Efficiency & Integration

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Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

$10 Billion. The estimated net worth of Dropbox (Investopedia), the world’s premier cloud storage company, which has a daily user base of 500 million with a traffic of 1.2 billion files. But, when it started out in 2007, it had zero infrastructure, zero inventory, and zero design. Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, showcased how(…)

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Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Why ‘Going Mobile’ is the mantra for the Digital Economy

Bangladesh’s growth story can be explained in a number of ways. With steady and consistent growth (+5% GDP Growth) over last one decade, the economy has slowly graduated to the lower-middle income level rung crossing the threshold of USD 1,000 per capita. If the economy can maintain momentum, it will be easy to attain the(…)

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What Can Bangladesh Make Out Of Japan’s Recent Interests And Trends?

What Can Bangladesh Make Out Of Japan’s Recent Interests And Trends?

Japan’s Interest In ASEAN countries Japan’s renewed interest in ASEAN is shown by the 120 percent increase in Japanese investment to reach nearly $24 billion according to a 2014 JETRO report. About 58% of Japan’s FDI is directed toward the four largest ASEAN economies. Japan is the largest source of foreign capital for Thailand and(…)

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Apparel industry in Bangladesh: What does the future hold for us?

Apparel industry in Bangladesh: What does the future hold for us?

According to the International Trade Statistics 2015 released by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last month, Bangladesh is still the third largest clothing manufacturer (5.10%), with a growth rate of 4.60%. China and the EU are still the biggest manufacturers, with market shares of 38.60% and 26.20% respectively. The other two leading manufacturers, Vietnam and(…)

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Global Competitiveness Index 2015: Where Does Bangladesh Stand?

Global Competitiveness Index 2015: Where Does Bangladesh Stand?

The latest Global Competitiveness Index rankings bore good news for Bangladesh, who rose up two places in the Global Competitiveness Index, going from 109 to 107. This ranking, which covers 140 countries, is backed up by a comprehensive assessment of the key factors that determine a country’s current and future prosperity. While this is encouraging(…)

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TIME FOR REAL-TIME MARKET RESEARCH

TIME FOR REAL-TIME MARKET RESEARCH

“The world today is ephemeral”. The statement resonates with our ever-decreasing attention span, our over reliance on the digital world and continuous need for something different. As an individual we are constantly bombarded with information from all sides propelled by our openness to digital channels. Thus our interests and responsiveness is very short lived. Hence,(…)

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Why Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Sector is Growing in Bangladesh ?

Why Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Sector is Growing in Bangladesh ?

Since 2011, mobile financial services (MFS) had proved to be the finest integration of finance and technology in Bangladesh, where only 29.1% of adult population had access to financial services, whereas 78% of the total population possessed mobile phones. MFS has significantly contributed to rural-urban fund flow as efforts are being made to popularize mobile(…)

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Market Insight: The Smartphone Industry in Bangladesh

Market Insight: The Smartphone Industry in Bangladesh

The global Mobile handset market, in recent times, has been influenced by the rise in demand for smartphones. This trend has slowly crept into the Bangladeshi market, as the users make the leap from the old flip-phones to smartphones. Industry Background: Status Quo: The mobile handset industry in Bangladesh has traditionally been dominated by the(…)

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LCP Event Coverage: How working for a startup taught me to become an entrepreneur

LCP Event Coverage: How working for a startup taught me to become an entrepreneur

“When you’re at crossroads, the only thing to fear is fear itself” and Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, the cofounder and managing director of LightCastle Partners, never let that fear hunker him down. This 3rd of January, LightCastle Partners hosted an event where Mr. Khan talked about his incredible journey working for a startup and how(…)

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Industrial Internet: A Step ahead towards an Artificial Cognitive Society?

Industrial Internet: A Step ahead towards an Artificial Cognitive Society?

The human civilization has increasingly become connected by technology and social media platforms which have forever changed the way we interact with each other. A significant part of our lives are being spent in the digital space and with each generation the time within digital network increases. Movements like “Arab Spring” have exhibited that this(…)

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