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Past Issues : Face to Face

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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“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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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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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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We are witnessing the Fifth Technological Revolution: says Hans Vestberg

Taking time off from his busy schedule, that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launching a new radio system for the Indian market and signing an agreement to expand a 3G network, Ericsson Group President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, visited the Indian School of Business (ISB), to spend some quality time with students and faculty. On the sidelines …

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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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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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The Pursuit of Happiness

Professor Raj Raghunathan, a visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business, is affiliated to the Department of Marketing at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He is interested in affect and decision making, hedonic and utilitarian consumption, and consumer behaviour. His pioneering research has advanced our understanding of happiness, creativity and human fulfilment. In a conversation with …

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There is no reason why a WhatsApp or Facebook cannot happen out of India

An ISB alumnus from the Class of 2006, Neeraj Arora, Vice President, Whatsapp Inc., is the man behind the billion dollar Facebook – WhatsApp deal. At WhatsApp he is known as  the ‘Business Guy’ for want of a better designation given that he ended up doing everything to broker the deal - a purely business skill. Reema Gupta, Associate Director, …

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Democratising Education: Realising the Potential of E-learning

With its extensive reach and impact, Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) have revolutionised educational instruction, enabling students to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their homes. Raj Raghunathan, Full Professor of Marketing, McCombs School of Business, Austin, University of Texas, Visitng Scholar at the ISB, in conversation with Dr Vivek Goel, former Provost of the University of …

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