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Magic Makes The Math Work: Your Product Is Your Business Model

We recently came across a question that asked if an entrepreneur should focus on their product or business model. At first glance, it seemed to be a very "chicken or egg” kind of question. However, after thinking about this for a while it became apparent that the product and business model are not distinct aspects of a company, but share a Yin and Yang relationship.
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Acche Din (And Raat) Have Dawned For The Retail Industry

In a major announcement that promises to revolutionize India's retail industry and improve "ease of doing business", the Modi government has cleared the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act 2015. This will allow all public amusement establishments with at least 10 employees -- such as restaurants, local markets, shopping malls and movie theatres -- to operate 24x7.
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Only 25% Of Indian Graduates Are Employable, And The Solution Is Obvious

Only about 25% of Indian graduates are considered employable by the organized sector. Further, 48% of Indian employers said they were having difficulty in filling jobs, in 2012. Despite employers expressing difficulty in finding employable candidates, in 2009-10 the unemployment rates in India were higher for those who were more educated (graduates had more difficulty finding jobs than secondary or primary level graduates). So Indian education, in its current form, hasn't proved to be enough training for the incoming workforce.
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RBI On Wait And Watch Mode, But Rate Cut Likely In August

In the Reserve Bank of India's second bimonthly policy review, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan decided to adopt a cautious stance and maintain the status quo despite a compelling case to cut interest rates amidst a favourable monsoon outlook, consumer price index (CPI) inflation in line with the RBI's projected path, the government's progressive reforms, fiscal consolidation and the need to nurture growth.
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The Indian Government's #1 Job Is More Jobs

Unemployed youth are wasted human resources and fuel for social unrest. The governments of developing as well as developed countries are realizing that the creation of more jobs may be their job #1. A survey of Indian citizens' views of the performance of Prime Minister Modi's government reveals they are most dissatisfied with its inability to produce more jobs. They want the government to make the creation of more jobs its highest priority now on.