How to prep your enterprise for the AI RevolutionHow to prep your enterprise for the AI Revolution

AI is not a new term. It was first used in the summer of 1956 as a topic of discussion at the Dartmouth Conference. Even so, the term did not come about overnight but rather after hundreds of years of philosophical contemplation on the process of reasoning –dating as far back to the Ancient Greeks.

This new hype largely owns itself to the growth of Big Data, or structured and accumulated data, that now enables AI to be realistically used within business functions...Read more

Replace Micromanaging With Macromanaging For Leadership SuccessReplace Micromanaging With Macromanaging For Leadership Success

A manager I once coached, who we'll call Walter, was delighted when he was promoted to direct the technology team at his biotech company. He had been working with this group for years and was familiar with their strengths. Walter started his new role full of confidence, and he wanted to foster a sense of independence. But, after a few short months, most of that goodwill had eroded. Projects were veering off track, deadlines were slipping, and no one was taking the initiative to keep Walter informed. What had gone wrong?

Promoting a manager to a position where she or he needs to manage other managers creates a dilemma. Walter was skilled at nurturing collegial environments where assignments were well understood...Read more

Good corporate governance always pays off: Vladislava RyabotaGood corporate governance always pays off: Vladislava Ryabota

Corporate governance principles do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. That would elude the local contexts in which companies operate, which are key to understanding practices and behaviours as well as expectations of investors. This is important because each country’s legal framework is built on historical choices and subsequent developments. No system is better than any other. However, local and national specifics cannot ignore the trends of globalisation, the free and immediate flow of information, as well as the resulting access for investors and stakeholders. Events in one part of the world can have global consequences and impact any economy. Every time an economic crisis unfolds, investors learn to their expense that some companies they invested in did not follow good governance principles. Thus, investors realise that financial...Read more

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be SuccessfulNew Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line bosses expect of their workers to get the job done.

Sure, that works. But in a twist of fate leaving corporate bottom-liners baffled, more evidence is coming out to suggest that it's virtuous behaviors like compassion, empathy, and gratitude that make the difference in people-centric work cultures.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, perhaps the most outspoken of any high-profile leader on the effects of "compassionate management," tweeted this last year...Read more

The Surprising Secret to Authentic and Powerful LeadershipThe Surprising Secret to Authentic and Powerful Leadership

In this series, Open Every Door, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path, identifying opportunity and creating it for yourself and for others.

Thinking about leaving a stable paying gig for a chance at startup success? OpenTable CEO Christa Quarles has been where you are...Read more

Chemical industry to more than double to $300b by 2025
Chemical industry to more than double to $300b by 2025

The chemicals industry is expected more than double and touch $300 billion by 2025 from $147 billion now, according to Chemexcil.

"The chemical sector is expected to double to $300 billion by 2025, clocking an annual growth rate of 15-20 per cent. To achieve this, government is also working on a draft chemical policy that will focus on meeting the rising demand f0r chemicals and reduce imports," chemicals export promotion council (Chemexcil) chairman Satish Wagh told PTI here.

The industry is also targeting chemical exports of $18 billion by 2020 from $12 billion in FY17. In the first half of this fiscal, exports rose almost 27 per cent to $7.19 billion...Read more

9 ways to tell if you’re a leader worth following9 ways to tell if you’re a leader worth following

Is leadership something people are naturally born with, or something we can learn?

It's a question that's brought much debate, yet if you end up in a position of leadership, the true question worth asking is: are you one worth following?

That question in itself is posed in "The Business Sergeant's Field Manual" — a book written by leadership and management coach Chris Hallberg that draws upon practices and lessons he learned from his time in the military and applies them to real-life business world situations...Read more

Which CEO Type Are You?Which CEO Type Are You?

There are many types of CEOs, and each leadership style has its pros and cons and areas for improvement. The difficult part comes in acknowledging the impact your personality has on your leadership style. Remember -- regardless of your title or role within a company, you still have your own personality, whether you crave engagement with people or prefer to be behind closed doors crunching numbers.

