Why it’s still a world of ‘grow or go’

Growth is magic. It makes it easier to fund new investments, attract great talent, and acquire assets. But the environment for growth has been difficult since 2008, and while there are signs that the Great Recession is at last receding, significant challenges remain. Real-GDP growth in the United States remains below historical averages; the economies … More Why it’s still a world of ‘grow or go’

Innovation’s New World Order

The geographic footprint of innovation is changing dramatically as research and development programs become more global. An overwhelming 94 percent of the world’s largest innovators now conduct elements of their R&D programs abroad, according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, our annual analysis of corporate R&D spending. These companies are shifting their innovation investment … More Innovation’s New World Order

3 Ways Big Companies Are Connecting with Younger Consumers

By now, we have all heard a great deal about marketing to Millennials. Where do they shop? The internet. What don’t they like? Being pitched to. How do we know what they do like? They tell their friends (and the world) on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, and other platforms that many non-Millennials haven’t even … More 3 Ways Big Companies Are Connecting with Younger Consumers

Stop procrastination and Start doing what one really wants

Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ub. Pal Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kab! If one has grown up in India this couplet has been recited more than a few times — some of the most quoted words of saint Kabir. Procrastination, a universal bad habit we all know we have but we … More Stop procrastination and Start doing what one really wants

GLOBAL REAL ESTATE JUST WAITING FOR CRISIS

The global real estate market is going to slow down in the coming 2016 as prices are just 7% away from the historic highs of 2008 pre Lehman Brother’s collapse. I have highlighted the story f this slowdown in my previous article on December 2014http://www.ianalysis.co.in/2014/12/real-estate-bubbleburst-to-be.html. Commercial property prices in major U.S. markets, as measured by … More GLOBAL REAL ESTATE JUST WAITING FOR CRISIS

Building a better partnership between finance and strategy

Two-thirds of all executives agree that the best way for CFOs to ensure their company’s success would be to spend more time on strategy.1 Indeed, it is increasingly common for CFOs to be taking on more strategic decision making. Companies value the hard data and empirical mind-set that a finance chief can lend to strategic … More Building a better partnership between finance and strategy