In 2010, Sam is predicting something very outlandish - the end of the money in the form of currency notes and coins and the emergence of what he calls ' mobile money'.
Our governance systems are the relics of an era long abandoned - something I call "Sovietism". We are littered with 'para-stratal' organisations and undemocratic practices.
Prabhakar Raghavan, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist and Head of Yahoo! Labs, was in Bangalore in late July.
Since the Green Revolution, there haven't been too many breakthroughs in Indian agriculture, barring BT cotton; however, the spread of best-in-class agricultural practices can be of help.
James Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, the iconic company selling subscriptions for managing open source software, thinks out of the box.
New companies such as MHFC and MAS Financial Services, and longer term pioneers such as Dewan Housing Finance and Gruh Finance, are among the few housing finance firms who serve home financing demand from low income, informal sector customers.
While margins of 20-30 per cent in low income housing may not seem attractive to traditional real estate developers, they make inherent business sense for corporates used to tighter margins.
Dan Lynn, Asia-Pacific Head of US travel company Expedia, was on his first trip to India recently to understand the complexities of the online travel market here.
Peter T.S. Wong, HSBC's Chief Executive for Asia Pacific, shares his views on the European crisis and how Asia is getting economically stronger.
A reporter, a foreign correspondent, an overseas bureau chief, a deputy editor, a managing editor, an editor and publisher-and now Chief Executive! That's a splendid career graph and it belongs to John Ridding, CEO of Financial Times.