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Is a Debt-free Company Better than one with Debt?

Is a debt-free company a sign of achievement for a company? Should all businesses become debt-free? Or does debt actually have a benefit?

Srinivasa Addepalli provides a perspective on this question that has a personal finance application too. Should you take a loan to buy a house? Or repay your loan from your savings?

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quit my job

3 Steps to Get Ready to Quit My Job

How do I quit my job, is an oft-asked question. Everyone wants to quit their jobs and be on their own, or start a new venture.

These fantasies remain as such because they are not backed up with sufficient intent and preparation. Srinivasa Addepalli describes three steps that could get you ready.

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Presentation Skills You Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the platinum standard for presentations. He has inspired many leaders and books have been written about Jobs’ presentation secrets.

In this post, Srinivasa Addepalli shares 3 lessons from Steve Jobs that we can all apply in our business presentations.

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Are you being defined by your labels?

Often, we let ourselves be defined by labels, either imposed by others or by ourselves.

Labels can be helpful, but can also limit our potential. How do we ensure that we benefit from the labels without letting them constrain us?

Usha Rangarajan delves into this topic.

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When Black Swan Meets Blue Ocean

In the past few weeks, news came of two great companies filing for bankruptcy. Both were global brands, very familiar, yet aspirational.
Post-corona, many other iconic brands could go the same way. Can we predict them, prevent them?

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Does the Customer Value anything other than Price?

Most managers confuse customer value with price, resulting in price becoming the primary attribute for selling.

The confusion between value, price and cost causes us to lose money. Srinivasa Addepalli offers a simple framework to understand these three terms and also determine customer value.

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Future of Schools

The Future of Schools

Our school system is designed for linearity and mediocrity, an assembly line over spread over 12 years.

Can we use the Covid disruption to reimagine a different system, one that solves the problems of inadequate teachers and lack of choice?

Srinivasa Addepalli takes inspiration from the traditional Gurukul system to offer some suggestions.

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The Way to Scale

Every time you have a good idea, execute it well, you wonder – how do I scale this?
Can I roll it out across a large population/organization? Indeed, in today’s global world, we often think something is worthwhile only if you can scale it to global scale.

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3 must-dos for a meaningful conversation

Say the word communication and a plethora of related words come rushing in… listening, articulation, tone, pace, clarity, confidence, conciseness. And then some more: body language, sensitivity, biases, vulnerability and relevance.

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The Future of Food

It would not be an overstatement if I said that during the three months of lockdown, I have spent more time with food than ever before. Not only has its consumption increased, but also my involvement in its preparation (and the aftermath) has not been insignificant. So, it is safe to say that I have given food a lot of thought!

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The post-Corona New Normal – Ajay Nanavati

Future Conversations is a series of discussions with business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs by GlobalGyan.

Ajay Nanavati is the former Chairman, Syndicate Bank and MD, 3M India. He is an innovation evangelist and a Director on the boards of several companies.

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The Curse of Leadership

Now is a tough time for all leaders, faced with choices that are all bad, and outcomes that they have to live with forever. It is important for us to think of the role each of us plays in supporting or derailing leadership. In particular, there are two member types in every organisation that we must be wary of.

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