Are CEOs and Entrepreneurs psychopaths? Multiple studies say “Yes”

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Either it is the sign of our times, where success is almost akin to mental sickness, or our generation has a rather unfair share of mentally sick individuals.  Because some of the findings on the world of business seem rather strange.A news research study by Australian School of Business at the University of NSW suggests that psychopathic tendencies can also make for good entrepreneurs.  The behavior of psychopaths and entrepreneurs is not very different.  Their modus operandi seems seems ver … [Read more...]

Femina, India’s Women Mag, makes Publishing history with first Fully Crowd-sourced issue

Publishing in India is undergoing a lot of change.  Of all the publications, Femina has made an interesting foray into "CrowdSourcing".  It's first Crowdsourced issues has hit the stands as we speak.  The content has been completely contributed by the readers themselves. Their credo was - If you have got a story, we have got the space.There was a time when Femina was at the forefront of Women's magazines... and then reading Femina became an anti-Feminist activity.  Now, by inviting the blo … [Read more...]

Is Infosys on the Acquisition block?

Economic Times suggests in an article that Infosys is a very attractive acquisition target right now.  Look at some of the facts:Infosys has Cash and cash equivalents (Rs 22,000 crore) equal to 17% of the company's total market capitalisation of over Rs 1,34,000 crore - compared to TCS' ratio (Cash/Market Cap) of 2.2% and Cognizant's 12.5% With no debt burden and presence of cash reduces the enterprise value or the price that an acquirer would put on a going concern by an equal amount which w … [Read more...]

Bitcoin, its competitors and uses: Is this crypto-currency an alternative to World currencies?

Bitcoin is a cryto-currency - not a real currency, but acting as one.  It is the new rage these days. Bitcoin (BTC) is an online commodity that is based on an open-source, peer-to-peer encryption protocol first described in 2009 by a pseudonymous developer (or developers) Satoshi Nakamoto Its market is considered to be around $1-2 bn depending on the valuation.  But there are competitors to Bitcoin already and their market is picking up as well. Some of these competing currencies already r … [Read more...]

Myriad Genetics patents Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genes: Who Owns Human Genes now?

Myriad Genetics, is a Utah-based biotechnology company.  It has discovered and isolated two extremely important genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer — BRCA 1 and BRCA 2.Now, Myriad Genetics has patented its discovery which grants it a 20-year monopoly over use of the genes for research, diagnostics and treatment. A section of researchers, medical groups and patients are challenging the patent as invalid and have sued.It is a very important court case.  The genes aren't c … [Read more...]

Warren Buffett bets big on selling Insurance online in India

As Indian masses come online, Warren Buffett, the master of traditional businesses, is betting big on Indian consumers.  Ironically.He wants to sell insurance online.  Currently, Berkshire India sells motor, travel and health insurance products online at BerkshireInsurance.com.  Now it wants to market life insurance as a corporate agent of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance.  It started with just 8 employees and in 2011 and is already upto 100 employees in India.Headquartered in Gurgaon, the com … [Read more...]

Create More Value than you Capture: Tim O’Reilly’s lessons for Start-ups

Tim O'Reilly is someone who identifies trends early and has been at the forefront of the internet revolution.   He is the founder of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) and a supporter of the free software and open source movements.   Here he discusses some great lessons for startups. Sharing inspirations from both innovative companies and works of art, entrepreneur and technology sage Tim O'Reilly weaves together a series of thoughtful lessons for startups. From rethinking workfl … [Read more...]

Apple to increase its presence by 3 times in India by 2015!

The Apple is planning to grow big in India.  The company now believes that India is very critical to its future growth plans. According to the India Times, Apple is planning to triple the number of "exclusive stores" in the country by 2015. The India Times' sources, who currently run some of Apple's exclusive stores, say that the iPad maker will have around 200 of those locations around India by 2015. Apple works through 17 franchisees, which sell its products across India via exclusive stores.   … [Read more...]


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