The Persons You Will Meet at Kala Ghoda This Year

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (#KGAF) is keeping Mumbaikars merrily occupied this week. They visit the Kala Ghoda Art District (a term I’ve only recently got to know about) not only to shop for elegant/ loud knick-knacks, novelty art created from waste, and beautiful handloom creations (oh, the joys of hand-made Indian clothing!), but also… Read More The Persons You Will Meet at Kala Ghoda This Year

Design Thinking: The Key to a Superior Service Experience

I had the opportunity to visit the office of the Registration and Stamp Duty Department of Government of Maharashtra recently. If it had not been for the signboard outside the office, I would have thought that I was in a waiting room at a local railway station. As a consultant who routinely deals with process… Read More Design Thinking: The Key to a Superior Service Experience

Five Things (Not) To Do When Talking To Customers

Economics tells us that buying decisions are a function of price, the intersection of demand and supply, and a willingness to pay. ‘Willingness to pay’ – such a clever term that can encompass so many biases. Ever decided to buy from one shop rather than another because the shopkeeper at the first talked to you… Read More Five Things (Not) To Do When Talking To Customers

Six reasons why #Uber could fail in India

The rise of the new economy has given rise not just to new industries but also to new business models. E-commerce led the wave of what has today become the positioning of choice for many an entrepreneur – the ‘integrator’. With technology playing a substantial role in ‘integrating’ various pieces of the model, several challenges got addressed.… Read More Six reasons why #Uber could fail in India