Business Today Archive Aug 18, 2013 Issue

Edition: Aug 18, 2013

Cover Story

Can Ronnie Screwvala cast a spell in television?

Can Ronnie Screwvala cast a spell in television?

Ronnie Screwvala understands the magic as well as the reality of cinema. Today Disney UTV is king of the Bollywood box office. Its television business, though, has continued on the journey started five years ago without getting too far.

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Editor's Note
Ronnie, as Screwvala is better known, is seen as an enigma in the Indian media and entertainment business, like Disney was when he was shaping the future of Hollywood.
A must-read for emerging market companies which want to build global brands.
Leadership Spotlight
Abhijit Roy MD & CEO, Berger Paints India Ltd shares his many firsts.
A new generation of start-ups has developed a host of agricultural tech products such as livestock disease diagnostic kits and compact cotton spinning machines to make farming easier, safer and more efficient.
Kudos to Business Today for a well researched cover story The Best Companies to Work For (August 4). However, it was disappointing to see that one of the most promising sectors - retail - was not covered in the sector rankings.
BT More
Vicinia looks like a postcard Wi-Fi restaurant, but its fare is nothing to rave about.
At the second Business Today breakfast meet, held in Hyderabad, CEOs brainstormed on ways to spur innovation, particularly in a downturn.
Headphones incorporating noise cancelling technology make a world of difference.
Mid-to-senior level executives take into account not just a fatter pay package while looking for a change. They also look for a better work profile and greater responsibilities as they build their careers. The most important skill required to find the opportunities available is networking.
Case Study
When Havells acquired Sylvania in 2007, all that it was looking for was growth and a strong global presence. Instead, it had to grapple with a major crisis at Sylvania, triggered by the global financial turmoil. The situation threatened to pull Havells down, and it had to come up with a smart turnaround strategy.
The mid-day meal scheme (MDMS) is one of the biggest such programmes in the world. But irregularities in its implementation have led to numerous controversies and tarnished its image

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