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January 31, 2005

How to build a great company
N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies, outlines the key ingredients to building a great company and the role of 'compassionate capitalism' in society.

January 29, 2005

Boardroom dress code comes of age
It's raining brands in the market, and never before has the Indian metrosexual male had so many choices as he has now.

Karadi Tales mulls animation series
It isn't the sort of statement you'd expect to hear from a businessman. "We need serious competition," says C P Vishwanath, director, The Karadi Tales Company.

Dry lakes: Udaipur to see fall in tourism
Udaipur's lakes have dried up; but now there's a son-et-lumiere as compensation - is it enough to bring visitors in?

How Patel changed Indian skies
The bidi industrialist who's famously opened up the skies and promised to make flying commonplace for Indians.

January 28, 2005

Jamshyd Godrej backs WEF anti-graft move
Jamshyd N Godrej, chairman and managing director, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd is the only Indian corporate leader to have committed to supporting a zero-tolerance policy in a WEF-led collaborative move to fight corruption and bribery.

The father of Kaizen speaks!
Indian managers are extremely intelligent, but they completely isolate themselves from reality, says Masaaki Imai, the father of Kaizen movement.

Yet another boom year for IT
The toughest challenge of 2005 will be managing this expectation and not doing any imprudent stuff

All you want to know about broadband
So what does this mean for you as a broadband service subscriber? Precisely what broadband services can you expect and what broadband technologies exist here and overseas?

January 27, 2005

Broadband offers: What's in it for you
The technology is fast becoming a way of life across the world. Asia-Pacific fixed line broadband connections grew by 50 per cent during 2004

January 26, 2005

Why Arcus failed in Mumbai
Even until December, if you drove into the parking lot of the High Street in the Phoenix Mills complex (central Mumbai's trendiest retail destination), it was difficult to miss the 120-foot hoarding of Arcus on a side wall.

January 25, 2005

Farmer's prayer: 'May Wipro, Infy biz drop!'
Villages near Bangalore are up in arms against IT companies as the companies acquire farmlands displacing the farmers.

January 24, 2005

IIM, IIT set to go global!
IIM-Bangalore and IIT-Bombay are tying up with educational bodies in Singapore to make their international debut.

ACC: Who won, who didn't?
ACC shareholders benefit from the Holcim connection, which will make the company a stronger competitor in the medium term

January 22, 2005

Card wars: ICICI or Citi?
ICICI Bank has overtaken Citibank on the credit card turf, but the jury's still out on the eventual winner.

ITC's smart mover advantage
ITC's launch of a luxury hotel in the heart of Mumbai will carve out a new market.

Delhi a super city by 2010!
Uninterrupted power and water, signal-free roads, satellite cities and the 2010 Games could turn Delhi into a megapolis.

January 20, 2005

Why some companies are more resilient
Why are some companies more resilient than others? How do they win the fight against corporate turbulence? Gary Hamel reveals the secret.

Bangalore? Pray, where are the roads?
What is increasingly missing in Bangalore as it fights to retain its 'India' s Silicon Valley' tag? Good roads.

January 19, 2005

Bangalore, still hottest for IT firms
Despite infrastructure problems, Bangalore attracts 2.5 IT firms every week. In April, May and June of 2004 alone, 50 IT companies, including 30 foreign firms with 100 per cent equity, set up shop in the city.

January 18, 2005

Customer is king? Not quite
A survey shows that despite the buzz about eCRM, Indian companies fail to effectively handle customer relations online.

Will banks' earnings drop?
A good premium for their stocks will help banks grow earnings strong enough to offset the impact of a higher equity base.

January 17, 2005

Azim Premji's 8 steps to excellence
An obsession for excellence is what makes a company successful, says Wipro Chairman Azim Premji.

January 15, 2005

Meet India's king of retail
Pantaloon's Kishore Biyani has become India's largest retailer, but still has several aces up his John Miller shirtsleeves.

Has television taken over our lives?
Television audiences are glued to their screens with reality shows enjoying their hour of fame

January 14, 2005

How to set up a company, and succeed!
Ankur Lal, whose innovative firm Infozech in telecom billing solutions, says to succeed as an entrepreneur you need to believe in yourself!

January 12, 2005

Facing a multinational onslaught
Multinational companies are beginning to hire the best and the brightest from campuses -- and they're stepping up their hiring. The outcome could be job hopping.

January 11, 2005

Banking on merger
Two public-sector banks are set to merge and become the second-largest bank in the country. What's in it for the investor?

MTNL, BSNL merger: A good idea
With competition in the telecom industry intensifying, economies of scale are a must to survive.

2005 IPOs: Ready, steady, grow
The new issue money plant is all set to grow bigger and better in 2005 with issuers keen on capitalising on the bullish sentiment at the bourses. Read on to know what is in store.

January 10, 2005

Want to set up a successful IT firm? Work hard!
'Unless you can think on your feet and take risks I don't think it is possible to be an entrepreneur.'

Is there room for mid-tech?
While tech heavyweights have propelled the Sensex rally till now, there are some mid-caps, which still look like value propositions.

January 06, 2005

How to pick auto ancillary stocks
We feel that P/E multiple is an important metric in evaluating the performance of a company from this sector.

How to nurture talent
Kumar Mangalam Birla says management means attracting talented people, nurturing them, developing them, and giving them space.

January 05, 2005

Identifying an aluminium stock: Do's and don'ts
Investing in commodity stocks is always a risky proposition because of the cyclicality of the sector. Here are some factors one should keep in mind before investing in an aluminium company.

January 04, 2005

The essence of leadership
Indian world class leaders share specific qualities. Infosys' Chairman Murthy identifies them.

Where have all the entrepreneurs gone?
The majority of the respondents of the Ernst&Young-CNBC TV 18 survey on entrepreneurship named Murthy, Premji and Dhirubhai as entrepreneurs worthy of emulation.


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