Ranjan Kumar

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E-commerce is growing in India but it faces unique challenges

Indian store-owners got together this week to offer three days of discounted shopping - but only for those buying via the internet.<p>Shilpa Kannan met some of the 200 retailers involved in the annual online shopping festival in Delhi and asked them about the potential for e-commerce in India.<p>She …

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3 Essential Habits Of Productive Entrepreneurs

Can getting ahead in entrepreneurship be boiled down to three basic ideas? Read on to find out.<p>Most successful business people work hard and commit a lot of time and energy to their businesses. But simple hard work isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out and remain successful.<p>There are three …

Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

Missing: innovation@india.inc

Over the past thousands of years, we have generated an enormous amount of wealth.<p>Living standards have improved dramatically. It is clear that the …

How to Start a Business—And Make It Succeed

Featured Startup Pitch: Utilizing a mix of online and offline tools, UrbanRestro is an end-to-end marketplace for restaurant booking and banquets in India

<i>By Shriti Chhajed, UrbanRestro founder and managing director</i><p><b>Elevator Pitch:</b> UrbanRestro.com is India’s first banquets marketplace, providing an …

The New Retirement Age Is Thirty

The Changing Face of Work<p>Growing up, assuming you came from a decent home, you probably watched your parents haul off to work every day so they could …

India: The World's Secret Silicon Valley

You might not know it, but a key cog in the global innovation machine is hiding in plain sight in the world's largest democracy<p><i>You might not know it, but a key cog in the global innovation machine is hiding in plain sight in the world's largest democracy</i><p>Reuters<p>For many firms, developing new …

New Report: Entrepreneurship May Be Contagious

Knowing an entrepreneur may be a big factor for becoming one. But more research might explain what can motivate more people to take the leap.<p>A recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation explores whether or not instances of entrepreneurship would increase if more people had contact with …

12 Signs It's Time to Hire a CMO

There comes a point in every startup's growth when the founding team has to shift from MVP mode to growth mode quickly. A chief marketing officer …

Leading Economist Predicts a Bitcoin Backlash

Governments and established financial institutions are likely to launch a campaign to quash the decentralized digital currency Bitcoin, according to …

12 Books to Cozy Up With This Fall

As fall settles in, it's time to don your sweatshirts and sweatpants, brew a hot cup of coffee and curl up on the couch for a long weekend of …