Bharat's Blog

On this blog Bharat writes about business, business technology, technology business, international business & trade, current affairs, and other things which interest him. Bharat is a graduate of Thunderbird, School of Global Management.

Monday, May 03, 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

C. K. Prahalad

Over the weekend, we lost one of our best strategic management minds. There are numerous references to Dr Prahalad's work. However, I feel his most recent thoughts and ideas from his book, "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profit" should inspire and propel us into action. Dr Prahalad artfully portrays the convergence of business strategy, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.


Monday, April 05, 2010

The iPad is here...

...and it is getting great reviews. If you don't have one, watch these videos. You'll want to get one.

Apple iPad Video

Apple iPad Unboxing

2010 Apple iPad Keynote [This is a Loooong Video: 1 1/2 hrs]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

R.I.P - Paul A. Samuelson

Nobel-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson dies at age 94

Monday, December 07, 2009

What the iPod tells us


First, nationality matters. While the iPod is manufactured offshore and has a global roster of suppliers, the greatest benefits from this innovation go to Apple, an American company, with predominantly American employees and stockholders who reap the benefits… Apple keeps its product design, software development, product management, marketing and other high value functions in the U.S. This is not necessarily because the U.S. work force has superior capabilities in all of these areas, but because Apple has developed very specialized knowledge and ways of doing things that reside within the company and would be difficult to transfer to external locations... read more

Friday, December 04, 2009

Solar Lanterns Bring Light to Rural India

I am happy to see this step in the positive direction from an Indian company which makes solar lanterns. It's a classic example of Michael Porter's competitive advantage in his article on corporate philanthropy. I hope the guys who are able to help the rural poor in India get really rich doing it. That'll be a win-win.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TED India - SixthSense Technology Presentation

Earlier this month TED held their conference in India -- TED India. I happened to view this presentation by Pranav Mistry from the MIT Media Lab. The vision he creates of future human computer interaction by blurring the lines between the digital world and the real world is magnificent. Take a look: