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2 months

Lessons from Apple – Great Stores Don't Bring Customers Back

Every time a new Apple product comes off the assembly line, it gets put under the biggest magnifying glass imaginable as crowds of onlookers parse the announcement with scholarly intensity, hoping to piece together a picture of what might emerge and what the implications for the world at large will be.

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Interim Budget 2019 - Let's Not Get Too Excited

Before every annual Budget, the real estate sector trots out a highly optimistic (and unrealistic) wish list to the Finance Ministry. Whether the industry actually expects the upcoming Budget to cure all its woes with a wave of its magic wand is beside the point. Unrealistic expectations - many completely outside the purview of the Finance Ministry - have become the norm.

2 months

Why Financial Planning & Analysis is a lot like Sabermetrics

I have two true passions in life: math and baseball. If you look at a Venn diagram of these two topics, the area of overlap could be titled “sabermetrics.” As I have often shared in my writing and presentations, I believe one of the best ways to describe what intelligent FP&A is to friends, family, and business associates is to reference Michael Lewis’s fantastic book Moneyball. I may be dating myself, but I have been a huge fan of his books since back in 1989. Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short are my favorites of Lewis’ books, and I highly recommend them.

2 months

Why Financial Planning and Analysis is a Lot Like Baseball

Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C, I had two great passions: math and baseball. I wanted to spend every day simply studying math and playing as much baseball as a kid could fit into a day. Unfortunately for me, just like in the Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble with the Curve,” I had trouble hitting a curveball. However, despite hanging up my spikes, my passion for baseball has never dimmed. (Side note: I have actually been to all the Major League ballparks and am now working on the AAA league parks.)

2 months

India: GST on Real Estate Maintains Status Quo

After much anticipation, the GST Council has failed to deliver a final verdict on GST applicable on real estate – but how much would it really have mattered?

2 months

Coworking - Workspaces for Indian Millennials

India has emerged as one of the world’s most-preferred investment markets, thanks to its thriving economy, burgeoning start-up ecosystem, and its ever-deepening talent pool.

3 months

GST Rate Cut in 2019 - A New Year Gift for Homebuyers?

A possible GST rate cut at the very beginning of 2019 could bring in the much-needed respite for the Indian residential sector, which is still reeling from reformatory changes. Though ANAROCK data indicates that sales numbers picked up by nearly 16% in 2018, sales are still far from their peak levels.

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