What is wrong with E-commerce industry in India?

According to IAMAI report, the e-commerce sector in India has grown by 34% (CAGR) since 2009 number of 3.8billion USD to touch 16.4 billion USD in 2014. The sector is expected to be in the range of 22 billion USD in 2015. Is it possible for an industry to grow without being profitable? While the […]

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On-Demand Cab Industry in India

Investors are betting big on online cab-service industry in India, looking for the next Flipkart or Snapdeal in the taxi-app industry. These players don’t own cars or employ drivers; they simply connect customers with drivers, using technology, and charge a commission varying from 15–20% on each ride. This aggregator model will always prevail over the […]

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Employees look for Transparency and Recognition

DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The Logistics sector of DB is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider based on revenues and performance. We recently interviewed Mrs. Renu Bohra (Director-Human Resources), DB Schenker to know her views on employee engagement and discuss the best HR practices. All the views expressed […]

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Engagement and Happiness are two different things

Adani Group is a global integrated infrastructure player with interests in Resources, Logistics, Energy & Agri Business. We recently interviewed Mr. Vikas Joshi (Joint President-Human Resources), Adani Group of Companies to know his views on employee engagement and discuss the best HR practices. All the views expressed here are personal views of Mr.Vikas Joshi Who is an engaged worker according […]

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When Jim O’Neill, head global economic research at Goldman Sachs analyzed the future for four nations put together in a November 2001 analyst report, titled “Global Economics Paper No. 66: Building Better Global Economic BRICs, he opened a door of economic possibilities for these countries. These 4 countries- Brazil, Russia, India and China accounted for 8% […]

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What is Unique about Your Business?

Before you decide to start a business, make sure that you have done some serious market study. Be cognizant of the gaps that exist and the needs that can be filled. If you product or offering meets one or more of the following 6 parameters, then it is a business opportunity worth exploring. Let me explain […]

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Before You Start a Business

I always recommend people to try entrepreneurship at least once in their lives. After all before the big corporate structures and industries came into existence all of us were entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship teaches independence and gives you a holistic understanding of business. What is needed to start a business? Purpose- Starting a business is like creating […]

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Who is a leader? And do they make mistakes?

“Leadership is a quality found or developed in few people, which helps them to improve the lives of people around them” The best way to identify whether a person is a leader or not is to see the impact his or her actions produce.  Unlike, popularly believed, leadership is not necessarily about a political position, […]

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Employee Engagement is a lot like Parenting

“More than 70% of the US workforce does not feel engaged at work” Gallup, State of American Workforce 2013 We do not have such an extensive survey available for Indian companies but I am sure that numbers are equally bad for our companies. Do not blame the HR I meet a lot of Human resources […]

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