend joining a new organization that made me give a deeper thought to ‘Onboarding’. I could hear the apprehensions behind the animated chat about this new role. But then this is not the first job for him neither is he changing job for the…
Posted on :November 1, 2012

Unlearn to Learn

To date every year I have found much ado about the placement seasons at premier campuses. Found news of companies hiring good number of freshers, year after year. These organizations are dedicating man-hours planning for campus hiring, on boarding of the selected rookies, charting out months of training schedule for…
Posted on :October 31, 2012

Women in Global Business

Today’s woman has to be an excellent multi tasker and she has no alternative! She plays different roles of a daughter, sister, wife, mother, daughter in law, friend, relative and professional and perhaps more – some simultaneously. She has to be a powerhouse of energy and switch between each of…
Posted on :October 30, 2012

Married Couples At Work

We human resource professionals are always looking for the right motivator for the talent force. Research has suggested some of the least expected elements to act as propeller for individuals at workplace. For some it is the financial component in terms of salary, incentives and rewards, for some it is…
Posted on :October 28, 2012

Qualities sought in employees by Companies

An employer and employee share a symbiotic relationship – while one engages the services of the latter for his smooth functioning, the other looks up to the former for professional and financial growth. This makes it very important for companies to hire the most suitable candidate for a particular position.…
Posted on :October 25, 2012

Role of Banking Sector in generating Employment in India

Banking in India dates back to the 18th century during the British Rule. The sector has come a long way since then, and today, it acts as a major source of employment in the Indian job market. There was a time when we had only a handful of nationalized banks…
Posted on :October 24, 2012

SWOT Analysis- Indian Consumer Durables Industry

Introduction All of us aspire for better lives and lifestyles. With increasing mechanization and growing incomes, our inclination towards possessing various consumer durable goods is on the rise. India, a rapidly developing nation, has opened its market to globalization which has resulted in overall growth for the average citizen. He…
Posted on :October 22, 2012

We take 'Humour' seriously.

As a child, stories of Tenali Ram, Birbal and Gopal Bhand, the court jesters of royals were my favorites for the fun measure. As a grown up, have come to realize the role humour played in those numerous stories. The great kings too had realized the value humour adds to…
Posted on :October 20, 2012

Will the 'King of good times' make the ending good

Only yesterday received a resume from an ex-employee of Kingfisher, a cabin crew looking for a job in HR. That had me googling for how the staff at Kingfisher has been affected by the crisis faced by the airlines. News pieces on Kingfisher's current crisis and the unfortunate status of…
Posted on :October 19, 2012

Social Media, the latest entrant into the HR manual

Sometime back, during the U.S. presidential debate, an irresponsible tweet from the KitchenAid account created quite a commotion. The company was quick to apologize and saved the day but the employee handling the twitter account had to pay a price. An irresponsible comment here, a reckless tweet there and a…
Posted on :October 17, 2012

Sabbaticals, a priceless retention tool of TCS

Vimal completes another year with TCS, the IT business vertical of Tata Group and he is enthusiastic as ever, about his new project. Yes, there are good days at office and there are bad days too but unlike his friends and batch mates he has not been bitten by the…
Posted on :October 16, 2012

Difficult Boss is a HR loss

‘People don’t leave the companies, they leave their bosses. Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman The ‘Hari Sadu’ ad by Naukri.com touched our hearts. It indeed hit the bull’s eye. The thought of being able to dish out such delectable remarks for that devious soul which seems to have overtaken our…
Posted on :October 15, 2012

Coaching, an affair of two souls

"Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life."Chicago Tribune It gets lonely at the top, oh yes, but more often than not we feel lonely in the lower rungs of the ladder too. Someone to discuss the problems faced for the client project without being…
Posted on :October 14, 2012

Flipkart would need to work hard to keep the workforce kart from flipping

Main akela hi chala tha jaanib-e-manzil magar, Log saath aate gaye, karwan banta gaya (I was travelling alone, towards my goal, but then many arrived, joined in till it became a long caravan).”- Majrooh Sultanpuri A pair of ‘Bansals’ set out to sail the unchartered territory of online retail with…
Posted on :October 13, 2012

Does Infosys feed the Learning Curve crave well

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.- Harold S. Geneen One looks at the sprawling infrastructure at the Infosys Mysore campus with awe. The amazing architecture with tastefully done landscaping always puts the right first…
Posted on :October 12, 2012

Is six day work pattern taking away the popularity of Reliance Industries Ltd. amongst job seekers?

The baby boomers generation was content with Sunday being the Fun & Family day, rest all the days were meant for office work and business. We grew up seeing our parents planning Sunday’s afternoons for a hearty family meal and evening for shopping, movies and visiting the never ending stream…
Posted on :October 11, 2012

Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Indian Oil Corporation

Much has been said about the poor representation of women force in the corporate board rooms. Statistic shows women occupancy of mere 6% in board room and 8% in executive committees’ world over. Indian Companies stand a disappointing figure of 5% and 3% respectively. However few countries have made women…
Posted on :October 9, 2012

'Work Life Balance' at Google India, does the search end here?

Scene 1: A happy family starts its day with mommy, daddy, and school going son & daughter having breakfast and starting off to their workplaces and school. We no longer live in times of 9 To 5 job profile, we are into the age of 24/7 work pattern. Technological advancements…