How NOT Diversifying saved Symphony from Bankruptcy
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How NOT Diversifying saved Symphony from Bankruptcy

“We didn’t know if we would survive... Closing down the company and moving on to something else—leaving behind a trail of debt—would have been the easiest thing to do. But we didn’t want that.”

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When a 95 year old defeated America
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When a 95 year old defeated America's Biggest Furniture Brand

Do you know who "Rosie the Riveter" is? She is a character from the American Industrial Movement meant to inspire women to join the workforce. The bandana-clad Rosie was an inspiration. She led the femme-Americana to join the very male-led industries as aviation, arms & ammunition, and the forces.

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Why Godrej Group loves Bank Robbery
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Why Godrej Group loves Bank Robbery

Today’s story starts in 1890 when a young Parsi boy, fresh out of law school, started working in a well-known company in Tanzania. His name was Ardeshir Godrej, the first child out of six children of Burjorji and Dosibai Godrej. 

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How Carpenters created Fevicol
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How Carpenters created Fevicol

“Pehle Law ki padhai Ki...Uske baad Bharat Chhodo Andolan kiya...Uske baad Law khatam karke wood trading aur import business karne laga. Agar import business karna tha toh law kyu kiya?”

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Himalaya: The company that bottled Ayurveda
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Himalaya: The company that bottled Ayurveda

Our story today started 90 years ago. Deep in the thick forests of Burma, a few elephants were going frantic. A man was out on his nature walk when he saw the elephants so restless. He stood at a distance and observed them. There came another man who fed them some leaves, as it looked from the distance. He kept observing the elephants, and in a while, they were calmed down and as quiet as a cool breeze. 

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MRF: From selling Balloons on the streets to becoming a Tyre Giant
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MRF: From selling Balloons on the streets to becoming a Tyre Giant

The year is 1946, a young man named K.M Mammen Mappillai is wandering around the streets of Madras selling balloons. Born to a Christian family in Kerala with nine other siblings, Mammen had no idea that those balloons were building blocks to his success. 

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Club Mahindra: Trip or a Trap?
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Club Mahindra: Trip or a Trap?

As a little girl, I loved the ice cream wale bhaiya who would come to sell ice-creams to us on our doorsteps. I would buy a ₹10 ice cream almost every day and felt personally connected to him. But one day, he said, “You give me ₹1000 today, and I’ll give you free ice creams for the next ten years;” the supporting argument being, “today what costs you ₹10 might be ₹25 in the next ten years because prices rise every year.”  

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The Murder Mystery of T-Series
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The Murder Mystery of T-Series

Today’s story is quite filmy. There’s struggle, theft, murder, conspiracy and so much more! But before diving into the story, we need to meet the protagonists.

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HDFC bank: From a Truck yard to Bank No. 1
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HDFC bank: From a Truck yard to Bank No. 1

When Manmohan Singh was the Finance Minister, he was invited to inaugurate India’s first ATM of HDFC bank. The machine took in the card, and never gave it back. After the incident, the bank ran sprints to get approval from the RBI.

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HUL
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HUL's first copy: Emami

Cheater cheater, pumpkin eater. Had a brand, but could not keep up.  How do you start your day? I’ll go first. I brush (use the red Closeup), have my morning tea (usually Red Label, occasionally Lipton), shower (Dove, on days I want a milk soap, Pears, on days I want glycerine), and then doll up for office (Lakme). All brands of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

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Why Satya Nadella was made the CEO of Microsoft?
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Why Satya Nadella was made the CEO of Microsoft?

It was summer, it was beautiful, and my life in the United States was just beginning.

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How an immigrant Revolutionised Adobe
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How an immigrant Revolutionised Adobe

Nantanu Sharayen: It's Adobe!

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How I became the CEO of Twitter - CV of Parag Agrawal.
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How I became the CEO of Twitter - CV of Parag Agrawal.

Khamma Ghani. I am Parag Agrawal. And this is the story of my life. 

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ZOMATO: The Journey from Zero to One
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ZOMATO: The Journey from Zero to One

“There is always a good problem to solve” Deepinder Goyal.

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Asian Paints is an IT Company!
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Asian Paints is an IT Company!

Wait! Before you click off, no, I’m not crazy. Asian PAINTS is indeed an IT company. And as bizarre as that sounds, Asian Paints’ secret to its 60+ years-long success is, foraying into the IT sector. Lemme elaborate with a scene.

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Jamsetji, JRD, Ratan -The Trio who built Tata Group of Companies
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Jamsetji, JRD, Ratan -The Trio who built Tata Group of Companies

150 years. Five generations. Seven chairpersons. And a net worth of US $32,500 crore.  

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Royal Enfield: Selling lifestyle more than bikes, since 1901
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Royal Enfield: Selling lifestyle more than bikes, since 1901

“ I just saw it, and I fell in love with it. That motorcycle became my real companion.” - Siddhartha Lal.

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Zerodha: Crushing Brokers like a Pro since 2011
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Zerodha: Crushing Brokers like a Pro since 2011

The year is 1996; at the fresh age of 17, a young investor starts trading and experiences success only to have his portfolio meet sudden doom in the hands of the 2001 stock market crash. Not one to give up, the young investor starts working night shifts in a call center to generate investing capital.

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