Issue Dated 03 November 2014

Cover Story

For Whose Benefit?

India’s FTAs have, for the most part, failed to benefit the nation. In fact, most of them have led to an adverse trade balance. Will future pacts address lacunae or will it be business as usual? The jury’s out
For Whose Benefit?

India’s FTAs have, for the most part, failed to benefit the nation. In fact, most of them have led to an adverse trade balance. Will future pacts address lacunae or will it be business as usual? The jury’s out

Full story will be available on 17-Oct-2014

The Boss That Is Jeff Bezos

The mercurial Amazon boss talks about his leadership style, expectations from employees and putting the customer before everything else
The Boss That Is Jeff Bezos

The mercurial Amazon boss talks about his leadership style, expectations from employees and putting the customer before everything else

Full story will be available on 17-Oct-2014

Start Up/ Entrepreneur

STARTUP:

Genetic Miners

Two IT geeks chuck their jobs, choosing to interpret genomic data. Will they hit pay dirt?
Genetic Miners

Two IT geeks chuck their jobs, choosing to interpret genomic data. Will they hit pay dirt?

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

The Social Media Scan

THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT:

Say Hello To Ello

A by-invitation social network, LinkedIn debuts its mobile app, and more
Say Hello To Ello

A by-invitation social network, LinkedIn debuts its mobile app, and more

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

The Numbers Game

THE NUMBERS GAME:

The Crusaders

The scams exposed and individuals put under the scanner by Subramanian Swamy and Prashant Bhushan
The Crusaders

The scams exposed and individuals put under the scanner by Subramanian Swamy and Prashant Bhushan

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Jottings

jottings:

Banking On Virtue

RBI's advice to banks, US probes Indian drug firms for high prices, and more
Banking On Virtue

RBI's advice to banks, US probes Indian drug firms for high prices, and more

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

The Last Page

THE LAST PAGE:

Bosses Of The Bourses

How Indian IPOs stack up against those of foreign companies
Bosses Of The Bourses

How Indian IPOs stack up against those of foreign companies

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Jottings Plus

jottings plus:

Air Gets Thicker Over Pricing

Doubts persist about the government coming up with a new gas pricing formula
Air Gets Thicker Over Pricing

Doubts persist about the government coming up with a new gas pricing formula

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

jottings plus:

Ale But Not Hearty

The AIBA, an independent body representing the brewing industry, feels it’s high time a sensible tax structure was introduced on beer
Ale But Not Hearty

The AIBA, an independent body representing the brewing industry, feels it’s high time a sensible tax structure was introduced on alcohol

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

After Hours

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

Ideate, Implement

The book has two parts, The First Mile Toolkit and Overcoming First Mile Challenges, says Anjana Vivek
Ideate, Implement

The book has two parts, The First Mile Toolkit and Overcoming First Mile Challenges, says Anjana Vivek

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

Review: Think Like A Freak

The authors realised that they would have to try out something new for the third book if they had to repeat similar level of success, says Nimesh Shah
Review: Think Like A Freak

The authors realised that they would have to try out something new for the third book if they had to repeat similar level of success, says Nimesh Shah

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

Review: The Power Of Impact Investing

The book has anecdotes of several people taking to impact investments, but the process of starting the fund and the hurdles faced have to be picked from the narratives
Review: The Power Of Impact Investing

The book has anecdotes of several people taking to impact investments, but the process of starting the fund and the hurdles faced have to be picked from the narratives

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

LIBRARY: BOOK REVIEW:

Boardroom Feuds

The author took ten examples from corporate India in his new book, treating us to his ringside view of the gory tales of dirty linen that inevitably got washed in public
Boardroom Feuds

The author took ten examples from corporate India in his new book, treating us to his ringside view of the gory tales of dirty linen that inevitably got washed in public

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

afterhours:

Breaking Bread

Whether it is a decadent weekend feast or a healthy, exciting morning meal over a meeting, here’s where to go for the choicest breakfasts
Breaking Bread

Whether it is a decadent weekend feast or a healthy, exciting morning meal over a meeting, here’s where to go for the choicest breakfasts

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

gadgets and gizmos:

Your Second Passport

Squat, square and decidedly odd, BlackBerry's Passport is also intriguing — and one can't help but like it
Your Second Passport

Squat, square and decidedly odd, BlackBerry's Passport is also intriguing — and one can't help but like it

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Ad Verbatim

verbatim:

Quotable Quotes

What Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, Warren Buffet, among others, said
Quotable Quotes

What Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, Warren Buffet, among others, said

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Transit Lounge

transit lounge:

‘Cos Need To Give To Get Back’

Carol L. Cone, chairperson, Edelman’s Business + Global Practice, talks to BW’s Moyna about India’s new corporate social responsibility guidelines
‘Cos Need To Give To Get Back’

