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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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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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3 Industries that are at the cusp of Technology enabled Disruption (Part I)

3 Industries that are at the cusp of Technology enabled Disruption (Part I)

Technology innovations are highly transformative – taking a look at the industrial revolution to the widespread usage of electricity to modern day cyber age, the impact is clear. However, over the last decade the transformation has been exponential with a speed and scale absent before. Here’s a sneak peek into 3 industries that in my(…)

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What ‘Shark Tank’ taught me about Pitching

What ‘Shark Tank’ taught me about Pitching

Shark Tank is a wildly popular reality show, where entrepreneurs looking to raise funds pitch their ideas and businesses in front of a group of accomplished investors and venture capitalists. A convincing pitch can ideally result in investments from one or more of the investors.  Since the show’s inception in 2009, viewership has been skyrocketing(…)

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A Cloudy Potential

A Cloudy Potential

Mahmud looked at a table titled ‘current status’ on the Sirvoy software interface. There were 16 check-ins vs. 10 check-outs and the occupancy rate was at around 80%. He quickly changed the view to check what the split of the guests were by nationality. Then he jumped to another page to view room allocation. The(…)

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Market Insight: Domestic Aviation Industry in Bangladesh – Part 2

Market Insight: Domestic Aviation Industry in Bangladesh – Part 2

Not only the flourishing economy, there is a myriad of other reasons behind this growth. For example, political stability has a direct impact on demand. The growth rate in 2012 was greater than that of 2013, possibly because 2012 was a much more politically turbulent year. 2015 is also expected to observe a sharp increase(…)

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Market Insight: Supermarket Industry in Bangladesh – Part 1

Market Insight: Supermarket Industry in Bangladesh – Part 1

Since the inception of Agora’s journey in 2001, the Bangladeshi supermarket sector has taken a steady and assuring stride forward. After 12 years and with 107 stores, the domestic industry now stands at around BDT 1,500 crore. As Bangladesh shifts towards the middle income status, all the subsequent advantages, such as higher income per capita(…)

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Design Thinking and the Future of Bangladesh

Design Thinking and the Future of Bangladesh

Nobody knows the origins of the term Design Thinking. Herbert A. Simon in his 1969 book, The Sciences of the Artificial first coined the term and used the idea of using design as a way of thinking. Based on this a lot of researchers and thinkers have been using thinking through design or “Design Thinking”(…)

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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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