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The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates

Lance leans over his desk, his round belly situating his body tightly between the wooden chair and plastic desk—both too small for someone with his girth. A collection of yellow notepad papers, their edges frayed after being torn from their original binding, wrestle alongside one another in his hands. It is a Saturday morning, and the classroom is small, and ... Read More »

Gionee Offers Up to 60GB of Reliance Jio 4G Data to Smartphone Buyers, Unveils Paytm Cashbacks

Gionee India has announced strategic partnerships with Reliance Jio and Paytm to roll out offers on the purchase of its smartphones. These offers are on a vast portfolio of smartphones, and while Reliance Jio offers additional 4G data benefits of up to 60GB, Paytm offers cashbacks of a maximum of Rs. 500 on a shopping of Rs. 700 or above ... Read More »

The challenge of long-term finance

India is already the largest borrower from the World Bank. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint The 2008 financial crash is understood to have been caused by a combination of greedy loan-pushing bankers, carefree NINJA borrowers (or No Income, No Job or Assets), negligent rating agencies, hungry investors (for yield), and indulgent regulators. Nobody so far (outside of Iceland) has gone to jail ... Read More »

Is your home secure? Half of household gadgets vulnerable to attack

The consumer body Which? recently reported that over half of smart household gadgets they tested were vulnerable to cyber attack ‘There is no denying the huge benefits that smart home gadgets and devices bring to our lives. However, consumers should be aware that some of these appliances are vulnerable and offer little or no security’ As the number of smart ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Crosses 5.25 Lakh Registrations in China, TV Ad Outs Phone Ahead of Launch

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 revealed ahead of global Tuesday launch The smartphone crossed 5.25 lakh registrations OnePlus 5 set to launch in India on Thursday OnePlus 5, the Chinese company’s next flagship smartphone, set to launch on Tuesday is already receiving tremendous response from the consumers. The smartphone crossed 5.25 lakh registrations in China ahead of Tuesday global launch. Additionally, OnePlus ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Price in India Leaked Yet Again Ahead of Launch

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 is set to launch in India on June 22 The smartphone will come in two RAM/storage variants The price of the smartphone is tipped to start at Rs. 32,999 The OnePlus 5 launch is set for Tuesday, and the company has been dropping hints about the smartphone to keep the buzz around the handset going. The upcoming ... Read More »

Technology, disruption and the evolution of managers

With the changes in technology, the nature of business and management is changing rapidly. Several functions are getting automated and hence the need for people is declining. At the same time thanks to digitalization, more and more activities are getting recorded and tracked and huge amounts of data are getting generated. In some industries, existing business models are getting disrupted ... Read More »

Joseph K. Hart: Dealing with generational gap is one of the main challenges for managers around the world

Mumbai: Joseph K. Hart was appointed as chief executive officer and president of the 102-year-old Dale Cargenie Training in 2015. Present over 90 countries, the institute runs leadership training, professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement programmes across the globe. In an interview during his first visit to India, Hart said he believes the country is one the ... Read More »

Shalini Pillay: Strong sense of purpose vital in a job candidate

Mumbai : The ideal job candidate would be “someone who is an effective communicator, confident yet self-aware, results oriented, a good team player, mentally agile and open to learning”, according to Shalini Pillay, head of people, performance and culture at KPMG in India. Edited excerpts from an interview: While scouting for newer talents from the various campuses, what is it ... Read More »

Emaar hires Goldman Sachs to manage IPO of real estate unit

Emaar expects to complete the initial public offering by November. Photo: Bloomberg Dubai/Abu Dhabi: Emaar Properties PJSC has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to manage the sale of shares in its United Arab Emirates real estate development business in Dubai, chairman Mohamed Alabbar said. The developer of the world’s tallest tower expects to complete the initial public offering by November ... Read More »