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 Once you have an idea, talk to your close friend and family about it. Then bring it outside your comfort zone and present it to people who might have experience in a similar field. Don’t be discouraged by the criticism. At the end it’s your idea, you believe in it and you go for it. It’s much easier to convince investors or donors once you are convinced yourself.

Q&A with Vietnam’s inspiring Social Entrepreneur of the year

Newborn babies shouldn’t die of cold or jaundice or breathing problems. But the technology that is readily available in the West - such as baby-warmers for premature or sick newborns - is inaccessible to millions of people in poorer parts of the world

For entrepreneurial activity to translate into economic growth, we need to focus less on the “start” and “small” side of things and more on how those companies of all ages, sizes and sectors scale. Why? Because research (see here, here and here) clearly shows that it is relatively high-growth firms – what we call “scale ups” – that are the real generators of jobs, taxes and wealth. Contrary to the myth, small businesses and start-ups only generate these benefits if they then go on to grow. And historical perspectives on the growth of entrepreneurship from Israel to Bangalore to Silicon Valley shows that the critical path to prosperity paradoxically goes from scale up to start-up, not the other way around.

Start-ups won’t save the economy. But ‘scale ups’ could

Although the notion that entrepreneurship benefits society has attained broad currency in Latin America and elsewhere, confusion reigns

If the feeling of two ethical standards — one for the general public and another, much laxer one for top executives — persists, that sentiment may even be a real and present danger to the foundations of democracy.

The black box of executive compensation

German companies need to do much more to live up to the transparency standards required by democracy in the age of globalization

Forget all the fluffy stuff about the planet, equality or your grandchildren and consider this: the bottom line depends on sustainability. Understand that and you guarantee your own future.

The finance world’s short-termism will destroy our communities, economies and the planet

Banks and financial institutions are (still, mostly) macho, testosterone-fuelled environments where making the quick buck trumps almost every other consideration

The Asian bloc clearly has a larger share than anywhere else, representing just over a third (33.84%) of global GDP. That’s compared to North America, which represents just over a quarter, at 27.95%.

The world’s 10 biggest economies in 2017

The economy of the United States is the largest in the world. At $18 trillion, it represents a quarter share of the global economy (24.3%), according to the latest World Bank figures


GSMA Survey: 5G expect to be widely available in 2020

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, March 06, 2017

Huawei made its mark early at the MWC 2017

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, March 06, 2017

Big data: how much is too much?

By: EBR | Friday, March 03, 2017

Trump’s FCC man Ajit Pai takes a more deregulatory way than his Democratic predecessor

By: N. Peter Kramer | Thursday, March 02, 2017

What does the future of jobs look like? This is what experts think

By: EBR | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Crucial decision to allow a risk-based approach for electronic payments

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

These are the industries attracting the most venture capital

By: EBR | Friday, February 17, 2017

Huawei goes all out on video, 5G and cloud at MWC17

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How the market reacts to media “bias”

By: EBR | Monday, February 13, 2017

Telefónica selects Huawei to build EPC network in 13 countries

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, February 13, 2017

What cyber-security insiders discussed at Davos 2017

By: EBR | Friday, February 10, 2017

Huawei’s culture drives growth

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, February 06, 2017

7 myth-busting reasons we should be investing in women

By: EBR | Friday, February 03, 2017

What now for global trade? 8 things we learned from Davos 2017

By: EBR | Friday, February 03, 2017

Business leaders optimistic about future, despite popular discontent

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

These are the most inclusive economies in the world

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The future is automated. Here’s how we can prepare for it

By: EBR | Monday, January 16, 2017

Storytelling: more than a presentation tool

By: EBR | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The most defining moments of 2016, according to 6 global leaders

By: EBR | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Food & Agricultural Sector in Greece: an investor’s point of view

By: EBR | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Successful companies don’t adapt, they prepare

By: EBR | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tech students present Digital Manifesto to EU decision makers

By: EBR | Friday, December 02, 2016

Brand protection in China

By: EBR | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Technology-driven efficiency in the oil & gas sector: Case Study

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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