Carol L. Cone, chairperson, Edelman’s Business + Global Practice, talks to BW’s Moyna on India’s CSR guidelines

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Columns

comment:

Disquiet In Proteas Land

South Africa is an indescribably beautiful land in which lurks some serious dangers
Disquiet In Proteas Land

South Africa is an indescribably beautiful land in which lurks some serious dangers

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

bound together:

Change Is In The Air

India joins hands with the US, expressing willingness to reach a global agreement on climate change
Change Is In The Air

India joins hands with the US, expressing willingness to reach a global agreement on climate change

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

thats it:

Lessons From Mars

Today’s social-savvy companies could learn a thing or two from ISRO’s MOM on Twitter
Lessons From Mars

Today’s social-savvy companies could learn a thing or two from ISRO’s MOM on Twitter

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Marketing & Advertising

impromptu:

‘A Low-price Company Must Also Be Low-cost’

Furniture retailer Ikea, one of the first retailers to be allowed 100 per cent FDI in India, has finally made the announcement. It has signed MoUs to open stores in Telegana and Karnataka. BW’s Chitra Narayanan met Helen Duphorn, who is part of Ikea’s executive management team
‘A Low-price Company Must Also Be Low-cost’

Furniture retailer Ikea, one of the first retailers to be allowed 100 per cent FDI in India, has finally made the announcement. BW’s Chitra Narayanan met Helen Duphorn, who is part of Ikea’s executive management team.

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

research radar:

Screen Presence Of Brands

Screen Presence Of Brands

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

ad infinitum:

The Discount Fireworks

When e-tailers clash with retailers: On the sidelines of Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale, Big Bazaar’s annual sale got overshadowed
The Discount Fireworks

When e-tailers clash with retailers: On the sidelines of Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale, Big Bazaar’s annual sale got overshadowed

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Global Scan

globescan:

Stronger Apart

HP splits its businesses, Waldorf Astoria sold, UBS faces hefty fine, and more
Stronger Apart

HP splits its businesses, Waldorf Astoria sold, UBS faces hefty fine, and more

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

People in the News

in the news:

Shrinking Fortune

Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa, M.S. Dhoni, and more
Shrinking Fortune

Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa, M.S. Dhoni, and more

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Personal Wealth

personal wealth:

Shop For Health Cover

Costly healthcare and lack of government support make medical insurance a necessity. But choosing the right insurer is key
Shop For Health Cover

Costly healthcare and lack of government support make medical insurance a necessity. But choosing the right insurer is key

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Case Studies

case studies:

Analysis: The Hubris Affliction

Organisations that encourage the use of coaches enable them to work with their limitations
Analysis: The Hubris Affliction

Organisations that encourage the use of coaches enable them to work with their limitations

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

case studies:

Analysis: A Good Struggle

Sometimes leadership has to be proactive to ensure good governance and controls
Analysis: A Good Struggle

Sometimes leadership has to be proactive to ensure good governance and controls

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

case studies:

Case Study: A Good Coach And A Better Game

“You will never change what you don’t confront” :Phumi Ngwane
Case Study: A Good Coach And A Better Game

“You will never change what you don’t confront” :Phumi Ngwane

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

Editor's Note

editors letter:

India’s FTA Debacle

The negative impact of FTAs is now under investigation by a parliamentary committee on commerce
India’s FTA Debacle

The negative impact of FTAs is now under investigation by a parliamentary committee on commerce

Full story will be available on 14-Oct-2014

In Depth

POWER:

Current Affairs

Leading power players are on a relentless quest to add capacity. Foresight or plain gambling, only time will tell
Current Affairs

Leading power players are on a relentless quest to add capacity. Foresight or plain gambling, only time will tell

Full story will be available on 16-Oct-2014

MEDIA:

Showing Now: Dirt On TV

The nexus between politicians , cable networks and TV channels is growing by the day. It’s time the government pulled the plug
Showing Now: Dirt On TV

The nexus between politicians , cable networks and TV channels is growing by the day. It’s time the government pulled the plug

Full story will be available on 16-Oct-2014

LAW:

It’s Unfair Competition

CCI has been checkmated by companies that move court to stymie its investigations. Is it time for the SC to step in and reverse the trend?
It’s Unfair Competition

CCI has been checkmated by companies that move court to stymie its investigations. Is it time for the SC to step in and reverse the trend?

Full story will be available on 18-Oct-2014

CORPORATE:

Testing Times, Good Times

The testing, inspection and certification industry is gathering pace in India
Testing Times, Good Times

The testing, inspection and certification industry is gathering pace in India

Full story will be available on 18-Oct-2014

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