The news broke with dawn today. An era had passed. And it passed as peacefully and privately as he would have probably wanted it to. Tarun Gupta – professor to youngsters, boss and mentor to those slightly older, but ‘Sir’ to almost everyone in the vast Indian pharmaceutical industry, was no more. As the sun […]Read More TG – An Era That Passed
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk to a group of mid-level pharma marketers on what marketing means in a digital world and how the rules of the game have changed. I began by asking them what they thought was the basic purpose of a marketer. They responded in their own ways […]Read More The Digital World – Be there or be square!
Digital Darwinism is when technology and society evolve faster than an organization can adapt. Digital Darwinism is a fate that threatens most organizations in almost every industry, but particularly in the pharmaceutical industry in India.Read More Digital Darwinism
Recently I decided to buy a laptop. As I looked around for the right one, I realized how little I knew about hardware. Having always used a company provided one, it was one of the things I had never bothered to educate myself on. As I always do for most things that I know nothing […]Read More Selling in a digital era
Over the last few weeks, I had the opportunity to interact with several senior executives of the pharmaceutical industry in India. Among other things, I was keen to understand how their organizations were preparing for or participating in the digital era. As I gently broached the topic, I expected animated discussions on the need for […]Read More Is Digital Transformation Difficult?
Yesterday, a colleague asked me to make a short video on my thoughts on notable trends in the learning ecosystem. Knowing that he was more passionate than I on the influx of technology into the work-space, I decided to speak a bit on how technology is/will disrupt learning and development. Learning is essentially getting a […]Read More Technology enabled Learning
Executives from foreign multi-national companies (MNCs) in India have often compared themselves to boxers entering the ring with one hand and one leg tied and a blindfold on their eyes, to take on a heavyweight champion. While this is definitely an exaggeration, it attempts to underscore the feeling of competing in a market which […]Read More Pharma in India and challenges MNCs face
Initial reactions of the stock market to Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential Elections is one of joy as witnessed by the jump in share prices. This is obviously a very unmuted reaction to the settling down of the anti-pharma rhetoric offered by Hillary Clinton. While investor sentiment is obvious, what I find surprising […]Read More Donald J. Trump is POTUS
Recently, I did an interview with MedicinMan on digital technology, its applications in health care and its adoption by the pharmaceutical industry. The interview, published earlier in MedicinMan, is reproduced below: Q : What exactly is digital? Digital technology is an amazing system whereby information (words and images) are stored in the form of code. This […]Read More Slaying the Digital beast
We live in exciting times. New technology and innovation that can change the way we live, is pouring out at unprecedented frequency. It is well known that although the pharmaceutical industry is considered to be very technologically advanced, it is also one that is quite inward focused and therefore stuck in the past. Therefore, it […]Read More Current and Future Trends for Pharma