Along the spectrum of leadership styles, most people fall between The Figure Head and The Best Friend. As we examine these examples of CEO types, determine where you fall as a leader. By understanding these two common leadership styles, you can understand and adjust your own style to better serve your company...Read more

Six things India should do to become a $10 trillion economySix things India should do to become a $10 trillion economy

With various world leaders and leading Indian industrialists saying that India can grow to become a $10 trillion economy in just over a decade, the country will need a slew of efforts to reach the magical GDP figure by 2030. While the figure may seem out of reach at first, it is intriguing to note that India’s GDP now stands at $2.5 trillion, the sixth largest in the world. At Hindustan Leadership Summit held in December-17, leading Industrialist Mukesh Ambani pointed out that India was a $500 billion economy just 134 years ago. “Today, India’s GDP is $2.5 trillion, and the country is ranked sixth in the world. To me, there is nothing surprising about the rise,” Mukesh Ambani said. Given the astronomical rise and India’s potential, we take a look at six things which could propel India to reach...Read more

Leadership Is Not The Same As Telling Other People What To DoLeadership Is Not The Same As Telling Other People What To Do

Marcelino Elosua left his job as CEO of Spanish olive oil producer Carbonell to set up LID Publishing in 1993. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the business book publisher has produced titles with over 2,500 authors and employs 75 staff in seven different countries. Here Elosua shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of leadership.

1. How has the thinking around leadership changed in the past 25 years?
“I believe that leadership has changed with society. There used to be a top-down approach where the leader was always right. Now it’s more of a team approach where the leader empowers others. Also, companies don’t just rely on employees anymore; they increasingly use freelancers and partners as well. So leaders...Read more

BPM 2018: Top 10 BPM Industry Trends This YearBPM 2018: Top 10 BPM Industry Trends This Year

BPM 2018 - how will it be different from 2017 and what are the top 10 BPM industry trends that will shape the future of process management?

The BPM industry has continued its growth of two digits during the past year, responding to the corporate need for better process management in continuous improvement, optimization, governance, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, cost savings, customer experience, business collaboration and digital transformation initiatives. Growth will be greater in 2018 as BPM becomes even more important for companies in their day-to-day operations that require an unprecedented dynamism, where innovation must be continuous to be competitive, where the analysis of information is crucial and where it is necessary to act with agility and flexibility to meet the needs of customers - this is why BPM is needed even more...Read more

9 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Needs9 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Needs

“How do I know if I have what it takes?” This question plagues almost every entrepreneur – or would-be entrepreneur – at some point in their career. If you really want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to invest in yourself and build valuable skills over time. So which skills should every entrepreneur have?

1. The ability to manage money
In order to effectively run a business, you need to be able to manage money. Answer these questions about your personal finances first: Do you know where your money goes each month? Do you make more than you spend? If the answer is no to both, you will struggle to manage your business’ money too. But not all is lost, there are many...Read more

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop BrainstormingThis Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're sitting on about a century's worth of research that reveals how leaders should manage, motivate, and develop employees, and how to improve their own decision making. There's no good reason to get this stuff wrong.

Of course, people do get it wrong, though, which is one reason Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School and author of the bestsellers Give and Take...Read more

India's first AI research institute opened in Mumbai          
India's first AI research institute opened in Mumbai

Bengaluru: Wadhwani AI, India’s first research institute dedicated to developing artificial intelligence solutions for social good was inaugurated in Mumbai on Sunday. The institute will focus on researching ways to harness the power of AI to solve deep rooted problems in healthcare, education, agriculture, and infrastructure to accelerate social development.

