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Book Extract: Culture Connect

What’s your company’s biggest asset? We often asked this question in interviews we conducted with leaders of companies that had closed the strategy-to-execution gap. These leaders nearly always named their culture.

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Book Extract: Southern Spice

After the 2007 takeover by Orkla, MTR invested over `100 crore in large-scale upgradation of infrastructure, IT, factories and other resources.

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Book Extract: Mark Of A Leader

‘Why don’t you apply for it’, his father’s letter suggested. There were two advantages if he was chosen. Ramadorai would get to work for India’s most respected business group and he could come back to his country to work, which his parents were hoping for.

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How I Almost Toppled Hallmark Cards

Cartoonist, children's illustrator and graphic designer Krishna Shastri Devulapalli on a satire on the Indian publishing scene

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Book Extract: Gold Diggers

So where will the gold come from to meet India’s, and the world’s, continuing demand? remains the rarest, most expensive and most difficultly won prize to extract from the earth, writes Nanda Menon

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Book Extract: ‘P’ Is For Purpose

Purpose in life and career is a significant force. It represents the driving vigour in the individual. It provides life-giving power to each individual, just like the engine of an automobile gives power to the wheels through the gear box and other parts of the car.

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Book Extract: Being Honest

For organizations, engaging in such battles of perception is unavoidable. To address them, companies have built up substantial departments focused on managing external communications.

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Book Extract: Shifting Base

How a ‘funeral procession’ for dead phones in Delhi in the 1980s prompted Pitroda to bring in a sea change in the sector

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Book Extract: Culture Calls

Multinational is the statement of the owner, the statement of the speaker, to say that the company has a presence in so many countries. Multicultural is the statement of a receiver to say somebody understands his or her culture.

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