• 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence
    An online negative review, a request for a refund from a customer or a flat rejection from investors can cause our self-confidence to dwindle. Well-meaning but sometimes unkind comments from those closest to us can also hit us hard.

  • 3 Things I Learned About Sales by Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign
    As a salesperson, your job is to sell or market the company you work for. A lot of the time, salespeople don’t have a lot of passion for the product that they’re selling, or maybe they used to care, but it got stale. When I was volunteering for the political campaign, I was “selling” a candidate who I really believe in and think is best for our country, my community and my family.

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How Generation Z Is Altering the Face of Entrepreneurship for Good

November 24, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For the longest time, my generation, the Millenials, were touted as the Entrepreneurial generation. For the most part, we have lived up to the billing. However, as the world evolves, the art of business evolves with

Market

Rally 2.0 underway for emerging markets as stocks add $8 trillion

The much-awaited rally 2.0 in emerging-market stocks may already be under way. Investors’ risk appetite got a boost after Joe Biden’s US presidential win and successes in vaccine development, pushing the benchmark MSCI gauge toward its best month since March 2016.

Sensex, Nifty march higher on Covid-19 vaccine progress news; ONGC rises 6%

Equity benchmarks made a winning start to the week on Monday as positive results from another Covid-19 vaccine candidate bolstered investor confidence globally. After touching a record intra-day high of 44,271.15, Sensex ended 194.90 points or 0.44 per cent higher at 44,077.15. Similarly, the broader Nifty

Five of top-10 firms lose Rs 1,07,160 crore in m-cap; RIL top laggard

Five of the 10 most valued domestic firms suffered a combined loss of Rs 1,07,160 crore in market valuation last week, with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) emerging as the biggest loser. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), HUL, Infosys Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd were the other

Gland Pharma makes strong market debut on Friday, stock rises 21%

Gland Pharma made a strong debut on the bourses on Friday. The stock got listed at Rs 1,701 — a 13.4 per cent premium to its issue price — and ended the session at Rs 1,820, up 21 per cent over its issue price. The post-listing market capitalisation

Most Nifty firms trading above 200-day moving average, shows data

The ongoing rally has not just benefited a few, but almost all companies — at least in the Nifty50 universe. According to Bloomberg data, about 86 per cent of the Nifty components are currently trading above their 200-day moving average (DMA) — a key technical indicator

Kotak Securities launches plan with zero brokerage on intra-day trades

Kotak Securities (KSL) on Thursday announced the launch of its Trade Free Plan, with zero brokerage on intra-day trades and Rs 20 per order for all other Future & Options (F&O) trades. This fixed brokerage plan is available for F&O across equity, commodity, and currency segments.

Personal Finance

Use social design to help your distributed team self-organize

The corner office. The water cooler. The cubicle farm. So many of our place-based work clichés feel suddenly anachronistic in a world of remote work and Zoom fatigue. Many people will be happy never to return to the office, and some organizations will be OK with that. And as we

Five opportunities for CMOs in a pandemic-impacted world

How do businesses do more, earn more, and operate better when they have fewer resources and when challenges loom everywhere? It’s a perennial predicament with elusive solutions — and one with which chief marketing officers (CMOs) are certainly familiar. But now, doing more with less has become an urgent mandate

COVID fatigue is real, but don’t let it disrupt your recovery plans

The COVID-19 crisis has now become, for better or for worse, “business as usual.” Despite the recent increase in cases in many parts of the world, the prospect of a vaccine becoming available in 2021 is quite rightly improving people’s outlook for the future. Over the last many months, we

Reconsidering servant leadership

Fifty years ago, Robert Greenleaf wrote an essay called “The Servant as Leader”PDF that introduced the phrase servant leadership into the business lexicon. The notion offered an important counterweight to the command-and-control leadership style of that era, and it developed a wide following in the decades that followed, with countless


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Every time the world experiences an unprecedented shake-up, things evolve quickly, and a lot is expected of us all.

