Looking back. Looking forward

Historic Quality in India This article appeared in Business India, May 21-June 3, 2018. In the days when historians assumed that history began with Greece, the Greek historian Herodotus recorded the first known reference to cotton grown in India. He wrote, “Certain wild trees bear […]

Shrink the Mountains of Waste

We are a rich nation. We can afford waste…. Mountains of waste. This waste is created by governments, organizations, institutions, households and individuals. In this prioritized order. Let’s focus on organizations – manufacturing and services. The waste generated by these organizations is typically one-third their […]

Partnering with the Phantom

Is quality popular? In theory perhaps. Not in practice. Is quality a fully delegable responsibility? No. This article appeared in Indian Management, November, 2017. What are the challenges to muster support for a specific quality initiative? The key one is that upper managers believe that […]

Building a Quality Culture

A strong company culture defined by its values, beliefs, and behaviors, has a profound impact on its products and services. More so in today’s VUCA world, where to stay relevant and maintain a competitive edge, it is critical for organizations to build a culture that […]

12 Questions that every Director should ask!

Asking the right questions is at the heart of good Corporate Governance. I have had good and disastrous experiences on various boards, including my own companies. Based on these experiences I have compiled a list of twelve questions directors of an organization should ponder over. […]

What can you do to drive ‘Make in India’?

MAKE IN INDIA is the catalyst for creating jobs in the country. It is the right strategy.   However, for MAKE IN INDIA to happen, it is important that the government deal with the following anticipated challenges: · New factories will require land · New […]