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Respecting the risk-takers

Respecting the risk-takers

In the West, entrepreneurs are highly revered, and rightly so. Time and again, entrepreneurs have shown the world what they are capable of. From incremental value additions across consumer markets to groundbreaking technological advancements in industrialisation, they have done it all, and ushered in a new era of civilisation. That trend continues to this day.(…)

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Adopting Data as Your Strategic Asset: the Newest Form of Competitive Edge?

Adopting Data as Your Strategic Asset: the Newest Form of Competitive Edge?

In today’s world of information warfare, companies have learned to treat their brands as assets in order to differentiate themselves. They invest in their brands to secure higher customer equity and stand out. Conversely, the idea that the immense amount of data more popularly known as “Big Data”, which is generated in course of daily(…)

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The nation unites: Savar’s residual impact

The nation unites: Savar’s residual impact

Utter confusion. Panic everywhere. I looked around and found a sea of unknown faces. People are either running around frantically filling up forms or rushing to nearby beds with rolled-up sleeves. The motive? To donate blood for the thousands of victims of the recent tragedy at Savar. It’s amazing how a national crisis can do(…)

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Can Bangladesh ride the ‘Big Data’ wave?

Can Bangladesh ride the ‘Big Data’ wave?

With 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years big data (vast amount of data available in every economy, sector and business) has become big news almost overnight, with interest in the topic growing exponentially. As of March 2013, a search on Amazon.com reveals 250+ books, articles, e-books on the topic and(…)

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Why bother whitening black money

Why bother whitening black money

The Bangladeshi real estate sector has been in a slump lately. Consumer demand for new flats and apartments has been low, as unsold flats are increasingly forming a bottleneck in the sector. However, there is nothing unusual about this. As election approaches and political turmoil increases, probable investors in the sector will hold back their(…)

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Time for the youth to take the reins

Time for the youth to take the reins

Letting it go to pieces is not an option and it’s up to this generation to come together and find the solution. Bangladesh needs you. Yes, I am talking to you – the next generation. When the entire country around us goes down in a tailspin, the onus lies on you and me to pull(…)

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