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Entrepreneurship: A raw perspective

Someone wise once said, “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” Truly, these words are aligned with a popular saying, “With great risks come great rewards” or with, what Stan Lee wrote about Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

A letter to the government on startups

Let me begin by introducing Brad Feld, an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. Feld's model, called 'The Boulder Thesis,' concludes that for a startup ecosystem to be built in any place, four things are necessary:

Organising quality training in Bangladesh

Quality is the call of the day. Discerning consumers or clientele are not satisfied with anything less than the best. In the human resources development

Global migration crisis and the Bangladesh experience

More than 1 million refugees have entered Europe by land and sea in 2015. The mass exodus of people from North Africa and Middle East have made the

Jobs abroad for a better life

International migration for employment is an important channel through which the process of economic globalisation works. Although this channel is

Reviewing initiatives for migrant well-being

2015 has been an important year for the labour migration sector in Bangladesh. In contrast to preceding years, the year has seen a major boost in the outward flow of Bangladeshi workers. It was also marked by substantial increase in the flow of female workers. The decision to review the ill-conceived

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Padma Bridge: Bonding old terrain and forging regional integration

The great poet Rabindranath Tagore used to frequent his tenants in Kushtia, Rajshahi and Pabna during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Our potential in ICT

It is a matter of pride to recollect the initiatives of our scientists of the Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka, in bringing the first ever

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Let's make a difference to millions

”Vision with action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare,” states an old Japanese proverb. Indeed, if we cannot dream, how can we achieve anything? If we do not take actions, what is the point of seeing dreams? So, it is action with vision that can change the society and the country we live in. More than four decades ago we fought the War of Liberation to materialise our long-cherished dream of an independent and sovereign Bangladesh, and which did not come to us effortlessly; rather we had to take up arms and sacrifice millions of lives to achieve our goal.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

The politico–economic equation

Politics and economy seem to be uncomfortably matched in present day Bangladesh. On one hand, the macroeconomic indicators such as the growth of GDP per annum, the ascent of the per capita income to the level of the low middle income countries the growth of export earning over time and impressive foreign currency reserve of USD 27 billion dollars. Bangladesh Bank all appear to draw a positive and optimistic picture of the country's economy.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Making the numbers count

What should be the angle of my piece?” I asked myself. “Should I justify the relevance of population dynamics for development, or present the current state

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Organising quality training in Bangladesh

Quality is the call of the day. Discerning consumers or clientele are not satisfied with anything less than the best. In the human resources development

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

A letter to the government on startups

Let me begin by introducing Brad Feld, an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. Feld's model, called 'The Boulder Thesis,' concludes that for a startup ecosystem to be built in any place, four things are necessary:

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Entrepreneurship: A raw perspective

Someone wise once said, “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” Truly, these words are aligned with a popular saying, “With great risks come great rewards” or with, what Stan Lee wrote about Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Editor's Note

With this instalment, The Daily Star's silver jubilee special supplements themed On High Road to Progress comes to an end. This part, titled, Way Forward, explores the bigger picture, and analyses the challenges, and the possible paths towards progress.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Reviewing initiatives for migrant well-being

2015 has been an important year for the labour migration sector in Bangladesh. In contrast to preceding years, the year has seen a major boost in the outward flow of Bangladeshi workers. It was also marked by substantial increase in the flow of female workers. The decision to review the ill-conceived