Its 6 am in the morning and the wife wakes up to her alarm set in her iPhone. She is able to hear her husband already in the kitchen as it’s his day to do the daily chores. She goes to the washroom takes up her “Pepsodent” toothbrush, puts some “Close up” gel on it and starts brushing. Meanwhile her husband is preparing coffee by adding “Bru Instant” coffee powder inside the coffee mug. Then after taking bath with her “Lux” soap, which is kept next to her husband’s “Lifebuoy” and her daughter’s pears soap. She enters the dining room and she’s able to see that the breakfast is ready. Toasted bread and “Kissan” jam and “Knorr” tomato soup. She curses her husband for the bread jam breakfast and crams some to fill her stomach. Meanwhile, their son sprays some “axe deodorant” hoping that at least today a few girls would follow him to his college while he walks past them. In the working area the servant maid is pouring some “surf excel matic” washing powder inside the washing machine and starts the machine. Continue reading “Unilever – Brands, competition and more”
Aachi foods, the giant spices and Food Company has stretched its tentacles across the country and across the world. This successful group of companies from Tamilnadu has been started by Dr. Padmasingh Isaac in the year 1998. Mr Isaac, a BBA graduate was previously working as an Area manager at Godrej soaps. He started this with an initial amount of just Rs. 50,000. Continue reading “The Brand called Aachi – The story of giant strides of an area manager to CMD”
Seven best-selling novels- translated into 77 languages more than 400 million copies sold, nine blockbuster movies, eleven video games and more than 400 licensed products. The Harry Potter brand is estimated to be worth $25 billion thanks to millions of dedicated fans all over the globe. The movies grossed $7.7 billion worldwide and the books have made just as much. J.K. Rowling has been named the world’s richest author, with a net worth of $1 billion. 7 seems to be the lucky number for Harry Potter!!
What makes this brand so special, so valuable and why are the consumers, so loyal and emotionally attached to the brand Harry Potter more than compared to other entertainment brand or book series? For over a decade Harry Potter has ruled not only day book industry or the novel industry but also the film industry. It has broken numerous records worldwide the Harry Potter Mania has never faded. Many places around the world have had readathons for the complete series. Many fans have read all the Harry Potter books several times over and over again
What is a Unicorn?
A unicorn is a company, usually a start-up that with a stock market valuation or estimated valuation of more than $1 billion. This term was coined by Aileen Lee in the year 2013 and has become a part of the start up dictionary.
|Sl no||Company Name||Valuation(Billion $)||Country||Founder/s||Year||Industry|
|1||Uber||68||USA||Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp||2009||Taxi Hailing|
|2||Xiaomi||46||China||Lei Jun, Zhou Guangping, Li Wanqiang, Huang Jiangji, Hong Feng, Lin Bin, Liu De, Wang Chuan||2010||Hardware|
|3||Didi Chuxing||34||China||Cheng Wei, Zhang Bo, Wu Rui||2012||Taxi Hailing|
|4||Airbnb||29||USA||Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk||2008||Lodging services|
|5||Palantir Technologies||20||USA||Alex Karp, Peter Thiel, Stephen Cohen, Joe Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings||2004||Big Data|
|6||Lu.com||18.5||China||Gregory D. Gibb||2011||Fintech|
|7||China Internet Plus Holding||18||China||Mr. Wang Xing||2002||Ecommerce|
|8||We Work||16.9||USA||Adam Neumann, Miguel McKelvey, Adam Neuman||2010||Shared workspace services|
|10||Flipkart||11.2||India||Sachin Bansal and Binny bansal||2007||Online Retail|
I recently went to a mall to watch a movie along with my family members. Everyone reached the theater in the mall on time after parking the car (by paying an exorbitant parking fee) and somehow we managed to find some space in the elevator and reach the top floor (Cinemas). Then we rushed in with our tickets (booked online: Meaning collected the tickets at the counter) and after all the washroom dressing/ refreshments we managed to sit in our seats.
The Vicco Cream ad (the one with Rakul Preet Singh) was going on in the screen. Then we sat at the front rows; the 3rd row to be precise as the rows behind costs very high. We were an entourage of 6 members, all geared up for the latest block buster. I always feel happy to reach the movies on time when the ad is playing because I love watching the movie from the beginning. By the interval time all of us were hungry and we wanted to eat something, as we had traveled for an hour in traffic. (Hint: Bangalore’s traffic). Continue reading “The Popcorn Mafia”
Stealth the word summons images of fighter jets and bomber sneaking over enemy lines, junking around objects while hugging the Earth to avoid detection of batteries of radars eagle-eyed sentinels.What this project deals with is how aircraft are detected by radar, what Stealth Technology is, the development of this technology, and the advantages of and disadvantages of Stealth.
Stealth Technology is the technology in which a plane or other vehicle is made to be virtually undetectable to radars and radar signals. Continue reading “Stealth aircrafts – The science behind the vanishing acts of fighters”