Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pitstop4Performers - January 10, 2013 - Contents


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Events
1)      ISKCON Jagannatha Ratha Yatra
2)      Mylapore Festival
3)      Great Lakes – On Education
4)      Consul-Megatech deal
5)      MCCI – FFT on Competition
6)      GRT Bodhi Spa
7)      Tamil Heritage Trust
8)      Shriram City Union Finance - Solar
9)      Borg launch
10)  C. K. Prahalad Memorial Event
11)  Polyspin, Rajapalayam - Factory visit

60 Secs Chief
Samir Yajnik, Global Services & COO, Asia Pacific, Tata Technologies

60 Secs Chief Questionnaire

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Business Advisor - January 10, 2013 - Contents


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Articles
Why are Indian high-income persons miserly in paying taxes? - T. N. Pandey
Uniform fiscal year facilitates peer comparison - Dr S. Chandrasekaran
Confusion in exemption to education services - Dr Sanjiv Agarwal
Globally, governance leaves much to be desired - Dr B. Yerram Raju
Bank merger: Solution or a new problem? - R. Venkatakrishnan
FEMA provisions for non-residents - G. Karthikeyan

Cartoon
RBI autonomy - Bimbadhar Mishra

Interview
Agri commodities - Vedika Narvekar

Technical outlook - Anuj Gupta

Year-end observations
Amit Talwar, Parko Commerce
Brotin Banerjee, Tata Housing
Debasis Chatterji, Netxcell
Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Infotech Enterprises
Kanesan Veluppillai, Scomi Group Berhad
Manish Mehta, IndiaHomes
Mukund Kamat, Kohinoor Group
Raj Sharma, Best Property Deals
Rajnish Kumar, Fullerton Securities
Ramesh Loganathan, Progress Software
Sharad Mehra, Pearl Academy
Shwetank Singh, Premier Inn
Suman Reddy, Pegasystems Worldwide
Tarun Anand, Universal Business School
Tony Mira, Ajuba Solutions
V. Laxmikanth, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Vijender Singh, Pantel Technologies
Vinodh Sharma, The Pasta Bar Veneto

Case laws update - V. K. Subramani

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Reviews
1)      ‘Three Decades of HIV/AIDS in Asia’ Edited by Jai P. Narain – Sage
2)      ‘The Wave Rider: A chronicle of the Information Age’ by Ajit Balakrishnan – Macmillan
3)      ‘Centurion: The father, the son and the spirit of cricket’ by Pramesh Ratnakar – Harper
4)      ‘How to Live to 110: Your comprehensive guide to a healthy life’ by Brian Kirby and Tim Kirby - Magna
5)      ‘Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How microlending lost its way and betrayed the poor’ by Hugh Sinclair - Harper
6)      ‘Making News: A straight-shooting guide to media relations’ by David Henderson

New arrivals
‘Ayodhya: The dark night – The secret history of Rama’s appearance in Babri Masjid’ by Krishna Jha, Dhirendra K. Jha – Harper
‘Beggar’s Feast’ by Randy Boyagoda – Harper
‘The Story and the Song’ by Manasi Subramaniam, Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan – Karadi Tales
‘M. S. Subbulakshmi: Queen of carnatic music’ – Amar Chitra Katha

Short snatches
1)      ‘From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery’ by Padma Desai
2)      ‘Spy the Lie: Former CIA officers teach you how to detect deception’ by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero
3)      ‘Mahatma Gandhi & Cinema’ by Jayprakash Chowksey
4)      ‘It’s Not About You: A little story about what matters most in business’ by Bob Burg, John David Mann
5)      ‘Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness’ by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
6)      ‘World Changers: 25 entrepreneurs who changed business as we knew it’ by John A. Byrne

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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Pitstop4Performers - December 25, 2012 - Preview copy



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‘Power’ presentations - Conference on Tamil Nadu power dynamics, Gujarat story – MCCI & IEF
Yoga Nidra - Balaji Gorantla
A platform to create interaction among directors
S. Srinivasan, Founder, Indian Institute of Directors
Help in raising growth capital
Abhijeet Dhar, MD, Callidus Capital Advisors, Mumbai
Meet David 5.0
David Appasamy, Strategy consultant, Chennai
Right connections for Indian businesses
Gavin Young, New Zealand Consul General and Trade Commissioner
Looking for the next Instagram
Alexander von Kotze, V. N. Jagadeesh, Next Big Idea
Doesn’t take a lifetime to build value
Meena Ganesh, CEO and MD, Pearson Education Services
Events
CII Seminar on Applied Innovation
AMP Technologies launch event
60 Secs Chief:
Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy
Oscar Pereira, MD, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals
60 Secs Chief Questionnaire



