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Managing Your Ailing Parents’ Portfolio

~ Content Collaboration with Knowledge Partner – My Financial Advisor (MFA Consulting)   All of us have to face the challenge of looking after ailing parents as they age. Watching their health, visiting various medical professionals becomes a routine. This extracts your time, patience, emotions and also finances, especially if you are dealing with prolonged […]
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Why Do You Need A Second Opinion On Your Financial Life?

~ Content Collaboration with Knowledge Partner – My Financial Advisor (MFA Consulting)   A second opinion never hurts; not only in medicine but also when it comes to Personal Finance.   All of us try to save and invest to the best of our abilities to protect our financial future. We tend to invest in […]
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Are you Hiring to Retain? | ASCENT Huddle Session

Hiring Practices that Drive Retention in SMEs   ASCENT Huddle Session with Harsh Mariwala, Founder, ASCENT Foundation and Ashok Ramchandran, Group Executive President of Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group. The Session was anchored by ASCENT Knowledge Guru, Ashutosh Telang, Chief People Officer, True North. Key Learnings 1. It is easy to find business opportunities, but […]
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A Leader’s Role in Driving Growth

 ~ Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd., Founder ASCENT Foundation) Leaders should create a shared vision Whether it is for the entire organization or for different sections. Leaders have to engage the organization in thinking about growth, setting goals and then give people the freedom to think of their own growth and scaling up plans. Of […]
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6 Things a Company Should Focus On in Its Growing Years

~ Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd., Founder ASCENT Foundation) Here are some make-or-break essentials that a company should focus on during their growing years in order to set firm foundations for the future. Need for growth Some businesses become viable only when there are economies of scale. Without scale, some businesses become unviable or unsustainable. […]
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How to Implement Execution of Strategy in Business?

~ Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd., Founder ASCENT Foundation) Good execution requires a good IT Management system, an organisational culture with the involvement of associates (vendors, supply chain etc.) Role of IT • IT can be a wonderful tool for execution of strategy. Especially in cross functional projects, wherein communication can become an issue giving […]
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The Importance of Culture in an Organisation.

~ Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd., Founder ASCENT Foundation) Culture of an organisation is very ambiguous and very difficult to define. But I strongly believe that it’s a source of competitive advantage in an organisation. You can copy somebody’s product, you can copy somebody’s technology, but it is impossible to copy culture. How to plan […]
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Key Steps to Building a Good Strategy

~ Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd., Founder ASCENT Foundation) Strategy is exciting and execution is boring. However, both are required for success. Both are interdependent and not possible without each other. • Strategy is based on your vision/mission – what is it that you want to achieve? E.g. I want to be a market leader […]
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