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    Funding in Indian startups this week (18 Mar-23 Mar)

    This week 13 Indian startups received funding, of which 12 received a total sum of about $466 million. Among them, Ola raised the highest funding of about $300 million followed by PhonePe which raised about $107.6 million. Meanwhile, funding for 1 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]

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    Confidence Will Make All the Difference to Your Hustle

    Confidence is a trait that can make all the difference to your daily hustle. You go to bed, wake up, and then have to overcome obstacle after obstacle. It’s like being in an asteroid shower, and all you have is an umbrella to shield you. Confidence is how successful people overcome the daily obstacles. It’s that […]

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    Four ad agency podcasts to check out this weekend

    Ad agencies have caught podcast fever. Here are four that caught our attention. ‘Madison and Culture’ Y&R’s new biweekly podcast, launched this week and hosted by its global CEO David Sable, delves into how culture and technology shape advertising and marketing, and vice versa. The podcast was born out of Sable’s widely read LinkedIn blog, […]

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    The Science Behind Success And Motivation

    When Stanford GSB professor Jeffrey Pfeffer studied successful executives and analyzed the qualities they all had in common, the #1 thing was not smarts, talent, or people skills. It was energy levels. If you’re tired and unmotivated, it almost doesn’t matter what other strengths you have. People who do nothing tend to achieve nothing. So […]

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    What works and what doesn’t for start-ups

    K Murali Kumar(from right) Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra and Jabong; Mahesh Murthy, Co-founder, Seedfund; Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome; and K Ganesh, Co-Founder and Chairman, Portea Medical ‘Start-up ecosystem has allowed people to take risks’ BENGALURU, FEBRUARY 12:   Most successful start-ups were launched during recession and hence the current phase is perhaps the best for entrepreneurs […]

    Take Some Scenic Roads Off Main to Rejuvenate

    How do you stay fresh, motivated and inspired? This is a popular discussion that comes up in my conversations with small business owners. Those that have been around and have navigated changing times know the value of the “long game” and balancing work and time off. Finding new ideas, people, goals and projects to rejuvenate […]