Business Today Archive Dec 22, 2013 Issue

Edition: Dec 22, 2013

Cover Story

Sanwaria Agro's tricks of trade have led to wealth creation

Sanwaria Agro's tricks of trade have led to wealth creation

Anil Agrawal's Sanwaria Agro has been ranked one of the fastest wealth creators between 2006 and 2011. The Agrawal family has years of expertise in procuring soybean and supplying it to companies such as ITC and SM Dyechem.

Editors note
The cover story this fortnight is a good untold one, even if I say so. Ajay Modi, Shamni Pande and Anilesh S. Mahajan focus on a set of businessmen who made their riches from an economic activity that India has all but written off: agriculture.
Book
Essays by 60 authors prescribe what should be done, but fail to explain why it is not done.
People
Starring: Simon Cooper, Finbarr Moynihan, Devendra Chawla, Gaurav Burman, Daniel Houghton, Jaydev Mody
Features
Non-executive directors at Indian companies have not proved effective so far in improving corporate governance practices. They themselves are partly to blame.
Letters
BT gets many responses to its case studies. Below is the best one on Renault Duster (October 27, 2013)
BT More
While some would object to 'contaminating' good liquor, you have to agree that a lip-smacking cocktail has its own merits.
Careers
With 19 cities having taken up or set to take up metro projects, career prospects in metro engineering are plentiful. Training engineers for the special needs of metro transportation is getting more attention as well.
Case Study
Japanese air-conditioner maker Daikin Industries fared poorly in the highly competitive Indian market till 2009. But then the company rolled out a well-crafted strategy to capture a larger size of the market. This case study takes a look at its remarkable turnaround story.
Focus
While feature phone sales fell 0.8 per cent, Smartphones sales rose 152.3 per cent in the July-to-September quarter.
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News you may have missed last fortnight -
B-School Debate
Business Today brings together students to voice their views on a significant business, economy-related issue in this B-School debate.

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