"Wadhwani AI is a prime example of how the public sector and the private sector can come together with good intentions to build a world-class institute, aimed at benefiting the poor," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the institute...Read more

Creative Disruption: The impact of emerging technologies on the creative economyCreative Disruption: The impact of emerging technologies on the creative economy

Artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality and blockchain are changing the way the content is produced, distributed and consumed. The impacts are not just changing the creative economy, but society as a whole. This paper presents the findings of a joint project, conducted by the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company, which studied the impact of emerging technologies on the creative economy. The project team conducted more than 50 interviews with experts from Asia, Europe and North America, as well as three workshops in China and the United States with World Economic Forum constituents. The paper outlines opportunities and concerns for each technology and presents suggestions for where attention could be concentrated if the benefits are to be realized...Read more

What the Best Transformational Leaders DoWhat the Best Transformational Leaders Do

Companies that claim to be “transforming” seem to be everywhere. But when you look more deeply into whether those organizations are truly redefining what they are and what they do, stories of successful change efforts are exceptionally rare. In a study of S&P 500 and Global 500 firms, our team found that those leading the most successful transformations, creating new offerings and business models to push into new growth markets, share common characteristics and strategies. Before describing those, let’s look at how we identified the exceptional firms that rose to the top of our ranking, a group we call the Transformation 10.

Whereas most business lists analyze companies by traditional metrics such as revenue or by subjective assessments such as “innovativeness,” our ranking evaluates the ability of leaders to strategically reposition the...Read more

Electric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and MobilityElectric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and Mobility

This report examines the major trends affecting the transformation of energy and mobility systems, with a special focus on cities. Topics addressed include: electrification, decentralization and digitalization of the energy system, along with the shift towards electric, shared and autonomous mobility...Read more

Navi Mumbai to house India’s first gem, jewellery park
Navi Mumbai to house India’s first gem, jewellery park

The government is trying to take gold and glitz out of Zaveri Bazaar and put it all under one roof in Navi Mumbai. On Monday, the state and the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) signed an MoU at the ongoing Magnetic Maharashtra summit to develop a 25-acre gems and jewellery park at a cost of Rs 13,500 crore.

This will be India’s first gems and jewellery park, which will be developed on the lines of the Shenzhen model in China, said GJEPC chairman Praveenshankya Pandya. “This will bring order to the highly scattered sector and boost exports,” he said...Read more

Three Trends That Will Shape Leadership Development In 2018 And Why They MatterThree Trends That Will Shape Leadership Development In 2018 And Why They Matter

Organizations are facing huge challenges today as they grapple with how to better prepare their leaders to steer through unprecedented and rapidly accelerating changes in the business world. The landscape of what leadership means today is changing, as leaders are required to both develop innovative, sustainable businesses for an unknown long-term future and to deliver strong results today. But there is great opportunity as well. Through my work with clients, I see three trends emerging, which, when addressed, can lead the way to success.

1. Organizational structures are being redesigned and flattened, resulting in changes in what is being asked of leaders.

According to the 2017 Mercer Global Talent Trends Report, 93% of companies interviewed rated reshaping organizational design and structure as a top priority...Read more

Now, travel from Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes: 3 key things about Richard Branson-led Virgin’s HyperloopNow, travel from Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes: 3 key things about Richard Branson-led Virgin’s Hyperloop

Even as residents of India’s financial capital Mumbai continue to face traffic snarls, Virgin Group’s flamboyant founder Richard Branson has announced to build a hyperloop between the two cities which will shorten the travel time to just 25 minutes. “We have signed an agreement with Maharashtra to build a Virgin Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune, beginning with an operational demonstration track in the region,” Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson said on the first day of Magnetic Maharashtra investor summit held yesterday. According to PTI, the proposed project will begin after a six-month in-depth feasibility study which seeks to analyse and define the route alignment, including environmental impact, economic and commercial viability, the regulatory framework, and cost and funding model suggestions. We take a look at three key details about the proposed hyperloop...Read more

Jeff Bezos: 24 Rules of Corporate CoolnessJeff Bezos: 24 Rules of Corporate Coolness

Why do customers fall in love with some companies and move away from others?

