Business Today Archive Aug 19, 2012 Issue

Edition: Aug 19, 2012

Cover Story

'HCC creates entrepreneurship against odds'

'HCC creates entrepreneurship against odds'

Ajit Gulabchand spoke with Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag in a candid conversation punctuated by the grizzled philosophising that comes with years of dealing with the government as a client.
Special
We take a closer, 'photographic' look at the innovations that are transforming the lives of thousands.
Editors note
This fortnight we have two excellent columns. Leif Eskesen of HSBC paints a moderately optimistic picture of where India could go if it speeds up reforms, while Daniela Yu and Yamini Arora of Gallup do a sobering summary of a survey on the difficulties of Indian entrepreneurship.
Deal Watch
Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc, will buy an additional 32 per cent stake in its Indian arm Multi Screen Media Private Limited (MSM) for $271 million (Rs 1,479 crore).
Book
Oil pricing is complex, and bucks the usual demand and supply theory, says this book.
People
Starring: Sharad Pawar, Jack Sim, Sandeep Goyal, Effendy Ibrahim and Ronnie Screwvala
BT More
Monsoon brings a welcome relief to the frenzied and sweltering city life, but the swatch of dark clouds can also get gloomy. Here's why you should have a date with the spa when it rains.
Features
With companies waking up to the potential of the digital medium, online advertising in India is on an upswing and growing at the cost of other media such as print, radio and cinema. The trend that began before the current economic downturn has only strengthened in recent times.
Columns
Gallup Organization's Daniela Yu and Yamini Arora say Indians have the talent and attitude to become successful entrepreneurs, but the external environment hardly helps them.
Letters
The cover story (How I Did It, August 5) showcased the mettle of leaders who have coasted with victory bringing their companies out of troubled waters.
Careers
India's fledgling ecommerce industry talent poaching has acquired pandemic proportions. There is limited talent available - more so, of the tried and tested kind - and the plethora of ecommerce companies that have mushroomed all want as much of it as they can get.
Focus
London's betting houses offer odds on almost anything, including a UFO disrupting the start of the Olympics.
Smart executive
Even walking up to the coffee machine for a cup of coffee rather than sending the office boy to fetch one, or walking around while speaking on the mobile phone, makes a difference.

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