AUTHOR : RTN. SUMEET SANGHAVI
Another blockbuster at the second of the power series meeting in the form of the MD of Titan Mr. Bhaskar Bhat.
Ballu in his introduction set the tone just right with the revelations of the multi-faceted Mr. Bhat who not only manages the thousands of crores for TITAN but also has a passion for boxing and singing!
Mr. Bhat went on to make the head tables necks more comfortable by requesting them to sit comfortably facing the screen during the presentation. This thoughtfulness then extended to his explaining the various ventures of Titan old and new, successful and unsuccessful.
Imagine asking a bunch of MBAs a question that no one could answer- why is EM not equal to MZ? Well none of us geniuses could answer it either. The answer is because EM stands for Elon Musk and MZ for Mark Zuckerberg. Haha.
A journey that started in 1985 with a JV with TIDCO who contributed only 500 crores and 28% stake as against 20% of TATA to create TITAN. Guess the value today. All this because the Govt owned TIDCO gave the TATA management a free hand with no interference.
Finally Mr. Bhat ended with true words of wisdom for anyone thinking of starting a new venture. Go for a category that is under penetrated, underserved or unorganised.
Rotarian Venkat gave a well deserved and well appreciated vote of thanks. The good food at GRT capped a wonderful power speaker session. Well done team RCME.
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