Business Today Archive July 20, 2014 Issue

Edition: July 20, 2014

Cover Story

Sikka inherits an Infosys that has cut costs, raised margins

Sikka inherits an Infosys that has cut costs, raised margins

Vishal Sikka inherits an Infosys where Narayana Murthy has cut costs and increased margins. He also has to deal with the rampant loss of top talent and the heartburn caused by an Executive Assistant's overarching role.
Editors note
Vishal Sikka, the new CEO at Infosys, has his task cut out in ensuring his employer has a longer shelf life than many give it credit for, writes Business Today Managing Editor Josey Puliyenthuruthel.
Reporters Diary
The Amma Unavagam project in Tamil Nadu is said to have been a key factor behind the stunning success of Jayalalithaa's AIADMK in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But is it sustainable?
Book
The book - American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company - lets you into the outgoing CEO's mind. Did the conditions at Ford overwhelm him? What made him give up his job at Boeing and take up the challenge at Ford?
People
Featuring: Alok Nanda, Nita Ambani, Bijou Kurien and Gulbir S. Madan
Leadership Spotlight
Vikram Kailas, Managing Director, Mytrah Energy talks about the many firsts in his life.
Features
The frenzy of Budget accounting and planning is now divided between North Block (which houses the finance ministry) and South Block (where the Prime Minister's Office is located) on Raisina Hill, which offers a panoramic view of Lutyens' Delhi.
BT More
After making its mark in Maximum City, Indigo Deli is all set to become Delhi's brunch destination.
Letters
Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage -
Event
Indian companies have mastered the art of managing with little and finding ingenious ways to overcome shortages. Business Today's Power Breakfast discusses if the Narendra Modi government can bring about a change.
Focus
The Narendra Modi government's honeymoon period may well be cut short if it fails to control inflation. The government has taken some steps. But are they enough?
Chiaroscuro
Events that made news last fortnight. Featuring: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's comment on morals and AIDS; Google Android One and more.
B-School Debate
Business Today throws open a debate to B-school students. This fortnight's topic: Flipkart's Myntra Merger Can't Stop Amazon
Science
Dave Smith, a former MIT graduate student, along with his then professor, Kripa Varanasi, came up with a neat solution: a surface coating that can be applied to the inside of the bottle to make the inside slippery, so the ketchup slides out easily.

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