Thursday, April 17, 2014

The One Trait Successful Leaders Share

What is common to Mukesh Ambani, Richard Branson, John Chambers, Satya Nadella, Ajay Banga, and Shantanu Nayaren? Of course, they are hugely successful business leaders. Apart from that, what is the common thing that connects them all?

"Being smart, having capital, getting along with people, buying low, selling high -- these are all important things that every good manager does. But if you want to really be part of that group of successful leaders then you must always be thinking ahead. Way, way head. You must ask yourself all the time what decisions will I be making (or not making) today that will affect my business not next week or next month, but two, three, four years from now?"

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quiz Delayed

Tuesday Quiz, which appears in this space on this weekday, will appear tomorrow.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Reads - Why politicians consult soothsayers

  • The truth of El Mozote. (Mark Danner) This is a really long yet highly moving and informative piece.
  • The story-teller of Marrakech. (BBC)
  • Why so many Indian politicians seek the advice of mystics and soothsayers. (Project Syndicate)
  • India's pro-rapist lobby. (Hindu) Do not forget to read the comments.