MASTERSPEAK 2015

  • Masterspeak 2015

    "I think life sciences is the single-most important area that we can invest in"

    Google Ventures' ex-managing partner Bill Maris on being at the cusp of reverse ageing

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "Consumption is still driven by convenience because we are more time poor than money poor"

    Envirosell founder Paco Underhill is the insight seller whose New York office has a working fireplace

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "I belong to the old school that believes a significant portion of leadership is natural"

    Bloomberg LP's chairman Peter Grauer is an understated confidante who never tires of repeating how he met Michael Bloomberg 

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "Companies that have a multifaceted set of capabilities are really hard to replicate"

    Martin Prosperity Institute's director Roger Martin is a champion doer and a practical idealist 

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "Leaders should talk a lot more about why and a lot less about how"

    Daniel Pink on why leaders need to better explain strategic intent

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "Social media has speeded up our decision making but faster is not necessarily better"

    University of San Diego's law and finance professor, Frank Partnoy is a thoughtful procrastinator

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "Transparency is a friend of short sellers and an enemy of bad companies"

    Muddy Waters Research founder Carson Block is the reclusive crusader who digs up accounting frauds

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "India entrepreneurs are among the best globally because it is difficult to build a company in India"

    WestBridge Capital's Sumir Chadha has an enviable mid-cap investing track record

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "When we make mistakes, we need to squeeze every lesson out because the tuition fee is expensive"

    Aquamarine Capital's Guy Spier is the evergreen learner, who calls himself an accidental value investor 

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015
  • Masterspeak 2015

    "In good times, people make errors of commission and in difficult times, errors of omission"

    William Thorndike, founder, Housatonic Partners whose book, The Outsiders, is a must-read for investors 

    N Mahalakshmi - December 01, 2015