Reimagining India


Reimagining India: Creating partnerships for the future

January 2014—In short excerpts from Reimagining India, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White reflect on how global companies can succeed in India.more


Changing lives through technology

January 2014—Two leading Indian executives—Unique Identification Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani and Biocon chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw—explain how technology is transforming the country.more

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Butter chicken at Birla

December 2013—What succeeds at home may not work overseas. The chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, says Indian companies must be prepared to change long-held traditions if they are to thrive on the global stage.more


Reimagining India: A conversation with Alok Kshirsagar and Gautam Kumra

December 2013—Two of McKinsey’s India directors examine the success of companies seeking to expand internationally and recommend how to turn domestic strength into a global presence.more

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Other insights

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    A conversation with Christopher Graves

    December 2013—The global CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide discusses the difficulties in simultaneously promoting India as exotic and amazing to tourists, while assuring foreign investors of the country’s stability and potential. more

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    Thinking outside the bottle

    December 2013—Even the world’s biggest brands can struggle to succeed in India. Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent urges global companies to accept the market as it is, not as they wish it to be. more

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    A conversation with Eric Schmidt

    December 2013—Google’s executive chairman expresses optimism about India’s technology sector but urges companies to prioritize domestic excellence over global dominance.more

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    How to win at leapfrog

    December 2013—Khosla Ventures founding partner Vinod Khosla argues that the “leapfrogging” mind-set requires policies that foster innovation not imitation.more

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    A conversation with Naveen Tewari

    December 2013—The founder and chief executive of InMobi explains why changing the expectations and traditions of Indian society is critical to driving economic growth.more

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    A conversation with Yasheng Huang

    November 2013—MIT Sloan School of Management professor Yasheng Huang warns of the dangers of India’s reliance on the IT sector for economic growth.more

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    Toward a uniquely Indian growth model

    November 2013—India can’t afford to emulate China. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra says the country must instead develop its own path
    to sustainable prosperity.more

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    A conversation with Kishore Mahbubani

    November 2013—The dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore on the gap between the country’s potential
    and its actual performance.more

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    The rediscovery of India

    November 2013—Is diversity an excuse for disunity? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria says Indians must embrace their common ambitions if the nation is to fulfill
    its tremendous potential.more

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reimagining india

An all-star cast of contributors consider Asia’s “other superpower”

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