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9 years 4 months ago

<p>Recently I was traveling for work in Italy and found myself sitting in a wine bar in Rome (as most would after a heavenly meal).&nbsp; I was having a wonderful discussion with a marketing friend from Proctor &amp; Gamble responsible for detergent sales in the country.&nbsp; I excitedly asked him about their cold-water detergent which is available in Italy - which cleans clothes equally well in cold-water as in hot (and they have proved so scientifically) - saving, of course, tons of energy in the process.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="...


9 years 4 months ago

Many philosophers, economists, pundits, and journalists have written on entrepreneurs. The engines of capitalism, entrepreneurs take calculated risks to create new products and services.Their actions often lead to disrupting the status quo of the day&rsquo;s business practice, leading to the creative destruction that drives a healthy economy. Less is written on those that create change within organizations. Their stories are more nuanced, intricate, and often less grandiose.  Yet, it is these small actions by vendors, suppliers, and other stakeholders that often...


9 years 4 months ago

<p>I have been working on the technology side of JustMeans for over seventh months. In that period we have developed some great features, but the best is yet to come.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I am based in Maharastra, the state in which Mumbai (or for you Westerners, Bombay) is based.&nbsp; When I started working with JustMeans, I had heard the buzz words &ldquo;CSR, social entrepreneurship, sustainability (etc etc)&rdquo;.&nbsp; My first reaction (and arguably one of many Indians about Western concepts) was &ldquo;here comes more hype from the West&...


9 years 4 months ago

<p>US technology research firm iSuppli, released a report with an optimistic forecast for the solar industry:<br /> <br /> <em>Worldwide investments in the production of Photovoltaic (PV) cells will rise to the same level as those for semiconductor manufacturing by 2010, due to booming demand for solar energy, according to iSuppli Corp. <br /> <br /> Global production of PV cells is expected to rise to as much as 12 Gigawatts (GW) by 2010, up from 3.5GW in 2007. By 2010, as many as 400 production...


9 years 4 months ago

Alla Weinstein, a renewable energy entrepreneur, discusses AquaBuOY, a technology that converts energy from waves.


9 years 4 months ago

<p>This is my first post, so I want to start by saying a bit about who I am, and why I&rsquo;m writing this.&nbsp;Second, I want to describe a looming puzzle about microfinance. First, about me: I&rsquo;m a <a href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/faculty/facultyDetail.php?whereField=facultyID&amp... at NYU</a>, where I teach in the <a href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/">Wagner Graduate School of Public Service</a>.&nbsp;NYU is fueled by the energy of downtown New York.&nbsp;The ethos is very entrepreneurial, and my colleagues share commitments both to ideas and to action....


9 years 5 months ago

<p class="MsoNormal">As corporate competition rises companies are constantly looking for solutions to increase efficiency at manageable costs.<span> </span>Several companies have discovered that outsourcing certain operations of their business has provided these solutions and allowed them to leverage their competitive edge.<span> </span>The idea behind it is to outsource secondary operations that are not core skill areas of your company.<span> </span>This effectively allows your staff to focus on key, income generating areas of operations.<span> </span>Of course there are costs of outsourcing the secondary services, but they can be significantly offset by revenues generated from your staff spending more time on primary services....


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