Not Just the Last Word

‘In the long term we all are dead’, said John Maynard Keynes, the legendary British economist. Over time, the markets and finance community have taken this view so seriously that they live only one...
Mar 06, 2018
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Raghuram Rajan, to me, deserves more than respect. For both his competence and integrity, he has my reverence. And I know I speak on behalf of millions of others. But does that make him completely...
Mar 06, 2018
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The tipping point seems close. When individuals, organisations, society and government start to voice similar concerns and demand change, wishful outcomes are likely to become a reality, more than...
Mar 06, 2018
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Given that our cover story is on fraud, and its likelihood in the digital age, I have been tempted to think harder about the eternal question of whom to trust and why. Or why not…should our eternal...
Mar 06, 2018
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It’s the start of a new year. CFO India wishes the very best to its readers and hopes that 2016 is kind to everyone. Even as I write this column, though, January is over. The sense of time ticking...
Mar 06, 2018
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I owe the title of this column to Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic photographer. He pursued excellence in the lap of nature and has captured his life’s learnings in a 22-minute video that could...
Mar 06, 2018
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This may not be a fashionable answer, but in my case the truth is, there isn’t one. People think I am distracted, lack focus, and do too many things at one time. But I have always loved everything...
Mar 05, 2018
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The fall of Enron in 2001 – a Wall street darling and hailed as America’s most innovative company for successive years in the 90s – was my first exposure to a corporate governance failure,...
Mar 05, 2018
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These days, you are either a Modi ‘bhakt’ or a secular. It isn’t possible to be something in the middle. Newspapers and liberals, on more occasions than not, take stands that inhabit the extremes....
Mar 05, 2018
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In March 2011, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the much-celebrated editor of the Harvard Business Review, wrote a seminal piece on leadership titled ‘Zoom In, Zoom Out’.    She said that ‘the lens...
Mar 05, 2018
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Every segment of society – in India and globally – is obsessed with the pace of digital transformation and its intended and unintended consequences. On the positives – the potential to transform...
Mar 05, 2018
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A recent negotiation with a client  brought home the bizarre point that legal teams are probably happiest when no one does anything. If there is business to be transacted, legal teams find problems...
Mar 05, 2018
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‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’ – the epigram by French critic Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr rings true each year after the budget is announced. This year, a long standing...
Mar 05, 2018
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It is becoming more and more clear that India’s growth in the future will have to be spearheaded by SMEs (small and medium enter­prises). Everything – from the govern­ment’s Startup India and...
Mar 05, 2018
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Every segment of society – in India and globally – is obsessed with the pace of digital transformation and its intended and unintended consequences. On the positives – the potential to transform...
Jun 22, 2017
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A recent negotiation with a client  brought home the bizarre point that legal teams are probably happiest when no one does anything. If there is business to be transacted, legal teams find problems...
Mar 22, 2017
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It is becoming more and more clear that India’s growth in the future will have to be spearheaded by SMEs (small and medium enterprises). Everything – from the government’s Startup India and Skill...
Feb 13, 2017
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Raghuram Rajan, to me, deserves more than respect. For both his competence and integrity, he has my reverence. And I know I speak on behalf of millions of others. But does that make him completely...
Jun 06, 2016
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I owe the title of this column to Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic photographer. He pursued excellence in the lap of nature and has captured his life’s learnings in a 22-minute video that could...
Jan 13, 2016
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With every passing year, for CFOs, technical or skill-based challenges find a place in the realm of ‘solvable problems’. Dealing with new compliance rules, increased volatility or the rapid pace of...
Oct 08, 2015
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In any given week the pink papers are confounding, in fact, schizophrenic. The highs and the lows are abundant and simultaneous. Take typical headlines: ‘POSCO notified a temporary freeze on its $12...
Sep 07, 2015
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