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Yuan Devaluation and its Aftermath

China was very well known as the sleeping dragon. But the events of the recent past have had us questioning the facts. It turned out to be an ailing Dragon, posing as a potentially powerful but technically weak economy.

CAT Prep Series : How to find out last two digits of a number

I hope that the title of the post answers the question, “what is this particular post about?” very clearly. What it might not answer is – “why is it even relevant?” Before I go ahead to answer both those questions, let me tell you a little bit about this series. I am Ravi Handa, founder […]

Four main reasons to choose Executive MBA

Executive education is changing fast to capture the corporates’ needs and job market trends. In the last few years, worldwide, all the executives interested in enhancing their career have chosen an Executive MBA, which is quite different from MBA for executives. An Executive MBA is a part time program, which comes in different formats: week-end […]

To Negotiate or not to negotiate: is that the question?

We can give an apparently easy answer to this question: basically, it depends on the difference in terms of (perceived) value assigned to the resource to be negotiated. Consequently, we are facing negotiation situations much more often than we believe. In other words, a negotiation process exists when one party is interested in something that […]

“The Evolving Indian Consumer” and Adoption of Technology in Banking Services

I have always been fascinated by how the Indian consumer has adopted the new technologies in the space of Financial Services. I believe the driver has always been ‘convenience’ after overcoming the fear factor of ‘How do I use…” ..”Am I getting it Right? ”..”Is it safe” In India through the early 90’s, 2000’s we […]

When I was in Europe…

From enjoying the ethereal biblical figures embellishing the walls of mesmerizing duomo to pondering over the gravity of human emotions at ‘the wall’ that symbolized the division of the world into two; from being appreciated by a student from Peru for my imperfect Indian cooking to appreciating a English-Pakistani for helping with the studies; from […]

Act of business planning is more important than the plan itself

According to my opinion, business plans may become outdated the very day they are finished, but the process of planning is very important as it prepares entrepreneur to face the future. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the past US president and a five-star general in the US Army during World War II, once said, ‘Plans are worthless, […]

Mandatory auditor rotation can improve reporting standards

Mandatory auditor rotation can improve reporting standards

Globally we have witnessed quite a few large accounting frauds, Enron, WorldCom, and Satyam closer to us. These have resulted in shareholder value erosion and loss of investors’ confidence. Pursuant to this many steps were taken to avert such situations. Mandatory rotation of auditors was one such measure used to end the cosy relationship a […]

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