China is lightyears ahead of India, or any other nation, in manufacturing. China’s manufacturing sector is 10x that of India and total exports are 7.5x. The current COVID-19 crisis has sparked debate about global corporations moving their manufacturing base away from China. The most obvious benefitter for this would be India, so much so that … Continue reading Is India the next manufacturing champion?
COVID-19 Chronicles: Survival of the fittest
The COVID-19 crisis is the biggest health crisis in over a century. The world is under lockdown, taking away the one thing that no business can live without – clients. While most companies are trying to make ends meet and hoping this passes away soon, some have pivoted their business models to embrace the change. … Continue reading COVID-19 Chronicles: Survival of the fittest
COVID-19 Chronicles: Oil prices in the red. Get paid to fill up our car tanks?
We woke up to a shocker today – the COVID-19 crisis has led to negative oil prices for the 1st time in history. Yes, that is right, producers are paying buyers to buy their oil. Here’s a quick primer on what’s going on for people who are new to the oil world. WTI crude futures … Continue reading COVID-19 Chronicles: Oil prices in the red. Get paid to fill up our car tanks?
Ocado: from delivering groceries to selling technology
There’s no dearth of companies trying to exploit technology to provide leaner, more personalised solutions for their customers. Thousands have gone down the automation path, but few have found enlightenment. Each year, millions of dollars are spent on developing AI and ML capabilities, but much of it is in vain. In a sea of moderately-successful … Continue reading Ocado: from delivering groceries to selling technology
COVID-19 Chronicles: How mental biases leave us unprepared for disasters
The current crisis may have you thinking that governments will learn important lessons and be better prepared to tackle future epidemics. As time goes on, bad memories lose their jolt - and when the next crisis strikes, we again prefer to stick our heads in the sand.
COVID-19 Chronicles: How epidemics shape societies
There is too much noise surrounding how the COVID-19 crisis might impact the global economy. Let us take a cue from history to explore how this pandemic might shape our society.