How G. R. Gopinath Got Air Deccan to Fly
Air Deccan\'s story ... is the story of the new India, the India of possibilities,\" according to G.R. Gopinath, the founder of India\'s first low-fare airline. After India liberalized its economy in the early 1990s, Gopinath met a former Army colleague, a pilot who was out of work -- one of hundreds of pilots who needed jobs. The meeting gave him the idea to launch a helicopter company, \"because I felt the ecology was right.\" Starting with one helicopter, Gopinath went on to build Air Deccan, India\'s second largest airline with 40 aircraft that fly to 60 destinations around the country. In an interview with India Knowledge@Wharton, Gopinath discussed the beginnings of his entrepreneurial journey. To succeed, Monsanto needs a global market
Monsanto Co. should be thriving. .The company has helped develop most of the world\'s biotech crops; it produces the best-selling agricultural chemical of all time, and after a series of huge acquisitions, it can now call itself the world\'s No. 2 agricultural seed company, behind the Pioneer Hi-Bred unit of DuPont Co.Cowed into change
McDonald\'s, that icon of American values worldwide, has unveiled a new strategy after the ignominy of making its first loss in almost three decades. But there are good reasons to doubt the wisdom of the firm\'s planned move upmarket to appeal to the healthy tastes of today\'s young adultsKing of the Pill
Pfizer is the biggest drug company ever. Can it become the best?Heave ho, TiVo!
TiVo may be struggling, but the revolution it promised is only on holdFinally, Coke gets it right in India.
The company is finding its footing after years of missteps.AOL's $100 billion mistake.
What does it mean when you digest these numbers.3m's prescription for growth.
Under its new chief, Jim McNerney, 3M is finally putting innovation to work… and transforming itself into a health care powerhouse. Decoding a Company's DNA.
The DNA structure dictates the way in which a company will respond to various business challenges over time. If you\'re able to decode, you can extrapolate business performance far into the future.Merck’S New Alchemist.
Can Peter Kim shake up the giant’s R&D operations?Microsoft’s $15 billion broadband bet.
The Redmond giant has been spreading its money across various broadband ventures. What’s left to buy?The Penguin Takes Flight.
After creating a program that makes Linux as easy to use as Windows, Miguel de Icaza is trying to make it just as simple to produce open-source versions of thousands of new Windows applications. So why isn\'t Microsoft worried?Citigroup in Japan and Germany.
Local banks are struggling, so what is Citigroup doing right? Microsofter.
The software giant has emerged from its antitrust quagmire, and it has a new product to pitch. Might its reversal of fortune have something to do with Steve Ballmer\'s re-engineered personality Retail’s Quick Hit.
Kohl’s has posted spectacular growth by appealing to time-starved soccer moms. Asia: Microsoft’s Land of Opportunity.
Gates & Co. sees the region as a hotbed of future growth. And it\'s rushing to make sure Windows, not Linux, is the OS of choice.Intel’s 10 billion gamble.
Tech’s ailing, yet the chip king is opening plants and entering new markets. Its bet: that no competitor can afford to keep up. Solving GE’s big problem.
Should the world’s biggest conglomerate break itself up?ABB and asbestos.
An American subsidiary of ABB, a European engineering giant, may be forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of huge asbestos-related liabilities. It is one of hundreds of companies having to fight lawsuits brought by people made ill by-or merely exposed to-the fire retardant.The Dark Side of Pfizer’s Earnings.
Pfizer today posted strong earnings, driven by swelling sales of key drugs like the high cholesterol medicine Lipitor. There is every reason to believe that profits will keep ratcheting up following Pfizer\'s planned merger with Pharmacia. But will they come from sales growth, or merely from merger- related cost savings?