What if anyone with the skills to code could find a good job in their chosen field?
What if millions of people from Kenya to India; Myanmar to Missouri; had affordable mentors and apprenticeships readily available to guide them into the tech economy?
What if all of this and more were already being offered by a select group of innovative leaders?
Anu Acharya is the CEO of Hyderabad-based firm called Mapmygenome India Ltd. The 2013-established firm is a molecular diagnostics company that helps in gene testing and mapping and warns you how to take precautions on any diseases that this mapping may throw up. An IIT-Kharagpur alumnus who went on to get two post-graduate degrees in physics and MIS from University of Illinois, Acharya talks about the journey of being an entrepreneur including failures and how a startup needs a different skill sets.
There are a few early clues that a startup will be successful, according to market researcher Quid: Have the company’s founders worked together before? Is the business in a hot sector, one where many other new startups are also focusing? Has it raised funding at a quick pace? Based on those criteria and others, Quid looked at more than 50,000 companies and chose 50 it deemed the most promising.
Many of those who reflect on the future, appeal to the past for guidance on the premise that "the future is contained in the past" – frequently doing so successfully in situations where problems are well defined and tractable, where history repeats itself in a discernable pattern or evolves following a well-established trend, alternatively where known lead-lag relationships provide early signals of future developments.
Stanford provides the most unicorn founders of any university. But the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not far behind
Toxic leadership is not uncommon in the private sector, but it’s emerging more often in the public space too, as is all too evident in the US and in South Africa right now. The good news is that it can be overcome.
It’s no secret that family businesses can struggle with governance, leadership transitions, and even survival. Consider a few high-profile examples:
Operational skills or technical expertise that served you well in non-leadership roles is often of little help when you first step into the complex world of the healthcare leader
Have an idea for a business, but have no idea how to get started? The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp is a program designed to give you the tools you need to capitalize on opportunity.
Is your firm's board creating value-- or destroying it? Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once. belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement,it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to- day operations.
This program focuses on harnessing new technologies for transforming your business. TransformTECH is not just another technology conference done for Executives in the field.
Today’s executives are increasingly looking for ways in which they can be more engaged in their work and be energized by what they do. Given that people are spending more time at work, a feeling of disconnect with the job can easily erode one’s overall sense of well being.
This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested perhaps even hounded many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness.
Effective oral and written communication skills have frequently been identified as prerequisites to managerial success , qualities that they look for in an applicant.
To help organizations thrive in business landscape, executive education programs offer leadership development solutions that strengthen the meaning of corporate diversity.
The results of the study "Global Perspectives Barometer 2017 – Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow" show the following four key findings that would benefit future leaders.
The first thing is that the companies that do it most effectively don’t have a separate program. What they do is integrate diversity into all of the processes of their organization. Diversity becomes a lens for looking at, identifying, developing, and advancing talent. So when they think about recruitment, they don’t only have a minority recruiter. They educate all of their recruiters about how to relate to the diversity of the population that they recruit from.
That technology is more necessary now than ever is beyond all doubt. What is often overlooked is the importance of having a clear strategy for addressing digital transformation and a leader with the necessary skills and abilities to guide the organization toward a new culture that will allow it to navigate in today’s environment of constant uncertainty.
At first glance, the young Ma Yun, known today to the West as Jack Ma (Founder, Alibaba, did not telegraph a successful future for himself. Twice he failed national college entrance exams. He says he was rejected by Harvard “ten times” before finally attending what he has referred to as “Hangzhou’s worst college”
Learning is a journey, not a destination. It’s not enough for individuals to receive one comprehensive infusion of education early in their careers and expect it to serve them for the rest of their lives. In today’s complex, quick¬ly changing business environment
A turbulent 2016, punctuated by global developments such as the struggling European economy, Brexit, the contentious US presidential elections, war and terror attacks, appears to have rattled millennials’ confidence, according to Deloitte’s sixth annual Millennial Survey.
In a Quick Take, Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India gives his wise counsel on how the new entity from the Vodafone-Idea merger in India should approach the people management issues including training and executive development
The recent mass killings of the LGBT community in Orlando, United States have brought the spotlight on this group once again. Earlier this year, a controversial law in North Carolina that sought to place strict limits on the protection granted to the LGBT
“How do I handle a new management role?” That’s the question on many executives’ minds when they get promoted. In a new technical note, professor Guido Steinoffers 10 keys to successfully navigate a new management role.
Forget job titles. The director’s suite. Jostling for promotion. Instead, imagine a world where everyone has decision-making powers. Where you can float between departments. Build your own cross-fertilising networks – that work for you as you need them. Welcome to the flat hierarchy.