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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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Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Bangladesh is undergoing rapid transition, which is propelling the economy towards greater growth and diversification. Fueled by rampant urbanization, development and infrastructure development, the economy is moving towards a middle income country. The Government’s vision is to elevate the country to a developed economy by 2041, and as such has developed a “Vision 2041” policy.(…)

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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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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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A Digital Awakening for Marketing in Bangladesh

A Digital Awakening for Marketing in Bangladesh

In this day and age, people are either asleep or are connected. It is difficult to create a single static definition of digital marketing as consumers search throughout the entire buying process and have access to freely available information and opinion on products and services. There are a number of possible definitions based on which(…)

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Taboos for An Astute Start-up Entrepreneur: Over-arching Mistakes That May Cost Dearly in the Long Run

Taboos for An Astute Start-up Entrepreneur: Over-arching Mistakes That May Cost Dearly in the Long Run

A causal glance on my LinkedIn profile will help anyone conclude that I am an unlikely writer for this post-I have never been an entrepreneur, let alone be an astute one. That said, the experience I have garnered throughout my ~8-year-long career that has been entirely spent in early stage companies, my interaction with a(…)

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A Look at Entrepreneurs’ Weaknesses

A Look at Entrepreneurs’ Weaknesses

No one is perfect, but for the entrepreneur, weaknesses are especially important. They can both be a barrier to and a means of achieving growth. Knowing and understanding your weaknesses is key in converting them from the former to the latter. 1.    Lead to Please or Lead to Win? Are you a people’s person, to(…)

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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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Embracing a high degree of Organizational Justice

Embracing a high degree of Organizational Justice

In today’s business realm, quality human capital is vital as it is a catalyst when it comes to driving business growth, innovation and competitiveness. Firms are splashing more and more resources to make sure they are not only in the employees’ good books but also retain them, nurture them, develop them and accommodate their needs.(…)

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