Diwali is a huge festival in India and traditionally employers used to gift their employees with cash bonuses or gifts in kind closer to the festive season. Boxes of sweets, mementos and artifacts of different types and gift certificates for the employee to choose whatever she wanted was the order of the day. Now comes news that The Hari Krishna Exports Private Limited in Surat, Gujarat gave the most amazing gifts to their employees for this year’s Diwali.
Interesting reading this. The principles look easy enough to follow but most things in life are easier said then done! This article speaks of the work done by journalist Napoleon Hill over the years researching what made people rich and successful, among them, most famously Andrew Carnegie, then the richest man in the world. Continue reading
I continue to read extensively on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, subjects which have always held my interest. Two articles from “Entrepreneur” caught my attention in the recent past. “The Biggest Trends in Business of 2013″ is a very comprehensive account put out in December 2012 of trends taking place in the US in 2013 which could affect you as an entrepreneur.
As a former business executive and an executive coach, I still am deeply interested in reading about achievers, especially when they are young and successful and incorporate the highest standards of ethics in their business. I was delighted to come across this interview in the website of the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Beth Gerstein.
Amongst the many cities in India which have its share of startups, Bangalore, where I live, is a preferred destination. Considering the quality of talent available here, it has and continues to remain in the forefront of startup activity. The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 from Telefonica Digital Hub and Startup Genome has very interesting information on startup trends. The report which is comprehensive describes how select different locations the world over are positioned, in comparison with Silicon Valley, the ultimate startup destination.
The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines ” innovation ” as : 1. the introduction of something new, and 2. a new idea, method or device. When we think of many of the world’s leading products, we remember stories of how someone somewhere thought of a new way to address a need, or a different way to address a problem. Continue reading