Alok’s Posts

The 7 lessons I learnt at the Boeing Factory…

I am writing this after spending a few hours at the main Boeing Factory in Seattle….  All I can say is that, “No One – not even the ...Read More

Selling Ice to an Eskimo…

My column in the January 2014 issue of the Entrepreneur magazine:    Let us assume that the two of us are wannabe entrepreneurs and have invented a re...Read More

A CEO Dilemma. What would you do?

So, this is a true story: About a year ago, we employed a person (man) in one of the 2win companies.  Within a month of joining, he had started ‘...Read More

Saying NO to Red Herring. NO. NO. NO

Updated 18/6/2013: The moot point is that the entire concept is what I would consider FALSE. After all the charade of selection, pitching, elimination...Read More

The 5 bitter business lessons that Rajat Gupta taught me!

Part 1 : My Hero was Rajat Gupta and his behaviour made me mad Circa 2010 : I heard Rajat Gupta speak as a keynote at the Harvard Business School (HBS...Read More

Alok’s reading notes – Part 1

For years, I’ve been reading The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune etc and attending meets, conferences e...Read More

The 2% of Everything!

Yeah!!! Here’s another piece I wrote for the holy Brand Equity of the Economic Times that appeared today!! Full produced article after the image...Read More

Why I DIDN’T LIKE Steve Jobs :-(

I didn’t like Steve Jobs.  And why? Because at my dinosauric age of 39, Steve Jobs completely turned my easy chugging life Upside Down.  This is...Read More

Ten Negotiation tips that will never fail you!

Each of us has won and lost a negotiation and have learnt our lessons. These are my learnings! 1. Use Silence as a weapon One of the toughest things t...Read More

Business Model vs. Revenue Model

My column in the December issue of the Entrepreneur magazine:  Assuming that the term ‘Business Model’ is the same as ‘Revenue Model’ is assuming that...Read More

Blood on the Catwalk – What threatens Online Fashion Commerce

Updated : 29th June I was amazed to read this headline in the Economic Times a couple of days ago! Earlier, a headline in an article in the Mint caugh...Read More

Why UBER will be a massively valuable Company

Last week, there was lots of groaning and moaning about the financials of Uber that were made public across media. UBER’s losses seemed unbeliev...Read More

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