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Residence Certificate Rules - T. N. Pandey
Secretarial Standards strengthen corporate governance - Dr S. Chandrasekaran
Vegetables on EMI - Bimbadhar Mishra
Service tax on reimbursements is now ultra vires - Dr Sanjiv Agarwal
Cooperative governance - Dr B. Yerram Raju

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Business leaders’ views
Rahul Pillai, Country Manager India, Interem

Year-end observations
Manish Garg, President, Everest Industries Ltd
Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group
Abhijita Kulshrestha, Senior Gemmologist and Consultant, Gemstone Universe
Sudarshan Boosupalli, GM-India & SAARC Operations, Ruckus Wireless Inc.
Bijay Agarwal, Managing Director, Salarpuria Sattva
Preenand Premachandran, CEO, Hebron Properties
Suraj H. Asrani, COO, Cornerstone Properties
Asif Upadhye, CFO, Never Grow Up

Information
Case laws update - V. K. Subramani



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Book Peek - January 3, 2013 - Contents



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Reviews
1)      ‘Disaster Science and Management’ by Tushar Bhattacharya - TMH
2)      ‘Winning at Innovation: The A-to-F Model’ by Fernando Trías de Bes and Philip Kotler - Pan Macmillan
3)      ‘Think Everest: Scaling mountains with the mind’ - 2e - Atul and Anita Karwal – Viva
4)      ‘Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier: IAS unmasked’ by M. K. Kaw - Konark
5)      ‘Body Language’ by Hedwig Lewis – 3e – Sage
6)      ‘What the CEO Really Wants from You: The 4 As for managerial success’ by R. Gopalakrishnan – Harper

New arrivals
‘The Little Book of Big Customer Satisfaction Measurement’ by Ajit Rao, Subhash Chandra – Sage
‘State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2012’ – Ed: Vipin Sharma – Sage, Access
‘Microfinance India: The Social Performance Report 2012’ by Girija Srinivasan – Sage, Access
‘Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2012’ by Venugopalan Puhazhendhi – Sage, Access

Reader’s Reads
Chandan Sharma, Founder, DholDhamaka.com

Reading for a child
Raveen Sastry, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, hoopos.com

Short snatches
1)      ‘Three Decades of HIV/AIDS in Asia’ Edited by Jai P. Narain – Sage
2)      ‘The Wave Rider: A chronicle of the Information Age’ by Ajit Balakrishnan – Macmillan
3)      ‘Centurion: The father, the son and the spirit of cricket’ by Pramesh Ratnakar – Harper
4)      ‘How to Live to 110: Your comprehensive guide to a healthy life’ by Brian Kirby and Tim Kirby - Magna
5)      ‘Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How microlending lost its way and betrayed the poor’ by Hugh Sinclair - Harper
6)      ‘Making News: A straight-shooting guide to media relations’ by David Henderson



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Book Peek - December 27, 2012 - Contents



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Reviews
1)      ‘Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a leader for life’ by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller - Harper
2)      ‘Rajini’s Punchtantra: Business and life management the Rajinikanth way’ by P. C. Balasubramanian and Raja Krishnamoorthy - Rupa
3)      ‘Digital India: Understanding information, communication and social change’ by Pradip Ninan Thomas - Sage
4)      ‘Triumph of Togetherness’ by Anil Sainani - Wisdom Tree
5)      ‘Making of a Diplomat: Hone your skills’ by Prem K. Budhwar – Konark
6)      ‘Designated Drivers: How China plans to dominate the global auto industry’ by G. E. Anderson – Wiley

New arrivals
‘You Can Change Your Life: Easy steps to getting what you want’ by Rob Yeung - Macmillan
‘The Ingo Chronicles: Stormswept’ by Helen Dunmore – Harper
‘The Ingo Chronicles: The Deep’ by Helen Dunmore - Harper
‘But Will the Planet Notice? How smart economics can save the world’ by Gernot Wagner - Macmillan

Short snatches
1)      ‘Disaster Science and Management’ by Tushar Bhattacharya - TMH
2)      ‘Winning at Innovation: The A-to-F Model’ by Fernando Trías de Bes and Philip Kotler - Pan Macmillan
3)      ‘Think Everest: Scaling mountains with the mind’ - 2e - Atul and Anita Karwal – Viva
4)      ‘Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier’ by M. K. Kaw - Konark
5)      ‘Body Language’ by Hedwig Lewis – 3e – Sage
6)      ‘What the CEO Really Wants from You: The 4 As for managerial success’ by R. Gopalakrishnan – Harper



