Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nirmalya Kumar - YouTube links

1)      Top thought about Indian companies going global

2)      Author reading the book (a snatch)

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

4)      Lessons from Slumdog Millionaire for Indian businesses

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

6)      Global traveller looks for heritage

7)      Do we spend enough to preserve our heritage

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

9)      Family businesses which are professionally run can be successful

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

11)  Lessons of Value Merchants critical during recession

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

13)  Aggressive acquisitions -- the downside

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

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

16)  Remembering my teacher

17)  Impact that university and primary school teachers can have

18)  Teacher has to encourage students to be sceptical

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

20)  Improve competitiveness during recession by reducing costs

21)  Making complex things simple is key

22)  What was the response to Private Label Strategy

23)  Competing on objective quality is vital in Private Label Strategy

24)  Value Merchants applies to B2B markets

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

26)  Does outsourcing have a future

27)  On the cover design

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

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

30)  I am always working on the next research project…

31)  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

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


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