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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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The Case for Coal in Bangladesh

The Case for Coal in Bangladesh

Debashish is a 16 year old from Chittagong, who is extremely passionate about the Bangladesh National Cricket Team – he never misses a Tigers’ game on TV. But today, he had to miss the first 15 overs because of an hour-long ‘load-shedding’ power cut, which meant he missed watching his hero and role-model, Tamim Iqbal,(…)

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3Ps of Positioning: Helping firms reach the heights of sustainability.

3Ps of Positioning: Helping firms reach the heights of sustainability.

As a market is inundated by competition, the stakes get understandably bigger. No matter how big a business is, news of new competition is indeed a thorn in the skin. The outcomes are obvious: collusion, price war, bold advertising moves (where every firm thinks they are the best in the world and they pull out(…)

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LCP Event Coverage: Pitching to Perfection Workshop

LCP Event Coverage: Pitching to Perfection Workshop

“People are hungry in Bangladesh.” As a developing country, it is very easy to jump to the conclusion that the hunger mentioned here is the hunger that is, defined by dictionary.com, ‘a compelling need or desire for food.’ But wait a second. Although hunger still exists in Bangladesh, it’s not only reducing at a commendable(…)

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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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7 Building Blocks of a Great Startup Pitch

7 Building Blocks of a Great Startup Pitch

The first thing you need to understand about startup pitches is that they are, at their core, conversation starters. A great startup pitch makes for a great first impression, and that opens the door for future talks with potential investors. To really hit it off with the investors, especially when so many other startups are(…)

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5 Ways to Increase Sales Without Spending More Money

5 Ways to Increase Sales Without Spending More Money

Every business owner wants to make as much money as possible. A healthy profit can be used to hire more employees, expand operations or give back to the community. However, in most cases, it takes money to make money. What are some tactics that you can employ to increase sales without having to increase your(…)

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LightCastle Economic Update- April 2016

LightCastle Economic Update- April 2016

Bangladesh economy has exhibited impressive growth over the last decade despite myriad challenges. Rising GDP and stagnating population growth have contributed to rising per capita income – exceeding lower income threshold. Growth prospects for 2017-18 is upbeat with ADB, World Bank and Government forecasts predicting GDP growth to hover within the 6-7% range. Recent regional connectivity agreements with neighboring(…)

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Bangladesh Healthcare Industry: The Thriving Industry that is Growing Faster than the GDP

Bangladesh Healthcare Industry: The Thriving Industry that is Growing Faster than the GDP

  1.    Background There’s a popular saying, “If health is lost, something is lost but if character is lost, everything is lost”. I, personally, don’t want to agree to this – not in a sense that losing character is of less significance, rather, in a sense that if you lose health, you will lose the(…)

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