Scientists Just Ranked All 50 States By Life Expectancy. The Results Are Truly Stunning

Inc Startups

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.

Solid Outsourcing From Bangladesh: Taskeater

ArcticStartup

After many years of startup involvement and business model scouting in the western hemisphere, he moved to Bangladesh where one of the startups he worked with was running an online food delivery service. What do you do when hiring people to do even the basic stuff becomes really expensive?

One Year After the Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Change Is in the Air

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Yet in the aftermath of last year''s Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which claimed more than 1,100 lives, the business of clothing manufacturing looks an awful lot like it did before. Consumers "look at the label and it says ''Made in China'' or it says ''Made in Bangladesh.''

UNC debates how best to protect factory workers in Bangladesh

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHAPEL HILL — UNC-Chapel Hill has long been a leader in the anti-sweatshop movement, but that reputation is on the line amid a debate about protecting garment workers’ safety in Bangladesh

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Start-up Giving Factory Workers a Voice

Inc Startups

It seems to take a total catastrophe like the factory collapse that left 1,132 dead in Bangladesh this April to get people''s attention. This May, the start-up announced its first corporate partnership: a $600,000 deal to work with Walmart on cleaning up 279 of its factories in Bangladesh.

Nobel Prize Winner: Your Business Should Help Others

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million customers in Bangladesh and 12,000 in New York City To end world hunger, don''t give away money. Just start a business, says Muhammad Yunus. There''s an old adage that goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Warby Parker CEO: Why Empathy Matters

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When I was at my nonprofit, VisionSpring, I would be in a village in rural Bangladesh, with a community of weavers. Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, says it''s important to teach your staff to be aware of others. Here''s why. "I

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

3 Rules for Doing Business Overseas

Inc Startups

Every country has its own place-specific challenges, as last week''s tragedy at a Bangladesh factory showed. Last week’s factory collapse in Bangladesh was a terrible reminder of what can go wrong in life and in business.

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.

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.

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10 Countries, 18 Teams: Meet the GSVC 2015 Global Finalists

UC Berkeley

France & Bangladesh). Don’t miss your chance to see these amazing global entrepreneurs along with the rest of a jam packed conference! April 9-10, tickets here: ow.ly/LcTT8 LcTT8 . CattleMettle is a social venture with a bold mission to mitigate the effect of adverse climatic conditions on feed availability for cattle in arid regions. India).

Microfinance 2.0

Venture Cyclist

The first successful stories of microfinance I heard about centered on the work of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. That darn 2.0 label is showing up everywhere (see some earlier postings here and here ). Brad Feld hates the fact that Enterprise 2.0 now has a Wikipedia entry , and of course there are 3.0 mentions springing up as well. Microfinance is the provision of financial services, usually in very small amounts, to poor people.

Warby Parker's Distribution Challenge

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We operate similar schemes in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam which we are also committed to expanding." In a recent interview, Warby Parker''s Lead Council and Head of Social Innovation admitted that scaling the "Buy a pair, Give a pair" program has become a challenge.

Why Your Employees Need to Sign Their Work

Inc Startups

Nothing keeps a person accountable like a signature. That John Hancock still carries the same weight it did back in 1776.

K.S. Krishnan, scientist and citizen, a Renaissance man in 20th century India

Grade A Entrepreneurs

When he left for Dacca (Dhaka – now in Bangladesh), he also left the field of Raman scattering.

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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.

[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.

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.

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.

Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World

Inc Startups

A well-known one is microfinance, which originated in Bangladesh in 1983. An earlier example also started in Bangladesh, where Western doctors had gone to treat a cholera epidemic. Innovation isn't the trickle-down process we often imagine it to be.

Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Members are based in many developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Norwegian Rubrikk sees growth in classified portals

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Next on the list will be portals in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and Adil felt confident that a lot more growth was available to be tapped in the coming years as more markets developed and matured. Editor''s Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Elance.

Forget the US or BRIC countries: Gothenburg's Saltside raises a $40 million Series C

ArcticStartup

We’re in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and some extent Pakistan even though it''s not a focus market. The beautiful thing about Gothenburg-based Saltside Technologies is that they throw away the assumption that if you want to grow into a valuable company, you need to be targeting the U.S.,

Why the Recent Stock Slide Adds to Small Business Uncertainty

Inc Startups

What''s more, so-called frontier markets- -considered "pre-emerging"-- such as Bangladesh and Kuwait don''t seem to have been as affected by the global downturn.

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A New Breed of Manufacturers

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Fully burdened with insurance, taxes, and benefits, our factory labor rate is $20 an hour--20 times the current labor rate in China and 100 times that in Bangladesh. This entrepreneur says now is a great time to be a manufacturer. The secret: Think show business.

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.

Facebook Sponsored Posts: Do They Work?

Inc Startups

If you don't target a country, then Facebook chooses to display your ads to people in Bangladesh or similarly impoverished countries. Can Facebook's sponsored stories help your marketing efforts? Maybe, but it's complicated.

Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas

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Two were from China, and the others came from Canada, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Norway. "We Recently renewed by President Obama, the EB-5 Visa program links entrepreneurs to foreign investors.