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Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
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The end of rational economics
We are finally beginning to understand that irrationality is the real invisible hand that drives human decision making. It's been a painful lesson, but the silver lining may be that companies now see how important it is to safeguard against bad assumptions. Armed with the knowledge that human beings are motivated by cognitive biases of which they are largely unaware (a true invisible hand if there ever was one), businesses can start to better defend against foolishness and waste. The emerging field of behavioral economics offers a radically different view of how people and organizations operate. In this article I will examine a small set of long-held business assumptions through a behavioral economics lens. In doing so I hope to show not only that companies can do a better job of making their products and services more effective, their customers happier, and their employees more productive but that they can also avoid catastrophic mistakes. More here

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Donald Trump's protectionist taxes to hurt tech sector in India and US

Though currently the tax rate for this is 5 per cent, it is expected to double to 10 per cent next year as the US administration tries to close in on the amount works that are being offshored

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Parenting Social Network Startup Healofy Raises $1 Mn In Seed Funding From Omidyar Network

Parenting social network startup, Healofy, has raised $1 Mn in a seed funding round from Omidyar Network. The company intends to use the latest funding to hire talent in leadership positions across product, technology and data science.

Spotify working on India launch: CEO Daniel Ek

Music streaming giant Spotify is working on launching its service in India, co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek confirmed during the company's investor day p..

Infosys to open technology innovation hub in Connecticut

International Business News: IT major Infosys has announced that it will establish a USD 20.6 million-technology and innovation hub in the US state of Connecticut which is expecte

Aegis inks pact to merge its biz with StarTek

Deal enables BPO service provider to re-enter US market

Top-level exits at

Two top executives at online marketplace are on their way out from the company. Nitin Kochhar, Senior Vice-President for Categories and Marketplace, and Raunak Raheja, Director of Catego

HP India looks to expand gaming market share

Tech major launches new products ranging from ₹2,199 to ₹4.50 lakh

Indian IT's dilemma: To buy or not to buy

Mint Asia takes a look at whether Indian IT companies, can build new businesses without an aggressive acquisition strategy

AI-Based Startup Secures Funding From Ideaspring Capital, The Hive

Peritus brings AI-based automation of professional services, support, and incident resolution.

Parenting Social Network Startup BabyOnBoard Gets Acquired By RoundGlass Partners

Seattle-based investor RoundGlass Partners has acquired parenting memories and milestone platform BabyOnBoard for an undisclosed amount.

In 2 years, automation startup Addverb signs up biggies like Patanjali, ITC, and Coca-Cola

6 young Indians are changing the way plants and warehouses are automated in India by leveraging technologies in the supply chain to tap maximum potential.At a glanceStartup: AddverbFounders: Satish Ku...

Gartner Says Enterprise Application Software Spending Is Increasing Rapidly in India and China

While both countries are poised for continued growth, organizations have different criteria for selecting the vendors they use. For example, a recent end-user survey by Gartner* showed that corporate branding is an important software selection

Indian IT firms ramping up their presence in US, stepping up local hiring

Companies hiring more locals to work on future technologies, offer value-added services

Finnish Tech Startup Ceraheat Oy To Help India Improve Indoor Air Quality

Towards creating an impact on improving the indoor air quality, Ceraheat Oy, a Finnish tech startup with its innovative indoor glass heating solutions is looking to offer tangible solutions to improve indoor air quality in Indian homes.

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