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Ajit Balakrishnan on mapping the Business Serengeti.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The other day, when I was introduced at a conference as 'a businessman', I found myself squirming. I almost stood up to correct my introducer, but a basic sense of diplomacy made me hesitate. Since that moment I have been introspecting why the term 'businessman' seemed so much of a pejorative one to me. I realised that if I had been introduced as an 'entrepreneur' I would have been okay.   Was ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Jumpstarting India's start-up dream

A minor fix in tax laws can make start-ups bloom, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Last weekend a group of serious-faced men came to see me. When they called me, they’d said they needed some tips to make their venture to assist Indian start-ups successful, and I was only too happy to meet them. As soon as they came in, they eyed my dining table and, once there, spread out a large sheet of paper on which was a perspective drawing of a three-storeyed ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Serving small entrepreneurs: A 5-star business idea

Five Star Business Finance is in the business of providing loans to MSME entrepreneurs. Gireesh Babu finds out more about the company that plans to grow to 3,000 crore by 2020. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com.   Rajkumar, who sells saris door to door in Chennai, was finding it difficult to get a loan. While he had enough cash flow and employed four people, banks were reluctant to give him a loan. That is when Five Star Business Finance stepped in, and offered him a ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

India needs to shoot for 10pc growth target

Policy discussions now should urgently focus on the road map for serious economic and institutional reforms to put India on a sustained high growth trajectory like the Chinese economy, says Jayanta Roy. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The recent dip in gross domestic product (GDP) growth is being taken seriously in all quarters.   The myth of a high-growth trajectory is being challenged. Policymakers, however, are attributing this fall to demonetisation and the Goods and Services ...
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How Vishal Nevatia built a Rs 700 cr company

PE firm True North's investment model is to take 51% stake in mid-sized companies and make them large, says Niraj Bhatt. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It’s not just the firm’s rebranding that Vishal Nevatia has done this year, he has also changed his view on technology investments. As I meet him at his office in Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt hotel, he starts talking about the massive transformation that is unfolding across industries led by technology. He is fascinated by ...
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The most important lesson for SIP investors

To make money, invest in both good and bad times; otherwise the entire exercise is futile, experts tell Joydeep Ghosh & Sanjay Singh. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In past rallies, Vishal Upadhyay, an entrepreneur, used to wait for the markets to fall to start a systematic investment plan (SIP). This is how he made reasonable money in the past. The basic SIP logic of garnering more mutual fund (MF) units for the same investment amount when markets are low worked wonders for him.
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10 economic commandments for Modi

Instead of a consumption stimulus the government must address the NPA issue on a war footing and invest in infrastructure, affordable housing and exports, says Sanjeev Nayyar. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. The economic slowdown and GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter 2017 has dominated the media discourse for the last week. Much was expected from the prime minister's speech at the Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive meeting. The focus was, however, on ...
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Let a thousand start-ups bloom!

There’s a crucial missing piece that can bring in a flood of high-quality angel investors who are vitally needed to kickstart our start-up dream, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Last weekend a group of serious-faced men came to see me. When they called me, they’d said they needed some tips to make their venture to assist Indian start-ups successful, and I was only too happy to meet them. As soon as they came in, they eyed my dining table and, once ...
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A CEO of CEOs

'We have great demographics, and are the fastest growing large economy. And we save.''All of which is great for financial services,' Aditya Birla Capital CEO Ajay Srinivasan tells Niraj Bhatt.Illustration: Domninic Xavier/Rediff.com Ajay Srinivasan has started new businesses, entered new countries or grown businesses in India or Asia in his two-decade career as CEO. But one thing Srinivasan hadn't done so far is deal directly with regulators and investors as the CEO of a listed company, which ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Meet IBM's Transformation Man

'My simple instruction to every IBM salesperson is, "When you go to the customer, use less of this (he points to his mouth) and more of this (ear)".''Talk less, listen more",' Karan Bajwa tells Raghu Krishnan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The top boss at IBM in the country has always had his base in Bengaluru, from where the global tech major runs its massive operations for India and the world. Not Karan Bajwa, who took charge as managing director of IBM India in January. The ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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