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Covid may be making social media addiction worse. Fix it now

BUSINESS

Covid may be making social media addiction worse. Fix it now

It’s time we paid attention to our growing social media addiction.

Zomato IPO: When data brings confusion, not clarity

TRENDS

Zomato IPO: When data brings confusion, not clarity

Something doesn't add up with regard to the food delivery market projections in India.

Marketing in the time of Covid

TRENDS

Marketing in the time of Covid

Tone deaf advertising follows us even as we go through a pandemic.

Hello World | Time for Digital India to prioritise healthcare 

TRENDS

Hello World | Time for Digital India to prioritise healthcare 

If we learn anything from this pandemic, it should be that India’s healthcare system needs a radical overhaul with digital technologies, empathetic people and processes at its core.

Foxes and hedgehogs: why it’s not a good idea to try and predict the future

BUSINESS

Foxes and hedgehogs: why it’s not a good idea to try and predict the future

If history is any good at teaching, when it comes to predicting the future of companies and technologies, it is even more important for us to be fox-like.

Listen all ye startups—ignore USOs, keep calm and carry on building

BUSINESS

Listen all ye startups—ignore USOs, keep calm and carry on building

After more than two decades of startups, since we are still arguing the basics, this needs to be repeated—venture capitalists finance high-risk startups and have high rates of failure. That’s how the startup system works. Period.

How to stay ahead so you don’t get disrupted

BUSINESS

How to stay ahead so you don’t get disrupted

Disruption is a global enterprise now. And it can happen to any industry or line of work. Get ahead and make yourself antifragile. Or the price is too big to pay. 

Xiaomi’s growth: A blueprint for global startup success

BUSINESS

Xiaomi’s growth: A blueprint for global startup success

How did Xiaomi grow from a little-known software company in Beijing to one of the youngest enterprises to enter the hallowed Fortune 500 list. Our columnist’s book, released for preorders, captures that journey.

Why criminalising cryptocurrencies will set India back

BUSINESS

Why criminalising cryptocurrencies will set India back

Criminalising or even the use of such language to refer to cryptocurrencies will put off some of the brightest minds from India in the crypto revolution.

Writing is great for business. Here’s how you can get good at it

BUSINESS

Writing is great for business. Here’s how you can get good at it

Many entrepreneurs swear by the power of writing. It clarifies your thinking. Here’s how you can get good at it.

Meet Amrit Pal Singh, whose digital art is a hot seller worth lakhs

TRENDS

Meet Amrit Pal Singh, whose digital art is a hot seller worth lakhs

Every piece of digital art can now be uniquely identified with a Non Fungible Token (NFT), making the art itself valuable and its originality unquestionable.

Meet the most powerful marketing idea of our times

BUSINESS

Meet the most powerful marketing idea of our times

Users who feel part of creating your product will be your loyalists. All in all, building in public may yet be the most powerful marketing idea of our times.

In startup world, time to look closely at techno-optimism, checks and balances

BUSINESS

In startup world, time to look closely at techno-optimism, checks and balances

India’s chance at growing as a powerhouse of global technology depends on finding a balance where techno-optimists and critics do not engage in a pyrrhic battle, in which the cost of victory is too big for either side. 

Women at workplaces: How to fix the balance

BUSINESS

Women at workplaces: How to fix the balance

Out of 1,814 chief executives and managing directors of companies listed on the National Stock Exchange as of 2019, only 67, or 3.69 percent, are women

What you can learn from the secrets of masters to become more productive

BUSINESS

What you can learn from the secrets of masters to become more productive

Hint: Shut the door on the noise

Brain Drain Again: Read the Chinese Tea Leaves

INDIA

Brain Drain Again: Read the Chinese Tea Leaves

A concentrated effort to woo and bring the brightest Indian students overseas back to the country is the need of the hour.

WhatsApp and Privacy: Whither data protection laws?

BUSINESS

WhatsApp and Privacy: Whither data protection laws?

In the absence of data protection laws, how then, does the government plan to ensure the data privacy of its citizens?

Performance appraisals are here: Are you happy at work?

BUSINESS

Performance appraisals are here: Are you happy at work?

Motivators such as meaningful work, personal development, recognition and responsibility make you happier at work more than money.

$100 million! What floats this boAt?

BUSINESS

$100 million! What floats this boAt?

Hardware companies in India have found it hard to raise capital. But consumer electronics company boAt raising $100 million from Warburg Pincus begs the question: what’s changing?

May the new year be that of startup IPOs

BUSINESS

May the new year be that of startup IPOs

With all the disclaimers that apply to predictions for a year that’s coming after a year of Coronavirus, here’s wishing that 2021 will be the year when Indian startups will finally go public. 

Digital lending is skating on thin ice; it is time to be fair

BUSINESS

Digital lending is skating on thin ice; it is time to be fair

It is not enough that digital lenders are merely compliant with the fair practice code on paper. They need to follow ‘fair practices in spirit.’

The silver lining of 2020: A whiff of positivity from startup world

BUSINESS

The silver lining of 2020: A whiff of positivity from startup world

On the whole, I’m set for this year to end on a somber note. But the optimist in me has found some cheery data in an otherwise dreary world. 

India’s second chance at creating manufacturing jobs

BUSINESS

India’s second chance at creating manufacturing jobs

India may yet have a second chance with manufacturing, as the electronics sector leads the way. Though early, many good things are happening in the sector.

Of startup pressures, remote work, and mental health

BUSINESS

Of startup pressures, remote work, and mental health

You can have the best strategy in the world but if you don’t allocate resources to it, it will fail.

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