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The Economic Times - Corporate Dossier, Pg 1, Sept 19

Contextual Intelligence on The Economic Times

The Economic Times published an article on Contextual Intelligence in Corporate Dossier. CD is a supplement that appears every Friday with the newspaper, aimed at the CEOs of corporate India, with a special focus on management and strategy. The article, titled “Reference to Context”, starts: Social scientists and leadership experts have always talked

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Video series with Bank of America

Bank of America has a series of video clips of me talking about globalization with a simple ‘gardening metaphor’ … planting a seed/ nurturing it/ pruning it/ harvesting the fruits…… The first clip is rolled out across their global reach.  It is available here.        

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Series on Bloomberg

Mini Menon of Bloomberg TV India did a 6-episode interview series with me. The series, called Lessons in Strategy, was telecast last month. The series covered a wide variety of challenges and questions faced by entrepreneurs, especially in emerging markets. Here are the episodes:   1 – Starting Out In


Interview in Businessworld

Nayan Chanda, Director at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, recently interviewed me around a wide range of issues in front of the 16th Lok Sabha. The interview is published by the print and online editions of Businessworld. The Narendra Modi government should focus on three key areas


A pool for do-gooders

Here’s an op-ed published in Indian Express. The prospect of mandated corporate social responsibility (CSR), as directed by the India’s Companies Act, 2013, prompts revealing reactions from all and sundry. For the sceptics of organised, especially large-scale, enterprise, CSR is an oxymoron. For those who fear the encroaching hand of

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India has a large number of government-owned corporations. They are called Public Sector Undertakings, or PSUs, in India. World Bank and South Asia Initiative are jointly engaging with PSUs this week in Mumbai. The agenda includes discussing ways in which PSUs can make their CSR programs more productive. The new


With Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai delivered the sixth annual Harish Mahindra lecture at Harvard, hosted by our South Asia Institute. He discussed several dozens of his photographs, taken over fifty years as an accidental photographer (that is, one who meandered into photography after a civil engineering degree, and never left, fortunately for all