Thursday, December 14, 2006

(Media) ‘Mughol’s had weak successors

Certainly, Murdoch will leave behind a tough task…

If you have been following the raging controversy around former American football star O. J. Simpson, accused of murdering his wife and her friend, you would get an idea of what media mogul Rupert Murdoch is all about. Ruthlessly milking opportunities to grab profits and market share – that’s his style. Simpson was commissioned by Murdoch owned Harper Collins to write a book where Simpson would ‘confess’ to how he would have hypothetically murdered his wife. Murdoch-owned Fox Networks was to air an ‘exclusive’ interview of the same & Murdoch-owned newspaper Herald Sun was slated to run the same story. However following a huge public outcry, Murdoch dropped the idea. For more information on IIPM Editorial Article, please click here...,

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

The information technology and the real estate are good sectors to enter at this moment...

Earlier this year, Mahindra’s systems and automotive technologies (MSAT) division acquired 98.6% stake in the $48 million Stokes Group UK for increasing its forging portfolio. Speaking on the occasion, Anand Mahindra, VC & MD said, “We believe the Stokes acquisition demonstrates our commitment to build a world class business that serves its global customers and enhances value for M&M’s stakeholders.” As far as farm equipment are concerned, the company has several joint ventures in European, American and Asian countries. M&M makes and sells tractors in Latin America and China. Apart from the automotive and related services, the company has also fortified its presence in real estate and financial services. But, such diversity in business has been more of a pain for Mahindra rather then a successful business strategy. The problem now faced by the company is that it is trying to change too fast in a very little time. This means that a company which is still recognized as an automotive driven group is not giving itself enough time for the transition. The information technology and the real estate are good sectors to enter at this moment in time, but core competency is also an important consideration.

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Friday, October 27, 2006

We are working on Bollywood-Mobile chat channels...

But as per a release by Dharma Productions in August, in the first week itself, the film claims to have recorded collections of GBP 1.14 million (Rs.97.7 million) in the UK, $1.76 million (Rs.80.59 million) in the US and $0.26 million (Rs.11.9 million) in Australia. On the back of over a thousand prints, the film grossed close to Rs.400 million in the first two weeks, but collections dropped tremendously afterwards, proving clearly audiences’ preferences. On another front, a key contributor to ROI are the distribution rights to be sold. Apart from just the prints, producers make significant amounts of money by selling off distribution rights for mobile phone content (ringtones, call back tunes, screensavers, games, wallpapers, movie scenes, et al), premieres on cable TV and radio. The nation’s mania clearly has moved beyond the screensavers and ringtones; now movie based games, clippings, videos et al are the rage. And more is still to come. “We are working on Bollywood-Mobile chat channels, where people can chat with their favourite celebrities through their mobile phones by paying a small sum,” informs Rajiv Hiranandani, Country Head – India, Mobile2win (a wireless solutions provider). For complete information on IIPM Articles, please click here... , Also visit: Arindam Chaudhuri Initiative

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

The agony... and ecstasy... of profits!

Profits need to be accepted as a modern day institution

Let’s face it. There is something about money that makes the world go round. Your pay cheque, bonus, annual increment, stock option and other incentives, all revolve around money. The exotic holidays that you share with your family, the exquisite gift s that you buy for them, the swanky car that you vroom around in... everything! Of course, there’s that school of thought that money can’t buy everything. Yet, along with religion and sex, money is perhaps that something that humanity has always coveted, fought for, despaired over and even killed for. In a modern society, no matter what distorted, perverted or adapted brand of capitalism or socialism it practices, money matters! In any modern society, those are entrepreneurs and corporations that can be said to be the fountainheads of money. Adam Smith recognized this over 200 years ago, when he published The Wealth of Nations. Hundreds of economists, thinkers and philosophers have since explained how profits generated by entrepreneurs and corporations have transformed modern societies. Sure, the government in any modern nation state is perhaps the biggest employer so far. For complete information on IIPM Articles, please click here...

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Umm... ready to pop the question to yourself?

Once you’ve decided and disciplined yourself to follow the procedures to achieve your goals, you will see how the stress vanishes, giving way to contentment and increased productivity. Moreover, maintain a distance between career and personal life. Chances are that there is no clear line of distinction between both, and often the personal, influences the professional; as much as your career influences your personal well-being and happiness. But, the wheel of life, will not only work for the career aspect of your life, but for your total personality. So, if are you feeling stressed or out of place at work, take the test and know yourself! Self awareness will not only put you on a productive track, but facilitate quick learning; adding competencies and motivation to perform and lead. So, how well do you know yourself? Umm... ready to pop the question to yourself?

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

GSM: To be or not to be?

But then, the burning question: Are not 74% of the new users being pooled in by GSM operators? And today, when the net CDMA subscriber base has just touched 30.75 million, the GSM herd has touched 86.62 million (August 2006) mark, which effectively means that the number of mobile users using the CDMA technology is just a heartbreaking 26.2%! Looking at the contemporary situation: Net cellular subscriber additions during July 2006 were 5.2 million, while the number of new CDMA users was just 1 million – symbolizing just 19% of total additions! No doubt, CDMA is considered the future of rural connectivity, given its cost efficiency. But what about now; what does Anil Ambani do to ensure the longevity of his telecom fraternity? He decides to apply for permission to provide GSM services in 21 circles out of the total 23 in the country. Easier said than done! Policy-makers have, in turn, asked him to withdraw from providing CDMA services in some circles due to a ‘spectrum crunch’.

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Editor: Arindam Chaudhuri

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Shock-absorber clauses... (IIPM B&E Article)

With a shared economic destiny, there may be more incentive for parties to resolve the kinds of disputes that historically have contributed to project failure. The second alternative involves the use of a number of types of contractual tools. “Shock-absorber clauses” are designed to facilitate low-cost, amicable renegotiation. “Safety-net clauses” satisfy the need for security and provide protections in the event that renegotiations fail. Versions of both appear in many traditional business contracts – although they have not previously been sorted into these categories – and could be combined in contracts that are threatened by political instability. Shock-absorber clauses take various forms in the business world. In construction contracts, change clauses allow the customer to make unilateral adjustments to the agreement during a project and let the contractor recover costs associated with those changes. The customer benefits because construction continues even when disputes arise.

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