Business Today Archive October 2, 2011 Issue

Edition: October 2, 2011

Cover Story

The takeover man: Anand Mahindra

The takeover man: Anand Mahindra

Dubbed as a takeover tycoon, the Mahindra and Mahindra vice-chairman and MD has not confined to acquisitions alone. Anand Mahindra's 360-degree view of life had management thinker C.K. Prahalad define his sprawl of businesses 'Fortress Mahindra' - an empire that spans not just a hundred countries but has valuable links in multiple industries.
Special
BT's quest to seek out companies which are not market leaders yet, but which are big, growing fast and hold great promise. The logic behind the selection was simple: a company with higher revenue has a better chance of emerging a giant.
Editors note
Business leaders like Anand Mahindra are particularly worthy of study because they took the DNA from a pre-reform Jurassic Park and cloned a new breed of Indian entrepreneur.
Reporters Diary
Few brands can convey Americanness quite like Harley-Davidson, which was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the early 20th century.
Book
Good HR is about being simple and direct, says the author of a pathbreaking book on the subject.
People
Starring: Sanjeev Lamba, Sandeep Girotra, H.Harish Hande
Leadership Spotlight
R.S. Agarwal, Joint Chairman, Emami Group of Companies admires J.R.D. Tata.
Features
Sponsored fashion weeks have spawned a uniquely Indian brand ecosystem.
BT More
Cheer on a game of beer pong or tee off as you knock back a single malt. Sports bars across the country are no longer just idle spots to grab a drink and watch the game.
Columns
Professor at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, Vijay Govindarajan says the challenge for a company like Mahindra & Mahindra is to grow to an $80 billion company. That cannot be achieved without being truly global.
Letters
Your cover story (Superhero Dreams, September 18) was simply fantastic. The layout was very well done and actually brought the story alive.
Event
The eighth edition of Business Today's Most Powerful Women Awards function celebrated the gritty women achievers.
Technology
With Android phones getting cheaper, a smartphone explosion is in the offing.
Focus
The first quarter GDP number cloaks faultlines in the economy, especially in construction activity.
Chiaroscuro
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, after being arrested in the cash-for-votes scandal. He joined a growing band of VIPs in Tihar Jail: former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi, both accused in the 2G spectrum scam, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi.
Executive Health
Busy executives should guard against 'computer diseases', says Manasi Mithel.

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