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All posts for May 2012

  1. Indian tutors to the rescue

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    Ganesh Krishnan is the founder of one of India's first call centers. One day, he saw a cartoon in an American newspaper: in it, a father is saying to his daughter, "No, you can't outsource your homework to India." Krishnan hung the cartoon on his...

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  2. Innovation: The Challenge of Time

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    Silicon Valley's relationship with time is perhaps what separates it most from the rest of the world, from what I've seen so far in these trips. The entire system in California is based, for solid economic reasons, on the speed of conception,...

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  3. Outcubator

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    Mumbai-based entrepreneurs Mahesh Murthy  and Vishal Gunda know each other but don't work together. Both are, like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, successful college dropouts, and both now work with startups. To do this, each created what Murthy calls an...

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  4. Innovation in India's cafés

    Starbucks has competition. Café Coffee Day, an Indian chain with 1,300 locations, is on its heels. The coffee is different, but just as good. Its advantage will come from the way it uses tech, which is a bit ironic when you recall that the American...

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  5. Instagram seen from across the globe

    The billion dollars that Facebook paid for Instagram – much of it in stock options – seems like a lot of money to buy a company that isn't even profitable. But one of the reasons for the acquisition of the smartphone photo-sharing app is...

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  6. India's complex market: a medical example

    Docsuggest, launched in January 2010 in Hyderabad (central India) is a startup similar to dozens of others I've met. Not novel enough to justify a tour of the world, except when you look at the advanced metrics. We are in India.The idea is simple:...

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