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Why Creative Destruction Has Bypassed India

September 23, 2014

Rebecca McReynolds

Few things in the tech world are as eagerly anticipated as Apple’s annual new product announcements. Even diehard Android fans want to know what the folks in Cupertino have up their sleeves, and this year didn’t disappoint. With their unveiling, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made every previous i-iteration effectively obsolete. The pricier 6 Plus model sold out in a matter days, while eBay was flooded with older models selling at bargain-basement prices.

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Four Moves That Would Transform India

September 22, 2014

Sharon Kahn

When Narendra Modi was elected with the largest victory in India’s history last May, Arvind Panagariya was elated. The professor of economics at Columbia University praised the new prime minister’s practical and sometimes radical plans “to make the twenty-first century India’s century.” Four months into the Modi administration, though, Panagariya told an audience at Columbia Business School his enthusiasm has “turned tepid.”

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India Has New Government. Now What?

May 19, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he’ll embrace policies of growth and help India revitalize its future. Two Columbia University professors who are authors of a new award-winning book discussed what's at stake at a recent Chazen Institute event.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Asia, India, Global Investing | Read Article

How Ratan Tata Thwarted a Violent Labor Union Takeover

November 25, 2013

Two weeks after assuming the chairmanship of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata faced a labor strike, death threats, and stabbings of his management team. Here, he describes how he remained unbowed.

Topics: News Makers, Management, Asia, India | Read Article

New Chazen Report: Corruption Still Rampant in Emerging Economies

November 11, 2013

A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of government to handle economic problems.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India | Read Article

Lessons from an Accidental Entrepreneur

April 9, 2013

Sharon Kahn

The founder of India’s fastest growing hotel chain shares ten profound (and sometimes funny) insights from his experiences.

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The Effects of Growth in India on Its Most Impoverished People

October 22, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

India's economy has grown at a breakneck pace, but some observers wonder whether the country’s neediest citizens are being left behind.

Topics: Economic Policy, India | Read Article

The Temporary CEO

September 25, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

Every ambitious executive aspires to the top spot. But what if you get it only temporarily? In an exclusive interview, Ashishkumar Chuhan, interim CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange, reveals how it feels to be a fill-in.

Topics: Your Career, News Makers, Management, India | Read Article