The market is witnessing two dichotomies right now - one, the economy is showing signs of slowdown while markets are rising; and within markets, while top 15 companies are driving the Sensex and the Nifty, mid-caps and small-caps are being battered
BT Mindrush2019: Businesses have to be disruptive or they might perish
MindRush 2019 explores ideas for leaders to face the future
Speaking at the annual event BT Mindrush, Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group, stressed on the criticality of the job of a CEO. He explained how businesses were coping with blistering change. Watch the video for more.
The business conclave is a master class on the future of business and brings together a galaxy of international thought leaders and Indian industry captains to hone their management thinking and business strategies. Business Today awarded the Best CEOs at BT Mindrush2019. Watch the video for the winners.
Leaders of today's organisations should learn from epics such as Mahabharata, Ramayana and ancient management expert Chanakya's Arthshasthra to bring in changes, said Radhakrishna Pillai, management expert and author of the book, Corporate Chanakya. Speaking at a session on Corporate Chanakya at Business Today Mindrush, he said ideal leaders require certain traits, as Chanakya had elaborated in his book. One of them is ability to gather and dissect information, by either directly pursuing or indirectly pursuing or through perceived or inferred collection of information.
At BT Mindrush 2019 event in Mumbai, Group Editorial Director, Publishing, India Today Group Raj Chengappa opened the conclave. He spoke about the challenges to businesses in today's competitive world. Watch the video for more.
With numerous popular titles to his name, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant, The Krishna Key, Private India (co-written with James Patterson) and The Sialkot Saga, Ashwin Sanghi explains the lifecycle of an enterprise, comparing the two trinities of Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv and Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga. He shares the importance of Chanakya's Arthashastra, Mahabharat and Ramayan for enterprises and how they can draw references from them. Watch the video for more.
Addressing the 'time' challenge, holistic fitness trainer and accomplished pilates teacher Vesna Pericevic Jacob said you don't have to slot a special hour in a day for exercise; take out time for small pockets of movement through the course of the day and you'll be good. Whereas, echoing the thoughts, fitness and wellness expert Nawaz Modi Singhania said there are exercises that give you high impact in less time. Jacob and Singhania were speaking at the seventh edition of Business Today MindRush. They also showed some easy moves to the power-packed gathering that one can perform sitting on the chair or standing across the desk. Watch the video for more.
Kavil Ramachandran, Professor and Executive Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad spoke at the BT Mindrush 2019 event about strengthening family businesses. Speaking at the seventh edition of Business Today MindRush event on the subject 'How to fortify family business', Ramachandran says family businesses should do a PEST (political, economical, socio-cultural and technology) analysis and scenario building, find opportunities in disruption, balance portfolio of products, quick but balanced response, sustain owner passion and bring in a board for constant monitoring and advice. Watch the video for more.
At the end of 2017, India had about eight unicorns. Today, there are 30. Yet another nuance of the ecosystem is the fact that the time to becoming a unicorn is shrinking - while it took well over five years for Flipkart, Udaan, a business-to-business e-commerce firm, did it in two. Why is this time span shrinking? At Business Today's annual conclave MindRush in Mumbai, four venture capitalists got together to explain. Anjali Bansal of Avaana Capital, Karthik Reddy, Co-founder of Blume Ventures, Rehan Yar Khan, Managing Partner of Orios Venture Partners, and Tej Kapoor, Managing Director and Head of Fosun RZ Capital India, pointed to a confluence of factors. Watch the video for more.
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