Importance of Brain Training

Today morning in the office, I was having a conversation with my son, who has been working with us for some time. He is just like all other youngsters who have got education from good schools, has able parents, lives carefree and non-committal life, is dreamers who want to succeed, unsure of his today’s actions, doesn’t have vises, has right friend circle and lives in the present. Overall a perfect Urban Kid about whom his parents will feel good. Our discussion, which started from an email (which we were supposed to respond) to in the direction that what we should …

McDonald’s India: Burgered! Really?

McDonald’s India: Burgered! Can McDonald’s come out of the present crisis without its image getting deeply fried? Above is today’s Brand Equity lead story on the recent ongoing crisis of the McDonald India business. Rajiv Singh’s written Article seems to be an immature comment on the situation. Appears writer is wholly misplaced with his thought process and has applied all the marketing logic wrong, though he has used Philip Kotlar’s quotes to justify his opinions. I hope it’s not a paid smear campaign to malign the McDonald’s India reputation? None of the logic in the article is making sense or …

Google services stopped working

One Plus X smartphone owners are experiencing the error “Google services stopped working.’ It can happen if you have carried System Update on your mobile. Google Store stooped working on my Android Mobile; no Apps were getting updated. All Google Apps like Gmail, Google Play Movies, Google+, and Google Play Music, etc. stopped working. After coming from the office, I spent many evenings researching various Android Forum & Google Play Help and trying out multiple solutions for the error “Unfortunately, Google Services Stopped Working.” I also tried seven solutions provided at Google Play Help for “Store won’t load or download …

Indecisive Thinking

Is indecisive thinking often referred to as Broken Mind by the people? Broken mind? Really? I always thought that only non-living things break? How can the mind be broken? A Mind forever remains intact whether one uses it wisely or not. People often confuse with the way they think and the ability of the mind to decide. And they blame mind for their indecisive thinking. Everyone seeks education to gain knowledge of various subjects, but what school doesn’t teach us is “how to optimize” the learning or acquired knowledge for own or other benefits. The usage of acquired knowledge varies …

Can Local Indian Brands Challenge MNC Brands in India?

Quora is an excellent place to give me food for thought. Another day someone asked, “Can Local Brands Challenge MNC Brands in India?” The question was in the context of the Burger brand. I don’t see any reasons why a homegrown local (Indian) brand can’t succeed. There are plenty of Indian brands in various product categories that are giving tough times to MNC brands across multiple product categories. Virtually in each product segment such as automobiles, grocery, technology, textiles or mobiles, etc.; there are enough examples of successful homegrown brands. All depends on what approach homegrown brand adopts to grow. …

Online Grocery Store Businesses in India

A lot is talked about Online Grocery Store Businesses in India, and I see lots of Full Page Advertisements in newspapers of Mumbai. But I always see those advertisements differently due to my personal experience with the Online Grocery Store business. In the year 2010-11, I started working on Online Grocery Store (OnGoShop.com) business concept and invested a considerable amount of money and time of six months, but then I decided to pull off and wrote off my investments and efforts. Today I feel happy that I didn’t invest further. No wonder when I see these advertisements, I know the …