For the love of food
A food lover, Ashish Kapur of Yo! China talks about building one of the largest chains of Chinese quick service restaurants (QSR) in India and why the customer is always king
An Animated Life
From Amar Chitra Katha to Karadi Tales, ACK Media chief-executive Samir Patil’s love for technology makes sure his company is at the forefront in driving quality children’s content for new and emerging media
Doing her own thing
Ishita Swarup challenged gender streotypes to become an entrepreneur at the age of 27. As CEO of her second venture, 99labels, she is required to macro and micro manage, a task she considers the hallmark of a good startup entrepreneur
The Winning Ways: Notes from the Bhogles on what winners are made of
Through their book, the Bhogles lay down the premise that the formula for winning is the same in any context
The Frequent Flyer
Deccan 360’s founder, Captain G.R. Gopinath, is a structured problem solver at work. But, the practical purveyor of India’s skies is all entrepreneur at heart. His current yearning is to revolutionise the country’s logistics sector. And his secret weapons are the learnings from the Air Deccan experience and ability to execute at breakneck pace
Brand for People not Poverty!
Marketers segment away the urban population by lifestyle, preferences, and a host of psychographic and social characteristics but rural folk are simply defined by their poverty. No wonder for every success story in rural India there have been many failed business ventures
Under the Big Tree
BigTree Entertainment’s Ashish Hemrajani takes pride in the fact that everybody in his team loves a Monday morning. This young founder-chief executive takes a casual approach to people management while never losing sight of both individual and collective responsibilities, a trait that has seen him and the organisation emerge successfully from two downturns
The People Man
Infosys’ Mohandas Pai is a man on a mission. His biggest challenge today: meeting the aspirations of 1,30,000 Infoscions
Method in Madness
Shaadi.com’s Anupam Mittal is an eternal optimist with a management style that is as methodical as it is casual. Here’s a look at a typical day in his life
Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s search for a Naukri
Info Edge’s executive vice-chairman, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, launched his first Internet portal, Naukri.com, in 1997 when India had only 14,000 Internet users. Today, he is churning out strategies to make Info Edge the most dominant Internet company in the country.
The Snapdeal Pivot
In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. Th...
Transformation by design
Polaris’ Arun Jain has engineered a unique strategy at the mid-sized financial technology company, incubating a robust products company from within a running services entity. He ...
In coffee, we trust
Tata Starbucks is the coming together of two iconic brands. 34-year-old Avani Saglani Davda, the company’s CEO, explains to us why her game plan for Starbucks in India is to “g...
Where there’s traction, Money will follow
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, shares a great working relationship with investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Info Edge for one simple reason: Bikhchandani is more entreprene...
Playing 20 Questions with Mittu Chandilya
The AirAsia India boss discusses his interview experience with Tony Fernandes, his firm-and-fair management style and why it is crucial to be a serial innovator to win in the aviat...
Where ownership and management are different
Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several ...
Building a Happy Company
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too....
Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if peo...
Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
Cognizant’s Lakshmi Narayanan indulges in a creative, freewheeling chat with L. Kannan and Vijay Babu of Vortex Engineering, a solar-ATM manufacturer....
"Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do"
Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specific...