Mindfulness . Leadership . Digital [Part I: Spiritual Trip to India]

Recently I had a trip to India what I refer to as “Spiritual Tour”.  Followed by that, while I have been contemplating on the title of the post to summarize some of my experiences from the tour, one title came up for consideration “Being a mindful leader in digital age”. I broke that into 3 words, Mindfulness […]

Amazon Effect

I am publishing this post to highlight few aspects of combined effect of Amazon’s supremacy in online retails sales and its recent acquisition of Whole Foods. Amazon is undoubtedly a retail disruptor and eying for dominant role in pretty much every consumer segment. Based on recent analyst reports, Amazon’s wallet share is about 44 cents […]

TED-Ed Weekend @New York

My daughter Phanisree Akshinthala and 8th Grade Team from Community Middle School, Plainsboro, NJ are participating in TED Talks @NY tomorrow (Saturday 17th June) at 10 AM Eastern. Live stream at rmd.me/ow1zu4e7g0k

New IT enabling Superfluid Markets

    Digital forces like AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Robotics, VR/AR, Blockchain etc. are reimagining business models transforming goods, services and labor markets at unprecedented pace enabling the superfluidity of the markets. Two fundamental characteristics of superfluid markets are shrinking lead times making the interactions seamless and near realtime, and second is extreme focus on […]

Part II: Direct-To-Consumer Business Model Innovation and Emerging Trends

“The Best Service Is No Service” – Picked from authors Bill Price and David Jaffe, the best way to satisfy customers is eliminate the need for service altogether. The need of the day for DTC seller is to progress beyond offering personalized service to true customer excellency with “No Need for Service”. In continuation of […]

NuYu 2.0: Teens Empowering the Educational Community

“Kudos to my daughter, Phanisree an 8th Grader and team for winning NJ FPS (Future Problem Solving) State Bowl First Prize” conducted today i.e. 11th-March-2017 at Keane University, NJ. The team is going to the International Competition to be held at University of Wisconsin in June 2017. I am posting a note from her below. NüYü 2.0 […]

AI in Pharma

Artificial Intelligence is leapfrogging in healthcare and pharma field with enabling technologies spanning across research and drug development, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, supply chain, health records, compliance, data privacy and security. AI is a study acknowledged to imitate human knowledge into PC innovation that could help both specialists and patients in the accompanying way, by giving […]

What is the right strategy to negotiate with a powerful supplier?

Asking the following questions probably helps in designing the right strategies. 1) Is the contract or relation helping supplier de-risk their business model? 2) What would be the supplier response if the contract is cancelled or withhold? 3) Will the contract help supplier to enter a new market or channel? 4) Are the alternative supplier(s) […]

Category Strategies for Digital

Early adopters of Digital forces – social, mobile, cloud, big data & analytics, and AI & robotics have a clear competitive edge in their line of business. It is becoming the new basis of competition, helping organizations build new business and operating models. Sourcing arena is transforming rapidly as Digital services become increasingly important to […]