Monthly Archives: April 2014

Philip Delves Broughton on GE’s bid for Alstom

Apr 30, 2014

Philip Delves Broughton, management expert and best-selling author, featured in today’s Financial Times commenting on General Electric’s attempted bid for Alstom, a large French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and transport markets. Philip argues that whilst François Hollande, President of France, and Arnaud Montebourg, his economy and industry minister, have meddled with the bid

James Crabtree on India’s new politics

Apr 30, 2014

James Crabtree, Mumbai Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, recently wrote the cover story for the Financial Times’ magazine discussing India’s new politics, particularly focusing on why some of India’s business stars are taking on the traditional elite, as the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls. Profiling candidates such as Nandan Nilekani, one of India’s most

Ravi Venkatesan: “India will teach you to be successful in emerging markets”

Apr 29, 2014

Check out this insightful Q&A with Ravi Venkatsean, a widely-respected business leader and former Chairman of Microsoft India, who spoke to India Ink about why multinational companies have no choice but to come to India, and what some are getting wrong when investing in this emerging market. Such thinking is in tune with Mr Modi’s, a popular prime

Rory Sutherland on ideas that breed

Apr 28, 2014

In his latest musings for The Spectator, Rory Sutherland, one of the most influential men in marketing, discusses how the most interesting innovations seem to emerge from the mating of different ideas, a process which is excellently described by Matt Ridley in his TEDtalk called ‘When ideas have sex’. By using examples such as the wheeled suitcase, which

AC Grayling: “Even Christianity is not really Christian”

Apr 28, 2014

Writing in The Times, Professor AC Grayling, chairman of this year’s Man Booker Prize, argues that numerous Christian ideals – and many of Britain’s defining characteristics – really come from Greece and Rome. This follows from a comment David Cameron made that Britain is a “Christian nation”. Professor Grayling believes that such a description was

Political Risk in Frontier Markets: Exclusive Q&A with Jonathan Berman

Apr 25, 2014

In an exclusive Q&A for ATG|Chartwell’s quarterly INSIGHT magazine, Jonathan Berman, a leading analyst on the strategic & operational challenges in Frontier Markets, talks opportunities and emerging market politics. Many see growth in frontier markets but are concerned about corrupt government or just dysfunctional governments. Are they right to be worried? They’re right to consider it. For some, the remedy

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