Thought Leaders: Interviews

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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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Payroll – In-house or outsource?

Payroll – In-house or outsource?

Globally the payroll landscape has evolved drastically over the past decade due to significant tech intervention, service delivery models and complex solutions being offered by service providers. The payroll landscape in Bangladesh is however, not very well developed. Multinationals have mostly tailored their group payroll solutions for local purposes and some use their group Shared(…)

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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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7 Rules of Startup Networking

7 Rules of Startup Networking

In this networked age, the importance of proper networking skills has never been felt more. Many studies have repeatedly stressed the positive correlation between the entrepreneur’s success and his networking skills.  Strong contacts can not only provide business opportunities, but enable entrepreneurs to find mentors, co-founders and potential recruits. Given paramount importance of networking, many(…)

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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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LCP Event Coverage: Project Management for Entrepreneurs

LCP Event Coverage: Project Management for Entrepreneurs

On the 17th of November, LightCastle Partners held a workshop on Project management for Entrepreneurs, conducted by Mr. Saifur Rahman, Co-founder of LightCastle Partners. Mr. Saif has over six years of Project Management and entrepreneurial experience in Bangladesh’s Technology and Investment Banking space. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and till date has(…)

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“Recent power failures show the need for alternative sources…”- Rubiya Binta Mustafiz, Assistant Director of Keystone

“Recent power failures show the need for alternative sources…”- Rubiya Binta Mustafiz, Assistant Director of Keystone

We went to meet Miss Rubiya Binta Mustafiz, the assistant director of Keystone Consulting Ltd. After a very interactive and engaging interview, we collected her views on Bangladesh power and renewable energy sector. LCP: What is the current condition of the power and electric sector of the country? RBM:  Till date, the main grid line(…)

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Early Struggles of a Serial Entrepreneur

Early Struggles of a Serial Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is a difficult challenge in Bangladesh. It requires brilliant minds to forfeit a secured life of guaranteed employment, to tolerate a barrage of social obstruction, and to sweat over the never-ending legal and political intricacy. Majority of students, despite having the intellectual prowess, lack the necessary courage for such an act. Affan Chowdhury managed(…)

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