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Actuality of the Digital Dream

Actuality of the Digital Dream

The massive wave of information and communication technology (ICT) has hit every corner on this earth including the least developed countries (LDCs). Inhabitants of LDCs often question the validity of prioritizing ICT in development goals, sometimes above a country’s basic needs like food, shelter, national security. But thanks to the current governments catchy election manifesto(…)

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Bitcoin: Doom or blessing?

Bitcoin: Doom or blessing?

A shadowy, new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of decades of intense research and development , which initially had profound implications for making most financial institutions redundant. A lot of people—me included—have trouble understanding Bitcoin. People ask what it is. There is no “it,” really. People expect it to be(…)

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Be brave, be complex!

Be brave, be complex!

We all heard the pejorative saying “Jack of all trades, master of none” a lot. It implies that by trying to learn many things, you give up mastery of any of them. We all have that one person in our life, especially at our workplace, who is a ‘know-all’ or is actually good at in(…)

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THE CURRENCY CRISIS: ARE WE RIDING THE SAME BOAT AS THE RUPEE?

THE CURRENCY CRISIS: ARE WE RIDING THE SAME BOAT AS THE RUPEE?

For much of 2013, the Indian rupee experienced what can only be termed as a “nose-dive”. Since January of 2013, the rupee lost over 20% of its value – a fall which exacerbated in the May-August period with the currency losing around 13% of its net worth. The summer saw a free-fall of the rupee from(…)

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5 Technology Enabled Disruptions to Look Forward to in the Coming Decade

5 Technology Enabled Disruptions to Look Forward to in the Coming Decade

Technological innovations are transformative, just think how the industrial revolutions changed how the world operates forever or the impressive progress of cyber age which started in the 1990s. One thing has been apparent over the last 50 years – the rate of innovation has enhanced exponentially. Propelled by existing development platforms which are cheaper, easier(…)

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Top 21 VC Blogs Every Investor and Entrepreneur Should Follow

Top 21 VC Blogs Every Investor and Entrepreneur Should Follow

As an entrepreneur you’re constantly trying to better yourself and your startup. You know you don’t always have all the answers (At least I hope you think so), and you’re going to need help from people who have already gone through the journey. Additionally, as your startup gets ready to obtain funding, the process can(…)

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Understanding the GDP growth rate of Bangladesh

Understanding the GDP growth rate of Bangladesh

I have always had a hard time understanding why the GDP Growth rate of Bangladesh had so little volatility over the last decade or so. Not only was it growing at a decent 6% or so but the fluctuation of the growth rate has also been very low. While I strongly believe that 6% growth(…)

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The India-Bangladesh Power Trap

The India-Bangladesh Power Trap

Following the election of its Awami League (AL) government in 2009, Bangladesh’s diplomatic relations with India have enjoyed some renewed vigor. In the years since, the relationship has flourished, with a series of high-level meetings culminating in a visit from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011 to sign a joint communiqué. The communiqué focused on(…)

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Social Business Makes Way for Impact Investment

Social Business Makes Way for Impact Investment

A million dollar question In the first part of this social business blog series, we have learnt what a social business is and how it can be used as a catalyst to remove disparity in wealth distribution throughout the world. After publishing, some of the readers asked me one common question: if social business is(…)

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Be the Shining Star in Your Workplace

Be the Shining Star in Your Workplace

Photo Credit: Antwuan Malone  Younger employees and newer managers often wonder when the “easy” days are coming. Before becoming a grizzled business veteran, it is natural to assume there are days without constant challenges and those times when one can “bask under the sun.” Wrong. As more experience you attain, the more firmly – sometimes,(…)

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