• STARTUPS
    Bitcoin startups in Asia take aim at remittances market

    “We started in 2014, when bitcoin crashed from $1,000 to $200-$300 and luckily our business model didn’t rely on speculation,” said SCI co-founder Miguel Cuneta. HONG KONG/SEOUL: Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big market: overseas money transfers. Used as […]

  • STARTUPS
    Don’t Take These 6 Shortcuts with Your Startup Business

    Plunging right in and recruiting a top-notch executive for your startup who has tons of experience working in large companies might seem like a good idea. However, in reality, recruiting candidates without any startup experience can do your business more damage than good. Taking shortcuts might seem like a good idea to save you time, money and […]

  • How I let drinking take over my life

     I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few drinks. But I was drunk. If I had tried to drive, or write, or give […]

  • NEWS
    Indian billionaires weigh desi startup fund to take on foreign investors

    A handful of Indian billionaires who actively invest in early-stage ventures are exploring the possibility of floating a multi-billion-dollar domestic fund in the wake of a rush of foreign money flowing into local startups. The plan comes after Japanese, Chinese and American investors, such as SoftBank Group Corp and Tencent Holdings, poured billions of dollars […]

  • SUCCESS
    Want to succeed in life? You must take the leap of faith into the unknown

    Most people spend a lot of time and energy trying to avoid risk at all costs. But the most successful people know that major breakthroughs in life, business, science, technology and even politics cannot occur without taking risk. I listened recently to a podcast called “When to Jump” where Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    3 Real-World Tactics Entrepreneurs Should Take Advantage of During (and After) College

    A college education is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately for entrepreneurs, attending a four-year university also carries some significant drawbacks. The latest data on student loan debt from Debt.org tells a grim story for new graduates: The average debt at graduation is now more than $37,172 per student. Related: Does a College Degree Still Matter? For anyone entering the […]

  • 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 […]

  • STARTUPS
    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. […]

  • LIFE
    ICICI Prudential to take over Sahara India Life Insurance

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd will take over Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd with effect from July 31, 2017. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) on Friday issued an order in accordance with Section 52 B (2) of the Insurance Act, 1938 to this effect. In a first of its kind development […]