• STARTUPS
    Banks back fintech start-ups, eye access to tech solutions in return

    Kotak Mahindra Bank’s chief digital officer Deepak Sharma says the bank has worked with 100 start-ups in the last 18 months. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Banks are fast emerging as accelerators for financial technology (fintech) start-ups, offering them opportunities to build proof of concept and scale in return for their products or technology solutions. Some lenders […]

  • LIFE
    How to Restore and Take Back Your Work-Life Balance

    As modern technology has advanced, the magnitude of the associated benefits has been staggering. The ability to work from mobile devices, increased platform neutrality, improved productivity applications and the move to cloud-based tools have helped usher in a renaissance of productivity. Unfortunately, one downside to this new era is an often unhealthy work-life balance. Mobile […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits

    It happens to all of us: you are going strong with a project, with learning something new, with a new habit or two … and things go sideways. You get derailed. This is a critical junction. If you let yourself quit, all your time and effort up until now has been for naught. If you […]

  • PODCASTS
    LeBron James fires back at Draymond Green via podcast

    While LeBron James disagrees with the assertion that he started the so-called superteam era in the NBA, he took satisfaction from Draymond Green taking time out of the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade Thursday to mention his name. James appeared as a guest on the “Road Trippin’” podcast hosted by Cavs players? Richard Jefferson?and? Channing […]

  • STARTUPS
    Karnataka govt starts Elevate programme to back 100 startups

    The Karnataka government has launched a programme to support 100 innovative startups as part of efforts to boost entrepreneurship in the state. In order to identify 100 most innovative startups under the Elevate programme, the government is looking to reach at least 1,000 startups across sectors over the next two months. “As part of the […]

  • STARTUPS
    Xiaomi to back startups that enhance mobile experience, says India head Manu Jain

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc., the world’s second-most valuable startup, made its first publicly-disclosed investment in India in April 2016. It had led a $25-million round in online entertainment company Hungama Digital Media Entertainment as part of its strategy to introduce local content on its smartphones. Almost a year later, venture capital firm Shunwei Capital, […]

  • SUCCESS
    Retailers Push Back Holiday Sales Into Thanksgiving

    It’s no secret that big retailers continue to push back the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses of all kinds are considering how to grab more holiday sales. As shoppers head to the stores even earlier this year, think about how you plan to capitalize on holiday shopping trends, no matter what business […]

  • STARTUPS
    Read “Uninvested” to Take Control Back From Wall Street

    I feel like I should start this book review with one of those “This is intended for mature audiences” warnings. Depending on your involvement in the financial industry, you might be disgusted. You might be insulted. You might even be dubious. Personally, I was left with this attitude of “Sure, just one more thing to […]