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Fintech and the Changing Face of Wealth Management

Technology has helped industries to become more efficient, more productive and more appealing to consumers. Just as technology helps us make a purchase, hail a taxi, or even conduct business meetings, microprocessors are now bringing financial planning to all and sundry. However, good financial advice depends on things that robots might overlook, like intellectual capital and an understanding of the …

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Wise Managerial Judgement amongst Community Bankers

How do managers create value for various stakeholders? By building three primary values, says Professor Harris Sondak. Based on his research findings, Professor Sondak discusses three dimensions by which managers create value for stakeholders: material values, ethical values and aesthetic values. Professor Harris Sondak is David Eccles Professor of Business and Ethics and Professor of Management at the David Eccles School …

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Healthcare: The Road Ahead – Opportunities and Challenges

Honchos from a cross-section of private healthcare providers in India got together at ISB recently to brainstorm on the future of the sector. In emerging markets like India, health insurance and technology have emerged the game changers making healthcare accessible to more sections and geographies. But healthcare players need to foray into new markets and technologies with caution if they …

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“Any time an economist writes down a model, it is wrong”

Lars Peter Hansen, the recipient of the 2013 Noble Prize in Economics, was at the Indian School of Business (ISB) recently to address the Summer Research Conference in Finance. The David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, is a leading expert in economic dynamics who works at the boundaries of macroeconomics, fi nance, and econometrics. …

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A City Manager’s Manual: Challenges, Opportunities And The Way Forward

To understand the tightrope that is urban growth management, consider the case of Charlottesville, Virginia, seat of a metropolitan statistical area of under 200000 people at the beginning of the millennium. In 2004, Charlottesville found itself ranked on the top of a list of over 400 metropolitan areas in the United States of America and Canada. The result: housing prices boomed …

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Amul: A Business Strategy Built on Value for Many

There are very few brands that evoke a sense of nostalgia, satisfaction and pride the way Amul does. Whether it’s Amul’s witty socio-political ads or catchy taglines, or be its famous mascot – all have defined Indian marketing and branding distinctly. R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) visited ISB recently. He was interviewed by C …

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Building a Monitoring and Evaluation System for Better Governance: Lessons for India from other Countries

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy organised a symposium on “International Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation in Government” where former bureaucrats and experts shared best practices. A report on the recommendations and proceedings. For governments to effectively serve citizens and to cultivate public confidence they must focus on performance management and become resultsoriented along with process orientation. It is in this …

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Philanthropy, CSR are passé, now it is time for CSA, Kailash Satyarthi

Soft spoken, articulate and amiable, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, stresses responsive consumers and responsive industry would eventually lead to a responsive market and supply chain system. In an exclusive interview for ISBInsight the Nobel Laureate spoke to Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, ISB, on the sidelines of the Class of 2015 Graduation Day, where …

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