Kashif Choudhury

About Kashif Choudhury

Kashif is an Assistant Vice President at LightCastle Partners and is a Research Associate at the Green Banking Project funded by the World Bank. He completed Honors in Economics with a Dual Major in Finance from North South University and is currently doing MS in Economics. His love for Economics is matched only by his passion for technology and he is always looking for areas where these two fields merge. He can be reached at kashif.choudhury@lightcastlebd.com

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5 Steps to pitching your business idea anywhere, anytime and winning

5 Steps to pitching your business idea anywhere, anytime and winning

I’ll try my best to bore you today. So let’s begin shall we? Speaking in front of people is the most common fear in the world. It’s true because you can’t prove otherwise. Jokes aside, presenting your idea to others is one of the most important skills you need to have. That’s because; an idea(…)

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Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Thump thump… Silence. Thump thump… Silence. Mr. Anubal, a hotshot IT consultant looks around at the scenery as his taxi hurtles through one of India′s longest flyovers. Then, he notices his destination passing him by to the right, the head offices of Infosys, one of the largest Indian IT firms. Welcome to Bangalore, the Silicon(…)

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Regional Connectivity: Bangladesh’s Trump Card

Regional Connectivity: Bangladesh’s Trump Card

The year is 1688. Captain Charles McDowell is examining the battleships stationed at the port 2 miles inland, sweat pouring down his face from the beating sun. He is trying to contemplate strategies on winning this crucial port for Mother England in order to allow his East India Company to trade more freely in spices(…)

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Business Data Analytics in Bangladesh: No More Trying to Find a Needle in the Haystack

Business Data Analytics in Bangladesh: No More Trying to Find a Needle in the Haystack

BACKDROP The golden rule of business has always been to try something, optimize what works and rinse and repeat. In that sense, business analytics, the act of monitoring business fundamentals and optimizing outcomes, has existed for as long as man has done business. However, with the widespread adoption of technology in the business world, the(…)

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5 IT Mistakes Startups are Making Right Now

5 IT Mistakes Startups are Making Right Now

IT can make or break firms; be it offline or online ones. The magnitude of this vertical of business is reflected by the fact that every company today is expected to have a top notch website and online social media presence if it is to be considered at the forefront of its industry. So here(…)

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The Sure Shot Way to Your Dream Job

The Sure Shot Way to Your Dream Job

I will take you from point A to point F today. Point A being toiling away at an uninspiring job and part F being working for a cause that is meaningful to you and those around you; aka your dream job. Even though it sounds like a privilege that only a few have and the(…)

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Podcasts: Don’t leave home without them

Podcasts: Don’t leave home without them

There are waves of heat travelling in front of his eyes while his body sweats from every pore and his back drips with sweat. He stares blankly at the seat in front momentarily wondering what his life would be like if all those cars stationary in front him did not exist. And then blankness once(…)

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Failure: The Only Certainty

Failure: The Only Certainty

Fail fast, learn from failure, don’t be afraid, just do it… Some of the feel good phrases that are thrown around in an attempt to push you off the edge of the mountain called Decision Peak. But upon some reflection, one realizes that these are sort of unnecessary because all one needs to take that(…)

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Donating for Development: How hard can it be?

Donating for Development: How hard can it be?

This. This right here? This, is the tale of the two Escobers. One is Arturo Escober; a Columbian Anthropologist who has either studied or taught at some of the premier institutions of the world from Cornell to UC Berkley. The other is another Columbian by the name of Pablo Escober. Born in December of 1949,(…)

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Commodity Markets: Hedging Your Bets

Commodity Markets: Hedging Your Bets

Exciting times we live in. Never before in the history of humanity have we been able to boil down millions of tons of coal and acres upon acres of wheat to mere numbers in a Bloomberg terminal. However, such a mechanism exists in Wizard of Oz world of high finance. It is in the form(…)

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