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Never back down
Entrepreneurs narrate how they overcame the odds and tales of bravery amid seasons of harsh economic climate

"The worst thing in a slowdown is to be complacent"

Chairman of BCG India, Janmejaya Sinha believes the structural vs cyclical argument is “rubbish”, and says that each company has considerable power over its individual destiny

JAN 16 , 2020

"It is human nature to believe during good times that good times won’t end"

Just as a dying canary would warn miners about poisonous gases building up in a tunnel, a good set of indicators is essential for any manager, says Ishaat Hussain, former director of Tata Sons

JAN 08 , 2020

"Investing during a slowdown is a no-brainer"

Crises give you great opportunities to be adventurous and transform your business, says IBM India MD Karan Bajwa

JAN 07 , 2020

"Your balance sheet is the most important thing during a slowdown"

Thermax is a player in an unpredictable sector but CEO MS Unnikrishnan manages that by keeping a hawk-eye on cash flows

JAN 03 , 2020

"A slowdown helps you identify who in your team has resilience and who has excuses"

He has seen various crises in his years working in companies such as PepsiCo, Nokia, and HUL. He believes a slowdown is when you draw your teams closer and go shopping for bargain buys

DEC 24 , 2019

“Ideas of disruption are not big. They are in your stories and hearts”

Vineet Nayar, founder and chairman of Sampark Foundation and former CEO of HCL Technologies, believes in taking wild chances

DEC 18 , 2019

Tracing out the silver lining

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri was doubtful if times are as dark as they are said to be, though he added that the present hardship comes from “unproductive competition” 

DEC 16 , 2019

Seeing the J-curve

Making provisions for unforeseen hiccups comes naturally to V Vaidyanathan, CEO of IDFC First Bank, who believes things are set to get exceedingly better

DEC 12 , 2019

“We have identified over 10 export sectors for skill development

Road Transport and Highways and MSME minister Nitin Gadkari agrees that there is a crisis but insists that India Inc can best it

DEC 11 , 2019

"Look after your customers — don’t short-change them"

As the CEO of Maruti Suzuki, Jagdish Khattar dealt with several challenging situations by building strong relationships with his team and ecosystem partners, and keeping his ear to the ground

DEC 10 , 2019

"Companies need to build muscle, not gain fat"

To make the best of a slowdown, you have to innovate bravely and set goals realistically, believes R Gopalakrishnan, former director of HUL and Tata Sons

DEC 10 , 2019

Never back down

Entrepreneurs narrate how they overcame the odds and tales of bravery amid seasons of harsh economic climate

DEC 10 , 2019

Glass half full

Indian business leaders who have braved many a slowdown and emerged stronger share their lessons on why one should 'Never Waste A Slowdown'

N Mahalakshmi | DEC 05 , 2019

"Never mortgage your future to tide over a crisis"

Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra & Mahindra, talks to Outlook Business on the necessity of investing in the company even during a slowdown

JAN 02 , 2019