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Nanobiosym global summit

I’ll be there at the Nanobiosym Global Summit to participate in a plenary round table. Here’s the press release of the event. It reads: Nanobiosym, a leading nanotechnology firm, announced today the agenda for the annual Nanobiosym Global Initiative Summit, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on Saturday

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Faking it

CEO of Harlequin Publishers in India, Amrita Chowdhury, commented on how my work can be used to understand and manage fraud in the art market. Amrita is the author of “Faking it“, an art crime thriller. Here’s an excerpt: “Borrowing from the world of business, Harvard Business School professor Tarun


At BRACU, Dhaka

I was in Dhaka with my daughter, Simran, 14 years old, as a guest of BRAC, the organization founded some forty odd years ago by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Abedbhai, as he is known there.  The organization is the world’s largest so-called NGO, non-government organization, and runs like a well

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Series on Bloomberg

Mini Menon of Bloomberg TV India did a 6-episode interview series with me. The series, called Lessons in Strategy, was telecast last month. The series covered a wide variety of challenges and questions faced by entrepreneurs, especially in emerging markets. Here are the episodes:   1 – Starting Out In

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HCCI on Nikkei

I have worked closely with Dr Devi Shetty and his team at Narayana Hospitals for over a decade. The hospital has disrupted cardiac care and is replicating its innovations in other medical areas as well. The effort reached a major milestone this February with the launch of Health City Cayman


3D printing for urban renewal

Can a New 3D printing technology save us from collapsing buildings in poor countries? Here are some lessons from California for Tanzania. On a visit to East Africa last year, I saw the dilapidated state of physical infrastructure firsthand. Of course ,many have heard of Kibera, the famous Nairobi slum,