Shreyas Kanne

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The How-To: Starting Up An F&B Enterprise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>This article was co-written with Mohamed Al-Sadiq, co-owner, @blend.</i><p>At some point in time, who hasn’t dreamt of opening up their own place? It’s an …

Project Management

The Open-Office Concept Is Dead

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>The staff at W&P Design, a New York-based startup that makes trendy barware and cocktail kits, has an unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t bother me.”<p>Lead designer Justin Fuller often wears earbuds even when he’s not listening to music. …

Employment

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

We’re in the golden age of innovation, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence. Or so a techno-optimist might argue.<p>We’re in a depressing era in which innovation has slowed and living standards are barely rising. That’s what some skeptical economists …

Great Depression

An average Indian entrepreneur is a 30-year-old male who never attended IIT

Contrary to popular perception, an average Indian entrepreneur isn’t a 25-year-old who’s graduated from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).<p>An average technology entrepreneur in Asia’s third-largest economy is a male aged between 28 and 29. By the time his venture gets funded, he is over 32, …

Startups

Day in the life: Indian entrepreneur finds his chakra in Dubai

Prajit Arora is a serial entrepreneur and managing director of the Sentinel Group, which includes its business centres arm, storage, security and …

Enough mudslinging and whipping, we do complain too much about Air India

<i>It is unfair to say that Air India is the leader in emergency landings... I do not go into Air India bashing at all. It is unfair to say this.</i><p><i>— Ashok</i> …

India

The Skills Everyone Should Have by Age 18, According to a Stanford Dean

High school is supposed to prepare you for real life, but sometimes it falls short. If you’re looking for essentials to teach your kids (or learn as …

How to adopt a 5-hour workday and make time for extraordinary living

The nine-to-five grind has created a cult of workaholics.<p>Lawyers, consultants and investment bankers pride themselves on putting in 12-hour days, and …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Why Simplicity and Fun Are the Keys to Staying Strong

The fitness world is never dull. Recently, we’ve seen the emergence (and in some cases, the decline) of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), CrossFit, Soul Cycle, Hot Yoga, the Bar Method, Zumba, Body Pump, the list goes on and on. Some of these programs stress intensity: just a few minutes of …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Start a 100-Day Challenge to Build Habits Without Overwhelming Yourself

One of the hardest parts of building new habits is the idea of leaving your old habits behind. To make it easier for yourself, make your habit into a …

The future of business is good jobs as a service

There is a common misunderstanding about the coming automated economy that may destroy us all.<p>Most people in business and finance (and most people, frankly) think that the new economy (of artificial intelligence and autonomous machines) is like the old economy: satisfying customers’ needs for …

13 Things Parents In Their 40s Wish They Did In Their 30s

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Depression

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

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Badwater 135: What the Hype is all About

Badwater 135, touted "the world's toughest foot race," covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Badwater Basin, 280 feet below sea level, to Mount Whitney portal, at an elevation of 8,360, in the 120-degree heat of mid-July, was the first ultra-marathon event that I ever read about, thanks to Dean …

TV shows

Why investors love spin-off startups

The difficulty in identifying the next hot startup has lead many venture firms to employ a wasteful “spray and pray” strategy, sometimes making more than 1,000 investments in the hope of getting lucky with a wildly successful startup that more than pays off their other sunk costs. Spin-offs from …

How 'black money' saved the Indian economy

<b>There is no question that India has the most positive economic story on the planet.</b><p>Buoyed by increased manufacturing output, India's economy grew by 7.4% in the third quarter of 2015, the fastest growth of any major country in the world.<p>But there is a dark side to India's success, says one of the …

Black Money

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

2 Harvard students built a company that will do your chores for you, and it's made money since day one

The two women hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their groceries weekly, and then they split the cost.<p>The woman they hired, Jenny, came to their apartments to take care of errands that would otherwise pile up. This would eventually evolve to become their company, …

Startups

MIT Professor Ramesh Raskar busts biggest Startup Myths

Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He’s also the head ofMIT Media Lab's Camera Culture research …

Innovation for Development

Innovation was the buzzword of the World Economic Forum. Not only was it used by political and business leaders alike. But, also pivotal leaders in the development sector as well.<p>In Geneva, our unique mix of international organizations, think tanks, academic institutions and NGOs are driving a very …

Innovation

Why I Became a Vegetarian (After So Many Years of Being an Enthusiastic Carnivore)

I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes, and I cheerfully ate bacon, chicken chili and rib-eye steaks in spite of them. I never sought more information about their reasoning behind their diet. I …

Your Company's Top Innovation Weapon

What do the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, President of ESPN and ABC Sports divisions, and the founder of Famous Amos Cookies all have in common? They began their careers in the mailroom.<p>While I imagine these strong corporate leaders gained incredible expertise, insight and experience along their …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Nobody's Talking About Nanotech Anymore

Of all the investment fads and manias over the past few decades, none have been as big of a fizzle as the craze for nanotech stocks. Ten years ago, …