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Is India Really a Leader in Entrepreneurship?

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Is India really a leader in entrepreneurship? Shaili Chopra, Senior Editor of ET Now aired this question in a panel discussions at the recently  concluded Tie Entrepreneurial Summit in Delhi. Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman and MD of Quattro, and pioneer of the Indian BPO industry, answered that it really depends on how you define entrepreneurship. “If entrepreneurship means building great companies, then we are still taking baby steps. If you mean it to be about bringing up new things, new ways just for survival, India is phenomenal. But when it comes to scalability, India does not lead,” Mr Roy said.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:28 )

Building a Personal Brand Key for Entrepreneurs

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“God has made each of us a first class original. Do not die a second grade copy” said Anand Pillai, head of talent transformation at HCL Technologies in his session on personal branding at Tie Entrepreneurial Summit 2010.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:39 )

Pramod Bhasin, President, and CEO, Genpact Bags Dataquest IT Person of the Year award

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Indian IT's coveted Dataquest IT Person of the Year award for 2010 has been conferred on Mr. Pramod Bhasin, President and CEO of Genpact, India's largest BPO company. The award was given by Dataquest, India's oldest and largest IT magazine, every year to an individual for making extraordinary contribution to Indian IT,  at a grand ceremony in the presence of industry leaders and attendees of the TiE Entrepreneurial Summit at New Delhi on Tuesday December 22, 2010. 

Zohar Zisapel, Chairman, RAD Data Communications, to Address Tie Summit

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With an aim to share his global entrepreneurial experience in establishing Israel’s foremost telecommunications manufacturing group, Zohar Zisapel, Chairman of RAD Data Communications, is set to speak at TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) on December 22, 2010 at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium.

Bangalore Biotechnology Scene Poised

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Karnataka, home to India’s biggest and the best IT companies has won another award. The award for an emerging sector -- BioSpectrum BioTech State of the Year – comes to Karnataka with half of the (170 of the 350) Indian biotechnology firms located in the State generating revenues of around 3,000 crore in 2009-10 supported by State Government’s initiatives to encourage BioTech industry growth.

A Short in the Arm for Indian MSMEs...

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Indina MSMEs have more than one reason to smile. The government's move to further leverage the MSME growth in the country, by the increase in allocation for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to the tune of over Rs 600 crore to Rs 2,400 crore for 2010-11, is a significant step that will boost the MSME growth factor in India  .

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 December 2010 14:08 )

Cheers! Indian Economy Strides Strong

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It is good news for all those who want to invest in business or those who have already invested in various businesses. The Indian economy has registered an annual growth of 8.9 per cent for the quarter July-September 2010, making strong and steady strides towards a well balance economy . India's real gross domestic product (GDP) during July-September 2010 comes ahead of a corresponding 8.7 per cent figure for the same quarter in 2009.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 December 2010 18:17 )

Women Power: Scaling New Heights of Success

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Whether it’s Pratibha Patil or Chanda Kochchar, the position and the role of women have undergone phenomenal changes in India. Several surveys have come up with the finding that the business houses and corporate are on a war footing to hire women, more so for the top posts of the organisations. Is this a step to infuse workforce diversity or recognition of the fact that women innately posses unique business strengths that can make distinct value addition to the business? Not including women in the decisive positions is equivalent to shutting a door to different type of thoughts and plans. The rush of the corporate in this direction can be gauged from the fact that they are offering premium consulting fees of 25% to 30% to the search farms to bring in the larger-than-life talented women to the business.


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