Thugs of Hindostan, Sunk Cost and Behavioral Economics/ Finance

Much anticipated Hindi movie "Thugs of Hindostan" has released today across the world. Based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, the movie tells us about a thug named Ameer Ali and his gang, whose nefarious ways posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India between 1790 and 1805. The... Continue Reading →

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Good Read: Why Coal Will Keep Burning

"Coal has enjoyed nearly 200 years of continuous volume growth, with 1.6% annual growth in the past 100 years alone despite displacement of coal by oil in transportation." Good read on the relevance of coal / thermal. Substitution cost is just too high https://www.bcg.com/en-in/publications/2018/why-coal-will-keep-burning.aspx

Good Read: Unit Economics matter, Scalability of the Unit Economics matters more…

I came across this article on LinkedIn, written by Raghav Bahl of Bessemer Venture Partners (Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unit-economics-matter-scalability-matters-more-raghav-bahl/) and thought of sharing. This is somewhat similar to a Marketing Assignment I had done during my MBA. Will write a blog on that some other day. Meanwhile, do check this article: I like entrepreneurs who think hard about... Continue Reading →

Good Read: On Remittances

If you follow the Economics of emerging countries you would know that remittances from other countries back to the home country is a significant contributor in the development of that country! India has a huge population and equally huge number of migrants to various countries. There are regional pockets and affiliations based on decades of... Continue Reading →

Basic Laws of Management and Marketing

My Prof at IIM-A once said that every subject in management has its roots in some mother subject. For example, he said, Economics has its roots in Psychology. Finance is a derivative of Economics (Micro-economics, to be precise). HR has its roots in Organizational Behavior, which in turn borrows from Social Science. Operations Management is... Continue Reading →

जीडीपी, विकासदर आणि “विकास-निर्देशांक”

भारताचे जीडीपी (Gross domestic product or GDP) वाढीचा चा अंदाज नुकताच प्रसिद्ध झाला. आर्थिक वर्ष २०१७-१८ साठी तो कमी करून ६.५% इतका असेल. हा आकडा नवीन मोजणीपद्धती प्रमाणे  आहे, जी २०११-१२ च्या सुमारास लागू झाली. जुन्या पद्धतीप्रमाणे हाच आकडा अजून कमी असता - कदाचित ४.५-५%. जीडीपी बद्दल एक सुंदर लेख नुकताच वाचनात आला. जीडीपी हा... Continue Reading →

Books and Lectures: Economics

I am starting this "Books and Lectures" thread to write about good books and lectures that help learning new concepts, subjects. I don't want to list pure academic books (i.e. course material) as far as possible because they are boring and difficult to read. I will try to mention resources that are interesting and/or easy... Continue Reading →

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