Mar 18, 2015

Is Perception overrated in eCommerce?

Once formed, symbols persist until they are replaced by other, more powerful symbols-DICK MARTIN , ……and the same goes with perception. Last weekend we went to a small Open Café, in Gurgaon an offbeat location. At 4 in the evening, crowd had weaned off…our server, was welcoming, got into a friendly chat, (rare in Gurgaon). During our discussion, he said, “we …

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Feb 10, 2015

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) – Serious Business Opportunity?

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) – Serious Business Opportunity?   Few weeks back, during our discussion on Politico/socio/economic situation of the Indian market with a Private Equity Investor, we digressed into a very interesting discussion…. “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and related business opportunities”. Launched with fanfare, on 2nd Oct 2014, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), remains most talked about/promoted campaigns …

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Aug 25, 2014

They came, they saw, they conquered. Indian brands are today sizable players in the mobile handset market, but where do they go from here? BE explores

Prashant Jadhav, an income tax consultant from Mumbai recently bought a Micromax X260 for what he calls “rough use. This is much better for my business; I use it mostly for dealing with clients,” he says. Jadhav also owns a dual SIM Samsung handset, which is a slide phone, with good multimedia features. Jadhav is among the increasing tribe of …

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Jul 7, 2014

Growth Strategy and effective Revenue forecasting?

Did you know? More organizations fail than succeed implementing their strategy Industry studies suggest that majority of executives (64% of a recent Booze & Company Inc. survey) say that their biggest frustration factor is “having too many conflicting priorities.” followed by these executive challenges: a) Ensuring that day-to-day decisions are in line with the strategy (56%) b) Allocating resources in …

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Jul 7, 2014

Telcos Go Aggressive with Branding and Promotion as New Subscriber Additions Stagnate

Mobile communication which was once considered a luxury is now a necessity for masses with almost zero switching cost. The erosion in calling rates has made India world’s second most affordable mobile economy. India saw a phenomenal decadal growth in mobile telecom. The impact was far reaching as Mobile operators touched lives of 900Mn people by June 2012. More than …

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Jul 5, 2014

Improved BBM–Its all about protection!

Data Security remains biggest nightmare for modern day enterprises and Blackberry is synonymous with Enterprise offerings and security. In line with the expectations, a leader in Mobile device management offerings, Blackberry introduced a secure version of its BBM (Blackberry Messenger) suite called “BBM Protected”. The eBBM Suite for “secure enterprise-class messaging” offers an additional layer of encryption for BBM messages …

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May 5, 2013

Facebook Whatsapp Buyout

Positives for Facebook/WhatsApp Improves FB’s mobile strategy further by giving it an access to next billion users of whatsapp, (450 mn users currently) Access to new Market Segments: connect to Younger uers, Who it seems are moving away from FB Access to Emerging Markets (India, Latin America, even Europe): WhatsApp has more active user base across emerging markets than Facebook. …

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Mar 14, 2013

Fear of Amazon drives consolidation as Flipkart buys Myntra

Big bang entry of Amazon and its focus on delivery, forced mid sized Indian e-com companies to consolidate. What forced the Deal? Industry estimates there are more than 1500 e-commerce entities in India fighting for not more than 20-25 million buyers, increasing 30-50% annually. Amazon’s entry is well timed, as most of the work to develop the market was done …

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Feb 14, 2013

Consulting interviews require extensive preparation – Come Prepared for your Monk Interview

Consulting interviews require extensive preparation By Sam Kurland November 1, 2013 Finance and consulting are among the most popular careers for Stanford students after graduation, but the interview process for positions in these highly competitive fields is notoriously challenging. The Stanford Career Development Center (CDC) and student organizations including Stanford Finance and Stanford Consulting provide a variety of resources …

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Feb 2, 2013

Monk Consulting is HIRING – APPLY NOW – Position in Udaipur & Gurgaon

  Consulting Analyst: As a member of Monk consulting team, the candidate will work on consulting projects across verticals with clients all over India / overseas, under the supervision of Consulting Director, and in close cooperation with other analysts. Monk’s consulting engagements vary in duration and scope, and will mainly include: financial due diligence projects, market sizing projects, market entry …

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