If you’re invited to meet with Jeff Bezos, always prepare to reach for a larger purpose. Not long ago, he met with his senior team to discuss the latest customer metrics, but typically, he hijacked the session to talk about something more interesting: why do customers fall in love with some companies and move away from others, as if they gave off an odor?

He attributed this tendency to something less measurable than customer service or product quality. A variety of factors come into play but, at the same time, it is a dimension unto itself...Read more

Female Entrepreneurs Are the Next Wave of Business SuccessFemale Entrepreneurs Are the Next Wave of Business Success

Last week, I wrote an article which talked about U.S entrepreneurship being at a 40-year low. Research suggests that there are are some seeds of growth and the latest studies have highlighted that female entrepreneurship will provide one of the best routes to future business success.

Let's be honest: To date, there has been a huge gender disparity between the number of startups, particularly in the tech industry. We can all easily reel off names like Zuckerberg, Bezos, Musk, Gates, Jobs, Branson, Dell, Gates, and Cuban. In contrast, a list of today's top 25 entrepreneurs compiled by Ranker features only two women: Oprah Winfrey and Vera Wang...Read more

How To Establish Yourself As A LeaderHow To Establish Yourself As A Leader

Anyone can be a leader, whether it’s your official job title or not. Leadership is most often thought of in terms of title, but it’s also a mindset. If you view yourself as a leader, you’re already on the path to success.

There are a few defining characteristics of leadership that will help you stand out and excel. These apply to leaders at all career stages – from the aspiring manager all the way up to the CEO. Good leadership is the same at all levels...Read more

Govt to change base year for GDP, IIP to 2017-18Govt to change base year for GDP, IIP to 2017-18

The government will change the base year to 2017-18 for the calculation of GDP and IIP numbers while for retail inflation the year will be revised to 2018, Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda said today.

"During 2018-19, the ministry is proposing to initiate steps to revise the base years of gross domestic product (GDP), Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) to accommodate and factor the changes that take place in the economic scenario of the country," the statistics and programme implementation minister said at a conference on budget provisions...Read more

5 steps to making it as a global business leader5 steps to making it as a global business leader

Fancy yourself the next Jamie Dimon, Mary Barra or Bob Iger?

It's a difficult journey to the top of any business, requiring hard work, long hours and some serious commitment.

But there are some simple moves you can take early on in your career that can help set you apart from the crowd, according to global leadership development agency the Center for Creative Leadership.

The strategies can be broken down into five steps, Sunil Puri, CCL's director of research, innovation and product development for Asia Pacific told CNBC Make It...Read more

How To Transform Yourself From CEO To 'Chief Empowerment Officer'How To Transform Yourself From CEO To 'Chief Empowerment Officer'

When I say “empowerment,” my intention is not to attempt to turn CEOs and business owners into life coaches for lazy people who think they can “feel their way” into being successful. It’s quite the opposite. My intention is to empower the transformation of anything other than long-term sustainable success into just that -- long-term sustainable success!

How do you do that? Personally, my experiences building and selling businesses, working for billion-dollar corporations, and the day-to-day experiences I have had as the CEO of a distributive and high-growth company, have led me to believe that sometimes, yet not always, redefining CEO from chief...Read more

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone ElseWarren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).

So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about what he has done as it is what he hasn't done. With all the demands on him every day, Buffett learned a long time ago that the greatest commodity of all is time. He simply mastered the art and practice of setting boundaries for himself.

That's why this Buffett quote remains a powerful life lesson. The mega-mogul said...Read more

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of Steve Jobs.

