Once upon a time, in a prosperous village in the Far East, lived a dragon. The villagers hired the dragon to guard their treasure that was stored in the mouth of a cave. Each day, the villagers would come, access their treasure in the cave and treat the dragon to helpings of food. It was a win-win for everyone. But one fine morning, the villagers discovered that the dragon had grown beyond proportions and was stuck in the cave. All their treasure was lost, forever. Today in the 21st century, caves have evolved to more formal establishments such as banks, and dragons, to financial technology. But has the core issue of access been resolved? Read on to learn how an evolved brand is solving this problem.
This is a story of ambition. But more importantly this is a story of a vision. A relentless vision that took birth with one lakh rupees and forty years later has grown to become a household name in India with multiple product categories and an annual turnover of INR 21.5 billion. Founded in 1977, V-Guard has come a long way from a small manufacturing unit of voltage stabilizers to become a brand that offers a wide range of innovative electronic goods.
With a great, creative space comes great productivity.
Our office is a testament to this fact. Encased in the glass tower at Indiabulls Finance Centre, our office is we are situated in the heart of Mumbai’s the corporate district, of Mumbai in Lower Parel. We lucked out with the spectacular views of the city’s skyline from our terrace on the 20th floor.
By Lulu Raghavan, Fernando Leira, Emma Beckmann, Doris Ho, and Karen Attyah
With political and economic chaos in Brazil and Russia, growth slowdowns in China, and inflation in India and South Africa, many speculate the BRICS nations have reached the end of their run as development darlings. However, these markets cannot be ignored as they still offer significant opportunities, even without double-digit GDP growth. The bloc is home to 40 percent of the world’s population, 20 percent of the world’s gross product, growth rates higher than their developed counterparts, and most important—a rapidly expanding middle class.