Apologies for the late response, was terribly tied up with a lot of stuff, and lots to write about, so let’s get started!
I maintain that the Tata sons-Cyrus Mistry matter is a family issue and my opinions in the Economic Times. I have given my reasons why this matter is all about values in this article.
I have co-authored a case on this matter, which I have used jointly in the 2 year MBA program with fascinating results. The students were expected to understand the viewpoints and pressures of all the stakeholders! Very valuable learnings and a whole lot of fun…. especially when the Students representing the community decided to move away from the script, and staged a walkout from class…. We had to go running after them to continue the rest of the class!
Going further on this, my other article in Forbes Online (in the thought leadership Section) talks about the learnings from this, for family businesses. After all, if this can happen in the most reputed family firm in the country, amongst probably the most qualified and competent people around, what have you done to prevent this from happening in your family firm?