If you are superceded​ should you give up your job?

One of those inevitable crises that can hit anyone in corporate life is when someone you think is your equal or someone a little lesser than you promoted and moves ahead of you. Often there might be several reasons which are not immediately visible that might have kept…

Are Corporate Titles becoming cheap these days?

More than 20 years ago, when I was working in Johannesburg, one of my colleagues told me ‘ I wish I was working in India’, which came as a bit of a surprise for me. India was still not the most attractive place to work in for people…

The Trouble with Introverts

(They are aloof, they are weird and they hide from the world all the time)Over the last few years, I have read an awful lot about introverts. I know now that roughly they are a third of our population and to that extent they are not some kind…

A Lesson from FIFA 2018: Performance not the only Measure of Success

There was a lesson to be learnt from the recent FIFA World Cup 2018. Japan and Senegal had a tie. When Yerry Mina from Colombia did a second-half header to secure a victory of 1-0 over Senegal, they had needed only a point in their final Group H…

The Power of Employees who take a Stand

When Google agreed to help the Pentagon with AI for defense purposes, the employees at Google threw a fit. They didn’t want their company to be remotely connected with war. 4000 employees signed a petition that they didn’t want Google to go ahead with Project Maven, a program…

Can Google Employees impose their will on the Company?

When Google agreed to help the Pentagon with AI for defense purposes, the employees at Google threw a fit. They didn’t want their company to be remotely connected with war. 4000 employees signed a petition that they didn’t want Google to go ahead with Project Maven, a program…

Videocon Shows What Debt and Bad Brand Management Can Do to a Company

First published in thewire.in on 18 April 2018 Textbook marketing says that a price warrior has a limited life because he will sacrifice long-term brand values for short-term sales. And that is exactly what Videocon might have inadvertently done. The current ICICI Bank-Videocon loan controversy, where Venugopal Dhoot…

Mathman quits WPP Equation

When Martin Sorrell made a hostile bid for JWT in 1987, nobody could believe that an ad agency could be the victim of a takeover. Largely because agencies were held together by loyal clients who could object to new owners if they thought them inappropriate.  JWT at the time was…

Share-a-cab Chronicles – A new Market Research Tool?

You might think that taking a Uber Pool or Ola Share is just a way of cutting down transportation costs. Or meeting interesting people on the way to office? Or going by the new rule introduced by Uber overseas where they ban flirting and physical contact between passengers…

The hidden Motivations of Fraudsters

The first thought that struck me, when I was reading about how Nirav Modi leveraged the banking system where he was accused of obtaining fake LOUs ( Letters of Undertaking ) worth $1.77 billion from PNB ( Punjab National Bank ), was why would a billionaire want to…
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