Risk Technology Rankings 2014 – VOTE NOW

Have your say in this year’s Risk technology survey In December, Risk magazine will publish the results of its annual Technology Rankings. Once again, we need your help to determine who are the best technology vendors for derivatives trading and risk management. The survey should only take 5–10 minutes to complete. It is divided into a number of categories, including pricing and analytics, trading systems, risk management and regulatory reporting.…

Banks ignoring business continuity management

Financial institutions fail to recognise the importance of business continuity because is it based on events that are unlikely to happen, Banks don’t pay enough attention to business continuity management, one expert has warned. While recent geopolitical events have moved banks’ business continuity management into the spotlight, Sam Isaacson, London-based senior manager in BDO’s financial services risk and advisory practice, says that traditionally, business continuity falls way down the list…

Turn to Tesla’s Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Earlier this year Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a visionary move. In June, Musk announced that his electric-car company will no longer enforce any of its patents, effectively making the company’s patents open sourced. While Musk’s stated reason for the policy shift is to promote “the advancement of electric vehicle technology,” business analysts suggested that it was an economically necessary maneuver for the company. Why? Because the most valuable part of Tesla right now…

An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

  I love my country. I love the USA as much as I love NYC.  We may complain about a lot of things that are broken, but for the most part, we’ve got it good. Especially for entrepreneurs. Trust me, I know. In many places in the world, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to start a business. The laws and restrictions inhibit some from building something of their own.…

Digitise business today or prepare to become obsolete

By Clement Teo Transforming into a digital businesses, especially if you’re a traditional enterprise, is hard work. However, we believe that Asia Pacific is already primed for digital disruption. While the highest-profile digital business pioneers are headquartered in North America, market demand in Asia Pacific is more conducive to long-term digital disruption. Asia Pacific has five times as many Internet users and smartphone subscribers as the US and almost as…

Billion-dollar valuations bring Rs 1 crore salaries to tech startups

MUMBAI/BANGALORE: Flush with investor money and valuations topping a billion dollars, a small but fast-growing group of Indian startup superstars is fuelling a new wave of wage inflation in the Indian technology sector. The likes of e-commerce leader Flipkart, which raised $1 billion recently, and mobile advertising network InMobi are attracting mid-level executives and technology professionals with annual salaries of over a crore of rupees, something unheard of a couple…

Want to Get a VC’s Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. And for many, it’s unavoidable. Some resort to family and friends for quick cash. Others get it through loans, leases and investors. While the road is bumpy for almost everyone keep in mind that patience is key and it will happen. In today’s business climate, there are literally hundreds of ways to fundraise, and the…

10 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

Before you know it you’ll be asking, “How did it get so late so soon?”  So take time to figure yourself out.  Take time to realize what you want and need.  Take time to take risks.  Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive.  Life is shorter than it often seems. Here are ten things you need to know, before it’s too late: This moment is your life. –…

Letter to a Young Entrepreneur: 3 Things to Remember

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unlikely places. Rainer Maria Rilke is a favorite well-known poet of the early 20th century. One of the great legacies he left behind is a volume entitled Letters to a Young Poet which was published posthumously by the young man whom he generously corresponded with for nearly five years. Letters to A Young Poet is a volume of 10 letters written to a young man named…

10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch

From the March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur Photo (C) Randy Harris Human Capital Ideas Charlie Kim, Next Jump Among the many inspirational mottoes, signs and posters that adorn the walls of Next Jump‘s New York City headquarters, none is as important or illuminating as the one that reads “Better Me + Better You = Better Us.” It isn’t rhetoric: It’s the cornerstone of the e-commerce company’s culture, a call to…