Business Today Archive May 16, 2010 Issue

Edition: May 16, 2010

Cover Story

Coffee Billionaire

A fast expanding coffee-to-infrastructure to-financial services sprawl already ranks V.G. Siddhartha among India's 50 richest people. And, this is just the beginning.
Now, keeping track of your finances will be easier as new money management websites offer a range of services to save you time and effort.
Here's a pick of the words of wisdom that Prahalad shared with BT in the past two decades, followed by a column on what he would have done next and an exclusive reprint of his last published HBR article.
Editors note
Some of the most profound thoughts are also the simplest. But it takes a thinker to make the connect. C.K. Prahalad was one such thinker.
For 10 years, Markopolos kept telling the regulator that the fund manager was running a scam. The racy tale of the investigation.
Leadership Spotlight
Here are excerpts of a small Q&A with Atul Singh, President & CEO, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia.
A clutch of home-grown handset brands, high on features but low on price, is giving established brands nightmares in the world's fastest-growing market. Who are the people behind these brands? And why do their phones sell?
Back of the Book
Goafest 2010 was a time to discuss strategies to keep ads—and ad makers—fresh.
A similar eating out format for Indian food is a big opportunity.
US reforms are likely to bring business to health care, insurance BPO firms.

India's Best CFOs (BT cover, May 2) underscores how good organisations separate themselves from their competitors by using data to improve performance.

Despite it being the middle of the week, India Inc. turned up in full strength to hear the Finance Minister at the BT Best CFOs awards night.
60 minutes

She was credited with turning around the North American operations of cosmetics major Avon in the '90s. Today, as President & CEO of Colorado-headquartered $5.3-billion Western Union, Christina A. Gold, 62, has her task cut out:

Some of India Inc.'s biggest corporate houses-including the Tatas, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Anil Ambani-are sniffing for attractive businesses to invest in and in the process competing with global venture capital and private equity majors like Blackstone and Warburg Pincus.
Consumer printers are increasingly going wireless. Why you should consider buying one.
Here is a take on people, places and products doing the round these days.
Warm the foot of the cigar before you start puffing.

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