Why Cloud-Based Desktops Can Be Safer Than The One You’re Sitting At

YoungUpstarts

If an employee regularly logs in to his virtual desktop from his home office in Boston, security monitoring systems won’t let a stray login from Bangladesh go without some deeper investigation. by Robin Hau , founder and CEO of SimplyClouds.

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How To Forward Business Phone Calls To Mobile Phones

YoungUpstarts

That is, a client in Bangladesh, Ohio or Akron, is able to call the same number and get the call routed to the same destination, and never know that they did not call a direct line. It is a service that routes incoming calls to any number that a subscriber has chosen. Calls are able to be routed — without the caller knowing — to a mobile phone, a home, or even a call center.

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How Innovation Can Help Frontier Markets

YoungUpstarts

Some countries known as frontier markets are Argentina, Lebanon, Vietnam, Nigeria, Oman, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. Frontier markets are developing countries that are still too small to be considered as emerging markets. This means that these are countries with a lot of potentials but are also too risky for investors to give attention to. The frontier market is a term coined by the International Finance Corporation’s Frida Khambata in 1992.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

YoungUpstarts

MasterCard’s Index – which covers Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar – calculates an aggregate score for each country based on three components: basic money management, financial planning and investment.

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Nonprofit CEO Providing PPEs For Essential Workers

Hearpreneur

We are perceived as a health organization, helping those who make less thank $4/day in India, Bangladesh and several countries in Africa, but in fact, we are contributing to livelihoods, unlocking $1.4B Companies all over the world are stepping up to the plate and pivoting from their normal business model towards one that emphasizes assistance and relief for COVID-19. VisionSpring is no different. Founded in 2001, VisionSpring’s mission has always been to provide eyewear to the 2.5

Three Megatrends That Will Affect Everybody’s Business

YoungUpstarts

For example: what are the implications of Russia having a life expectancy of 59 versus 61 for Bangladesh? by Professor Dominique V. Turpin, president of IMD. The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong. However, there are some facts so important and trends so inevitable that leaders would be ill-advised to ignore and not try to anticipate.

4 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being USA Made Means to Them [Sponsored Post]

Hearpreneur

Another related trend that I am seeing in the apparel industry is where they are taking the Apple approach and marketing their products as Designed in USA although they may be made somewhere else, say India or Bangladesh or China. Share Communities are everywhere. They are interest based, community based, location based and even social-economically grounded. The point is there is common thread that brings people together whether it is offline or even online.

Remote Jobs: The Fair Pay Rate Dilemma

Transformify - Recruiting

‘’ABC, a US company, signs an agreement with Mr ‘’X’’, a citizen of Bangladesh. In fact, Mr ‘’X’’ subcontracts the job to local people paying them well below the minimum wage in Bangladesh.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize. Since that time, at least one study has shown the practice does little to empower women in oppressed cultures or improve quality of life for poor people.

The Impact of Techbikers – Part II

VC Cafe

9 libraries established in India, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 10 Literacy Instruction programmes implemented in South Africa, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. “Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship ”?—?Former Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The other day I introduced the Inspiration for Techbikers? —?in

Scaling Your Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Two examples of mass-scale social enterprise are Mexico-based Gente Nueva and Bangladesh-based BRAC. There are two ways to scale your social enterprise: through organizational growth or through other forms of increasing social impact beyond the organizational boundaries.

Congratulations to Upwork

A Crowded Space

Early on, we would routinely get emails and chats from freelancers in Russia, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines expressing tremendous thanks. A huge congratulations to the entire Upwork team on a successful IPO!

A Newbie’s Guide To Microfinancing

YoungUpstarts

The concept and first implementation of modern microfinancing is generally credited to Dr. Mohammad Yunus who, back in the 1970s, began lending to impoverished women in Jobra, Bangladesh, while teaching economics at Chittagong University. By some estimates, more than half the world’s population does not have access to basic financial services.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

Faced with the rising costs of labour, materials and land in Chinese cities, companies are increasingly sourcing from other Asian countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?

Creating a movement

VC Cafe

We’re now over 500 strong, and have raised over $500,000 which were used to build 6 schools, 14 libraries and 300 scholarships for girls in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Tanzania. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and please sign up to receive the newsletter ). This is day Seven. Techbikers 2017 – finish line.

Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

6 Forward-thinking Businesses That Are Making the World a Better Place

Up and Running

Bonus points for the fact that they partner with the social enterprise Vision Spring to facilitate training for optometrists and eye glass manufacturers in the same countries that they donate glasses to (India, Guatemala, and Bangladesh to name a few), so the communities also receive opportunities for sustainable income. Image via Warby Parker, of a child who received donated glasses.

Top 5 Fastest - Growing Freelance Platforms in 2020

Transformify - Recruiting

It is impossible for them to lower their rates to match the bids of those freelancers living in India, Bangladesh or the Philippines where the living costs are much lower. Given that the gig economy is on the rise and Industry 4.0

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

For our students, that can mean anyone from a Syrian refugee trying to make contact with his family back home, to a supply chain manager for a major apparel brand who wants to make sure his contract factory in Bangladesh doesn’t use forced labor. We’ve just held our seventh and eighth weeks of Hacking for Diplomacy at Stanford, and the attention our course is getting from Washington – and around the world – has been interesting.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

For our students, that can mean anyone from a Syrian refugee trying to make contact with his family back home, to a supply chain manager for a major apparel brand who wants to make sure his contract factory in Bangladesh doesn’t use forced labor. We’ve just held our seventh and eighth weeks of Hacking for Diplomacy at Stanford, and the attention our course is getting from Washington – and around the world – has been interesting.

