Coach: Krish Subramanian, Co-Founder, ChargeBee Every product should be built for self-service and nowhere is this more important than on the website, as an entrepreneur has to gauge customer interest and engage accordingly Every customer should be assisted in the use of the product whether it is through free trials or other means Every entrepreneur […]
Coach: Ameera Shah, MD & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare Be careful about your commitments, especially if you are a young entrepreneur, because with some power comes great responsibility. Focus on your end goal, while also keeping a close eye on the journey along the way. Every entrepreneur plays a different role in each stage of the […]
Dr. Krishna Tanuku, executive director of the Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, discusses the role of research in Indian entrepreneurship and why he’s excited about inculcating the idea of a collaborative entrepreneur
Chandu Nair, co-founder, Scope E-knowledge Center, discusses his experiences in two areas: making changes to a business model and exiting a business
Sreenivasan Ramakrishnan, founder of one of India’s pioneering analytics firms, Marketics, talks about establishing a process for enterprise sales, a sound delivery model and, a topic he’s extremely passionate about, working with people
The Ashok Soota-led Indian IT Services startup, Happiest Minds, wants to inculcate happiness into its business process. Raja Shanmugam, the company’s Chief People Officer, believes that having gratitude lies at the core of happiness as a concept. The Smart CEO caught up with him to dig a little deeper into how the company wants to build a happy workplace
Cognizant Technology Solutions (Cognizant), a global IT services company has touched revenues of US $7.35 billion last fiscal, thanks to a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 30 per cent over the last six years. Vortex Engineering (Vortex), a solar ATM manufacturer is slated to touch revenues of US $7 million this fiscal, up from US $2 million last year. We thought it would be a good idea to get the senior management team at Vortex to indulge in a dialogue with Cognizant’s Vice Chairman, Lakshmi Narayanan, to get a tip or two to manage their company in the scaling up phase
I recently read Barbara Kellerman’s book The End of Leadership. Kellerman, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, confidently argues that the balance of power between leaders and followers has shifted – with leaders becoming weaker and followers stronger.