I have just finished reading Supermarketwala by Damodar Mall. It is an interesting book on India’s fast-growing modern retail sector by a retail venture CEO, and has a lot of insights for anyone working in India’s retail / service industry. Still what I found most interesting was a chapter on how D’Mart, India’s most profitable grocery / supermarket chain, and its founder Radha Kishan Damani (or RK Damani as …
Allow me to point out four interesting trends
- Leading VC firms are hiring top-name designers as Partners and Principals in their firms. John Maeda, ex-Dean of RISD was hired by KPCB as Design Partner, Irene Au by Khosla Ventures, Tom Hulme by Google Ventures and recently Jeffrey Veen by True Ventures.
- Big Business is buying innovative boutique design shops by the bucket. CapitalOne bought Adaptive Path, the legendary valley-based
Last week brought us two well-written articles in the New York Times; the first, a withering look at Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, by Nicholas Carlson and the second, a rather more positive one on Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, by Jonathan Mahler.
I found the two stories fascinating, and I thought it would be interesting for this blog to take a quick look at the two CEOs …
Before Lytro was a photography company, it was nearly a consulting firm. Don’t get me wrong, it is not that Ren Ng wanted to set up a McKinsey clone and then decided to set up a photography co instead. Rather Lytro was amongst the shortlist of 30 names suggested when Andersen Consulting was changing its name. Of course, Lytro was rejected in favour of Accenture. Just as well.
This is my first non-media article on this blog. This one is on fitness, a big interest area of mine. The article shares my thoughts on the evolution in fitness thinking, and the growth of what I call the ‘movement movement’.
Let me know what you think of it.