"If we took it from the micro to the macro, this absurd relationship of self-interest from the Pentagon to the White House to the 24-hour news cycle, how these decisions were getting made. As David (Michod) was saying, result of that, men and women are on the battlefield. They're the ones that have to carry out these orders." … [Read more...] about An encounter with Brad Pitt: On screen and off it
Why success always starts with failure
Her decade-old career has been like a roller coaster ride — it’s had a lot of ups, but some downs too. However, Sinha doesn’t sweat it, and appreciates both. “I read this somewhere, that if your graph was flat, that means you are dead! You have to have both highs and lows in your life, that applies to each and every person who has been in our industry, or any other business, It’s a part of life, and not anything to do with just our industry. The only way to stay sane is to treat success and failure in the same way,” says the actor. … [Read more...] about Sonakshi Sinha on completing 10 years in Bollywood: I wasn’t asked if I want to , I was told to do Dabangg!
The globalization trend since the 1970s has fundamentally altered the nature of how large corporations operate and compete. Through organic growth and active mergers and acquisitions, large companies headquartered in high-income countries have constructed and orchestrated their production networks, supply chains and distribution systems around the world. As Peter Nolan, a professor at the University of Cambridge, points out, the degree of global industrial concentration has increased greatly in many sectors. Mostly from the developed countries, a small number of large corporations with superior technologies and brands are the "system integrators" or "organizational brains" at the apex of global value chains. … [Read more...] about Big business boost
Well, some of it is obviously the failure of the media. At a time when so many of us face the prospect of bankruptcy, unemployment, loss of income, sickness or even death over the next few months, the visual media are more interested in harassing harmless postmen outside Kangana Ranaut’s house. What’s more, we approve. Viewers and readers would rather watch the Rhea-Kangana show than be told about the very real crises that face us. … [Read more...] about The Taste With Vir: The year of living foolishly
Dogra considers the role of advisors indispensable to a leader’s success. The leader must listen, and follow good advice. Nehru’s disregard of the sage counsels of experienced MEA officials and even a senior cabinet colleague, Vallabhbhai Patel, resulted in the tragic failure of his China policy. In contrast, Indira Gandhi’s due regard for the advice of a “dream team” of cabinet colleagues and mandarins like PN Haksar and RN Kao and a battle-hardened army chief, General Manekshaw, resulted in a stunning victory in the war of 1971. At the same time, the author is justifiably critical of the ineptitude of Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in losing the gains of war at the negotiations for peace. … [Read more...] about Review: India’s World – How Prime Ministers Shaped Foreign Policy by Rajiv Dogra