This weekly question from Your story Tests your domain knowledge, business acumen, and aspect thinking skills (See previous version over here). In this 32nd issue of Questions, we present issues that have been addressed by real-life entrepreneurs in their early journeys.
What would you do if you were in their shoes? At the end of the question, you will find out what entrepreneurs and innovators themselves have really done. Do you do things differently?
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Q1: Techniques for the environment
Digital technologies and tools can be used effectively in wildlife conservation efforts. Satellite and mapping data contribute to hazardous environmental charts. Big data analytics, ML and AI can help in finding patterns of change and suggest corrective actions. What is another useful technology that can help preserve wildlife?
Q2: Organizational Performance
Rewards, rewards and recognition can improve employee performance in many cases. Stock options and performance-based bonuses also help. Explaining career advancement helps new employees plan their future. But what is the real secret to organizational excellence?
Q3: From local to international
What are some of India’s unique symbols and contributions on the world stage? Its food, exercises like yoga, and cultural exports like Bollywood immediately come to mind, as well as costumes like Siri and Kurt. But there is another item of clothing that is really popular – what is it?
Q4: The way of flexibility
Many entrepreneurs get lost in their journey, and the fear of failure hangs over the heads of many aspiring founders. So what is the best way to frame the possibility of failure, and to come back from obstacles?
Q5: Environmental effects
Many green initiatives have been developed to combat environmental pollution, such as recycling plastic bottles or refusing to purchase disposable plastic bottles. Other options for plastic bags have emerged. But another widely used plastic product category needs to be addressed – what are they?
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A1: Techniques for the environment
“Drones can cover large areas cheaply in a matter of minutes without disturbing nature.” Mukesh Quatra Environmentalist and founder of the Green Initiative ‘Smiling Tree’.
Drones can be used in difficult areas, and hunters can be tracked. They can provide supplies during park floods, and also follow forest fires. Read more about the role of drones in the wildlife and agriculture sectors here.
A2: Organizational Performance
“Culture is often the most valuable but poorly defined asset of a company. And many engineers, when asked what a great workplace culture looks like, cannot explain it beyond the clich,” he observes. Rahul Chari, co-founder of PhonePe.
A good culture encourages learning, promotes clear communication, and brings out the best in people. However, cultural development must go beyond “motherhood,” he warns. Read more about culture at this dynamic start here.
A3: From local to international
“There is a demand for dupatta not only in India but all over the world.” Guerrero Gregg, founder of Dupatta Market. A former equities research analyst joined the Dupatta business in Mumbai in 2011.
After a decade, it has exported dopamine to other parts of the world. Guerrero helped convince Flipkart to create a separate e-commerce category for the product. Read here about the DPTA application from Mexico to Zimbabwe.
A4: The way of flexibility
“Seeing failure as a temporary distraction, and as an opportunity for growth, is openness,” he explains. Sonia Barlow, founder of the Like-minded Women’s Network (LMF). Social enterprise empowers and educates women and minorities in technical and business fields.
She found herself returning from challenges such as the failure of her first LMF branch. “Be good at failure. As an entrepreneur, running a business or starting something new will come with failures and setbacks,” Somiya adds. Read more about her inspirational journey here.
A5: Environmental effects
“There aren’t many ways to recycle plastic toys right now. Even parents don’t know how they can destroy these toys,” explains the 10-year-old businessman. سیونا وکرم She uses her podcasts to educate children about plastic pollution.
Through her initiative called Little WISE Club, she intends to encourage children to use toys made from sustainable and biodegradable materials. Read more about this inspiring young entrepreneur-activist here.
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