The global meltdown, the concomitant demise of legendary corporate behemoths, and the challenge of competing in a world marked by unprecedented complexities, volatility, discontinuities, and ambiguities, have pushed discussions on survival and excellence to the forefront. Towards the Next Orbit: A Corporate Odyssey brings forth ideas, experiences, studies, insights, and suggestions from renowned theoreticians and practitioners towards changing and succeeding in a new world.

The first part of the book comprises rich conceptual papers and research-based empirical papers written primarily by thought leaders from all over the world. The second part comprises dialogs with persons who are well known in the business landscape as “change masters.” The chapters discuss cutting-edge ideas in the areas of corporate behavior, positioning, growth, leadership, employee relations, and so on.

Together, the articles and interviews will help readers develop perspective, cognitive framework, behavioral repertoire, and portfolio of practices for making the transition from simply functioning to achieving excellence.

Bharti Airtel: From Best to Next

Bharti Airtel: From Best to Next
Bharti airtel: From best to next
Dialog withManojKohli, CEO (International), Joint MD, Bharti Airtel Ltd

Interviewer: The landscape of business is undergoing a phase of great uncertainty and tumultuous transformation. In your view what are some of the emerging trends that would characterize the business world in the next orbit?

Manoj Kohli: At present the world is undergoing a major metamorphosis. The most important change that is taking place is that the entire global economic balance is getting re-organized. I can safely predict that by 2020, China, India and Africa would be the new axis of dominant economies supplanting the existing axis of US, Europe, and Japan. Indeed it will be harking back to the era thousands of years ago ...

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