Utkarsh Savanur

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Peter Thiel: 'Don't Wait To Start Something New'

Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur (PayPal, Palantir Technologies), venture capitalist (via his San Francisco-based Founders Fund) and author of the new book <i>Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future</i> (Crown Business, 2014) has nearly 55,000 Twitter followers yet sent out his …

Gates Foundation Commits $50 Million To Ebola Containment Efforts

If you looked closely at the list of attendees at last week’s WHO consultation meeting on Ebola therapeutics, you’d have noticed several representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in attendance. As the meeting served as a sort of international clearinghouse for the world’s drugs and …

[Updated] Apple Watch: Everything You Need To Know

<i>Updated March 9th following Apple’s ‘second’ Apple Watch launch.</i> <i>New pricing and release date information added as well as battery life data.</i><p>It was supposed to be called the <i>iWatch</i>. That Apple chose the more generic ‘Watch’ was both great and frustrating. Frustrating because it is going to be …

Africa rising: for whom, and for how long?

Africa is, or has been, rising: on that most people seem agreed. The question is: which parts, and for how long?<p>The two-decade period of growth …

Consumer optimism powers India car sales

Since April car sales in India have been improving as consumer sentiment picks up following this year’s general election – and August saw the biggest …

Quarterly growth – McKinsey and the inflation of management ideas

Dominic Barton, McKinsey’s global managing director, says he and his colleagues agreed unanimously that the 50th anniversary edition of the McKinsey …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Executive Education

My summer short course executive education “students” are terrific. They come from all over the world and radically different industries. They’re entrepreneurs as well as intra-preneurs inside established organizations. They’re motivated, dedicated and demanding—as they should be. They …

Workspaces That Move People

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 93, 2008, France<p>In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance …

How Apple Pushes Entire Industries Forward

Yesterday, hardware stole the show at the Apple unveiling. But Apple’s most impressive achievement on display at yesterday’s announcement was not a technological feat — although the technology on display was certainly impressive.<p>Apple’s great feat was the use of their scale to swiftly get the world …