IKEA, the world’s largest & extremely popular furniture maker will open its 1st outlet (37ooo square meter with 1000 seater capacity cafeteria) in Hyderabad, India. IKEA has invested time to understand the Indian consumers by visiting 1000s of homes to gain insight into their needs, desire, dreams, aspiration & how they feel about their homes.
Infosys is often referred to as an iconic company. These are the reasons why I feel they had earned this right: 1. Middle-class Indians realise a dream: 7 middle-class Indian set sail to realise a dream of creating a world-class Indian company. This quest gave birth to Infosys. Since then they have always acted as
Do you have Rs 5000 to spare? Do you wish to make it Rs 5000+ crore? Of course, over time! Sounds too good to be true? Then let me introduce you to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (RJ), who has over years achieved this miracle. Let me share with you his ‘leadership mantra & wisdom’ following which he
‘iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile product,’ With these words, on 29th June 2007, Steve Jobs introduced iPhone and had prophetically added, ‘once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything’. 10 years later, the prophetic words of Jobs ring true.
Are dark clouds hovering over Indian IT companies? Here is what I think are the reasons. 1. Waning competitive advantage: Indian IT companies competitive advantage – ‘cost arbitrage’ is rapidly eroding. A horde of economies – Vietnam, Philippines, and Nigeria – offer better advantage than India – English educated talent at even lower cost! Bottom
What are the problems that you face when you are shopping for fashion clothes? Trying them out in a tiny trial room, under artificial lights and being under pressure to vacate it fast because other shoppers are waiting for their turn. Result: When you try them at home, you get a sinking feeling that you
1992 repeated itself in 2017! In 1992 Pakistan were underdogs but went on to win the World Cup; in 2017 they were again underdogs – ranked last & have gone on to win the 2017 Champions Trophy! I am sharing my take on why we lost: 1. Unpardonable ‘no ball’: An unfortunate no-ball from Jasprit
Domino’s franchise, in India, is under fire. Jubilant Foodworks, who holds master franchise for Domino’s in India and a few other countries, recently reported disappointing numbers. Result: Its stock has borne the brunt of its lackadaisical performance. Let me share with you possible reasons for Domino’s losing its appeal among Indian customers: 1. Value Migration:
Yes, it can by levering upon the advantage it inherently possesses and ceases to fast follow Apple! Samsung fast followed (euphemism for inspiration) Apple’s iPhone and made tonnes of money. But business history tells us that ‘fast following’ strategy can never be sustainable in the long run. Can Samsung achieve success without fast following? Of course, it
iPhone will start manufacturing iPhone SE in Bengaluru. I had anticipated this move more than a year back when SE was launched in India. I had then surmised that its chances of success appeared slim. In an article published on Founding Fuel (reference below), in April’16, I had argued that the reason for its ‘weak’