Several years ago during a business conference, a colleague tossed a simple and very direct question to the CEO. “Considering the growth of digital medium how long newspapers in printed form are going to survive?” he asked. CEO thoughtfully acknowledged the threat and appreciated the concern raised by the colleague and made a prophetic announcement; … Continue reading Hello, Newspapers: When in doubt, rely on the idea of complementarity.
“The more you know, the more you do not know,” writes Shriniv Narayan in The Speaking Tree, a daily column in The Times of India. He argues that the observable universe is about 46 billion light-years in radius and there is an unobservable universe that the scientists are unable to fathom yet. Consider this; if … Continue reading Managing Knowledge and Ignorance: A Case for Executive Education
Much has been written about the success of new ideas that turned into huge business entities in both technology and non-technology segments of the industry. These are amazing stories of power of imagination, grit, perseverance and ability to withstand failures and getting up one more time to get closer to success. Consider global brands such … Continue reading Missed Opportunities : An Organizational Perspective
Let me begin with emphasizing on the promising story about expected boom in Indian Economy. On 28th August, The Economic Times carried a special edition on new government’s 100 days scorecard. The dominant themes of this short-term review are as follows: 1. India Inc is confident and geared to drive the economic growth . 2. … Continue reading Indian Economy and Print Media Landscape: What are the strategic opportunities?
“There is still hope for traditional news organizations if we can make some courageous choices and recognise our own flaws.” – David Skok As per FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report, 2013, India is one of the largest newspaper markets with more than 107 million newspapers circulated daily, that accounts for more than 20% … Continue reading Why Indian newspapers would soon be competing with your Wi-Fi router?