Business Today Archive July 5, 2015 Issue

Edition: July 5, 2015

Cover Story

8 men who built empires away from limelight

8 men who built empires away from limelight

Most of them started with very little capital and resources. And all of them persevered through the bad times of the industry.
Editors note
In our cover story this issue, we profile eight hidden gems of the Indian pharma and health care industry.
News Maker
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing, tells Business Today how the Mega Food Park Scheme will be central to Make in India.
Book
An open book that looks at money in dimensions and from approaches hitherto unexplored by mainstream economic thinking.
People
Pawan Munjal, who took over as Chairman, MD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, has big shoes to fill. He is taking over from Brijmohan Lall Munjal who turned the company into the world's largest two-wheeler maker.
Leadership Spotlight
Gautam Padmanabhan, CEO of Westland, the fifth-largest English language publisher in India, says Indian publishers have no answer to what works and what doesn't. Excerpts from an interview.
Trends
A host of factors including unwillingness of telcos to make enough investments to build 3G networks and growing prominence of 4G technology and Wi-Fi services are making 3G less and less relevant.
Money Today

The most important point in financial planning is that one must start early. A small amount invested over a longer period will have a big impact on one's portfolio. It cannot be compensated even by doubling the investment," says an expert.

Features
Companies like Semco have radically departed from the traditional command and control structure and introduced total workplace democracy. It's a very difficult management model but can some bits of it be replicated in other corporations?
Letters
Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage.
Corporate
PC Mustafa says the company has been profitable from day one and the amount of batter it sells in one day can make a million idlis.
Technology
An app on your smartphone is undoubtedly convenient but it has its downsides too. First, price comparison isn't easy. Also, the convenience of looking at different products in multiple tabs isn't there anymore.
Focus
Many say the US recovery is a double-edged sword. This is because while it would boost India's exports, it would also put pressure on the stock, debt and currency markets as foreign funds would move their money out of emerging markets.
Chiaroscuro
Your cheat sheet for what's made news this past fortnight and upcoming events in June-July.

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