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Almost 1,000 startups died in India in the last two years

Here’s the bitter truth about entrepreneurship in India: Over 40% of startups set up in the last two years have already shut shop.<p>Since June 2014, some 2,281 Indian startups had begun operations across a range of sectors, including e-commerce, health technology, robotics, logistics, business …

Startups

These 12 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts foreign to her liberal arts background.<p>…

Harvard Business School

The new Google Fonts database is a design geek's paradise

Typography for the soul<p>Google Fonts has been an invaluable web resource since the search giant launched the database in 2010. The goal has been to create a bank of open-source fonts and match it with underlying engineering to enable those fonts to work quickly and efficiently across millions of …

How OPEC lost its iron grip on oil prices

When his final press conference as secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries came to an end last week, Abdallah Salem el-Badri finally addressed the whispers that have been circulating throughout the oil markets.<p>Energy industry observers are howling that “OPEC is …

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

Applying Inspirational Design Thinking to Tackle Breakthrough Innovation

A society's progress depends upon the quality of the questions it asks itself and to know what questions to ask today in order to secure a sustainable future.<p>One question could be: "Why design something at all?" Our society obsesses over entrepreneurship, innovation and design for creating growth, …

Design

4 Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

With customers' attention increasingly divided across channels, platforms, and devices, marketers are making bold moves to engage and convert audiences.<p>I'm kicking off this shortlist of 2016 marketing trends with a prediction....<p>In the very near future, brands will rely less on traditional media to …

Google Maps to include US highway railroad crossings (updated)

US Railway crossing accidents are up sharply over last year, but the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) is about to get some high-tech help. Google's Maps will eventually include numerous public and private highway rail crossing locations across the nation. The app will also give drivers …

The Tech Industry Is In Denial, But The Bubble Is About To Burst

Euphoric reaction to superstar tech businesses is rampant — so much so that the tech industry is in denial about looming threats. The tech industry <i>is</i> in a bubble, and there are sufficient indicators for those willing to open their eyes. Rearing unicorns, however, is a distracting fascination.<p>The …

Venture Capital

Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics | Accenture

The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics is a collaboration to conduct research and develop new business analytics solutions to help …

Elite Universities Are Turning Our Kids Into Corporate Stooges

Duke University, where I graduated in 2002, was as lenient about student infractions—underage drinking, excessive noise, hazing—as most private …

Why is Thomas Piketty's 700-page book a bestseller?

Thomas Piketty is a French economist whose Capital in the Twenty-First Century has swept American discourse. Four experts – Brad DeLong, Tyler Cowen, Stephanie Kelton and Emanuel Derman – take on why that is<p>There’s been a bizarre phenomenon this year: a young, little-known French economist has …

7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Retirement

Advice From 14 Experts for Getting Online Traction for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an early-stage startup, building brand awareness is one of the most important parts of your business. To succeed you must get the word out about your brand, cultivate an audience and expand the reach of your company. Generating online …

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