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Feb.14.2009
I wonder, when most companies are retrenching in current times, how many top management positions are taking a cut in their salaries. I wonder how many CEOs are foregoing their bonuses. I wonder how many of them will take a salary cut. I wonder. Top bosses at America’s financial firms that received...
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Jan.29.2009
Corruption looms large not just in the developing economies, but is also quite prevalent in the developed markets. The underlying asset, greed, is heavy on the balance sheets of some of the world’s greatest corporations (or so they were touted till about a few months back) and their top management...
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Jan.22.2009
We read it in the papers all right. Yes, all of us did, and saw it on TV too. We’ve been reading up on the developments almost everyday since Gujarat announced it will be vibrant again on the 11th and the 12th of January. This time we met after over two weeks for a round of beer at my place. Mahesh...
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Jan.15.2009
‘7 year itch’, a phrase now often extended to refer to an urge to move on from any situation, and not even limited sometimes to those of seven years' duration. The original seven-year itch, however, wasn't a condition that supposedly began after seven years, but one that supposedly lasted for seven...
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Jan.15.2009
Just two days after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I was travelling on business. Flying off to four cities over four days, doing a return to Mumbai the same evening each day. No one would have visited the airport as much as I did in these four days. At least none that I know of. Reports of...
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