Manoj Barve Business Guru

Manoj is the Head of BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses. He is also the Director of Kontakt India, which provides a variety of India-Entry and Scale-up support services to German Mittelstand companies allowing them to focus on their core activities. During his career, he has worked in different industries including pharmaceutical, offshore and engineering across multicultural teams in Europe, Middle East, India, Asia-Pacific and the USA. Manoj holds a Bachelor degree in Economics, Finance and Commerce from the M.L. Dahanukar College as well as prestigious accounting certifications from all around the world. 

 

Connecting the German SMEs and Indian Professionals

After I wrote an article on the Severe Shortage of Skilled Labour in Germany a few months ago, we conducted a survey of young Indian professionals and German SMEs (Mittelstand companies). The study - conducted together with ProRecognition of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), and titled “Openness and Attractiveness of German SMEs for Indian Professionals” gave enormous insights for both - Mittelstand companies as well as Indian professionals and students in Germany aspiring to be the future industry leaders. Though interviewed professionals were primarily from India – the results are equally representative for foreign professionals in general.

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Ten Years of Global Financial Crisis : The Day Lehman Brothers Crashed!

By 2007, digitization and globalization had reached a decent level that the whole world was interconnected.

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Ten Years of Global Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Into It?

In a few days from now, on 15th September, we will remember the demise of the investment bank Lehman Brothers. The largest bankruptcy in the history - much bigger than Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia combined, with an assets-write off worth over US$ 639 Billion, making 25000 employees jobless overnight, playing havoc on the stock markets and national economies, and triggering a Tsunami of bankruptcies and bailouts.

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India, Germany and Intellectual Property

While product piracy is a common phenomenon, it is spreading widely with more and more countries industrializing. B2B platforms and e-commerce are making it easier to sell counterfeit products, and difficult to catch the thieves.

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