Yet in researching my book, Mapping Innovation, I found that most great innovators were nothing like the mercurial stereotype. In fact, almost all of them were kind, generous, and interested in what I was doing. Many were soft-spoken and modest. You would notice very few of them in a crowded room...Read more

Amidst AI revolution, people are still the creative capital that enterprises need to invest in: Oracle's Francois LanconAmidst AI revolution, people are still the creative capital that enterprises need to invest in: Oracle's Francois Lancon

A challenge most companies face in enacting digital transformation is that they do not know what to invest in, how quickly they will get an ROI and what the lifecycle of the investment will be. In an e-mail interaction with ETRISE, Francois Lancon, Senior Vice-President for Oracle APAC, talks about how digital innovation occurs at both the macro and the micro level, how it requires a combination of policy and action and what the workforce of the future would look like. Edited excerpts

ET: What are you hearing from customers about emerging technologies in APAC today?

Francois Lancon (FL): Customers across APAC are telling us they recognize the importance of AI and other emerging technologies, but they are still figuring out where to start...Read more

Indian conglomerates: Getting India EV-readyIndian conglomerates: Getting India EV-ready

Without supporting infrastructure, an electric vehicle (EV) is just a showpiece—an innovation sitting pretty in a garage. Even as governments push to replace polluting internal combustion engines with cleaner EVs, the major impediment to their adoption is ‘range anxiety’—the fear that an electric vehicle will run out of power before it reaches its destination or a charging point.

According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), there are about 4.15 lakh electric two-wheelers, 18 lakh electric three-wheelers, 6,100 electric four-wheelers and 21 electric buses plying on Indian roads...Read more

8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them also don’t feel empowered on their current jobs.

It’s clear that many leaders are failing to foster a sense of trust and loyalty in their employees. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. Managers who show great leadership qualities can inspire their teams to accomplish amazing things, according to Daniel Wang, the creator of Loopring Protocol and founder of the Loopring...Read more

Government measures to ensure MSMEs become growth engine: DFS secretaryGovernment measures to ensure MSMEs become growth engine: DFS secretary

A slew of recent measures, including tax concessions in the budget, for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has been taken with an aim to transform such enterprises worth Rs 6.33 crore into a growth engine for 'new India', a senior government official has said.

These initiatives will bring down the tax burden on enterprises with an annual turnover of up to Rs 250 crore and also lower the interest burden, leaving more surplus for investment and growth of the MSME sector which is the backbone of the country's economy in terms of output, exports and employment generation...Read more

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Life on LandHarnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Life on Land

The stress on the earth’s natural systems caused by human activity has considerably worsened in the 25 years since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit in Brazil.

As a result of the “great acceleration”1 in human economic activity since the mid-20th century, research from many earth system scientists’ suggests that life on land could be entering a period of unprecedented environmental systems change...Read more

3 Suggestions for Cultivating Your Leadership Potential3 Suggestions for Cultivating Your Leadership Potential

"Hii-yaaah!" I smiled as she laughed at her attempt to poke fun at my martial art uniform. Yes, my pants were tight fitting, but as a leader within a community of people who practice a martial art called capoeira, I am required to wear white pants, a white t-shirt and a belt around my waist to class and for events.

Capoeira has origins among enslaved Africans in Brazil and combines components of dance, music, acrobatics, rituals, and self-defense movements. The uniform reflects my years of experience and leadership commitments within...Read more

Modi government is almost ready with it plan to create an Amazon for agri productsModi government is almost ready with it plan to create an Amazon for agri products

When the Centre completes its ambitious programme of connecting all large 585 agriculture produce marketing committees (APMCs) or regulated mandis to eNational Agriculture Market (eNAM) by the end of next month, it will fully establish an Amazon or Flipkart for agri produce.

The eNAM should act as the technology platform for millions of farmers to sell their produce, and remove the intermediaries APMCs were known to create - something the World Bank always resented while calling out for sweeping reforms in India's mandi markets...Read more

Forbes India 30 Under 30: Young and fearlessForbes India 30 Under 30: Young and fearless

The Forbes India 30 Under 30 is now five years old. And while our selection process has become more rigorous with each new edition, the sheer growth in the number of names on the longlist and the quality of nominee profiles have reaffirmed that the old adage ‘if you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ holds true even today.

