Business Today Archive November 1, 2009 Issue

Edition: November 1, 2009

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Archive: Noel in Ratan Tata's shoes?

Archive: Noel in Ratan Tata's shoes?

The only one with the coveted family name to be heading a group business, Noel N. Tata is seen as one of the more likely candidates to step into Ratan Tata's shoes. But has he done enough?
At a time when the economy was hit by a global slowdown, there are some who have clambered up on top of the game: As the country’s best marketers. What challenges did they have to overcome? And what was the outcome of their strategies?
Editor's Note
If the term one-man industry were to apply to anyone in corporate India, it would most appropriately be Ratan Tata.
Deal Watch
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is on a major expansion drive. Following the proposed acquisition of Rocklands Richfield (Deal #4), JSPL may gain access to the company’s China-based metallurgical coke-manufacturing facility, and three coalfields in Australia. For Rocklands Richfield’s shareholders, the deal offers good valuation at a 35 per cent premium over the current market price.
The digital era is decimating old businesses and inventing new ones, says Anderson, who expertly navigates us through the world of “free”, but can’t figure out the future.
Wim Elfrink wants to radically transform Cisco’s business and thinks India can lead the way in this makeover.
The real challenge for any deal of this magnitude will always remain its ability to overcome regulatory and sovereign obstacles.
A series of high profile labour strikes is tarnishing Tamil Nadu’s well cultivated investor-friendly image.
Technology reinvents itself as an online music and video store, but will it work?
Help’s at hand to beat those daytime blues.
Case Study
ITC is prototyping a new script for its e-Choupal initiative to take engagement with farmers to the next level-co-creating with farmers and harnessing their entrepreneurship.
Shah Rukh Khan CEO, Red Chillies Entertainment says Brand building stands for basic truth that your grandma told you: work hard, be simple, keep it simple, have fun and make the organisation feel it was value for money.

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