Peter Drucker and Today’s World of Work

While reading an article by Theodore Levitt titled Marketing Myopia, I came across a reference to Peter Drucker’s Principles of Management and Concept of a Corporation and I thought I must read them. Principles of Management was not available on Amazon India, but there was Practice of Management, also by him. Concept of a Corporation… Continue reading Peter Drucker and Today’s World of Work

Elections in the Midst of a Pandemic

In my last blog post on India, I had written about the three Es that we will have to watch out for in 2022. This article is on the first E: elections, with those on the economy and on engineering economic reforms following in subsequent months. The Omicron variant has set off the third wave… Continue reading Elections in the Midst of a Pandemic

What I Wish For, Most This Year

I’ve never been one for New Year Resolutions, and as always, I don’t have any for this year. But I do have a small wish. Small, but deeply felt. And it has to do with what any individual would cherish most. Being oneself. The freedom to simply be who and what you are. Where’s the… Continue reading What I Wish For, Most This Year

How Brands Can Propel Business Strategy Forward

In my last blog post on brands, I had written about brands having the ability to affect and influence companies’ operations at the corporate level, not merely at the marketing level. That is, if brands are used to determine and guide a company’s direction. If used strategically and imaginatively well, brands might even help reinstate… Continue reading How Brands Can Propel Business Strategy Forward

Coming Soon: The Revolt of the 90%

As we come to the end of the second pandemic year, we are being forced to confront the same old ugly reality: rising inequality. Come to think of it, we have had to live with this for the past couple of decades and more. And despite two massive crises of a global nature – the… Continue reading Coming Soon: The Revolt of the 90%

Geopolitical Tensions, a Red Herring

The last thing the world needs, as it struggles to control the pandemic and revive economies, is another war or attack on another country’s sovereignty. Yet, for the past couple of months all one has been reading and hearing in the media – particularly international media – is about geopolitical tensions coming to a boil.… Continue reading Geopolitical Tensions, a Red Herring

The Three Es of India to Look Out For in 2022

It’s been a while since I wrote on the Indian economy and since our second quarter GDP news was released just a fortnight ago, I thought it might make sense to consider this news as well as other issues looming on the horizon. Which is why this piece is not so much about the Q2… Continue reading The Three Es of India to Look Out For in 2022

Ovid in the Time of Covid: Time of Change

Hello readers. In what is the last of my Ovid in the Time of Covid blog posts, I wish to focus on looking ahead at the time of change. The Covid-19 pandemic is still in our midst, and despite the efforts of the medical and scientific community, it is mutating and spreading ever faster. The… Continue reading Ovid in the Time of Covid: Time of Change

A Prague Symphony: Remembering Mozart

It’s 21 years since my visit to the city of Prague, and I wrote this 15 years ago in Delhi when it was Mozart’s 250th birth anniversary year. But I never sent it anywhere. Now that I realise that December 2021 (5th December, to be precise) is WA Mozart’s 230th death anniversary month, I decided… Continue reading A Prague Symphony: Remembering Mozart