Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Newbie

May 5, 2012

Newbie

You got
no skill

A newbie
in you

They dont
give

You a
job

Nor the
skill

Boy, you
must

Learn on
your own

You must
make

Your own
ladder

And the
way

To your
fruits

This is
no joy
ride

You must
sweat

And the
blood

Must flow
out

In to
the sand

For you
to

Make your
own home

Caution: This might be all theory

Fishing

May 5, 2012

Fishing

The bones
cracklin

And the
muck

Looks better
than you

Your beautiful
mind

A broken
nut

You all
done

With the
struggle
of Life

The young
far ahead

Old age
bearin
on you

Man, you
must give
up

And curl
back

Into your
cocoon

Which you
came from

Work no
more for
you

Caution: This might be all theory

Bread

April 24, 2012

Bread

You wonder
& look
around

For a
loaf of
bread

The men
you left
behind

And the
unknown
ahead

Your compatriots
standin beside
you

The rains
far away

And the
stones hard

The eyes
thirsty

For the
green ahead

The spirit
goin away

Takin with
it the
boyish energy

All I
am lookin
for

A loaf
of bread

Caution: This might be all theory

The Story of Money Lenders and Banks

March 16, 2012

The Story of Money Lenders and Banks

Money Lenders like Old Banias, Marwari’s lend money and when you can’t pay, they usually try to ask some of your personal belongings: Women, Something you like or so on.

Banks lend money and when you can’t pay, usually put you to jail. They confiscate your property and throw all the people who are dependent out with a begging bowl. Most of the time, they die or end up in prostitution centers or so on.

What would you prefer when you ask for a loan from someone? Money-Lenders or Banks? Looks the same to me although they adopt a different approach they adopt in helping and fleecing you.

Caution: This might be all theory

Europe’s Debt Problem: II

November 25, 2011

Europe’s Debt Problem: II

This blog is about Europe’s current prevailing debt problems (Previous Blog on the same :  Europe’s Debt Problem: I ).

England started off the Industrial Revolution in the 15th century. France and Germany followed suit in the subsequent centuries. The Big Machine, Nuclear Machine Revolutions brought huge wealth and prosperity in Europe. This also ensured the flow of culture, languages to the rest of the World.

However in the 19th century, America took over and became the Number 1 superpower of the World along with U.S.S.R. This put Europe into the backseat and into stagnation for 19-20th century. However English as a culture flourished through out the World (India, China, Africa) with America taking the lead.

Europe however maintained its royal status with multiple cultures, languages impervious to immigrants leading to further stagnation. Europe would have to get its fundamentals right if it has to progress:

1. English as the common language
2. Open to Outsiders as America for Immigration
3. Get down from the pedestal and integrate with the common man of the World (Will help them sell goods into the whole World)

I am sure this will solve Europe’s debt problem as well as the World’s.

Caution: This might be all theory

What does the East & West Wants?

November 17, 2011

What does the East & West Wants?

The East is looking at reproduction. The West is way ahead in civilization and technology. The population of the East and its effect on the Nature is a huge problem for them as it affects them too. Since the West is around and its also looking out for resources, the East is blocked. It has only its natural resources and innovation capabilities.

Due to population increase in East, natural resources are ever depleting. So the only way out is innovation. The East has a history about adopting ideas from West and not taking risk, it will always remain a slave of the West. Until unless it has the courage to think afresh.

The West is looking out for advancing their civilization through their innovation and Civilization. At the same time they are trying to solve the problems of the East too.

Caution: This might be all theory

The Big Companies in India

November 16, 2011

The Big Companies in India

This blog is to study how the top 10 big companies arise out of India. Is it purely due to the genius of the individual? Or is it the wish of the government or community which made these individuals rise to the top and make these companies? How much is the share of the genius and the community as compared to a Company in the West? Is it 50-50% (community-50%, self motivation-50%) as compared to 90-10% (community-90%, selfmovitation-10%)?

