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Category archives: Business

The Hire And Fire Principle

I believe that we need to walk the talk that we always preach about. If we want someone to imbibe our values, we ourselves must have embodied those values. As a Take Charge expert and an empowerment coach, I have come across many people who have stunning ideas, tools, and systems which they spent a lot of time to bring to perfection. But these geniuses don’t succeed in a larger […]

Protecting Democracy Is An Arms Race – By Mark Zuckerberg

When you build services that connect billions of people across countries and cultures, you’re going to see all of the good that humanity can do, and you’re also going to see people try to abuse those services in every way possible. Our responsibility at Facebook is to amplify the good and mitigate the bad. This is especially true when it comes to elections. Free and fair elections are the heart […]

Note-ban, GST pulled down credit to MSMEs, dented exports: RBI study

An RBI study has found that the controversial note-ban imposed in November 2016 has led to further decline in the already falling credit to the MSME sector, while GST roll-out has not made any significant positive impact on overall credit to the sector but has deeply dented their exports. The credit disbursal to the MSME sector has, however recovered a tad since the lows of 2017 to reach the mid-2015 […]

Jio Phone 2 registrations to start on August 15: How to book, offers, price, specifications, etc

Reliance JioPhone 2 will be available on August 15. The advanced 4G phone offers a slew of interesting features including a physical keyboard and WhatsApp support for Rs 2,999. JioPhone 2 is a successor to last year’s mega-hit – JioPhone. JioPhone 2 was announced last month at Reliance Industries annual AGM. While prospective buyers had to wait for weeks to register and purchase the original JioPhone last year, this time […]

Sweden to India: How a Cup of Masala Chai Fuelled IKEA’s Journey to Hyderabad!

Founded in 1943 by Swede Ingvar Kamprad and headquartered in the Netherlands, furniture giant IKEA makes revenue worth €38.3 billion with 411 outlets in 49 countries. Deemed as the world’s largest furniture dealer, IKEA has finally set up its first-ever store on a 13-acre campus in HITEC city, Hyderabad. And while the numerous conversations CEO of IKEA India Juvencio Maeztu had with Indian biggies may be credited for the 2012 […]

Independence Day online sale: Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm offer big discounts

The e-commerce industry has come up with various offers and discounts for Independence Day. Popular online shopping destinations Flipkart and Amazon, in competition to each other, have rolled out discount offers for its customers during the festive season. The sale by Amazon will continue for four days, i.e. from August 9 till August 12. Flipkart on the other hand will attract customers through its three-day sale. Amazon sale As per […]

7 businesses which will never need an office

Are you ready to start your own business, but not quite ready to invest money in rent or lease for an office space? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Not all businesses need plush offices to succeed. Some just require a great entrepreneur who is willing to put in the hard work and long hours. There are plenty of business options for people who want to be solopreneurs and keep […]

Banks collect Rs 5,000 cr from customers in FY18 for not maintaining minimum account balance

As many as 21 public sector banks and three major private sector lenders collected a whopping Rs 5,000 crore from customers for non-maintenance of minimum balance in their accounts in 2017-18, according to banking data. India’s largest lender State Bank of India, which suffered a staggering net loss of Rs 6,547 crore during 2017-18, led the pack in penalising its customers for not maintaining minimum account balance. The government-owned SBI, […]

Zuckerberg Loses More Than $15 Billion in Record Facebook Fall

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune took a more than $15 billion (roughly Rs. 1.03 lakh crores) hit on Thursday, as the social media company suffered the biggest one-day wipeout in US stock market history a day after executives forecast years of lower profit margins. At least 16 brokerages cut their price targets on Facebook after Chief Financial Officer David Wehner startled an otherwise routine call with analysts by saying […]

Flipkart to take on Amazon’s Prime Day sale with its Big Shopping Days sale

Walmart-owned Flipkart plans to counter the hugely-anticipated Amazon Prime Day sale starting at noon today, with its Big Shopping Days sale. While the Prime Day sale is on for 36 hours, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days will go on till July 19. The e-commerce giants are banking on attractive smartphone discounts to lure customers during these online shopping fests. Flipkart is offering deals on smartphones from Samsung, Google and Vivo. There […]