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Entrepreneurs: There is risk in playing it safe

You need to hedge your bets sometimes but there are times that you have to swing for the fences.<p><b>Q: Hi, Steve. I take issue with your recent column about minimizing risk. I get it, no one likes risk, but I have found that in my entrepreneurial work, playing it safe usually doesn't serve me too well.</b> …

Evernote's Phil Libin: The modest $1bn boss

<b>Phil Libin, a self-confessed nerd and geek, does not have the personality of a typical chief executive.</b><p>For while most bosses of major companies have a hard-edged, go-getting confidence, the top man at US technology firm Evernote freely admits that he is "not particularly good" at many facets of his …

Why financial inclusion is the lever that can move the world

Nearly 2.5 billion people — half the world’s adult population — lack one of the most basic amenities of modern life: a bank account.<p>They are among …

Ugandan startup making it simpler for African migrants to send money home

<b>A Ugandan startup is looking to change the way people transfer money from abroad by enabling remittances directly to mobile phone wallets.</b><p>Stone …

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FORTUNE – In the 1960s film, <i>The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly</i>, actor Clint Eastwood plays a loner fighting off a ruthless bounty hunter and a Mexican bandit in pursuit of stolen gold. It’s pretty easy to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, but as the Western plays out, those lines start to …

Mobile Financial Service Providers Must Factor Local Differences in Access & Usability

Mobile Financial Services (MFS) has received much attention as a way to further financial inclusion. But as we’ve written before, the mobile phone is …

Why Tech Alone Can't Solve All The World's Problems

The mobile revolution in the emerging world saw a spike of SMS-based applications to “solve” development problems: lack of sanitation, access to financial services, education, and more. Yes, there are more cell phones than toilets, as the International Telecommunication Union, reports. But social …

Achieving Financial Inclusion with ICTs: The Donor Role

<i>This is an excerpt from an article originally produced by Capacity4Dev.eu. You can read the entire version on their website.</i><p>With an estimated six …

Microfinance vs. Financial Inclusion: What’s the Difference?

<i>The Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020.</i> …

The Mobile-Finance Revolution

The roughly 2.5 billion people in the world who live on less than $2 a day are not destined to remain in a state of chronic poverty. Every few years, …

Mobile Microinsurance Products and Financial Capability

<i>The Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020.</i> …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

When rural clients can't get to the bank, mobile banking vans bring the bank to them

Mobile banking vans in Uganda, Rwanda and the Philippines now offer bank accounts, financial education and microinsurance to rural customers who …

Book News: Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is Out — Will Publishers Opt In?

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a service that lets customers buy steeply discounted ebook versions of books they've already bought in print (from Amazon, of course) on Tuesday. Publishers must opt-in, and as of …

One-Stop Shop: Jeff Bezos Wants You To Buy 'Everything' On Amazon

In his new book <i>The Everything Store</i>, Brad Stone chronicles how Amazon became an "innovative, disruptive, and often polarizing technology powerhouse." He writes that Amazon was among the first to realize the potential of the Internet and that the company "ended up forever changing the way we shop …

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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Everyone The U.S. Government Owes Money To, In One Graph

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who the government owes money to — all the holders of U.S. Treasury debt, broken down by category and by how much government debt they hold.<p>Notes<p>The graph includes debt owed to the Social …

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

In these divisive times, CEO Howard Shultz is urging people to talk to one another. Starbucks is offering free coffee if you buy someone else a coffee. Think of it as subsidized conversation.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with shutdown beverage news. New breweries …

Payments Startup MobiKwik Launches Mobile Wallet As India’s Central Bank Acts To End Country’s Cash Dependence

In a move that could ease paper money’s stranglehold over the Indian economy and society, Mobikwik is releasing a mobile wallet for the country’s burgeoning smartphone-class to digitally buy goods directly from merchants. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is empowering payment companies to facilitate …

Looking For The Next Big Thing In Smartphones? Think Digital Inclusion In Developing Countries

A few weeks ago, the technology press watched with bated breath as Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5S and 5C. They look like nice products. The 5S has a fingerprint sensor, improved imaging capabilities, and ships with Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system. The 5C is a bit less expensive and doesn’t …

Extending Financial Services to the World’s Poor is Within Reach

• <b>Problem:</b> 80 percent of the 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 per day have no bank account, no insurance, and no access to credit. Shut out …

Financial Inclusion in the Caribbean

Banque de la République d'Haïti hosted the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors' XXXI Conference to highlight financial inclusion and encourage …

The Future of Money Is Mobile

Over the past decade, mobiles have impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional. They've given life to today's …

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