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Growth & the Bottom of the Pyramid

2000-05 2006-11 Number of non-agricultural jobs created 7.5m 7.5m Change in number of agricultural workforce +20m -36m Direction of rural wages Stagnant Rising

Since independence, this is the first time that the net change in the size of the agricultural workforce indicated a fall in number than a rise. 178 more words

Vaibhav Sharma

Democratization of Innovation and Obsolescence of the 'Black Box'

Last week, I attended the Global Solutions Summit in Washington, DC. One of the megatrends overlooked by the panelists is the increasing diversity of sources of innovation. 454 more words

Entrepreneurship & Gender

Look Who is Buying From Bangladesh

It’s easy to say the right thing, but it’s not always easy to do the right thing as a recent investigation by The New York Times… 166 more words


Why it's worth spending a billion dollars a year to eradicate polio

Tomorrow, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to officially certify that south-east Asia, formerly one of the regions with the worst levels of polio, has eradicated the disease, after India found new no cases in the previous three years. 563 more words

Conflict minerals reporting deadline approaches

The first deadline for companies to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country is fast approaching.  170 more words

Global Business

Equal Opportunities for All. Are Electronic Markets Making the World a Better Place?

In 1932, Ben Graham asked a tough question: “Is American Business Worth More Dead than Alive?”.  At the time US and the World were struggling through the depths of the Great Depression. 3,135 more words

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