Generation Z is rewriting the rules of the game, and playing it hard too. It is putting its mind and money where its beliefs are, with gumption and imagination. Our list is representative across 15 categories and though it is exhaustive, it is not definitive, given India’s vast geographical spread. We have steered clear of considering well-established names, next-generation entrepreneurs and those having access to an influential lineage. Through our own research and multiple conversations with industry experts, we selected...Read more

Why Leadership Is So Important To Millennials Right NowWhy Leadership Is So Important To Millennials Right Now

As Gen X and Baby Boomers cede more and more economic control to Millennials, the world must also contend with a shifting of values. With young people graduating from college and joining the workforce for the first time, some of us are taking our first looks at a more global and more swiftly changing world than the one in which our parents grew up.

In several specific ways, Millennials bring a new perspective to the very idea of leadership — not just in the workplace, but also across society in general. Let’s discuss the two kinds of Millennial leadership and what they look like in, and what they mean for, the future of work...Read more

Services sector sees fastest growth in 3 months in January: PMIServices sector sees fastest growth in 3 months in January: PMI

The Indian service sector remained in expansion mode in January, registering the fastest rise in activity in three months driven by a renewed increase in new business orders, says a monthly survey. Even though growth rates for activity and employment accelerated since December, it remained weaker than their respective long-run survey averages. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Services Business Activity Index improved to 51.7 in January, up from 50.9 in December, signalling a faster expansion. The index remained above the neutral mark of 50 in January, that separates growth from contraction for the second consecutive month...Read more

Government nod to change criteria for classifying MSMEsGovernment nod to change criteria for classifying MSMEs

The Union Cabinet today approved the change in criteria for classifying MSMEs from 'Investment in Plant & Machinery' to annual turnover.

As per the new classification, enterprises having annual turnover less than or equal to Rs 5 crore fall under the 'micro' category.

Units having turnover between Rs 5 crore to Rs 75 crore will be classified as small enterprises, whereas those having turnover between Rs 75 crore and Rs 250 crore will be classified as enterprises...Read more

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Corporate EntrepreneurWhy There’s No Such Thing as a Corporate Entrepreneur

Can we please agree that there is no such thing as a corporate entrepreneur?

The term corporate entrepreneur devalues what real entrepreneurs do, and it creates a haze of hokum around people trying to innovate in large companies that sets them up to fail.

There is an ocean of difference between people innovating or designing new offerings inside a large company, and actual entrepreneurs. On one shore of the ocean is certainty — the steady paycheck, the options vesting, status...Read more

To Be, Or Not To Be: How To Build Strategic LeadershipTo Be, Or Not To Be: How To Build Strategic Leadership

Whether a leader chooses to be educated or ignorant, somebody else will always be faced with the outcome of that choice. As a young child, I can remember sitting at the kitchen table watching my grandmother cut vegetables. While trying to capture mental notes, I asked why she was putting so many things in a pot with tomato paste. Her reply was simple. She said, “I’m making soup. We will always have plenty to eat, and when the food is ready, some will be stored in the freezer. I can teach you to prepare it, but I can’t teach you to be hungry.” Her response to my question was a mouthful...Read more

Auto Expo 2018 Preview: What to expect from Asia’s largest motoring showAuto Expo 2018 Preview: What to expect from Asia’s largest motoring show

Auto Expo 2018 is a couple of days away and auto manufacturers are all set for the biennial event. Asia's largest motor show will see 20 leading OEMs showcasing over 100 products. The Auto Expo 2018 is extended this time to an additional day keeping in mind the increasing number of visitors. The motor show will open gates for the public on 9th February and it will finally conclude on 14th February. Before that, 7th and 8th February are the media days and we will bring you LIVE updates before the show starts officially for the public. 32 brands are not participating in Auto Expo 2018 including some big players like Nissan, Volkswagen, Harley Davidson and more. However, this does not simply mean that 2018 Auto Expo will be less exciting by any chance...Read more

Leanne Pittsford: How To Diversify Your Company's LeadershipLeanne Pittsford: How To Diversify Your Company's Leadership

Leanne Pittsford, a San Francisco based tech entrepreneur, noticed that many of the LGBTQ networking events she attended were catered to gay men.

