While sometimes this Baba may shock some of the more rationals in the country with a few shocking statements, (Ayurveda can “cure” AIDS, crossdressing appearances and whacky antics, what one can’t take away from the maverick is his success, his hard work, and his business savvy. He’s an unlikely entrepreneur that without the fanfare of a Bansal or a Birla is quietely, (and sometimes not so quietly) touching lives in ways that a Flipkart or a Unilever may not.
First came the brashness. Then came the much-publicized fight with his board members. And finally, it’s LSD. The Steve Jobs trifecta is complete, and the legend of Rahul Yadav is born.
Rahul Yadav, erstwhile CEO of Housing.com, and enfant terrible of Indian startup community, just posted this on his Facebook page.
If normal startup pitches make you nervous, imagine pitching your startup to the US President.
That’s what happened on August 4, when President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship.
Call him a publicity monger or trendsetter of bizarre business ideas, Michael O’Leary, one of Ireland’s wealthiest businessmen and CEO of Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair, makes headlines like no one else. Just like his airline, he too has a knack for looking at things unconventionally. The O’Leary taxicab service is one such example.
It’s no longer an online-only path for online startups. Along with a bunch of new self pickup stores, e-commerce startups are now proliferating over the city skylines, through outdoor advertising.
Catherine Nichols is a young aspiring author. She’d worked hard on a novel and was happy with what she’d produced – the female protagonist was relatable, the plot was taut, and there was enough dramatic tension to keep the reader hooked. But there was a problem.
Unilever was recently called out in a video put together by the activist campaigning group Jhatkaa, highlighting the issue of mercury poisoning and environment pollution caused by a former Unilever factory set up in Kodaikanal, a hilly town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The company responds, refuting most of the allegations.
An ‘outsider’ to the second largest Indian IT service family, Vishal Sikka, the CEO of Infosys Ltd. completes a year in his office. This has been a year of relentless effort to set Infosys on the right course to instigate innovation and modify the existing business model to make the company future-ready.
Fresh out of college, looking for job, tons of rejection and sleepless nights – we all have been there. So was Alfred Ajani. The 22 years old Marketing Graduate from Coventry University, England applied to more than 300 jobs since his graduation in May last year. But nothing worked out. When others in his shoes would get demotivated, Ajani came up with a unique job hunting idea.
Imagine the most generous boss you can ever have and be prepared to read the story of a man who cut down his own profits and pay to uplift his employees’ standard of living. Meet Dan Price.