Notes for the aviation sector

AI or Air India needs to dissect points based on earnings and crew management, including a turn-around strategy towards selective disposal of certain type of carriers. Here is a qualitative approach for Air India to increase the top-line while decreasing costs. A general observation can be made for the aviation sector as well. Currently, AI is facing disinvestment, as of May 2018. Turnaround_strategy_for_Air_India

And my subscription charges are …

Subscription Model for subscribers There can be various types of subscription models based on intellectual assets. Some of them are- Free Subscription Model– Everything is free in this subscription. No charges are levied. Freemium Model– Only basic charges are done, and higher pricing is kept for premium assets. Pay-as-you-go Model– The subscriber pays in the run, for selective assets. Secured Model– Certain time sensitive and data sensitive intellectual assets can be a secured model. Such assets can be of digital value. Premium Model– The charges are on the higher side, with a higher subscription fee. Pay-Block Model– An initial payment…

Differential Pricing Scheme with respect to Quality and Time

Differential Pricing Scheme An electronic item is paced at a price of 4X at the start of its launch. For the first year, it is at 4X. For the next year, it is 2.5X. In the start of the 3rd year, it is 1X. After the concept is old, the price is almost free at 0.5X. This is the differential pricing with time. Also, let us say there are 100 copies of a quality book or publication to be sold. Then, for an estimate sell of 100 copies, the price is 1X. For an estimate of 50 copies, the price…

What does it take to win in the board meetings

Not everyone is a saint. The persons who are at the top run a organization, have to face a lot of obstacles to cut through a point. I believe in the edge of soft skills to prove a point. Here is some food for thought for those who are in the board, or just got inducted in the board – 1. In case your topmost board member is not supporting you, you are not in. For every work that you do hence forth, would be seen as a resistance not a value addition. Your diversity can be a boon and…

The war of the two worlds

Is it better to be crazy and happy or cool and urban? Indeed, Pepsi had a rough summer. I believe that  image advertising actually does not help Pepsi Co. India that much as expected over time. Understanding the pulse of the nation of India as a whole by exhibiting a greater impact through brand marketing, is the need of the hour. Here is some food for thought as I see: Capture Technology: Application can be built in gadgets and gizmos to capture the pulse of the nation. It will indicate the best Pepsi products in the application, and after a…

Why do I prefer KFC?

Yes Sir, what would you like to have today? Last Tuesday, the 26th of February, 2013, I had the chance of talking to one of the assistant managers of KFC in MG Road, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. I had the privilege of seeing the inner part of the outlet where both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items were slowly cooked and kept at a place. I have been going to this outlet very often since January 2013, and I had the chance to observe a few things: Vegetarian food was introduced for some people like Veg Snacker, Veg Jinger,  Veg Zingkon,…

Direct Cash Transfer

Direct Cash Transfer The current government has enrolled a process on distributing money through a mean of direct transfer of cash to people in need throughout the country. In this article, we will have a look at the various pros and cons including the flip side of this process. Who, where, how, when and whom- The advantage of this process should reach the poor and uneducated masses, mostly to the people below and just above the poverty line in India, via direct transfer through wire, deposit of cash, or special bank transactions to alleviate the poverty of some part of…

Service Architecture for mobile application

Figure: Service Architecture for mobile application platform Introduction This architecture is designed for the mobile platform keeping the future version of mobile application software in mind. It has the necessary tools for Mobile-Wallet, Speech Synthesizer, and a common platform for Instant Messengers and E-Mails. Features of the Architecture The main features of this architecture are as follows: 1. 5-Layer architecture – The architecture has 5 main layers, namely, Messaging, Middleware, Core Services, Service Creation, and Security Log-In. 2. 3-Layer security systems – The architecture has 3 types of security systems, namely, Security Log-In, Core Service, and Middleware. 3. Common Instant…

My Story

The Big Data Of late, there has been a conclave that the data generated from the users play a significant role in determining consumer behavior, predictability and relationship strength, especially in the area of the mobile or the telecommunication sector. Here is some food for thought which analytics may help in this industry: Predict the usage, behavior, spending habits, rates, product migration, loyalty and customer profitability to understand consumer pattern  Turn the interest and passion to a revenue generating option for the customers Predict the time and length of the talk-time during the peak periods, to understand the capacity utilization…

The tail of the tale

Greece 2020 This is perhaps the most crucial point of making a decision on the crisis of Euro Zone. Dating back to the history does not help us to fascinate about the reason as to why Euro Zone was formed and the motive behind that. We live in the present, and leave the past. However, the point I would strengthen at this time period can be summarized as this part- Greece should exit the Euro Zone within the next 6 months in a phased out manner. The rationale and thinking in this is provided below: Phase I – Greece introduces…

Partnership Models: Profit Sharing Model

Partnership Models The models for partnership for a consulting firm, educating and grooming in the education sector are given below. The partnership models are: Fixed Type- The amount for each partner is fixed. Let us say that the initial amount is 30,000 INR, before starting with a break-even. Incentive Based- Apart from the base amount say 30,000 INR, the partners also have a variable component based on various criteria mentioned below. 2.1  Profit Sharing- This involved the sharing of the net profits after a month or quarter. Let us say if the profits are 1,20,000 INR, then for each of…

Excuse Me …

What do you have as the sub for the day? Subway, the food chain restaurants, entered India with their franchise models in 2001, and now they are raking in Crores of rupees. Initially people thought that it is just another “me too” stop shop for food that gives cold sandwich or mummified chicken. But by and large given the crowd who want a change in appetite, and yet mark their supremacy in taste subway has an answer. Almost in all the major airports the time to grab a better sandwich is answered by them. Not only in major malls but…

The eco-system for mobile wallet

Mobile-Wallet Dear Readers, Thank you for your continued patronage so far. I have been able to post 60 articles with your blessings so far. I have been inspired by business journals, magazines and news to do the homework for my posts.It has been a long journey since 2009 (actually 2007) and quite a roller costa ride since then. At this juncture, I would like you to present the eco-system of the concept of mobile wallet that has taken the world in a new era. Thank you for your comments in advance! Regards, Anirban Kar (Just another blogger…)  

Profit Maximizing Strategy for RCom

I am not here to argue whether the report of VERITAS is right or not! But I feel that the clock is ticking for a company which has a huge respect in the world of business, not only India but also the whole world. Somehow I feel that there has to be a turn-around strategy for this company, and it is now. Please read on!   RCom or Reliance Communications has reported a 3% rise in its quarterly profit. Its consolidated net profit rose 3.2% to Rs 162 crore for its quarter ended June, from Rs 157 crore a year…