The Only Way to DOMINATE

How can a business survive for decades or centuries in a sea of competitors? As I look at more and more of such examples, and kept asking the question “why?”, the answer became extremely clear. You need a product which consumers believe in, grow with and most importantly, derive more value than they are paying […]

The Highest Form of Intelligence

The highest form of intelligence is observing without evaluating. When we learn to see beyond our eyes’ limitations… Quite a deep contemplation, hope you enjoy this. P.S a couple of months back a student asked me “how is it that with just one qualitative look you know which management character to zero in on, and […]

The Happiest Office

Whenever a Gong is sounded, the entire building cheered and clapped. Employees walk around wearing lanyards pinned with colourful and smiley badges. A recruitment interview room designed to be like a Talent Show setting with a 3-judge table and bright bulbs that light up showing “WE WANT YOU!!” if the interviewee passes. Walk into this […]

Growth at All Costs? (Part 2)

Continued from Growth at ALL Costs (Part 1)… Increasing Interest Rates Meanwhile, in separate reports by western media, strong U.S. data, rising commodity prices, increasing wage pressures and aggressive monetary-tightening policies combined to push treasury yields to cycle-highs, and global bonds are sold down significantly. A chief economist puts it neatly: “Interest-rate risk hits all […]

Growth at All Costs? (Part 1)

On the last day of China’s Golden Week, a 7-day national holiday, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced a knee-jerk 1% cut to the capital reserves banks are required to withhold from the current 15.5% for large institutions and 13.5% for smaller banks. Critically, this signals the PBOC’s intention to “boost confidence” and “increase […]