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How long will Yahoo! survive?
From misjudged partnerships to acquisitions of misfits, Yahoo! has done all to curdle its business model & jeopardise its future. Time is less & dollars are precious. Can Carol Bartz fight inevitability? by Steven P. Warner
Sixty-one year-old Carol Bartz, the CEO & President of Yahoo! Inc. is a Texas Tower. Hard to ignore, she has been an exemplar of success, personally & professionally. Having seen a tough childhood, sh....Read More


Sixck Sigma! Jack, you did us in
It’s one of the most ultimate management jargons of all time, thanks to its initiation by Motorola and subsequent promotion by Jack Welch! But over the turn 0f the century, companies that swore by this concept have been caught in an abyss. Is the practice worth it any more? by Ashutosh Harbola
In those famed and now cherished Jack Welch years, the GE Way was pretty much the epitome of what every business aspired to achieve, be it in terms of products, processes, market positions or manageme....Read More


Is Maruti skiing on thin ice?
Maruti has been at the top of the list in the Indian automobile market since the 1980s, but with competition increasing in the small car segment, there are storm clouds on the horizon that the company can’t afford to ignore. What should the Indo-Japanese giant do next? by Pawan Chabra
Little is it known that Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder of India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel (he is today the Exec. Chairman of the Board), had once almost gone out of business. In the ....Read More


Oil price deregulation and the auto sector!
Deregulation of petrol and diesel prices has given rise to a lot of hue and cry in the domestic auto industry. B&E reaches out to various experts for a commentary on how the dynamics of the auto industry may change. by Sanchit Verma
“Why should the government pay `5,000 crore per quarter for the petrol being used in anyone’s car?” Replying to opposition’s demand to roll-back fuel recent price hike, when Union Petroleum Minister M....Read More


Are there more Satyams around?
Although extensive reforms have been set in motion by corporate watchdogs like Securities and Exchange Board of India, Company Law Board, et al, in the last few years, there remain significant lapses in its implementation and enforcement. by Manish K. Pandey
It was January 2009 when the Satyam fiasco revealed the dark underbelly of Indian capitalism. It not only questioned the integrity of promoters but also the levels of corporate governance in India. Th....Read More


An early riser? Not exactly...
Kerala was quick to jump on to the IT bandwagon over two decades ago but it squandered its first mover advantage by making wrong choices. But the state now apparently is ready to bounce back with new vigour and make up for lost time, reports Anu Warrier
Twenty years ago, the idea was conceived to set up a technology park in Thiruvananthapuram. But that idea seems stale now. Once the concept was approved by the government, it took five years to start ....Read More


So many cars? Where to go?
It’s surprising to note that MCD’s low-cost parking service is often creating problems for scores of commuters on the busy Delhi roads. B&E analyses why it is time to announce a hike in parking rates. by Pawan Chabra
24-year-old Sahil Arora was stunned when he was asked to pay `50 as charges for parking his car at a M-Block Market parking space in South Delhi. Sahil had moved to Delhi only a month back to join a p....Read More


“We want to excel with our biometric solutions”
Rajiv Bhalla, Country Head, Sales & Marketing, NEC India strives to be an active player in the UID project. He says that the project will completely change the way identity and authentication is viewed today. By Neha Saraiya
NEC has been in India through a liaison office for long. But, it was not before 2006, that the company established its full fledged subsidiary on the Indian soils. But who would know that the compan....Read More


“We often work without competition”
In an exclusive with virat bahri, Aricent CEO Sudip Nandy talks about how focus has been one of Aricent’s key strengths and how they will leverage it to enhance value proposition and growth prospects for the future
It’s been over 4 years since Aricent was set up as a conglomeration of different entities post the acquisition of a majority stake by PE giants KKR and Sequoia Capital. The company has seen an impress....Read More


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