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InseadAlum Ventures launches $700K fund to invest in Insead alumni startups

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | More »

Singapore-based InseadAlum Ventures has launched a $700,000 (SGD1 million) fund to invest globally in startups founded by Insead alumni, it said in a statement. InseadAlum Ventures is an investment firm that provides seed investments to startups founded or co-founded by alumni of French university I...


The role of leaders in helping others find meaning at work

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” – Viktor E. Frankl The first job I ever had was working second shift in an injection plastics molding factory in Binghamton, New York during the summer between my first and second years of college. I start...

23 December, 2013 | More »


LinkedIn: The content exchange

Since going public in 2011, the professionals’ social network has gone from a networking site to a must-have tool for recruiters. Will adding content and big data enhance its professional value? Hari Krishnan, managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn, embodies the Silicon Valley st...

9 September, 2013 | More »


Forgiveness as a business tool

The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive – to let feelings of anger, resentment an...

25 July, 2013 | More »


Clicks versus bricks: The battle for the high street

The U.K. High Street has always played a vital role as a barometer of the nation’s cultural and economic health. With a record number of national chains going to the wall, high profile closures are changing the look, composition, and even the identity of the high street. According to the latest fi...

29 April, 2013 | More »

Erin Meyer

Working from home: The end of an era?

Marissa Mayer’s controversial decision to bring Yahoo! employees back to the office could yet prove to be the right one. Over a million more Americans worked from home in 2010 than in 2005, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 5.82 million versus 4.79 million, or 4.3 percent of the total workforce...

22 April, 2013 | More »


Are you a star performer?

Star performers may be CEOs or politicians or even clerics; they may live in a forest or a city or a jungle. But they all share certain traits. “Star performers are often a study in paradoxes – they are walking contradictions,” Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Clinical Professor of Leadership and...

9 October, 2012 | More »


Excl: Online grocery and daily essential store Ekstop raises angel funding

Mumbai-based Ekstop, an online shopping store which deals in grocery and daily essentials, has raised undisclosed angel funding from some angel investors. The investors include Jayesh Parekh (co-founder of Sony Entertainment Television), Deepak Shahdadpuri (head of Beacon India Private Equity Fund),...

28 June, 2012 | More »