From improving operational metrics to transitioning towards electric, Goyal is moving from one policy quagmire to another, trying to shore up as many as he can.
Unless Infosys Solves Its Succession Bug, It Will Continue Fighting With One Hand Tied Behind Its Back
Apart from recovering value, Infosys has to prove that it doesn’t have to keep running to its founders to sort things out as soon as the going gets tough.
Rickshaw wallas who can afford it are moving to the more expensive and less labour-intensive electric rickshaws.
The way the Banks Board Bureau has been allowed to function so far does not create much hope for reforms.
As Nilekani Gives Clean Chit to Previous Infy Board, What of Narayana Murthy’s Corporate Governance Crusade?
The only conclusion that can be drawn from all this is that Murthy allowed his opposition to former chairman R. Seshasayee to become obsessive.
It appears that one set of senior railway officials had Suresh Prabhu’s ear and another now has Goyal’s ear. Has the existing bureaucracy merely gained an upper hand again or has the bureaucratic animal been transformed?
This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state has, through decades, celebrated different festivals at the same time.
The Infosys brand has taken a beating, paradoxically in the hands of Narayana Murthy who himself built it. Where does its future lie?
While the demonetisation tsunami sorely hurt the microfinance industry, Bandhan Bank offers a good template for what MFIs can do after acquiring banking licenses.
With their scorched-earth strategy, a small group of shareholders consisting of the founders and their supporters have managed to have their way when they do not have the numbers that would allow them to legitimately do so.
If Air India could have been turned around under the same system then it would have been by now. The real question is whether prospective buyers will be able to cherry pick the national carrier’s assets.
Language may have triggered off the current round of violence, but the basic demand is for statehood.
The spotlight is now back on former civil aviation minister Praful Patel, whose under whose tenure everyone from the CAG to Murli Manohar Joshi-headed PAC found highly questionable financial decisions.
The new order of the day will be to increase revenue per employee, truly achieve non-linear growth and capture new forms of digital work. But even this will be a difficult task.