Of Marketing, brands etc.

Eighteenth Century FOMO

In eighteenth-century Europe, potatoes were considered a leprosy inducing invention of the devil and this belief was particularly pernicious in France, so no one ate them. The humble tuber might not have attained its preeminent status in European cuisine, if… Read More ›

Marketers New Meth….

Are marketers addicted to the right substances? My first boss was an alumnus of India’s Harvard University for Sales – Eureka Forbes. In slow months when the month-end target loomed overhead like Gabbar’s sword over Thakur’s hands, we would go… Read More ›

The Mahapaap Of Marketing

Originally published in afaqs here At B-school, our Marketing professor cautioned us against sins a marketer must not commit. In his Seven-Deadly-Sins like list for marketing, the deadliest was something he labeled, the ‘mahapaap of marketing’ – a marketer creating demand… Read More ›