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Understanding the leader's 'identity mindtrap': Personal growth for the C-suite

If you're shackled to who you are now, you can't recognize - or reach for - who you might become next

Millions of years of evolution have shaped our brains, with nature selecting for many adaptive and energy-saving, if imperfect, shortcuts. Some are easy to spot - for example, how we systematically fall for optical illusions and how our loss-aversion reflex biases our choices. Other ancient shortcuts trip us up in subtler, more personal ways.

A CEO named Hans experienced this firsthand as he debriefed his executive team on what he'd learned at his leadership retreat. Hans gestured to a printout - a feedback report drawn from a combination of psychometric tests and 360-degree feedback. He told the team that the report found him intelligent, passionate, and purpose led. However, he added, he was also seen as too controlling, prone to quick judgments, and mostly certain of the rightness of his own opinions.

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India overtakes China in fintech funding in March quarter

Startups in the payments and lending sectors led the number of investments in India, whereas China’s deals were more in cross-sector fintech startups.Fintech startups in the analytics tech area represented the highest number of deals in India as well as China.

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Bois Locker Room: A Cambridge researcher explains how misogyny is taking new forms in digital India

We must urgently confront the forms of masculine privilege that dominate our society.

Zomato elevates Mohit Gupta as its co-founder

Gurugram-based online delivery startup, Zomato has elevated Mohit Gupta, CEO of food delivery unit, as the company's co-founder.

Stop Press: How Covid-19 is only part of the media layoffs story

A weekly newsletter to help you track the news media ecosystem and make sense of it.

Hired over 20,000 employees in US in last 5 years: TCS

The Mumbai-based company, in its 2019-20 annual report, said it has accelerated its localisation programmes.

Businesses must focus on security which is intelligent, automated and built into everything: Alok Ohrie, Dell

In a matter of hours millions of employees across India Inc shifted work from offices to homes. So far, this has worked out well with positive outcomes like increased productivity.

'Corona Special Khakra' is India's Latest Addition to List of Weird Covid-19 Inspired Edibles Recipes

A photograph of the special khakra packet as surfaced on social media and has evoked hilarious reactions from people.

The Ugly Underbelly Of Gendered Right Wing Trolling On Social Media

It was horrific but also slightly fascinating to be thrust quite so suddenly into the world of gendered trolling, and to observe just how much of the trolling was focused on gendered abuses that centered on my character as a woman.

Brands, local and global, get vocal about their Indian roots

According to senior people in several companies The Indian Express spoke with soon after the Prime Minister said that every Indian “has to become vocal for their local, not only to buy local products, but also to promote them proudly”, C-level executives scrambled to come up with a plan to get the brand’s messaging across.

TikTok Is Growing Around The World With China, India And The U.S. Being Early Successes

TikTok is growing in China, India, the US and beyond. TikTok will challenge YouTube more than it will challenge Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Why Is Security Still A Concern For Further Growth Of Digital Payments?

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, cash transactions have witnessed a steady decline as the nation remained in lockdown and given the potential spread of infection via cash or currency notes.

Indian diaspora, subcontinent audiences drive homegrown OTT viewership overseas

Recognising the fact that all Indians love Bollywood movies, platforms also offer them a range of south Indian language films.Apart from dubbing and subtitling content for local audiences, OTT services are also investing in strategic partnerships in overseas territories

UPI Scams: These Are Some Common Ways Hackers Choose To Make Money

Given that UPI enables transactions directly from the users bank accounts, this mode of transaction is a great tool for scamsters to make money. Of late, many people in India have lost a huge sum of money in the UPI scams. Below are a few such scams that you should be aware of.

The coming of age of e-health platforms

Most healthcare startups are seeing an unprecedented surge in demand. Is a unicorn around the corner?.Despite the regulatory environment becoming clearer and increasing customer interest, startups could face opposition from local pharmacy groups

As digital ad rates crash, agencies see opportunity

Advertising is among the first areas that companies cut back on during an economic downturn

Time to go digital: Important for SME sector in India to get a digital transformation

It is essential that SMEs consider rapid digitalisation to avoid loss of productivity or their competitive advantage.

Education in a self-reliant India! Best teachers cannot always reach grassroots, digital content can

The proposed reforms could lead to a positive shift in the quality of education. Currently, even though we live in an era of online education, digital accessibility is an issue.

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