Tata Nano: India’s Latest Pride

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With its sleek design, eco-friendly emissions and highly affordable price, the Tata Nano stands to be one of the most memorable auto inventions by an Indian car manufacturer. On January 10th, 2008, Tata Motors Limited, a subsidiary of the renowned

Interdependence: The Bane of Asian Markets

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A few years ago, the rage on Wall Street had been that “Emerging Markets.” Investors were buying into companies such as the Aluminum Corporation of China, Yanzhou Coal Mining Company, and Chinese Life Inurance. As recently as May of 2008, Continue reading…

Funding Crunch at Bank of America

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Bank of America has recently been infused with $20 billion dollars from the government to make up for major losses from its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. However, with the company’s valuation plummeting $20 billion more in mid- January due to Continue reading…

A Spark for Solar: Something New on the Horizon

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The solar sector represents an attractive, alternative solution for large scale energy production due to its environmentally friendly nature and potential to achieve economies of scale. The capability to scale solar energy production to meet all of humanity’s electricity generation Continue reading…

A Misplaced Grab at Power

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When a growing Russia shut off the flow of natural gas to the Ukraine and most of Europe in 2006, the world witnessed an audacious grab for power. Several times since then—for instance, during the invasion of Georgia or the Continue reading…

Alitalia & Fiat: Consultant Reflects on Italian Transportation Industry Struggle

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Pier Carlo Trucco is the current managing director, co-founder and main shareholder of Keydos, a management-consulting firm based in Milan and Rome, Italy. He holds an MBA from UCLA and made his career as a partner in large multinational consulting Continue reading…