Most of the companies MahindraTATABirlaRelianceGodrej were born out of Community and Society need as compared to companies in the West where they start with an idea. These are all family run businesses and not professional organizations. Organizations run by sons and daughters. Not people who can give the Society a home run with their business for their emotion, for their money and for anything else.

There are questions for the Society:

1. Who gave support to these companies ? What is the consequence on the Society for the initial push to these companies? (Remember the government eating up TATA’s airline)

2. As these companies came out of Societies need, not individual brilliance and perhaps with the help of a foreign hand (Mostly the British), how are we ever going to become truly independent as a Society, as a country (always dependent on the World)?

3. Do we allow these Companies to rule, dictate the market and give sub-standard service to us?

4. How do we set strict goals for the government to ensure liberalization, fair play in the market?

At the end our companies are a reflection of our Society. If our companies innovate, our culture and civilization is advancing. Otherwise the civilization is rotting. So, have you heard of any innovation from our companies in India in the recent past?

Caution: This might be all theory

India, Companies and Innovation: Part II: The Inside View

November 15, 2011

India, Companies and Innovation: Part II: The Inside View

Considering our last blog “India, Companies and Innovation: The Outside View”, it is impossible to breed talent and hence innovation in the Indian Society. So is it possible to get any innovation in any company in India, despite of the prevalent outside conditions and off course our Society. It was possible for me. Twice.

One with Infosys and one with Astrazeneca. Both my mentors were remarkable people for an Indian Society and had the patience & oversight for breeding talent and innovation (Now they are out from their previous companies and on their own). Perhaps only because of their exposure to the West. However the odds of finding such people is perhaps one in a million considering the odds stacked against the lack of individuality and freedom in India.

And after that you have to find a disciple who has the courage, emotional and intellectual capacity to churn out innovation. One who is probably ready to risk it all: job, sleep, possibility of getting being left out and perhaps even becoming crazy. I mean really crazy. Sometimes innovation can drive a person mad. And perhaps all that you live for: your personal life.

So what are the odds to churn out of innovation in India . Very rare. One in a billion. And since our population is a billion, there would be perhaps only one or max two cases of any real innovation coming out of India .

So boy, what do we do now? India has to have innovation if she has to feed her billions. There is no other way out. The rest of the World is not gonna give free food to us. Nor is the environmental resources gonna last forever on which we are feeding currently. Well, it’s a question for us to think about. Perhaps, the most important truth which our Society faces us in this Century.

Caution: This might be all theory

India, Companies and Innovation: Part I: The Outside View

November 13, 2011

India , Companies and Innovation: Part I: The Outside View

After 1947, India had mostly a Socialist System and with a license raj. All the companies which came up was purely due to the licenses given by the government rather than innovation. It is like a billion people and 100 companies. It is but natural for these companies to grow in size.

There is hardly any competition for them to competer in Indian Markets (Domestic or International). Butter the government and you can make billion dollar companies. Simple Mantra. However the international scenario is different.

Tata’s acquisition of British brands would fizzle down in 2 decades with companies being sold to other foreign brands (Similar is the case for companies like Infosys, Wipro and others around). Hence Indian consumers suffer in choice and innovative products. Most of the customers have to pay for third-class products at high prices in the market. Go and buy products of any Indian company in India and you will know for yourself the full experience of “Indian Brands”.

The government has to undergo a full liberatization of Indian Markets in order for the common man to benefit and offcourse to create world class companies. No liberalization. No Quality. No world class companies.

Caution: This might be all theory

Infosys and the Tie

November 13, 2011

Infosys and the Tie

The Tie is mostly for the West where the infrastructure is such where a tie can be sustained. The East hardly has that. Infosys mandates a tie to be worn for 4 days. However the infrastructure in India can hardly support it.

It only provides infrastructure in the campus and perhaps the infrastructure (Salary, ESOP, Loans) for a home.

But what about the surrounding infrastructure in the city. That creates a difference in the behavior of its employees. So Infosys will always be dependent on the quantity of employees in its company. Not the Quality.

So if it has to innovate and become a next-generation company, all it has to do is get rid of the tie.

Caution: This might be all theory