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Srinivasa Addepalli

Is a Debt-free Company Better than one with Debt?

Is a debt-free company a sign of achievement for a company? Should all businesses become debt-free? Or does debt actually have a benefit?

Srinivasa Addepalli provides a perspective on this question that has a personal finance application too. Should you take a loan to buy a house? Or repay your loan from your savings?

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quit my job
Srinivasa Addepalli

3 Steps to Get Ready to Quit My Job

How do I quit my job, is an oft-asked question. Everyone wants to quit their jobs and be on their own, or start a new venture.

These fantasies remain as such because they are not backed up with sufficient intent and preparation. Srinivasa Addepalli describes three steps that could get you ready.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Presentation Skills You Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is the platinum standard for presentations. He has inspired many leaders and books have been written about Jobs’ presentation secrets.

In this post, Srinivasa Addepalli shares 3 lessons from Steve Jobs that we can all apply in our business presentations.

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Usha Rangarajan

Are you being defined by your labels?

Often, we let ourselves be defined by labels, either imposed by others or by ourselves.

Labels can be helpful, but can also limit our potential. How do we ensure that we benefit from the labels without letting them constrain us?

Usha Rangarajan delves into this topic.

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Srinivasa Addepalli

When Black Swan Meets Blue Ocean

In the past few weeks, news came of two great companies filing for bankruptcy. Both were global brands, very familiar, yet aspirational.
Post-corona, many other iconic brands could go the same way. Can we predict them, prevent them?

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Srinivasa Addepalli

Does the Customer Value anything other than Price?

Most managers confuse customer value with price, resulting in price becoming the primary attribute for selling.

The confusion between value, price and cost causes us to lose money. Srinivasa Addepalli offers a simple framework to understand these three terms and also determine customer value.

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Future of Schools
Srinivasa Addepalli

The Future of Schools

Our school system is designed for linearity and mediocrity, an assembly line over spread over 12 years.

Can we use the Covid disruption to reimagine a different system, one that solves the problems of inadequate teachers and lack of choice?

Srinivasa Addepalli takes inspiration from the traditional Gurukul system to offer some suggestions.

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