A look at the India’s Oil Industry

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India has a population of over one billion inhabitants.

How does the oil industry manage to supply to a country of these proportions?

Without doubt, the giant oil company’s name is spot-on: IndianOil (IndianOil Corporation) Continue reading

150 years in electrical engineering with an Italian heart from the Ansaldo Energy Company

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Talking about Ansaldo Energy means talking about the history of Italy. The company has operated throughout several time periods since the industrial revolution as well as participated in the modern innovations of nuclear energy and renewable energy.

Ansaldo has a long history of efficiency, felixibility and excellence in customer relations which has made them competitive in international markets and what they call “energy with an Italian heart”. It’s also a history that brought them to stand out in April of 2008 with the International Star for Leadership in Quality Award, presented by Business Initiative Directions. Continue reading

Top 10 most valuable global brands

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CNNMoney has just released it’s top 10 most valuable global brands list, and while a few of them aren’t surprising at all, some of them aren’t as expected. Well, for me, anyway.

Apple, Google and IBM take out the first three spots, which is to be expected, but Samsung doesn’t make the list. This surprises me because the last six months or so just about every business magazine I read talks about how Samsung is overtaking Apple in this market or that.

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Aaron Levie: common tale of a humble multimillionaire

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If you haven’t seen Steve Job‘s famous Stanford Commencement Address 2005, you should. His speech tells the (now common) story of how his dropping out of Reed College during his first semester led him to follow his creativity, with no idea of what the future would hold.

During this time of creative bliss, he took random classes such as calligraphy, slept on his friends’ dorm room floors and walked miles to the Hare Krishna temple once a week to get a hot meal. He says “it was beautiful”. Continue reading

Carlos Arroyo of Wal-Mex among the most influential thirty-something entrepeneurs in Mexico

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Being thirty, and having more than 19,000 employees in your charge is not easy. But Carlos Arroyo, Vice-President of  Vips and El Porton of Wal-Mart Central America makes it look like child’s play.

Expansion magazine featured Arroyo in its April edition to honor 30 people set to shape Mexico in the coming years. If anything, there is no doubt that this young entrepreneur has already influenced the present.

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