Indian e-commerce is entering a critical phase, as founders and venture capitalists give way to strategic investors. And that’s why 2017 will be a defining year. The first in a two-part series
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From a distance, India looks pretty. But the ground it stands on is shaky. Policies framed in Lutyens’ Delhi are distanced from Indian realities. Entrepreneurship is the victim
Recalling 2.5 million handsets is the best decision a leader can make argues an outlier. Consensus and evidence says it is the worst
The euphoria around Flipkart’s recent acquisition of Jabong may be a tad misplaced. After all, there are far bigger competitive issues at stake that could define the next phase of growth of Indian e-commerce
Flipkart is in the middle of a crisis of its own making—stalled growth compounded by management churn and the imminent possibility that it will cede the top slot to Amazon. But it’s not too late to change its strategy.
Two days ago, the government quietly ushered in a new policy that will transform the Indian e-commerce landscape forever. While much depends on the final implementation, the implications are nothing short of staggering
The likes of Flipkart and Snapdeal now resemble the brave Abhimanyu. They’ve gotten into the Chakravyuha. Will they emerge unscathed?
McKinsey's Erik Roth says any company can have one-off wins, but the real challenge is how do you do it on a continual basis?
For e-commerce poster boys Flipkart and Snapdeal, their valuations sound unsustainable; IPO looks neither feasible nor sensible; and the Chinese may be the only ones with money and intent to invest further
Question and overthrow fondly held assumptions if you are to build an enterprise for the future