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When Third is First

thebarefootvc

Lending: In 1983, Muhammed Yunus founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, based on the notion that the poor were credit-worthy and that a model of positive “peer pressure” would lead to repayment of loans. In 2011, I wrote about Jugaad, according to Wikipedia “a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around”.

Students and Professors Try Open Innovation | Nature Publishing Group

Campus Entrepreneurship

He found inspiration in the success of a mobile-phone business run by the Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Crisitina Jimenez has an interesting piece on ‘open innovation’ – where problems are shared publicly and rewards offered for suitable solutions. Jimenez’s piece highlights how students and faculty are using ‘open innovation’ challenges to find funding, work on interesting problems, and make meaning.

When Culture Matters…for Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It means positioning a brand in ways that local people, say in Bangladesh, can relate to, or at the very least, not be offended by. Back in those glory days at the University of Cincinnati, I was assigned a lovely little textbook to read for Freshman English class called “The Elements of Style” (by E.B. White and William Strunk). In a nutshell it’s all about how to write clearly. It provides succinct advice with spot-on examples.

29 Seriously Inspiring Interviews For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

13, 2006: This distinguished Nobel Peace Prize recipient pioneered the use of microcredits through the Grameen Bank, which he established in his native Bangladesh in 1983; many for-profit and nonprofit ventures these days utilize the same concept when investing in underprivileged regions. Business ventures build on top of one another like Lego towers — they don’t spring Athena-like from the foreheads of entrepreneurs, no matter what some may claim.

How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

India, Bangladesh or other countries do not have quality VA's, but the Filipinos learn English in school, do not tend to be entrepreneurial (thus are less likely to steal ideas), and are culturally service-oriented.

What Asia and Facebook’s Free Internet Project Have in Common?

Transformify - Recruiting

” According to the CIA World Factbook , almost 75% of the world's 775 million illiterate adults are concentrated in ten countries (in descending order: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo). Nepal. Days before the earthquake in April 2015. Buildings that could hardly survive an earthquake and the kindest people I have ever met. Just five days later it was all history.

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William Miller on Business Model Innovation

Rajesh Setty

The Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) revolutionized banking services using a business model driven by People considerations: how to extend banking to, and create employment opportunities for, poor men and women. I have known Dr. William Miller (co-founder of Value Centered Innovation ) for a number of years and every conversation with him on business model innovation and beyond has been delightful and insightful. Hers is a quick interview with him on the topic.

My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

“You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.” Please vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This post is not aimed at you if you have already decided to vote for Clinton or for Trump.

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When Third is First

thebarefootvc

Lending: In 1983, Muhammed Yunus founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, based on the notion that the poor were credit-worthy and that a model of positive “peer pressure” would lead to repayment of loans. In 2011, I wrote about Jugaad, according to Wikipedia “a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around”.

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy.

Here are The Missing Positives of This Election

Both Sides of the Table

Liberia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Trinidad, Brazil, Kosovo, Slovenia, Denmark, Jamaica, South Korea, Norway, Poland & Croatia. It’s hard to feel any positives these days: We’re in the eye of the storm. We’re at peak anxiety. Maximum rancor. We’ve already blocked family members on Facebook or unfollowed obnoxious people on Twitter. We’ve scratched our heads at how one of Silicon Valley’s brightest could back a candidate so overtly racist.

Out of the Crisis #21: Tomas Pueyo on the hammer and the dance, political polarization, and how the pandemic will affect the way we live and work

Startup Lessons Learned

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was sweeping through Asia and Europe, Tomas Pueyo published a piece on Medium titled "The Hammer and the Dance: What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like if Leaders Buy Us Time." One of a series he wrote after starting to analyze pandemic data in mid-February, the piece was shared by millions in multiple languages. It turned him instantly from an education technology expert--his day job is as VP of Growth at Course Hero--into a leading voice for how to move forward.

What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

If you add 210 million Muslims from Indonesia and 134 million from Bangladesh — it turns out that 700 million people from South and East Asia have the four largest Muslim populations in the word. Starting back in 2015 and throughout much of 2016 people started commenting that my blog had become a lot more political. I guess I didn’t see it quite that way.

TEDx Bay Area Women, quick fire talks

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Almaz Negash, Managing partner of Entwine Global- 57% of 10m women in USA graduated from college, 64% of 862m women global are literate, 70% are women of poorest people, un wants to cut poverty by 50% of worlds poverty by 2015, Cartoonist (steaming from TEDWomen event in D.C.) - women+humor=change, Shaherose Charania, CEO & Co-Founder of WOmen 2.0 - bangladesh woman sells access to her cell phone becomes a founder, men look her into the eyes now, 3.9m

TEDx Bay Area Women, quick fire talks

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Almaz Negash, Managing partner of Entwine Global- 57% of 10m women in USA graduated from college, 64% of 862m women global are literate, 70% are women of poorest people, un wants to cut poverty by 50% of worlds poverty by 2015, Cartoonist (steaming from TEDWomen event in D.C.) – women+humor=change, Shaherose Charania, CEO & Co-Founder of WOmen 2.0 – bangladesh woman sells access to her cell phone becomes a founder, men look her into the eyes now, 3.9m