Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. (A) Of course, they weren’t known then IPOs (initial public offerings).
(B) Back then, seasoned investors will recall, it wasn’t uncommon to have public issues from 30-40 companies hitting the market every month–true many of those companies were of dubious antecedents, several have since disappeared without a trace.
(C) It was 1990, and IPOs were hitting the market like a hailstorm that refused to stop.
(D) That happened a bit later, thanks to the entry of foreign institutional investors (FIIs), who brought jargon with their money to the Indian market.
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2. (A) The cold calculus of business doesn’t recognize sentiment : to expect NRI’s to invest in India simply because it is their country of origin is downright stupid; the community will invest in the country if the risk-reward equation
is favourable–if it isn’t they’ll seek better avenues.
(B) ‘Pravasi’ ..... will likely not fetch the returns expected of it, or anywhere close to it.
(C) “India will have to undertake major political, administrative, and judicial reforms,” explains Sam Pitroda, Chairman, World Tel, “if it wants to tap its NRI network like China did.”
(D) China succeeded in attracting investments from overseas Chinese on the basis of policies that made it attractive for foreign companies to invest in the country.
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3. (A) A partial list of such ‘wards’ would include : R. Gopalakrishnan, Vice Chairman, Indian Hotels and Tata Tea, Prakash Nedungadi, President, Madura Garments, Sanjiv Gupta, Deputy President, Coca-Cola India, Muktesh ‘Micky’ Pant, Chief marketing Officer, Reebok, Utpal Sengupta, CEO, Agro Tech Foods, Motorola’s Amit Sharma, General Mills’ Samir Behl and a clutch of senior managers at HLL, including incumbent chairman M.S. Benga and Director (personal Products) Arun Adhikari.
(B) When you spend 35 years at a company that is preferred hunting ground for poachers on the look for CEOs and marketing heads, it is highly likely that your old boys network include some of India Inc’s best-known execs.
(C) Between 1960 and 1995, Shunu Sen, HLL’s former marketing head who died on January 3, 2003 didn’t just work with such a sampling, he tutored it.
(D) “His ready smile, easy access, deep insights into marketing, and ability to protect his wards endeared him to us,” recollects Saurav Adhikari, President–BPO (North America), HCL Infosystems.
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4. (A) “I definitely had the choice of joining Hero Honda,” he says, “but chose to follow the Honda philosophy which embodies the joy of creation,” and diversification.
(B) Apollo’s investment was routed through Apollo International, a company run by Kanwar’s younger son Raja; elder son Neeraj is already COO of Apollo Tyres.
(C) The companies themselves will likely attribute their recent unrelated diversifications to emergingopportunities but chances are, Apollo’s foray into insurance through a joint venture with Vijaya Bank, PunjabNational bank, and Principal Group, and the Hero group’s entry into the business of bill collection through Easy Bill, are efforts to find space for a growing family.
(D) Easy Bill is to be headed by Rahul Munjal, son of the late Raman Kant Munjal, the first Managing Director of Hero Honda.
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5. (A) While the actual deal-making and selling may be taken care of by others, and while his association, in them may merely be a CEO’s, there’s no taking away from the fact that Paul’s background–an MBA from the Univ of Massachussets, stints at Pepsi Co, Bain and Co, and notably, GE–and location make him the ideal brand ambassador for Wipro Technologies.
(B) From his base in Santa Clara, California, Paul orchestrates Wipro’s strategy : he is widely perceived to be the man behind the Wipro-Ericsson deal.
(C) Rainmaking is all about being able to front a deal, speak the same language, business and cultural, as the customer and Paul’s credential on both fronts are impeccable.
(D) Wipro acquired Ericsson’s development centres in India–a logical acquisition for a company with significant expertise in telecom software–but not before Paul managed to wring out the commitment of some consulting
assignments from the telecom major.
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