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For start-ups, ethics and values will define legacy

The success of Indian start-ups will not be measured by valuation alone but by the enduring legacy of their principles and global footprints.

Indian start-ups have achieved impressive milestones with over 100 unicorns
Published on Nov 20, 2023 10:45 PM IST

How MSMEs can help India become a $5-trillion engine

A bridge between the traditional business ecosystem and new-age businesses, India’s MSMEs have been evolving. A thrust from the Centre will stimulate the sector

The sector needs a centralised hub of incubators for budding enterprises to help establish a knowledge network for entrepreneurs who aspire to develop their skills and serve global markets. (HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 04, 2023 07:49 PM IST

Strengthen corporate governance standards

Despite regulations mandating the appointment of independent directors, many Indian companies still lack sufficient representation of these individuals

We should remember that India’s weak corporate governance framework hurts the economy as a whole (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 10, 2023 08:06 PM IST

The weaknesses of corporate governance systems in India

Global investors are watching the lacunae in our current corporate governance structure and, more importantly, if we are serious about fixing them

Trust, transparency and accountability are hallmarks of strong corporate governance that can help build investor confidence and earn their trust. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 02:31 AM IST

Ensuring a competitive three-player telco market

More competition and a formidable third player in the telecom market help maintain low prices for consumers and defray fears of cartelisation

For the government, it may be a pragmatic business call to safeguard its debt from going bad and reiterate its firm commitment to a three-player market. (ANI)
Published on Mar 02, 2022 08:24 PM IST

Why India’s civil services need corporate management structures and culture

There is a crying need for reforms such as a transparent and result-driven appraisal system, rules that make decision-making easier, better interdepartmental coordination, among others.

The argument that corporate management cannot bring desired results in public administration seems a bit stretched (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

Putting the consumer at the centre of Digital India

One way to empower consumers is by creating mechanisms to ensure inter-operability, by making it easier to switch services from one platform to another. In telecom, interoperability is implemented. However, in the internet space, and more prominently in the app space, consumers do not have this choice.

The Supreme Court, in 2019, acknowledged that internet access is integral to the right to freedom of speech and expression while adding that any restriction on internet access must pass the test of proportionality, and suggested the evolution of a rules-based mechanism to govern the internet. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 06:21 AM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

Analysis | Should corporates take a stand on TV news?

A combination of a more robust sample by increasing the number of household meters and systemic checks need to be put in place

Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 07:29 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

For companies, the end of neutrality | Opinion

The Facebook ad boycott shows that companies are increasingly being forced to take positions

Though mega corporations are not about to turn altruistic, they are recognising that purpose and profit are interlinked(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

Businesses must reframe their purpose, priorities | Opinion

Companies are operating in a volatile world. Redefine objectives and models; be humane; identify opportunities

Rethink the valuation of companies. It is not just profitability, but resilience which makes them stand out(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 06:35 PM IST
ByVinay Dixit and Lloyd Mathias

Protesters must pay for damage to public property

India must update the prevention of damage to public property act and use technology to nail down vandals

Women and children at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, February 11, 2020(PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 07:09 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

We need patriotism as a unifier in a divisive polity

No one has a monopoly over nationalism, but providing contemporary icons for people to cherish can help bind us

In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 07:52 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias

Making the journey from job seekers to job creators | Analysis

Encourage education, enable easy access of funds, and nurture a culture of risk-taking for the economy to bloom

Many of India’s unicorns have created wealth for their investors, and become huge employment-generators(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 07:53 PM IST
ByLloyd Mathias
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