Frustrated by this pattern, she decided to organize a series of gatherings for lesbians in technology at a local bar and soon came to realize she was on to something.

Growing out of those happy hours, Lesbians Who Tech is now a successful conference that offers coding scholarships, recruiting opportunities, workshops, speed mentoring, TED style talks, tech demos and networking parties, as well as a tech community of over 30,000 members...Read more

If you're an Entrepreneur, Your First Venture is Just the BeginningIf you're an Entrepreneur, Your First Venture is Just the Beginning

Passion is what you can't stop doing, tells Amit Shukla, the Founder, and CEO of Pursuite, India's first B2B e-commerce platform for the hospitality sector.

For a successful entrepreneur, the journey doesn't stop at his first venture. It rather becomes a continuous process for lifetime. Similarly, when Amit Shukla chanced upon an idea of starting up an online B2B solution space for hospitality procurements after the exemplary success of his first...Read more

Can Anyone Stop Amazon from Winning the Industrial Internet?Can Anyone Stop Amazon from Winning the Industrial Internet?

Just the announcement that Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jaime Dimon will be entering the health care space has sent shock waves for industry incumbents such as CVS, Cigna, and UnitedHealth. It also puts a fundamental question back on the agendas of CEOs in other industries: Will software eat the world, as Marc Andreessen famously quipped? Is this a warning shot that signals that other legacy industrial companies, such as Ford, Deere, and Rolls Royce are also at increased risk of being disrupted?

To start to answer that question, let’s tally up the score. There are three types of products today. Digital natives (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM) have gained...Read more

Why 'No Legacy Is So Rich As Honesty' When It Comes To LeadershipWhy 'No Legacy Is So Rich As Honesty' When It Comes To Leadership

“No legacy is so rich as honesty”: I've lived by Shakespeare's words since I started my business, imageOne, in 1991. I've learned over the past 27 years of being an entrepreneur and leader that honesty and vulnerability are what ensure my authenticity. But I wasn't always as able to be vulnerable as I am today.

My ability to be vulnerable owes a lot to my meditation practice. Thirteen years ago, I started meditating. My meditation practice began in a moment of overwhelming professional stress, and I’m grateful to be able to say that it has grown since then into a source of clarity and peace in my life...Read more

10-year study finds that this is the fastest way to become a CEO

In order to become a CEO, you're going to have to learn to stand out.

Researchers Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell conducted a 10-year study of over 17,000 C-suite executives as a part of the CEO Genome Project in order to discover what sets successful people apart...Read more

6 Reasons Your Company Needs a Chief Productivity Officer6 Reasons Your Company Needs a Chief Productivity Officer

When it comes to technology in the workplace, businesses have turned to their CIO. It's actually been that way for the last 30 years or so. But that position is becoming less relevant thanks to the migration of business applications and storage to the cloud.

As such, it's being recommended that businesses create a new position; the Chief Productivity Officer -- or CPO for short. This position will oversee these services, as well as ensure that your organization is meeting...Read more

Union Budget 2018-19: In ChartsUnion Budget 2018-19: In Charts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his fourth full Union Budget, introduced a slew of measures aimed at improving the farm and rural economy, continued the infrastructure push, announced a mega national healthcare scheme and brought back a tax on long-term gains from equities. He also confirmed that India will slip from its fiscal consolidation path as it now expects to breach the fiscal deficit target of 2017-18.

The economy is expected to benefit from the uptick in global economic growth which may provide a fillip to exports, said the.....Read more

3 Suggestions for Cultivating Your Leadership Potential3 Suggestions for Cultivating Your Leadership Potential

"Hii-yaaah!" I smiled as she laughed at her attempt to poke fun at my martial art uniform. Yes, my pants were tight fitting, but as a leader within a community of people who practice a martial art called capoeira, I am required to wear white pants, a white t-shirt and a belt around my waist to class and for events.