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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pitstop4Performers - December 10, 2012 - Contents



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TiE Chennai Entrepreneur Awards 2012
A lonely thorn – Chirag Pandya
My experiences with Yoga Nidra - S. Govindarajan
How schools can collaborate with industry
N. K. Ranganath, Managing Director, Grundfos
Initiatives in Vysya Bank
G. M. Rao, Chairman, GMR Group
Focus areas for the Association
Sarada Ramani, President, ITSME Association
Find answers to growth problems
Srinath Jagannathan, Treasurer, ITSME Association
Two major growth issues
Ramani Ramachandran, CEO, CI Global Technologies
Reacting to tunnel mishap in Japan
C. P. Madhusudan, Sales Director, Lucid Software
60 Secs Chief
Somnath Pal, CEO, Citrus Check Inns
Shubhra Bhardwaj, Founder, Ferriswheel Entt
Amit Bansal, CEO, PurpleLeap
Anirudh Dhoot, Director, Videocon


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Entertainment and amusement services - T. N. Pandey
Duties of directors: Dos and don’ts - Dr S. Chandrasekaran
IFRS convergence - Vidhyadhar Kulkarni
Automatic stay of income-tax recovery - V. K. Subramani
Second-hand implements (cartoon) - Bimbadhar Mishra
Retail design and merchandising - Anand Chandrashekaran
Service Tax: Negative List, positive codes - Dr Sanjiv Agarwal
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Business leaders’ views
•           Suresh Thimri, CEO, QNet India
•           SunGard
•           Vidya Shankar, Trustee, Shriram Foundation
•           Brotin Banerjee, MD and CEO, Tata Housing
•           Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India
•           From press releases:
o          CII
o          Deloitte
o          KLM
o          ISQ
Case laws update - V. K. Subramani


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Contents of Pitstop4Performers - November 10, 2012

  • The UniverCell story
  • Maddy media
  • FDI in retail
People featured in this issue
  • D. Sathish Babu
  • Mahadevan Jayaram
  • Sriram Sridharan
  • T. R. Venkatesh, Radha Srinivasan, Sriharish Padmanabhan, Hima Anugula, Karthik Gopalan

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Monday, December 24, 2012

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1)      Corporate gifts: Bad governance - Dr S. Chandrasekaran
2)      Negotiating with a banker - Dr B. Yerram Raju
3)      Reforms and roadblocks - Bimbadhar Mishra
4)      Markets endorse reforms - Dr Sanjiv Agarwal
5)      March of the digerati - GBS Bindra
6)      Education abroad: Forex implications - G. Karthikeyan
7)      FDI in retail – Interview with Sriram Sridharan
8)      FDI in retail – Business leaders’ views
9)      Case laws update – V. K. Subramani
10)  Queries, Information

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Contents of Pitstop4Performers - October 25, 2012

·         The Magzter story
·         Public WiFi
·         Five points, someone
  • Chinese bamboo
  • Writing about emotions
  • Tamil and technology
  • Infinite connections

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Business Advisor - Volume I Part 1 - October 25, 2012 - Preview



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Contents of Volume I Part 1 - October 25, 2012
  • Governance and Board Diversity by Ramesh Venkataraman, CEO, CurAlea
  • Queries & Replies: Service tax and Income tax
  • The long wait for clarifications from the Service Tax Department – Joseph Prabakar, Advocate, Chennai
  • Circular on freebies, Service Tax Order on due date
  • Case law updates by V. K. Subramani, Chartered Accountant, Erode
  • Links to videos of T. N. Pandey, Chairman (1989 - 1990), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Book Peek - December 20, 2012 - Contents



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Reviews
1)      ‘The Price of Civilization: Reawakening virtue and prosperity after the economic fall’ by Jeffrey Sachs
2)      ‘Churning the Earth: The making of global India’ by Aseem Shrivastava, Ashish Kothari
3)      ‘True North Groups: A powerful path to personal and leadership development’ by Bill George, Doug Baker
4)      ‘Time to Start Thinking: America and the spectre of decline’ by Edward Luce
5)      ‘Fit Pregnancy: The complete health plan for you and your baby’ by Namita Jain – Harper
6)      ‘Let’s Talk: Negotiation & communication at the workplace’ by Mukta Mahajani – Jaico

New arrivals
1)      ‘Garbage Beat’ by Richa Lakhera (Harper)
2)      ‘Sri Muruga: Legend, short stories and worship’ by Rahul Kabade (UK)
3)      ‘Managing Corporate Lifecycles: How organizations grow, age, and die’ by Ichak Kalderon Adizes (Embassy)
4)      ‘A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education: Essays by Philip G. Altbach’ Edited by Pawan Agarwal (Sage)

