Past Issues : Face to Face

Fly, Nation’s Citizen

Jayant Sinha, Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation, visited the Indian School of Business, Mohali campus, as part of the ISB Leadership Summit in September 2017. Professor Siddharth Shekhar Singh, Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean, Research Centres and Institutes Outreach and Engagement at the ISB, caught up with Mr Sinha during his visit to learn more about …

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The Banking Canvas

Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, visited the Indian School of Business to deliver the keynote address at the Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) annual Summer Research Conference in July 2017. Dr Acharya, who was also the CAF Academic Fellow for 2017, has had an illustrious academic career and is also C. V. Starr Professor …

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Journey from Technology to Policy

V K Saraswat, Member of the NITI Aayog, was the Dean’s Speaker at the Indian School of Business in September 2017. Dr Saraswat is a Padma Bhushan awardee and Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University. In a career spanning over four decades, Dr Saraswat helped develop the country’s first liquid propulsion engine, Devil, as well as rocket engines such as Prithvi, …

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Culture and Professionalisation at Hilti

Professor Dr. Pius Baschera of the Hilti Corporation talks about the unique approach to inculcating corporate culture and values at Hilti, in a freewheeling discussion with Professor Kavil Ramachandran, Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business. Hilti Corporation is a global company that has been consistently rated as one of the best for people …

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Corporate Governance in the Context of Family Controlled Businesses

In an interview with Sougata Ray, Professor of Strategy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and Visiting Advisor, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, ISB, Adi Godrej, Chairman, the Godrej Group, shares his thoughts on corporate governance in family businesses. The 120 years old Godrej Group has emerged as an icon among family businesses in India, not only for its economic achievements …

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Failure is a Necessary Part of Innovation

Sanjay Subhedar, founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, and member of the Governing Board, ISB was at the Indian School of Business, and during his conversation with C Chitti Pantulu, former Director – Marketing and Communications, talked about the start-up environment in India, innovation landscape and the e-commerce space. Chitti Pantulu: Innovation is coming from unseen quarters. And looking at it …

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Coping with the Effects of Climate Change

Arun Agrawal is the Samuel Trask Dana Professor of Governance and Sustainability, at the University of Michigan, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the renowned journal World Development, and is considered an authority on environmental governance as well as social dimensions of climate change. He has published two books and dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, including several in Science, Nature, …

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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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Be a Capitalist with a Simple Heart

Earlier this year the Indian School of Business (ISB) conferred the Honorary Distinguished Fellowship on N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys and Catamaran Ventures, making him the first recipient of the Fellowship. The ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellowship is designed to honour personalities of national and international eminence, who have contributed to the society through their thought leadership and success, are …

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Have Brand Power, Write the Rules

Apart from product quality, brand power is everything for success in the retail business says Ajay Arora, Managing Director, D’Decor, the world’s largest maker of home furnishings and fabrics. The firm that holds the brand power practically writes the rules of the game, he adds explaining how the US $250 million company is now making a major play for the …

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