• Conversations on Crony Capitalism – Interview with Professor Luigi Zingales

    Contributed By: Abhishek Gaurav Edited By: J K Varshika On the 20th of December this year, IIM Bangalore’s Research and Publication Division, and Chicago Booth’s Stigler Center organized a lecture by the eminent economist Professor Luigi Zingales on the topic “Crony Capitalism”. Here are the excerpts from the interview given by the speaker about the session. Has there been an epoch in history when capitalism has been devoid of cronyism that we often blame it for? Is crony capitalism just the practical face of capitalism – capitalism in practice? Clearly, there is a tendency in capitalism to go into the direction of cronyism. And, this is where a healthy democracy…

  • Venturing into the biggest VC Investment Competition of the year

    Contributed By: Ishita Kataria Edited By: J K Varshika Established in 1998, the Venture Capital Investment Competition is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top business schools in the world run by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, USA. It is a unique event in which MBA students emulate the life of Venture Capitalists. Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the students are the investors with real entrepreneurs pitching to them. It is a very powerful learning experience for both parties. Actual VCs assume the role of judges and assess student teams’ performance. You have what we call it as “win-win-win” situation…

  • An Alternate World View- The Grameen Bank and Beyond

    An Alternate Reality- The Grameen Bank and Beyond Building Bridges- Social and Capital NSRCEL Talk, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore Muhammad Yunus 8th February, 2017 “I spent a lot of years studying economics, but at the end of it all I felt utterly useless.” Professor, founder of the Grameen Bank (‘village’ bank) and now an active social entrepreneur, Muhammad Yunus is all set to captivate the 400-strong audience at IIMB. “In those days, I was teaching at the Chittagong University. Ayub Khan, the Pakistani general-ruler had purposefully located all universities in the heart of Bangladeshi villages, to keep away potentially rebellious students from the cities. This turned out to…