The International Retail Supply Chain Battle

In November 2015, Beijing Century Joyo courier services registered with the US government as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC). Freight forwarding and the pricing associated with it has been considered opaque and ripe for disruption by providing better technology-enabled transparency and cost advantages. Unless you are in this business or following the news closely,… Continue reading The International Retail Supply Chain Battle

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FDA – Can this Regulator Resist Capitalism’s Behemoths

Among several regulatory bodies, if one has to pick the two biggest promoters or inhibitors of capitalist expansion in the US, it is the FDA and SEC. The SEC in recent times has again gained prominence in the media due to the Wall Street disaster and the sudden love people have found for more monitoring… Continue reading FDA – Can this Regulator Resist Capitalism’s Behemoths

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Amazon Marketplace Program: What if Walmart steals the entire pie?

It has been a while since I posted a blog entry. A new job, a new place, a new home and several other activities has kept me away from blogging. In this article, I want to explore a nagging thought that has been in my mind for a long time. Is Amazon merely profiting from… Continue reading Amazon Marketplace Program: What if Walmart steals the entire pie?

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Book Review: Competing for the Future

This book is all about “core competence”, a term coined by the authors (Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad) several years before and had become an industry buzz word. I liked the book as it tried to elevate strategy to a different status, a more positive one, in the eyes of companies. It was however surprising… Continue reading Book Review: Competing for the Future

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Is copying Amazon.com the brightest idea for your business?

There are these interesting strategic meetings in companies where I’m pretty sure one of you may have heard this from some corner of the room – Why don’t we copy what Amazon is doing? Why re-invent the wheel? They set the standard anyways. I’ve heard it before in team meetings or from people I’ve had… Continue reading Is copying Amazon.com the brightest idea for your business?

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Business in Asia – People and Power

Here is a write-up that I submitted for one of my course assignments in Business School. Obviously trying to bring in a different opinion, but not that well received… The Many “Faces” of Asia   Asia is a unique continent in several ways – political governments, freedom, ethnicity, race, religion, society and culture. The most… Continue reading Business in Asia – People and Power

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