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Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos has a message for budding entrepreneurs: be ready to take big risks and fail. Bezos delivered that message at Amazon’s re:Mars conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, after he was asked what advice he would give to anyone looking to start their own business. “Take risk. You have to be willing to take [...]

June 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

A couple lies in bed, facing away from each other, staring at empty hands cradling invisible phones. It’s a striking image from the artist Eric Pickersgill’s project “Removed,” a series of photographs altered to remove the subjects’ devices. I discovered Pickersgill’s work while scrolling on my own phone, as disconnected from the world around me [...]

May 6, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

The long winter for the real estate sector may finally be giving way to the green shoots of spring. Hobbled by a protracted period of stagnation and capital woes, the sector is showing signs of coming off a long bend in the road. This is true of, at least as far as its biggest player, [...]

April 29, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Even though there are many common ways to live a healthy lifestyle, actually doing it seems different for everyone. In other words we can say it differs from person to person. Regardless of what you choose to do, living a healthy lifestyle is a key component to disease prevention, wellness, and longevity. In order to live [...]

April 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

It’s traditionally thought that smaller advisory firms are able to embrace new technology quicker than larger firms. With fewer advisers to train or accounts to migrate, the small boat can turn quicker than the large ship. But large firms appear to have finally turned the corner with technology, and it may be boosting their bottom [...]

March 23, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which is disrupting traditional processes and the way we live and work, data is becoming a hot commodity. The challenge lies not in obtaining the data, but how to use it to its maximum potential to add real value to [...]

February 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The enthusiasm with which Napier and participants embraces the annual Art Deco Festival has to be seen to be, perhaps not believed, but appreciated. As someone who has heard about it, experiencing aspects of the Art Deco week has brought home to me its uniqueness. Which really, is only a reflection of how unique the [...]

February 18, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

If you dream of starting your own business, there are plenty of resources. Coaches, books and websites detail specific steps you should take or rules you should follow. But to be successful, you have to break the rules. You must be unapologetic about who you are and dare to be different. Here’s my advice for [...]

February 6, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

Character living with a touch of Art Deco

Character living with a touch of Art Deco

HELD in the one family for more than 57 years, an art-deco home in Hawthorne is ready for its next chapter. You will find it at 88 Monmouth Rd. 88 Monmouth Rd, HawthornSource:Supplied Set on a 733sqm block, the 1940s home is surrounded by established gardens while inside, the property impresses with its lofty ceilings, jarrah [...]

January 11, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Character living with a touch of Art Deco

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

The key to making a fortune in real estate, says Barbara Corcoran, who sold her real estate empire, The Corcoran Group, for an astounding $66 million in 2001, “is to always buy in the up-and-coming areas.” You’ll get in at a lower price and, if you make a smart bet, you’ll see “tremendous appreciation,” she [...]

December 16, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site

UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site It was a euphoric day for Mumbai on Saturday. Fourteen years after the idea was first mooted, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) finally declared the city’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles, straddling two heritage precincts of Fort and [...]

December 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on UNESCO declare Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles as a World Heritage Site