Bhutan Fostering growth of social businesses

With the choice to focus on Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has chosen to be great instead of big. Through such an approach, the country has become a small giant. As indicated earlier (Kuensel December 8, 2018), this broad policy framework provides tremendous opportunities for leap frogging in terms of Bhutan’s economic development, should the focus […]

Family businesses benefit by leveraging knowledgeable senior family leaders with innovative members of the next generation

Research shows that family business protégés — the incoming younger generation — report being most satisfied with mentors who were “still directly involved and active in their family companies rather than retired.” Those same protégés wanted a mentor who seemed invested and interested in their personal development. Mentoring is a critical issue for sustaining a […]

Corporates should come forward to work directly with farmers says Priyanka Singh – Trade Promotion Council of India {TPCI}

Priyanka Singh, Director, Taj Agro, opines that corporates should lease out their land and provide better competitive rates to farmers for their products. They should also impart training to horticulturists related to modern technology techniques being employed in horticulture. This would also improve the living standards of farmers to a great extent. IBT: How have […]

Horticulture 4.0: Time to play to India’s strengths {Priyanka Singh} Trade Promotion Council of India

India should leverage its strengths in horticulture for exports through sustained efforts at value addition & market diversification, establishing farm-to-fork traceability and enabling a robust market intelligence framework. Despite ranking second globally in fruits and vegetables production, India’s share in global exports amounts to a meagre 1.7% in vegetables and 0.5% in fruits.Fruits & vegetables […]

An Immigrant’s Christmas Eve

We could have been turned away at the border. But a law enforcement officer granted my family a few days of freedom. On the night that we first came to the United States — Christmas Eve, 1979 — my mother, my brother and I were what President Trump would probably call illegal aliens. Like most […]