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Our top reads of the week

Published: Apr 16, 2022 08:29:04 AM IST
Updated: May 14, 2022 02:11:34 AM IST

Our top reads of the weekEvery week, catch up on the best long form stories from Forbes India. Often peppered with our binge-worthy podcasts, videos or infographics too. Image: Shutterstock

Our top reads of the week1) Betting on the jockey
In 2005, PC Musthafa of iD Fresh Food wouldn't sign the term sheet from Helion Venture Partners until Kanwaljit Singh, co-founder and senior managing director of the VC firm, who was about the quit to start a new inning, agreed to come on board. In 2010, Singh encouraged Neeraj Kakkar of Paperboat by investing his own money. Singh, now founder of Fireside Ventures, has been relentlessly stoking the direct-to-consumer fire in India. He is betting on jockeys to win the race. Will they? For more

Our top reads of the week
2) Inflation shock
Barely three days after the monetary policy committee’s long-drawn decision to prioritise rising inflation over weak growth, the economy was in for a double shock. One, the consumer price index surged to 6.95 percent from 6.07 percent in February, much higher than economists’ and analysts’ estimates of 6.3-6.4 percent. Clearly, as feared for long by leading economists, inflation is no longer transient. How will RBI react? For more

Our top reads of the week3) Milky way of life
Founders of Country Delight, Chakradhar Gade and Nitin Kaushal, define the milk startup as a 'mass premium brand'. The initial thought was to get into a business that has some sort of built-in safety and predictability. Milk sales have high predictability. Gade offers one more reason: They were in their 20s and they believed they could take on goliaths of the Delhi-NCR region—Amul and Mother Dairy. Country Delight started in 2011. It has come a long way since then. From delivering fresh milk to daily essentials, the brand is carving out more space in the kitchen. Now the question remains: Can the natural foods brand continue to delight? For more

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Our top reads of the week1) A world of difference
Inclusion can unlock excellence and innovation, but instincts and good intentions will never get you there. Frances Frei, professor of Service Management, and Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School co-taught a short, intensive course for MBA students called Anatomy of a Badass, which was a primer on being unapologetically authentic at work. In this interview, the duo talks about understanding differences in the workplace and the urgency of building inclusive cultures. For more

Our top reads of the week
2) How to win an Olympic medal
Manpreet Singh, the 29-year-old skipper, led the Indian men's hockey team to end the 41-year long medal drought at the Olympic Games. His leadership bound the team together and brought a bronze for the country. In this episode of Forbes India From the Field, Singh shares his takeaways from the glorious campaign that was Tokyo 2020. Watch here


Our top reads of the week3) Growing Apple
Forbes India Daily Tech Conversation hosted Neil Shah, vice president of research, and co-founder, at Counterpoint Research, for one of the episodes this week. Counterpoint Research advises businesses about their mobile, telecom, semiconductors, and IoT strategies. In this episode, Neil Shah offered his insights into Apple's manufacturing strategy and the iPhone maker's growing share in India. For more



Our top reads of the week4) Kumar Sangakkara From the Field
IPL 2022 is seeing the revival of the Rajasthan Royals. The Jaipur-based team has been topping the points table this season so far. One of the reasons for this success is the vision of their coach and one of the best wicketkeeper-batsman the world of cricket has ever seen—Kumar Sangakkara. In this throwback episode, get to know the leadership takeaways from his illustrious career. Watch here



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