Entrepreneurship

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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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One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative: How Bangladesh can benefit through the new horizon of regional co-operation

The recent SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit, taking place on 8th and 9th of June, 2017, saw heads of states from Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China but it also solidified the paradigm shift of world power in terms of trade, infrastructure, fuel, energy, transportation, development, and finance. As Bangladesh is becoming a part(…)

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Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16: Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16:  Economic Realignment Imperative for Addressing Unemployment

  Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has published the latest labor survey, “Quarterly Labor Force Survey Bangladesh 2015-16”. The objective of this report was to accumulate data on the labor force of Bangladesh (Aged 15 and above) and the employment trends. BBS has segregated their labor force data in 13 components. These are general population,(…)

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SUSTAINING BRANDS: A PRIMER

SUSTAINING BRANDS: A PRIMER

In the marketing landscape, change is the most potent constant. Change has its own way of pushing the status quo and changing them. More often than not, change is the one dictating things-dictating marketers to keep up, mold and reinvent. As marketers adapt to the changing ecosystem, they must also ensure that their manoeuvres are(…)

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Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh – the Dazzling Delta enters 2017

Bangladesh making headway towards a middle income nation based on strong economic fundamentals Bangladesh’s growth story is one that few saw coming. In the face of persistent challenges, the country’s stable economic growth has provided the bedrock for a prosperous future. With a forecasted growth rate that’s only second to India in the region, Bangladesh(…)

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How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

Successful organizations have always depended on strong, stable and forward looking teams, with growth mindset and drive towards achieving extraordinary results. While human resource remains at the crux of success, most entrepreneurs and top executives tend to undervalue the importance and contributions of people. As a building block for organizations, teams play a pivotal role(…)

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Pitch. Win. Execute.

Pitch. Win. Execute.

How do you value ideas? Is it really immeasurable? Why is it that a relatively ‘worse’ idea end up transforming into billion dollar businesses, whereas startups that are backed with huge pre-seed investments often sink within the first year? These trillion-dollar answers lie within the process of execution. If someone figured out a formula to(…)

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TIME TO MAKE FOR BANGLADESH : Insights into the Growing Consumer Market of Bangladesh

TIME TO MAKE FOR BANGLADESH : Insights into the Growing Consumer Market of Bangladesh

The universe of middle and affluent class (MAC) in Bangladesh is growing both in terms of size and purchasing capacity. This provides businesses with an expanding opportunity – Bangladesh hosting 8th largest population in the world and consumers spending around USD 130 bn+ annually with an annual 6% growth rate. Right now the MAC population(…)

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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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10 Insights from Tech in Asia Tokyo Event

10 Insights from Tech in Asia Tokyo Event

It is the second year in a row that Tech in Asia hosted annual startup event in Tokyo. SD ASIA was the media partner and covered the 2-day event. It is definitely smaller than its flagship event in Singapore. However, it did pack few heavyweight sessions like Ben Horowitz and Om Malik which made the event worthwhile. Here(…)

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