All stories by Shailesh Dobhal
Connect the dots: Reliance, ITC, SoftBankRediff.com11 Aug 2020
Mukesh Ambani is stringing in new partnerships within the Reliance ecosystem with the best in global business -- from Facebook, Google and Microsoft to umpteen sovereign wealth funds and a soon-to-be-declared strategic partner in a big global retailer, notes Shailesh Dobhal.
Doorstep delivery is the biggest opportunity thrown open by COVID crisisRediff.com26 May 2020
Footfalls will invariably come down to a trickle even after lockdown restrictions go away, and the only way to prevent someone else from poaching your consumer is to go down to the consumer herself. Consumers will prefer products and services to be delivered to their doorstep, hygienically and safely.
2019: Year of reality checkRediff.com27 Dec 2019
From promoters losing their firms to consumers realising there are no free lunches, 2019 was a year of getting real,says Shailesh Dobhal.
The year in four facesRediff.com29 Dec 2018
Urjit Patel, Binny Bansal, Nirav Modi and Rahul Gandhi personify the big trends that defined 2018. Well, almost...
Why are so many Indian tycoons heading for the door?Rediff.com1 Dec 2018
So what's up? Why are so many promoters heading for the door? It cannot be that all of them lost their appetite for a good fight at the same time.And if Naresh Goyal of Jet Airways and Subhash Chandra of Zee Entertainment do bow out, will it be seen as chickening out when the going got tough or the entrepreneurial instinct of surviving to fight another battle waned, wonders Shailesh Dobhal.
Move over millennials! The Gen Zers are hereRediff.com6 Sep 2018
They'll be increasingly define everything from products to politics of this country.
What do Mukesh Ambani and Ramdev have in common?Rediff.com27 Jul 2018
Apply the 'insurgent' tests on what Ambani, Ramdev and Agarwal have done of late, and you will start seeing the similarities rather than obvious differences of industry, upbringing or social station, says Shailesh Dobhal.
Why Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is falteringRediff.com2 Jun 2018
Ramdev made nature-to-goodness products popular, and reaped benefits. Then he seemed to lose focus and the last thing it needs is more distraction, like the passionate founder shooting his mouth off yet again
For some MNCs, India remains a big puzzleRediff.com26 Jan 2018
Why Danone, Philips, and to an extent Nestl and P&G remain under stress in India is a subject perhaps worthy of a business school case study, says Shailesh Dobhal.
4 trends that shaped Indian industry in 2017Rediff.com26 Dec 2017
From crisis leaders to future Goliaths, India Inc saw them all in 2017, says Shailesh Dobhal.
Mukesh plans another disruption, RIL to enter e-commerceRediff.com30 Nov 2017
Make no mistake, Reliance's entry into Indian e-commerce cannot be taken lightly. It is akin to a combine of AT&T and Wal-Mart challenging Amazon on its home turf, says Shailesh Dobhal.
The farmer in the farm loan waiverRediff.com28 Jul 2017
Beyond the macro data, there has been little enquiry into the profile of the indebted farmer households, says Shailesh Dobhal.
Wooing Middle-Income IndiaRediff.com31 May 2017
From middle-class it is middle-income India, marketers are chasing for volumes. The 166 million households in this category is the new focus.
Attack on the MNC TitansRediff.com5 May 2017
It's a post-truth world for multinational brands and businesses too.
Kingfisher: How can a bank lend crores against a brand?Rediff.com6 Apr 2016
In the frenzy of the debate over whether Vijay Mallya is a 'defaulter' or an 'absconder', a critical business asset has been needlessly sullied, says Shailesh Dobhal.
'A lot of the start-up stuff is inexperience coupled with arrogance'Rediff.com23 Feb 2016
'All businesses have to be run for business, for profits on a sustainable basis. It may sound old school, but then I have been in business for 32 years and you can't change an old tiger's stripes.'
Why Baba Ramdev's anti-MNC strategy is self-destructiveRediff.com10 Feb 2016
What does one make of Ramdev's recent allegations that MNCs are conspiring against Patanjali?
Marketing lessons to learn from the odd-even experimentRediff.com13 Jan 2016
There was all-round scepticism about the workability of the scheme.
The big threats India Inc faces from unlikely quartersRediff.com29 Sep 2015
India Inc is facing threat from non-traditional sources.
Why so serious, Mr CEO?Rediff.com28 Jul 2015
Now mergers, acquisitions, sale of assets, fundraising, strategic intent and competitive position in the market are part of business life everywhere.