change management

Why do Marketers need to keep pace with tectonic shifts in technology?

Technology has successfully transported us to Mars. ‘Perseverance’ pays off and no pun intended. SpaceX is doing some revolutionary work in space travel. And a lot of other technology companies are redefining how we lead our lives. There is a whole generation now that is born into this tech era. Going forward, organisations and brands …

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Management lessons in leadership from the US Presidential elections

We all know that for an inquisitive mind, leadership lessons can be learnt from anyone and in the most unlikely of circumstances. But today, I want to be predictable and reflect on the US Presidential election, a spectacle that the world has been watching for the last few days. It had two diametrically opposite characters …

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Don’t be delusional about disruptions, they are here to stay.

Management teams across businesses and industries are furiously having online meetings, discussions and brainstorming sessions. Since customers have deserted them or rather, they have been forced into isolation, there is not much happening on the business front. Some of the key comments that I have picked up – We are all doing scenario planning. What …

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A lateral approach to a comprehensive data strategy

There is a huge amount of organised government data available for organisations to leverage but how many are doing it? Countries around the world are embarking on significant modernisation of their national statistical systems in the face of rapid technology and socio-economic changes. India is at the cusp of a new digital and socio-economic transformation. …

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A Culture Management System to drive innovation and performance

Many leaders now spend a lot of their time in putting frameworks, structures, policies and processes in place. Hoping that once all of this is in place the organisation is ready for an octane-charged growth period. But this almost never works on a stand-alone basis.  Because either they overlook the key ingredient or do not …

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The design of digital financial infrastructure: India – A report by BIS

Providing easy access to finance first requires bringing the population into the country’s formal financial system. We all know that entrepreneurship, investment and economic growth suffer when a parallel system with middlemen operates outside the formal financial system. There are traditionally significant barriers to financial inclusion – from societal attitudes to legal issues to very …

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Why digital transformations are so difficult?

At any of the Summits one goes to these days there are innumerable presentations on digital transformations and how successfully they are being accomplished and the speed at which they are accomplished. However, the reality is very different from the claims. Over $4.7 trillion has already been invested in currently live digital transformation initiatives around …

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