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Boss and the 'bro code'

Vikram Johri 

Vikram Johri

We are so used to the cult of the alpha male rising to the top of the corporate hierarchy that when we come across the self-effacing boss, we rub our eyes in wonder. Last Friday, at a company townhall, Flipkart chairman Sachin Bansal calmed employees' nerves over the recent high-profile exits from the company by speaking about an unlikely target of the layoffs: himself. "Look at the top level around you.

Everyone has changed. In fact, even I am gone," he said. "Some of our targets have been missed and everyone, including the top management, has paid the price." In ...

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First Published: Sat, August 27 2016. 00:09 IST