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Monday, January 13, 2014: As a child, he aspired to become a mathematician, but eventually ventured into business. Ignorant about the strategies to build up a business, he still put in all the effort and persevered to establish Rishabh Instruments....

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“Inculcate the concept of ownership in your employees and make them more accountable

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I had a vision similar to prime minister Narendra Modi’s, to ‘Make in India’,...

February 21, 2015: Good customer rapport and goodwill is what will help one succeed in the long run. This is the belief with which Anil Kumar Muniswamy, director, SLN Technologies Pvt Ltd, created a niche for his firm in...

“We can sustain in the industry if we perform well consistently, for 25-30 years":...

Success isn’t in the numbers, believes Sunil Vachani, chairman and managing director, Dixon Technologies. He is among the few assiduous leaders who have been tirelessly engrossed in reviving the electronics industry. Having spent almost two decades in the industry, he has had his own share of successes and failures. Despite the trials faced, he is confident of riding the crest of the wave. His passion for electronics is unmatched, and the confidence and optimism he exudes is contagious. Speaking to Richa Chakravarty of Electronics Bazaar, Sunil Vachani recounts his journey within the industry as well as the course his life has taken.

I was successful in disciplining the union at Siemens

Natarajan Balakrishnan, managing director and CEO, EPCOS India, has donned many hats during a career spanning 35 years. From being a marketing and sales person to an HR head and now a successful leader, he has had rich and...

“I see challenging situations as opportunities for me to make a change”

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“I want to inspire the youth to change the face of rural India”: Dr...

While there are many who win honours and accolades in their life, very few are modest enough to share the credit for their achievements. Dr Harish Hande, managing director, Selco Solar Pvt Ltd, has empowered more than 20,000 rural households with his solar solutions. He attributes the success of Selco to his colleagues who have been constantly working on innovative solutions. Currently, Selco, which is one of India’s leading solar technology firms, has earned revenues of Rs 160 million and a profit of Rs 8 million, with projected revenues of Rs 240 million by 2013-14 and Rs 300 million by 2015. Dr Hande has won a number of awards like Asia’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2011, Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, Accenture Economic Development Award and the world’s leading green energy award from Prince Charles – all in 2005. In 2007, he won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, before going on to win many more. Currently, Dr Hande wants the youth to take up his solar lighting model to each non-electrified region in the country. In a conversation with Nitasha Chawla of Electronics Bazaar, Dr Hande gets candid about his vast experience in rural areas and how these have shaped his life.

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