Business Today Archive June 23, 2013 Issue

Edition: June 23, 2013

Cover Story

The life and times of controversy man N Srinivasan

The life and times of controversy man N Srinivasan

The BCCI chief may have temporarily stepped aside for now, but he has trumped various odds in his career.
Special
The Business Today Best CFO Awards recognise the people who have perhaps the most difficult job in corporate India - heading the finance department - especially at a time when the economy is struggling. Full coverage
Editors note
When I met Srinivasan at his India Cements office in December 2010, he spoke at length about his business and his passion for cricket: his company had traditionally employed some of India's best cricketers. His story is a reminder of the intertwining of politics, patronage, cricket and money.
Book
Jim Rogers on his own life and why he is betting on Asia, especially China.
People
Starring: Boris Becker, Sashwati Banerjee,  Shashi Kant Sharma, Latif Nathani, Varun Berry, Vivek Ranadive
Leadership Spotlight
Sapient India's Rajdeep Endow's first role model was Bhagat Singh
Features
A close look at the Indian pharmaceutical industry shows a complicated regulatory structure and a web of entities at the central and state levels tasked with monitoring the sector. The regulator is now getting a makeover but better enforcement and safer medicines are yet a chimera.
Columns
Economic projections have vastly underestimated the severity of the Eurozone crisis, as well as its impact on the rest of the world.
Letters
BT receives scores of responses to its case studies. Below is Best Of The Lot the best one on cross-badging of cars (April 28, 2013)
Technology
Digitise your contacts so you don't have to transfer them manually to your new phone.
Careers
Jobseekers are flocking to staid old public sector units, many of which now pay better than their private counterparts, and offer security as well.
Case Study
In 2008, Eicher Motors tied up with Swedish truck maker Volvo in its bid to become a larger player and build a global presence in the commercial vehicle business. Volvo, on the other hand, wanted to crack the small and medium-truck segment in India. This case study looks at how the two companies leveraged their respective strengths to achieve their disparate goals.
Focus
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised to open up his country's services industry, during a recent visit to TCS headquarters in Mumbai. Tata Group is the biggest Indian group working in China.

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