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Business ResearchToday Business Research is the foundation for all new and growing Businesses.From Manufacturing to Services sector ,all businesses have unique problems and issues of sustainability.Business research in areas of uncertainity is imperitive as a tool to keep it going as well as proactively avoid major shakeouts.New Ideas and innovations also need to be tested and well researched in implementation to ensure success of the product.

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The research resources available for focussed report generation,now essentially structured with global,regional ,national and local level perspectives,major players,their financials,business drivers,differential advantage,substitute threat,disruptive forces/changes,tariff barriers,sectoral technology evolution,market scenario and competition etc. are mapped Research assignments in the past include corporates like Honda,Tanishq,GMR ,Future Retail and CII and A T Kearney etc.

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Business leaders and governments spend a disproportionate amount of their time on preparing for possible threats. This proven by the study conducted by business consulting industry leader PwC’s report on crisis management and CEOs. It stated that 73% of the respondents believe their firm will be hit by some crisis in the next three years. In spite of this, when major devastations do occur, many are found to be wanting in their level of preparation. What affects organizations most are asymmetric threats. These are threats which have a low probability of occurring, but lead to immense destruction and the related costs once they do. There are four broad classes of such asymmetric threats. These are in terms of unprotected infrastructure, vulnerable technology, underestimated disasters and innovative geopolitical attacks. One needs to prepare for such occurrences with a meta-readiness approach. For this, the first requirement is a genuine admission of such events occasionally occurring. This universe of threat needs to be assessed within the prism of the four broad categories. The current crisis-response capability needs to be assessed for each threat category.


Uploaded Date:15 November 2018

It is well-known that creativity is essential to fostering business innovation. A fear is that this creative economy may be somewhat exclusivist. Another unfounded fear is that such innovations do not have any direct bearing on the top or bottom line. These fears were put to rest in a study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute. Clearly companies with higher levels of creativity tend to do much better on the financial scale as well. There are some simple but deliberate methods which company leaders could adopt to help their employees get more creative. To immerse them into this world, they need to be exposed to newer experiences and break free from previously held views. They need to be given real-world challenges. It will help them discover previously unknown aspects about themselves. Artificial constraints may be imposed on this to simulate the real situations. Data needs to be used to further the creative juices. The art and science of business need to work in tandem.


Uploaded Date:14 November 2018 

For a seventh consecutive year TED has partnered with business consulting giant BCG to create a platform where industry leaders can talk about business transformation. It speaks about rebooting of businesses in the new avatars. This year’s version was held in Toronto. Dolly Chugh who is a professor of social psychology at the NYU’s Stern School of Business maintains that there remains no need to always try to be good. Tech advisor Nadjia Yousif meanwhile states that technology need be treated like a colleague. Elizabeth Lyle, who works with BCG confirms that proper management training must be provide to people who are being groomed to lead others. Author Amy Herman spoke about how visual intelligence needs to be applied at several life situations. The small details often influence how a scene plays out. Fintech entrepreneur Viola Llewellyn spoke about how microfinance will not work in Africa unless the execution is with well-understood cultural sensitivities. Arindam Bhattacharya confirmed that globalization was merely transforming itself into a new format. Behavioral economist Julia Dhar believes that people must agree to disagree. BCG’s Vinay Shandal is a firm believer in activist investment. On a lighter note, Amber Galloway-Gallego who is a sign language interpreter ended by saying how music brings people closer.


Uploaded Date:12 November 2018

The financial sector has made deep inroads into the overall makeup of the economy across the world over the past three decades. This financialization has happened due to the combined effects of technological change and deregulation. As a result, contractual arrangements have now become common place, having trickled down to other levels in the economy. Supporters of this development point out that it leads to an improved allocation of resources to people or firms that deserve it. The failure and success of firms already going down that direction accelerates as a result of intervention by banks. More turbulence is generated within the economy, where the churn leads to only a handful surviving. Thus, funds get reallocated to the better firm from the next-best one. Especially taking the case of France but also extending to other industrial economies, one notices that family-run firms tend to do better in the long-run. This is because family firms’ corporate strategy is geared towards parsimony. They control finances tightly, ending up paying lower wages, but also investing conservatively. Such firms avoided the market meltdown of 2008.


Uploaded Date:10 November 2018

For logistics or manufacturing companies, a trend emerging is the inefficiencies in its transportation and distribution, leading to spiraling up of costs. As per a report submitted by management consulting giant Bain and Company, at leading companies the distribution and transportation costs make up a little over 6% of the total revenues. This figure increased up to 8% at most average performing companies. At the others, it rises to about a tenth of the total. A world-class distribution network needs to be designed as it can reduce these costs by anywhere between 10 and 25% of the total. It will even impact on the timeliness of the deliveries by a final tally of up to 95%. Once a company reaches the top, it has to balance the costs and remain there. Tracking devices, digital tools and RFID technology needs to be made use of.


Uploaded Date:09 November 2018

There is a popular business mantra now popularly accepted known as “Disrupt or be Disrupted”. This refers to business models of players such as Netflix which disrupted the hegemonies of the traditional industry leaders, or even killed competition as happened with Blockbuster in this case. There may however be cause for concern as some business innovations may not have the transformative effect sought. So, a cause-benefit analysis needs to be considered. A matrix could be created to highlight these costs and resultant benefits. The axis could be divided into high or competitive intensity and high or low asset requirement to the traditional business. To discuss specifics, in the retail industry for those with high asset worth across multiple stores such as Sears or JC Penney, this may not be a very valuable proposition. Instead, such self- disruptions will be beneficial to luxury retailers like Gucci or Louis Vuitton. Sometimes alliances can work wonders which is why GM is tapping in to the potential of Lyft. Microsoft meanwhile has already leapfrogged to the next stage thanks to its already substantial data warehousing capabilities. This gets leveraged using cloud-based software for software development and customer relationships.


Uploaded Date:08 November 2018

There have been calls at various times for machines and numbers to totally control the business world at the expense of the humanities. But each time such movements have surfaced, opposite pulls have called for a greater focus on talent management. Prime example of this would be the 1930s when Elton Mayo introduced the concept of human resources, where workers were treated with dignity and care. This was in stark contrast to the earlier principles of scientific management introduced by Frederick Taylor. Similarly, after the 2008 economic crisis, there were calls for humanizing businesses. Underprepared overachievers in much contrast to the insecure overachievers, do not have patience. So, they try to derive business solutions for everything. For more holistic solutions, such people need to make use of literature, philosophy and the social sciences.


Uploaded Date:08 November 2018

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