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How a Muslim Billionaire Thrives In Hindu India

Posted by iBlog on September 12, 2007

BANGALORE, India — The world’s richest Muslim entrepreneur defies conventional wisdom about Islamic tycoons: He doesn’t hail from the Persian Gulf, he didn’t make his money in petroleum, and he definitely doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve.

A native of Mumbai, Azim Premji has tapped India’s abundant engineering talent to transform a family vegetable-oil firm, Wipro Ltd., into a technology and outsourcing giant. By serving Western manufacturers, airlines and utilities, the company has brought Mr. Premji a fortune of some $17 billion — believed to be greater than that of any other Muslim outside of Persian Gulf royalty.

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Do You Have A Chindia Strategy?

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

There is no hotter topic in the high-tech industry than the impact of China and India on the industry and the world at large. If you are a strategist or a decision maker in almost any enterprise, anywhere in the world, you see the impact of India and China in new waves of technology products and services in events, decisions and strategies featured on corporate Web sites and in international news coverage.

Read the full article in Forbes.com

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Will Growth Slow Corruption In India?

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

Now that India is playing an ever larger role in the world economy, the issue of corruption, in both the private and public sectors, is coming into sharper focus. Two scenarios are possible: As India’s multinational corporations develop both economic and political muscle, they may act as a broom, sweeping corruption from the economic sphere.

On the other hand, entrenched practices may prove the stronger force, and corruption could end up being a significant brake on India’s economic rise.

Read the full article in Forbes.com

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From Emerging To Surging

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

As India celebrates 60 years of independence, it is appropriate to reflect upon our national direction, how business operates in a rapidly growing economy and some future challenges.

India is moving from the chrysalis of an “emerging” economy to a “surging” economy and becoming a center of innovation, the critical differentiator to ensure future growth for any nation today. India is working to transform its longstanding tradition of innovation into an engine of economic and social progress to create a better tomorrow for its citizens.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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The Indian Media Mela

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

If the words “print” and “media” conjure up images of plummeting profits, shrinking readership and editors tearing their hair out as they attempt to staunch the exodus to the online universe, you clearly aren’t thinking of India.

As the country celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence from Britain, newspapers are flourishing, with growth projections that would impress even the savviest of investors. And unlike rival market favorite China, the world’s largest democracy can boast a free press that is truly able to speak its mind, and the largest English-language speaking audience in Asia.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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The Teachings of India

Posted by iBlog on August 22, 2007

Read this full section on Crains about doing business in India.

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India’s Parties Debate Terms

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

India’s ruling coalition has agreed to set up an expert group to pore over the details of its nuclear accord with the United States, amid strident opposition from communist allies that could derail the government’s deal.

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India’s 50 Most Powerful People

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

The politicians, business leaders, film stars, athletes, and designers behind India’s growing international presence in the world

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India’s Talent Gets Loads of TLC

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

A visit to Infosys Technologies’ Mysore campus highlights the extraordinary measures Indian companies are resorting to these days to attract and retain top talent. The 334-acre site boasts a multiplex theater shaped like a giant white dome, four huge food courts, 96 hotel-like guest houses, and a stylish activity center with a gym, pool hall, and eight-lane bowling alley. Last year the outsourcing company trained 20,000 recruits in everything from software writing to teamwork. Expansions under way will enable Infosys to train twice as many. “When I heard IBM’s presentation at a job fair, they talked a lot about their brand and innovation but not much about training,” says Sanjay Joshi, 22, a graduate of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore. “That’s why being at Infosys is the Indian middle-class dream.”

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India’s Way: Crafting Special Economic Zones

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

In June 2005, the Indian government passed an act intended to significantly increase exports by legalizing the creation of numerous Special Economic Zones (SEZs). These zones are designed to increase economic growth and lure foreign investment with incentives such as tax exemptions and industrial business parks. SEZs have existed in Asia for many years now, and their success in China prompted India to introduce the same policy in 2000. As India embarks on its own SEZ program, it should study China’s policies and success, but it must be wary of a wholesale importation of China’s methods. India must acknowledge and take into account the vast differences between the two countries when crafting its own policies.

Read the full article in Harvard International Review

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Indian Management Giants

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

India and other developing countries face a deficit of available human intellectual capital necessary to manage and sustain their rapidly transforming economic enterprises and capital markets, huge inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), and the shift caused by outsourcing businesses in today’s globalizing world. India’s diverse culture, English-speaking talent, and emerging economic power have stimulated its business schools (B-schools) to diversify their programs to make students cognizant of the latest technologies and to create cross-cultural adaptability through off-campus activities. Their rapid development is essential to bridge the intellectual gap between developed and developing countries. B-schools have the potential, through innovative educational programs, to train global managers and leaders to collaborate and to view the world through a global lens. Through these programs, Indian B-schools can create more awareness about India itself as well as develop economic strategies aimed at achieving a high economic growth rate.

Read the full article in Harvard International Review

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Going Forward

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Most headlines featuring India today focus on its impressive economic growth, outsourcing, and impact on information technology globally. Multinational firms eye the country’s growing, confident middle class with enormous interest, while its demographics, with a growing work force, seem favorable to continued economic dynamism. “India shining” became the slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headlining the ruling coalition in the 2004 parliamentary elections. Dig deeper, though, and the numbers on basic health, nutrition, and education still leave much to be desired. According to Devesh Kapur in his article “India’s Promise” in a recent Harvard Magazine article, governance – including law and order, provision of basic needs in health and education, and overall fiscal management – continues to be one of India’s greatest weaknesses, despite the resilience of its democratic system. Symptoms of governance failure include an increase in grassroots insurrections in several Indian states and voter dissatisfaction. In 2004, the BJP-led coalition lost over a quarter of its parliamentary seats and the chance to govern India, despite India’s economic progress under the coalition. The Indian National Congress party, leader of the successor coalition government, has since struggled to find a policy orientation that provides greater inclusiveness in economic development.

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India Needs Its NGOs

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

Rita Anand and Umesh Anand are the founders of Civil Society, a monthly publication which tracks Indian citizens with ideas for societal change. Civil Society was launched to show that small printing businesses are viable and necessary in a media environment dominated by big corporations. In the three years since its inception, Civil Society has come to be respected for its independent viewpoints. Its readership ranges from India’s CEOs to village activists.

Read the full article in Harvard International Review

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