Vijay Patel

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EM “local dynamos” eat multinationals’ lunch

Print this page<p>Move over multinationals – the locals are coming.<p>Sound unlikely? Actually not, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting …

Get Ready for the Breakthrough Decade

<b>By John Elkington</b><p>There is a growing—and uncomfortable—sense that the decade from 2015 to 2025 will be make-or-break. It was nicely (if tersely) …

Guest post: a new BRICS bank to mark global shift

By Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University<p>Leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations are committed to the …

Are You Too Busy to Be Mindful?

<i>"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."</i> -- Saint Francis de Sales<p>The other day, I was on the street saying goodbye to a friend after our lunch together, when out of nowhere another …

US graduation season 2014: the best commencement speeches

Before newly minted graduates and their families can enjoy Memorial Day – the long weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the US – they must endure commencement speeches.<p>The speeches, often by distinguished alumni, are meant to enlighten grads before their new "adult" life.<p>And some, …

Recycled Cartons Create Genius Desks That Double As Backpacks For Needy Kids In India

Learning luxuries aren't available for many children attending school in India. Even something as simple as a desk is a beneficial tool millions of Indian children don't have the privilege of using in the world's second largest country.<p>But a chair to sit in and a hard surface to write on isn't just …

The 3 Qualities of Likable People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business leaders and entrepreneurs with superb people skills have a competitive edge over others. These skills often take more time to learn than technical abilities, but the results are well worth the investment.<p>Everyone wants to work …

Jill Abramson's Ouster Reminds Us That Leaning In Isn't Enough

Over the last few years, women have been told to “lean in” and “close the confidence gap” if they want to be become leaders in their respective fields. But as the dialogue surrounding the firing of Jill Abramson, now former executive editor of the NYTimes, indicates, doing so is not enough to keep …

Mepkin Abbey | Berkeley County

On the bluffs overlooking the scenic Cooper River you’ll find Mepkin Abbey, home to an active Trappist monastery. People from around the globe come …

Lessons on Leadership from Children's Books

Being a leader is a complex task, but the defining moments of great leadership can be surprisingly simple. As a father of three kids under six, I've noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders.<p>If I were building a leadership library, …

The next frontier for innovation: learning when to stop innovating

And still they come. The stream of articles, books and research purporting to tell people how to innovate is unending. But is there anything new in …

How young and old can rub along profitably

Early in her career at Apollo Hospitals, Preetha Reddy, then aged 30, went to question a senior doctor. Affronted about being interrogated by a …

Why Your Conversational IQ Matters and How to Boost Your Score

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Confidence and good decision-making have always been prized in the workplace. Having stellar conversation skills, not so much.<p>For most of her 30-year career, executive coach and Benchmark Communications CEO Judith Glaser says having …

The Warwick International Healthcare case competition

The last weekend was taken up for me and three of my colleagues from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) by the Warwick Healthcare case …

Is the Churning in the Indian Media for Real?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the finest writers and journalists, passed away recently. The Nobel laureate, considered one of the finest littérateurs ever, gave the world of journalism some of his finest thoughts.<p>Journalism is an insatiable passion that can only be digested and humanized by its …

From Storytelling to Pro Bono Champions Training: A Billion + Change Shifts Into High Gear

<b>By Georgia Gillette, Lead Catalyst, A Billion + Change</b><p>This year marked the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, which celebrates the …