Capoeira has origins among enslaved Africans in Brazil and combines components of dance, music, acrobatics, rituals, and self-defense movements. The uniform reflects my years of experience and leadership commitments within the community of schools with which my business maintains affiliation...Read more

3 Suggestions for Cultivating Your Leadership PotentialEffects Of Taking The Outside-In Perspective In Management

Joseph Berardino is a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal in New York. He leads the Firm’s US Corporate Transformation practice, as well the East Region of Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Performance Improvement practice. He has served on several public company Boards of Directors, and is comfortable in the boardroom working with CEOs and boards to unlock shareholder value amidst complex dynamics.

Previously, Berardino was an audit partner with Arthur Andersen where he spent more than 30 years in various client-serving and leadership roles, including CEO of Andersen Worldwide....Read more

Key Highlights from Budget 2018: Fiscal deficit at 3.5% for FY18, 10% LTCG tax introduced Key Highlights from Budget 2018: Fiscal deficit at 3.5% for FY18, 10% LTCG tax introduced

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's delivered this government's fifth and last full Budget amid subdued economic growth, challenging fiscal situation and farm distress. What makes it all the more important is the upcoming elections in eight states this year and the General Election next year, all of which put tough demands on it. How has Jaitley managed to balance populist demands, the need to support economic growth and PM Modi's focus on fiscal discipline and reforms? Read the highl...Read more

How the World’s Oldest Company Reinvented Itself How the World’s Oldest Company Reinvented Itself

The decline in demand for paper hit Stora Enso hard. By 2011 the pulp and paper giant — the world’s oldest corporation, dating back to 1288 — had laid off over one-third of its 30,000 employees. Though profitable again, the company needed to transform itself into a global renewable materials company.

Jouko Karvinen, the CEO at the time, and his team decided not to depend on consultants, which would have been the typical way to go. Instead, they sought to reenergize and leverage their own people, but, Karvinen explained, “We also did not just want to handpick the usual senior managers we had always worked with before, because we knew that, in order to drive the...Read more

14 Leadership Trends That Will Shape Organizations In 2018 14 Leadership Trends That Will Shape Organizations In 2018

There's no "right" way to be a leader. Everyone who steps into a management or executive role has a different style of motivating and guiding people, and effective leadership means finding the way that works best for both you and your team.

Good leaders also know when it's time to adjust their approach, and are able to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the workforce. We asked 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council to share their insights on the biggest and most influential leadership and management trends of 2018...Read more

Leadership Conferences That Should Be On Your Radar In 2018 Leadership Conferences That Should Be On Your Radar In 2018

Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year.

Conferences can help you develop valuable new relationships, build influence in your space through speaking and thought leadership content, and even challenge you to think differently and push yourself to grow as a leader. Whether your thing is industry-focused events like marketing conferences or more big-picture events on topics like leadership, the right event can make a big difference...Read more

India 6th wealthiest country with total wealth of $8,230 billion, says report India 6th wealthiest country with total wealth of $8,230 billion, says report

India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States topped the chart, says a report. According to a report by New World Wealth, the United States is the wealthiest country in the world as the total wealth held in 2017 amounted to $64,584 billion, followed by China at the second place with $24,803 billion and Japan with $19,522 billion at third. Total wealth, refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each country/city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. The report, however, excludes government funds from its figures...Read more

Budget 2018: The story of the Indian economy in 10 charts Budget 2018: The story of the Indian economy in 10 charts

The Union Budget 2018 will be presented at a time when the Indian economy is facing the worst slowdown in at least half a decade, according to estimates from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

While macroeconomic shocks such as demonetisation and the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) are likely to have contributed to the slowdown, the root of the slowdown lies in the decline of investments in the country...Read more