Short snatches
1)      ‘Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a leader for life’ by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller - Harper
2)      ‘Rajini’s Punchtantra’ by P. C. Balasubramanian and Raja Krishnamoorthy - Rupa
3)      ‘Digital India: Understanding information, communication and social change’ by Pradip Ninan Thomas - Sage
4)      ‘Triumph of Togetherness’ by Anil Sainani - Wisdom Tree
5)      ‘Making of a Diplomat: Hone your skills’ by Prem K. Budhwar – Konark
6)      ‘Designated Drivers: How China plans to dominate the global auto industry’ by G. E. Anderson – Wiley



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Book Peek - December 13, 2012 - Contents



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Reviews
1)      ‘Lessons in Lean Management: 53 ideas to transform services’ by Debashis Sarkar
2)      ‘The Alchemy of Well-being’ by Indrajit Garai
3)      ‘Paperclips Don’t Grow on Trees: Add value not cost to the bottomline’ by Catherine DeVrye
4)      ‘Creating Personal Presence: Look, talk, think, and act like a leader’ by Dianna Booher
5)      ‘Planet Ponzi: How the world got into this mess, what happens next, how to save yourself’ by Mitch Feierstein
6)      ‘No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The untold story of one of history’s deadliest floods’ by Utpal Sandesara, Tom Wooten

New arrivals: From Harper, Viva, TiE, Wiley
1)      Blood Red Sari - by Ashok Banker - Harper
2)      Think Everest: Scaling mountains with the mind - 2e - Atul and Anita Karwal - Viva
3)      The Tale of Tibet - Foreword by HH Dalai Lama - Anita Kainthla - Viva
4)      Dream to Destiny: The driving spirit of Chennai’s entrepreneurs - TiE Chennai
5)      ‘Debacle: Obama’s war on jobs and growth and what we can do now to regain our future’ - by Grover G. Norquist and John R. Lott, Jr. – Wiley

Short snatches
1)      ‘The Price of Civilization: Reawakening virtue and prosperity after the economic fall’ by Jeffrey Sachs
2)      ‘Churning the Earth: The making of global India’ by Aseem Shrivastava, Ashish Kothari
3)      ‘True North Groups: A powerful path to personal and leadership development’ by Bill George, Doug Baker
4)      ‘Time to Start Thinking: America and the spectre of decline’ by Edward Luce
5)      ‘Fit Pregnancy: The complete health plan for you and your baby’ by Namita Jain – Harper
6)      ‘Let’s Talk: Negotiation & communication at the workplace’ by Mukta Mahajani – Jaico


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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Book Peek - December 6, 2012 - Contents



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Contents of Book Peek – December 6, 2012

Reviews
1)      ‘Breaking the Bow: Speculative fiction inspired by the Ramayana’ Ed: Anil Menon, Vandana Singh
2)      ‘Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the corruption of Britain’ by Tom Watson, Martin Hickman
3)      ‘Everyday Enlightenment: Walking the path to happiness in the modern world’ by Gyalwang Drukpa
4)      ‘Rammohun Roy: A critical biography’ by Amiya P. Sen
5)      ‘The Etymologicon: A circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language’ by Mark Forsyth
6)      ‘How to Live Forever: And 34 other really interesting uses of science’ by Alok Jha

New arrivals: From Jaico, Viva, Harper.
1)      ‘Let’s Talk: Negotiation & communication at the workplace’ by Mukta Mahajani – Jaico
2)      ‘Talespin: Stories’ by Sanjay Chopra – Harper
3)      ‘Not Only the Things That Have Happened’ by Mridula Koshy – Harper
4)      ‘On Message - Precision communication for the digital age’ by Theo Theobald  - Viva
5)      ‘Adi Parva -  Churning of the ocean’ by Amruta Patil - Harper

Short snatches
1)      ‘Lessons in Lean Management: 53 ideas to transform services’ by Debashis Sarkar
2)      ‘The Alchemy of Well-being’ by Indrajit Garai
3)      ‘Paperclips Don’t Grow on Trees: Add value not cost to the bottomline’ by Catherine Devrye
4)      ‘Creating Personal Presence: Look, talk, think, and act like a leader’ by Dianna Booher
5)      ‘Planet Ponzi: How the world got into this mess, what happens next, how to save yourself’ by Mitch Feierstein
6)      ‘No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The untold story of one of history’s deadliest floods’ by Utpal Sandesara, Tom Wooten

Book Peek - December 6, 2012 - Contents