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Leadership Practices For Startups To Inspire The Team
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Leadership Practices For Startups To Inspire The Team

We are fascinated by the access economy and this is how the next level of consumerism is going to happen. This is a great time to be in this space. Just at the time when WeWork raises a massive investment of $ 4.4 Billion and Gurgaon has the world’s largest co-coworking space, thanks to GoWork. For those who think, sharing economy will face a glass ceiling soon, sorry to break that, but, it’s just gaining momentum. (more…)
Leadership Attributes A Man Should Possess To Become A Successful Leader, By Sam Manekshaw
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Leadership Attributes A Man Should Possess To Become A Successful Leader, By Sam Manekshaw

We all know him as the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal- Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, popularly known as Sam Bahadur. As the Chief of the Army Staff, Sam’s service to the nation is immense as he united the army, navy and air force into a team, helping India win against Pakistan in 1965 and even more significantly the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war that led to the liberation of Bangladesh. (more…)
The Story of 21-Year-Old Wunderkind, Who Forced Facebook and Google To Fight For Him
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The Story of 21-Year-Old Wunderkind, Who Forced Facebook and Google To Fight For Him

Michael Sayman, a 17-yo joined Facebook Inc. as an intern and soon became a full-time engineer by the time he reached 18. Now this Wunderkind is leaving to join Alphabet's Google. By the way he is only 21! At Facebook, Sayman joined as a product manager who helped the social media giant to understand how his generation uses their phones, advised on experimental products for teens and helped executives understand trends. At Google, he’ll be a product manager for Assistant, its voice-based service built on the search engine’s giant database. Google Assistant is a top priority for Sundar Pichai. The Mountain View, California-based company is working to embed the tool across a range of its own products and on other companies’ devices, facing stiff competition from Amazon.com’s Alexa and ...
10 Pearls Of Wisdom Shared By Jeff Immelt To His Employees
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10 Pearls Of Wisdom Shared By Jeff Immelt To His Employees

Jeffrey Immelt, the well-known CEO of GE, who recently retired from his company, sent a farewell letter to the employees titled "Things I Learned", sharing 10 pearls of wisdom. Jeff Immelt, 61 was the Chairman and CEO of the manufacturing giant since 2001 who upon retiring handed the post to John Flannery. Today is my last day as CEO of GE. Tomorrow, John Flannery takes charge of the world’s premier digital industrial company. I’ve known John for 20 years. He is a thoughtful, disciplined and inspiring leader. Our teams and customers respect his judgment and his global focus. He is the right person to lead GE into the future. As I transition, I will be working closely with John and key stakeholders. However, this is my last blog to you. I thought I would offer some of the lessons I l...
Neymar Becomes The Most Expensive Footballer in the History
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Neymar Becomes The Most Expensive Footballer in the History

Neymar has hit the headlines hard for leaving Barcelona and signing with Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after his $263 million (£200 mn) record fee transfer, which is more than the double of the world record. PSG has officially signed the footballer for a 5-year playing contract, amounting to about £40 mn earnings per year. The £200 mn is only the initial outlay, Paris Saint-Germain will also have to pay the Brazilian-star that amount in wages over the 5 year contract, as well as hefty fees to his father who is his agent and insurance premiums to protect their investment. When asked whether the transfer was "money driven", Neymar said it was "sad" that people thought that his move from Barcelona had been motivated by money.   "What I say to these people is they don't know a...
Kailash Satyarthi Says Use Technology To Solve Social Problems
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Kailash Satyarthi Says Use Technology To Solve Social Problems

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has asked professionals to use technology to solve social problems in addition to their business requirements. "The world is at your fingertips," Satyarthi said at an event hosted by social networking platform for professionals, LinkedIn India here yesterday to interact with its employees in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai about his work against the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Satyarthi also spoke about the challenges, struggles and opposition he faced when he started his journey, 37 years ago. He reminisced about how at the time, India did not have a law when it came to protecting children from abuse and trafficking and how far it has come today. "It is easy to walk on the available path, its difficult to walk on an unexplored path or t...
Indian-origin girl in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein
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Indian-origin girl in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein

LONDON: A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in England, who secured two points higher than geniuses Albert Hawking in the British Mensa IQ test, has been invited to join the coveted society as a member. Rajgauri Pawar appeared in the British Mensa IQ Test in Manchester last month, and scored 162 - the highest possible IQ for someone under the age of 18. She has been invited to join the coveted Mensa IQ test with the highest possible score. Pawar of Cheshire county is among the one per cent of those who sit in the Mensa test and achieve the maximum mark, with the 'genius' benchmark set at 140. She secured 162, two points higher than Einstein and Hawking. She is one of only 20,000 people to achieve the score worldwide, Mensa said. "I was a little nervous before the test but it wa...
Women are Taking the Centre Stage in Saudi Arabia
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Women are Taking the Centre Stage in Saudi Arabia

New Delhi, Delhi, India- A commercial bank in Saudi Arabia appointing a woman as a CEO; a woman becoming the dean of a renowned medical college; women and men attending the recent Comic Con event in Jeddah; Women-only gymnasiums gaining traction; celebration of first ever Women’s Day - Women in Saudi Arabia are well on their way to have similar rights as their male counterparts. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a progressive leadership & a formative Vision 2030 document is fast becoming a society well in-sync with the developments of the rest of the world. A traditional society with deep respect for its culture, values and its belief system, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has an innate regard for the role of women in society. One the biggest development has been in the financial sect...
When Taj and Oberoi Hotels Worked Together to Host a Wedding!!
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When Taj and Oberoi Hotels Worked Together to Host a Wedding!!

A wedding dinner scheduled at the renovated Taj hotel in Mumbai shortly after 26/11 had to be shifted at the eleventh hour despite the food being ready to the Oberoi hostel due to a fire, making it a rare occasion when the two business rivals worked together. Karambir Kang, the then GM of Taj Mahal Mumbai, called it a truly win-win situation - victory for Taj because the guest's function was honoured and victory for Oberoi because it had played the Good Samaritan to its senior competitor and emerged in a very positive light. This incident finds mention in the book "Win-Win Corporations", written by Shashank Shah of Harvard University South Asia Institute and published by Penguin Random House. This bonhomie is, however, not new to the Tata Group, the author says. "In 1970, JRD Tata...
Narinder Singh Kapany- The Founding Father of Fiber Optics (Used for High Speed Internet)
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Narinder Singh Kapany- The Founding Father of Fiber Optics (Used for High Speed Internet)

If No Narinder then no internet, no laser surgeries, no high speed communications Narinder Singh Capany was the first person in the world who coined the term Fibre Optics. Capany was born in 1927 in Moga, Punjab, he graduated from Agra University and went on to his Ph.D at Imperial College, London. His groundbreaking research led to wide ranging applications in not just high speed communications, but also medical imaging from OFC networks to endoscopic to laser surgery. There he became the first person in the world to demonstrate that light can travel in bent glass fibres. His research paper entitled “A Flexible Fiberscope, using Static Scanning” appeared in scientific journal Nature in its January 2, 1954 issue and paved the way for instruments such as endoscopes and laser probes. ...