In the middle of 2019, Covid was still unforeseen. But it has since become a defining feature of the world and  at large. Historically, such times are critical and often see Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” theory come into play.

In the past, multi-million-dollar businesses have been upended during pandemics, wars, and plagues. One lesson stands out from this history: only a business that learns how to adapt can be considered “fit” and ready to survive — or even thrive.  

is the lifeblood of every business, and also a vital aspect of building a fit business that can thrive post-Covid. Here are a few key ingredients you need to build your “business fitness.


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For the longest time, my generation, the Millenials, were touted as the Entrepreneurial generation. For the most part, we have lived up to the billing. However, as the world evolves, the art of evolves with it, and it turns out that has more to do with this evolution than many care to admit. 

Generation Z entrepreneurs are springing forth at such a startling rate that a recent Gallup Student Poll found that 40 percent of students surveyed from grades five to 12 stated they wanted to run their own business. Then, 24 percent said they have already started. At this rate, it isn’t at all challenging to see Generation Z take over as the most Entrepreneurial Generation. 

What I find interesting as I observe this generation is that they are distancing themselves


The much-awaited rally 2.0 in emerging-market stocks may already be under way.


Investors’ risk appetite got a boost after Joe Biden’s US presidential win and successes in vaccine development, pushing the benchmark MSCI gauge toward its best month since March 2016.



The emerging-market equity rebound since the coronavirus rout in March is now worth $8.3 trillion, meaning more shareholder wealth has been added in the past eight months than in the two- year rally beginning 2016. When the earlier advance was halted by US-China trade tensions in January 2018, most money managers called it an interruption rather than the end of the rotation into They predicted the second leg of that rally would start once trade tensions subsided. Now, signs are that’s exactly what’s happening, albeit after a few months’ delay because of the pandemic.


Investors from


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The pandemic is resulting in underlying structural changes to the U.S. . That obviously includes a tectonic shift towards ecommerce. In August, ecommerce spending grew 42 percent year-over-year to $63 billion (according to Adobe Analytics) as Americans stayed home and bought products on the web.

Consumer spending comprises 70 percent of the economy. Sellers, distributors and marketers face lucrative opportunities to sell in-demand goods and services. A quick and effective way to get conversions is () advertising, although there are risks to avoid. Here’s how businesses can generate sales through PPC.

Hire for verticalization

Verticalization is a big word that simply means hiring gurus who specialize in your industry to improve effectiveness. 

For example, a PPC campaign in can be vastly different from IT in terms of

The corner office. The water cooler. The cubicle farm. So many of our place-based work clichés feel suddenly anachronistic in a world of remote work and Zoom fatigue. Many people will be happy never to return to the office, and some organizations will be OK with that. And as we navigate toward the new normal, it isn’t just where we work that will change — how people work together will evolve, too.

We’ve also redefined what it means to be an essential worker. Clerks, technicians, health aides, and others once dismissed as a low-skill, high-turnover segment of the workforce have now been recognized as being just as worthy of esteem, gratitude, and, in some cases, hazard pay, as doctors, nurses, and first responders. The bottom line is that employees at all levels of an organization matter.

Together, these two developments suggest we need to realign our organizations to


Non-life insurers have seen a 14.5 per cent increase in premium collection in the health segment between April and October this year, reflecting the need for health insurance in the country grappling with a surge in Covid-19 cases.


The health segment has seen premium collection of Rs 32,879.39 crore compared to Rs 28,704 crore in the corresponding period last financial year. The growth is led by the retail segment which has seen an almost 34 per cent rise in the reporting period, while group health reported an increase of 12.21 per cent.



On the other hand, premium collection for government health schemes has contracted 26 per cent. Standalone health insurers have been the greatest beneficiaries of this surge in demand for health insurance products, witnessing an almost 48 per cent growth in premiums collected in their retail health portfolio, while general