Guest Columns


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1 Never Annoy your Man-Friday

It is an old saying that a marwari banya sits over a decision for many days before operating on it. I found it very true in 1993 when a top businessman of India rang me up and said that he wanted to meet me urgently and urged me to come to his house....

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2 Collective Wisdom leads to better Business Decisions

Way back in early nineties I was editing the Delhi edition of The Financial Express. One morning while skimming through various newspapers and magazines for new ideas for stories, I came across two family-owned businesses (FOB); one showing declining...

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3 Emergence of FOB (Family owned business) in India

Three thousand and five hundred years ago, the Aryans are said to have passed through the Khyber Pass of Hindu Kush mountains to enter India. Fascinated by the vastness of the country, its greenery and beauty, they settled down in the new land. Being nomads w...

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4 Families in Business Need for Professionals

Ask a senior professional to work in a company which is Family Owned and the first reaction is likely to be , “What? Me work in a Lala-company? No thank you. ”

Speak to any “Lala”, the most widely used term for the Promoter/Owner of a Family Owned bus...

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5 Developing Political Connections

‘The businessman should be a rajput, son of the ruler,’ is an old Marwari saying. It is true as any businessman will endorse, of course off the record, that developing political connections is important for successful and profitable business. In the ...

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