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Are you addicted to your sales targets?

By Siddhartha Rastogi

World Bank’s projects to enhance Bangladeshi financial institutions

Reuters photo   By Sheuli Akter Due to limited capacity and market constraints, Bangladesh’s local financial institutions traditionally could not meet the longer-term financing demand for infrastructure investments in the country.

Breaking the myth of the Work-Life Balance

By Siddhartha Rastogi It’s 5.30 pm in the evening on a busy Monday. You are packing your bags so that you can leave and meet your near and dear ones at home who are waiting for you.

Taiwan keen on bettering ties with India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil The island country of Taiwan having a population of 23 million is keen on strengthening relations with the second largest economy in Asia, in the fields of trade, tourism, education, culture and business.

Concept of Correlativity – Cracking the Telecalling Code

Reuters photo   By Siddhartha Rastogi How many times do you get unsolicited calls from banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, credit card companies, loan providing Non-Banking Finance companies, Hotel Chains, Airlines, wealth managers, investment advisors, spas, gyms, etc, to sign up for their product or services or offering?

How many Prisoners, Holidayers, Connoisseurs and Explorers exist in your team?

Reuters photo   By Siddhartha Rastogi You enter your office premises on a busy Monday morning. Your boss has given an assignment last Friday evening to finish over the weekend. You wasted your Saturday and Sunday working on the project, got flak from your family for not spending time with them and got up early […]

Two pillars essential to build a Great Organization

Yuga Shino/Reuters   By Siddhartha Rastogi You are the business head of your vertical. You are presenting last year’s performance to a group comprising your immediate boss, who is also the CEO of the company, the board of directors and the Chairman of the organization.

How to Preserve and Grow Wealth in 2017

Tracey Nearmy/AAP   By Siddhartha Rastogi 2017 comes on the backdrop of four major changes the world had not before seen in the 21st century.

Consultant…by default

By Bikash Mohapatra In the past few months I have taken many calls from people seeking professional consultation. I am very patient with these people, and try to help them in the best possible way. At the same time I can’t but laugh at the irony.

The Business of War

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

Marketing in the post-globalisation era!

By Vickie Zisman Personal confession – I earn my bread (and cat food) from marketing. That’s what I do for a living, hence will try not to saw off the branch am sitting on. Still need the money, you know…We, the hoi polloi, keep on running on our hamster wheels..Trump or not…(sobbing gently on the go?).

Are you 55? Are You the CEO? You might be suffering from Illusory Blindness

By Siddhartha Rastogi

Hexit – Heathrow Expansion Runway 2B or not 2B – that is the question

Frank Augstein/AP   By Hazel Speed When reading a poignant comment within a recent article I was most touched to see one by someone whose home may receive a Compulsory Purchase Order, no doubt, if Hexit goes ahead “I would lose my house community and friends.”

Expeditors or Procrastinators

By Hazel Speed If one thing drives me mad it is dealing with procrastinators, yet like the story of the hare and the tortoise, they often seem to reap benefits despite laxed efforts.

Sheer hypocrisy!

Damir Sagolj/Reuters   By Hazel Speed So the Government has backed down and will not be requiring UK businesses who hire immigrants that undercut British workers to be named and shamed.

How pomposity damages a corporate image

By Hazel Speed Some years ago it was quite popular with large Corporate Entities and a few esoteric Agencies to put in place a synthetic form of gate-keeping via instructions to their switchboard operators.

Incongruity

Xavier Serra   By Hazel Speed Incongruity is a great way to utilise both the esoteric, eclectic, and lateral thinking to achieve results in most areas of networking, albeit socially or as a business tool.

Taiwan: Best Country For Tourism

By Chung Kwang Tien No wonder. Krishan Kumar Modi, a savvy businessman and one of the richest Indian entrepreneurs in the Forbes list, picked the right place to celebrate his grand birthday as Taiwan has just been ranked first out of 67 countries in the overall ranking of the best place for expats in 2016 by […]

The ‘Made in China’ Economy

By Aditya Singh A slowdown is a very natural phase of any business or economic cycle. Cycles are inevitable and this is applicable to China as well as all other economies.

Oil: Will Kenya be a victim of the ‘African Curse’?

By Joe Khamisi Less than one year from now Kenya will be exporting its first barrel of oil.

Alumni group to support development of employment injury social protection scheme in Bangladesh

Manjunath Kiran/AFP   By Sheuli Akter An alumni group comprising government, employer and trade union representatives will help facilitate the development of a social protection scheme in Bangladesh for those suffering workplace injury.

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters   By Dr. Fadi Elhusseini The Middle East continues to be of major geostrategic importance. Global powers found, in recent developments, an opportunity to chart their way into the region; sending troops and reinforcements, rebuilding alliances and restoring old relations. Amidst this chaotic environment, a number of regional forces opted to adopt a different […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part Four

By Ratnesh Dwivedi  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part Three

By Ratnesh Dwivedi Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part Two

By Ratnesh Dwivedi Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. […]

Arab Brains, Arab $, Why Not?

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Away from politics for a few minutes. Immediately after Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accord with its lucrative contract to manage the Israeli Occupation, there was much excitement among Israeli and Arab capitalists, even among politicians like Shimon Peres, who were dreaming of combining Arab Money with Israeli […]

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part One

Punit Paranjpe/AFP   By Ratnesh Dwivedi  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China […]

Observations of an Expat: Trump and NATO

Bill Pugliano   By Tom Arms So much of diplomacy is common sense. You make a promise. You keep it. That is a simple and easily understandable rule of life. You break the promise and you suffer the consequences.

Please don’t call me ‘Third World’

By Joe Khamisi  I get furiously disgusted when I hear people using the term “Third World” in reference to poor, less developed countries like mine. This is a term peddled loosely by toms, dicks, and harrys in the so-called “developed” countries to despise, insult, and degrade young nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, that are […]

Creativity, Projects and Timing

photo – xetobyte   By Hazel Speed Horses for courses is a really valid expression when it comes to creative projects, the era, and whose desk an idea can land on.