What Traits Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

January 05, 2019

Audacity and courage are among the hallmarks of successful startup founders, according to panelists at the recent Wharton India Economic Forum. Launching a startup and building it is fraught with unforeseen risks. It calls for passion and commitment that extend beyond business goals, according...

Why Luck Is the Silent Partner of Success

October 21, 2017

Most of us are reluctant to admit the strong role that luck often plays in success. That makes many people less willing to support public investments of the type that make their success possible. Why do the rich underestimate the role of luck in their success? Why does that mindset hurt society?...

Does More Trouble Lie Ahead for Indian Startups?

September 04, 2016

Indian startups are contending with devaluations, shutdowns and consolidation in their sectors. Will they make it through the funding crunch? When Jabong, the Indian fashion e-tailer backed by German internet conglomerate Rocket Internet, was acquired in July, it was an expected move. Founded in...

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2016

August 27, 2016

Innovation is essential for sustainable growth. Countries should maintain their R&D investments and cooperate internationally to protect their innovation momentum in the face of low-growth scenarios. The Human Brain Project (HBP), a global, 10-year scientific research project aimed at...

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

January 20, 2016

Studying at university provides students with the necessary tools to become an entrepreneur and overcome common startup problems. There has always been a fierce debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught or not, and if an entrepreneur is made or simply born. In the past, being an...

Expatriates in Vietnam Taste Sweet Success

October 18, 2015

The co-founders of Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat recount how they set up a business making and marketing fine chocolate in Vietnam, a country not known for its production or consumption of the product. Dmitry Minkov, his wife Nina and their 5-year-old daughter, Varvara, are on their way to a...

Entrepreneurship in India is a Story With Two Endings

October 05, 2015

India’s abundance of young and hungry talent is both a boon and a bane for the country’s future. Those who know India well know that anything that was ever said about the country is as likely to be true as is the exact opposite. It is a country that is constantly in great flux as what was...

Exploring the Next Iteration of Social Entrepreneurship

February 22, 2015

Diana Ayton-Shenker has made it her mission to help organizations optimize their impact through social entrepreneurship. More and more, organizations looking to have a positive social impact are realizing that philanthropic institutions can learn some lessons from those that are inspired by the...

China Can Become the World’s Most Entrepreneurial Economy

February 18, 2015

China’s economic growth might be slowing, but the number of private businesses starting up is only just beginning. After decades of the fastest economic growth in the world, China’s economy has started to slow down. This is perhaps inevitable, given an average annual growth rate of around...

Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Is There Light Ahead?

November 16, 2014

A new study says the ecosystem for MENA entrepreneurs has improved, but challenges remain in terms of finding investors and scaling growth. When Tunisian gaming studio Digital Media launched a new game in 2013, it captured press attention partly for competing in a space populated by few other...

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