Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nirmalya Kumar - Videos











Top thought about Indian companies going global



Author reading the book (a snatch)

Slumdog Millionaire, a brilliant movie presenting a bitter pill of harsh reality

Lessons from Slumdog Millionaire for Indian businesses

Lot of things we take as ordinary are significant for foreigners, for example Indian monuments

Global traveller looks for heritage

Do we spend enough to preserve our heritage

Just being an old organisation or old brand is not enough, it has to have a value-creating model

Family businesses which are professionally run can be successful

Relevance of my four books to the current economic situation -- e.g. Private Label Strategy

Lessons of 'Value Merchants' critical during recession

'India’s Global Powerhouses' has cautionary messages that are apt for businesses now

Aggressive acquisitions -- the downside

Examples of cross-border deals that were not favourably seen by investors

I do one thing at a time, giving it full attention

Remembering my teacher

Impact that university and primary school teachers can have


Teacher has to encourage students to be sceptical

Wrong marketing practices adopted by companies -- too much price competition

Improve competitiveness during recession by reducing costs

Making complex things simple is key

What was the response to Private Label Strategy

Competing on objective quality is vital in Private Label Strategy

Value Merchants applies to B2B markets

Next two books -- The Future of Outsourcing, Wealth Creators

Does outsourcing have a future

On the cover design

Indian media should be more investigative and reflective when reporting corporate developments

In general, India does not have a strong research tradition in the business education world

I am always working on the next research project…

How are Indian companies looking at the logic of acquisition differently -- a forthcoming article in HBR as a best practice in the case of Hindalco

Marketing politicians, using social networking and other online platforms, as in the Obama campaign


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