Hewlett Packard’s musical chairs game
Over time HP’s addition of products like engineering calculators moved it toward more consumer products.
The valuation dichotomy and the boomerang effect
It is important to note the paradox of low-value consumers resulting in some of the highest private company valuations.
Wrong assumptions create lousy outcomes
What was a brilliant business idea loses value as competitors enter the market, new technologies and solutions are created and customers find they prefer alternatives to your original success formula.
The insatiable quest of PE fund managers for going solo
It is to be seen if they convince LPs that Indian PE is the best-performing asset class over the long-term.
The most important thing we teach is that three out of four startups fail.
The secrets of family business longevity
Clear and well defined family values, trust, networks and innovation are often the bedrock for success in family firms, but designing governance structures to face ownership and succession roadblocks are also essential for longevity.