How legendary entrepreneurs created a brand of their own

    Almost all global brands owe their origins to an entrepreneurial fount. In many inspiring instances, entrepreneurs were driven by the need to challenge tradition and create value and in the process became forces for modernism. In India the names of G.D. Birla, B.M. Birla, T.V.Sundaram Iyer, Jamnalal Bajaj, Walchand Hirachand, J.R.D. Tata will be remembered for having led […]

    The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

    Psychologist Denis Waitley’s approach to winning with self-awareness and self-esteem puts an exclamation point on the idea that most often success comes from within. One measure of entrepreneurial success is your effectiveness as a leader, which really comes down to producing desired results. The most successful entrepreneurs have mastered being effective because it makes them […]

    What Is Motivation And How Can You Get More Of It?

    Motivation — it’s one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around among self-help circles. It’s like the catch-all cure for all your ailments. Struggling in life? Get motivated! Want a better relationship? Try a healthy dose of motivation! Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work that way. Although we might someday be heading toward a cyberpunk-esque future-world […]

    This One Piece of Advice Shaped My Entire Career

    I’ve had excellent mentors and managers in my career from whom I’ve learned a tremendous amount, sometimes through advice and more often through observation. But work is not so separate from the rest of life as many people believe or wish it to be, so career advice, or at least the lessons that stick with […]

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    Life of Brian: The most blasphemous film ever?

    It may not be true that all publicity is good publicity, but in the case of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, which was released 40 years ago, some of the bad publicity was heaven-sent. The comedy team’s irreverent Biblical romp had been due to open on 200 screens across the US, but after various religious […]

    Meet a battalion of women entrepreneurs

    After digital literacy, not-for-profit entity FREND is encouraging financial autonomy When women are given opportunities to learn and innovate, they blossom and take charge of their own lives. There could be no better example than the story of Aasiya Gawandi from Agar village of Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. The internet beckoned her to learn many skills, […]

    From grit to glory, the journey of women entrepreneurs

    The first person to ever win two Nobel Prizes, Marie Curie, the Polish scientist who discovered radioactivity, is a pioneer when it comes to women in technology. In 2009, New Scientistnamed Curie as the most inspirational woman in science. And looking back at the challenges she faced, this is no doubt a fitting accolade. In the […]

  • The biggest disasters in business history – podcasts of the week

    Kodak film. The company’s lurch towards bankruptcy in 2012 is profiled in Spectacular Failures. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images Talking points The platform where many users go to to listen to other people’s podcasts, Apple is now plotting to start making its own. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is in conversation with media companies about creating […]