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?...

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...

How to Build a One-of-a-Kind Company

October 04, 2014

What’s the secret to building a unique, innovative company? When entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, who was co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, taught a course at Stanford to help college students think about their futures, Blake Masters, one of his students, was taking notes. Those...