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Seeing the J-curve
Making provisions for unforeseen hiccups comes naturally to V Vaidyanathan, CEO of IDFC First Bank, who believes things are set to get exceedingly better
“We have identified over 10 export sectors for skill development
Road Transport and Highways and MSME minister Nitin Gadkari agrees that there is a crisis but insists that India Inc can best it
“Ideas of disruption are not big. They are in your stories and hearts”
Vineet Nayar, founder and chairman of Sampark Foundation and former CEO of HCL Technologies, believes in taking wild chances
Glass half full
Indian business leaders who have braved many a slowdown and emerged stronger share their lessons on why one should 'Never Waste A Slowdown'
"Never mortgage your future to tide over a crisis"
Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra & Mahindra, talks to Outlook Business on the necessity of investing in the company even during a slowdown
"Companies need to build muscle, not gain fat"
To make the best of a slowdown, you have to innovate bravely and set goals realistically, believes R Gopalakrishnan, former director of HUL and Tata Sons
"It is human nature to believe during good times that good times won’t end"
Just as a dying canary would warn miners about poisonous gases building up in a tunnel, a good set of indicators is essential for any manager, says Ishaat Hussain, former director of Tata Sons
"Your balance sheet is the most important thing during a slowdown"
Thermax is a player in an unpredictable sector but CEO MS Unnikrishnan manages that by keeping a hawk-eye on cash flows
“Always make provisions for contingencies”
Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and MD, Hiranandani Group shares five tips for timely project execution
Entrepreneurs are fleeing the country amidst slowing growth, overreaching bureaucracy and complex taxation
How far did Baba Ramdev stretch to bag Ruchi Soya?
What went wrong at Rana Kapoor's Yes Bank
Is Paytm's business model falling apart?
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw's multi-billion-dollar baby