Pankaj Dutt

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The London Fintech Boom — TransferWise And Others Hit Record Numbers

Slowly but surely a revolution has been taking place in financial technology, or fintech as we call it these days. These days fintech’s hottest sphere is not in Bloomberg terminals but in disruptive cloud startups, using the Internet as a route around the dedicated lines of the past. Globally, …

Here's Why Hiring A Star Performer Lifts Up An Entire Organization

New research suggests that these "stars" boost the productivity of entire teams by attracting uber-talented new recruits.<p>The NBER working paper by University of Toronto researcher Ajay Agrawal and his colleagues John McHale and Alexander Oettl comes to this conclusion after analyzing 255 …

This Is How Much The Average Person Can Make Working For A Hedge Fund

"Pay" is just one of several information types that we aggregate on an industry-wide level through SumZero, but it also happens to be a controversial, publicly-relevant topic since (1) participants are generally being paid a lot, (2) performance can be quantified relatively easily, and (3) members …

Why Adobe Abolished The Annual Performance Review And You Should, Too

"At one point, the planning alone took nine months," she says. "It was like preparing to give birth to a child. It was like, 'why does this take so long? Does this really drive the business return?'"<p>Five years later, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of People and Places. She came to …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How To Land A Meeting With Almost Anyone

Question: What's one tip you have for getting a meeting with a high-value individual who might be able to help your startup grow?<p>"Find somebody in your network who has a first- or second-degree connection to the person you wish to connect with. A warm intro is exponentially better than cold calling …

Expert Explains What Makes The Best Logos So Good

Every day consumers are confronted with countless logos, mostly unaware of how these icons are constantly transmitting a slew of messages aimed at the subconscious.<p>"A company's logo is its shorthand, a visual cue that tells a story of the brand's culture, behavior, and values," said Su Mathews …

Graphic Design

Big data could be a sweet business for Apple, analysts say

Apple captures billions in revenue every quarter by selling devices, music, and movies, but it could be missing out on a big opportunity: big data.<p>Analysts at Wells Fargo believe the company could become smarter when it comes to tapping lots of the data it’s privy to and thereby improve user …

The 'Bollygarchs' who give the Russians run for their money

Asian Rich list shows three times as many Asian billionaires in Britain compared to five years ago<p>The dazzle may be being slow to return to the rest of the economy but Britain’s Bollygarchs have never been richer.<p>There are three times more Asian billionaires in Britain than there were five years …

Michael Gove

How far can you cut energy costs by investing in renewables?

The domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI), which was first proposed in 2010, was finally launched this week. Ministers say it is the first scheme of its kind in the world offering financial incentives to householders to install low-carbon heating systems. So do the figures add up for householders?<p>…