Business Today Archive March 31, 2013 Issue

Edition: March 31, 2013

Cover Story

'We need to bring in some rationality'

'We need to bring in some rationality'

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and Chairman of the National Skill Development Co-ordination Board, spoke with Business Today's Shamni Pande on skilling and the proposed National Skill Development Authority.
The right kind of mutual fund portfolio combines stability with limited risk.
Editors note
How quickly have we moved down the skilling highway? Glacially slow, and frighteningly so. For a nation where tens of millions of young people reach working age every year, we seem unperturbed.
The book draws from a potpourri of academic work to show Indians are far from inscrutable.
Starring: Hani El-Assaad, Vladimir Dubovskiy, Dominic Brand, Neeraj Chauhan, Sanjay Mehrotra
Leadership Spotlight
Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance admires Warren Buffett  as the most admired leader.
Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles, Lava International, Spice, and Intex Technologies are the top Indian brands which have adopted new strategies over the past year to better challenge the dominance of Samsung, Nokia and other multinational companies. The changing market dynamics forced them to tweak the way they do business.
Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance at Peking University and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, says international financial crises are often triggered by imbalances caused by a surge in capital flows from countries with high savings to those with low savings.
You have brought out a cover story on real estate (Balancing Act, March 17) at the right time. It analyses the real estate business scenario minutely, highlighting the major drawbacks
Top corporate honchos putted hard at the BT golf event in Bangalore.
Dolby Atmos is transforming the way sounds reach movie audiences.
The demand for professionals who understand environmentally sustainable business is on the rise. Experts estimate 8,000 to 10,000 green jobs have been opening up each year for the past 10 years.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is India's most successful Test cricket captain. His 22nd victory as skipper, achieved in Hyderabad against Australia recently, took him past Sourav Ganguly's 21 victories
Smart executive
Some managers mistakenly think they add value by spamming colleagues.
LBS Case Study
For most of its 100-year existence, Oreo was America's best loved cookie. Faced with stagnation in the domestic market, Kraft Foods moved it into emerging markets where it made some mistakes, learnt from them and ultimately triumphed.

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