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.

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.

Work Is Love Made Visible

YoungUpstarts

Whole countries such as Bangladesh will be flooded, should we see such a dramatic rise of our oceans. by Pascal Finette from Singularity University. May you live in interesting times.” ~ Chinese Proverb.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

YoungUpstarts

Financial services provider MasterCard has announced the results of its MasterCard Financial Literacy Index, which revealed that progress towards improving basic finance knowledge and skills across Asia Pacific has stalled as 12 of 16 countries record lower scores in financial literacy.

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Up and Running

Image via Warby Parker, of a child who received donated glasses. As we begin the year, it’s always helpful to look back and reflect on the things that went particularly well. While it’s easy to learn from others’ mistakes, there’s a lot to be said for emulating ideas that work.

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.

[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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

William Miller on Business Model Innovation

Life Beyond Code

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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