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What having a "growth" mindset actually means!
Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference - improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to reap their benefits. This has started to happen with Carol Dweck's research on "growth" versus "fixed" mindsets among individuals and within organizations. To briefly sum up the findings: Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation. In contrast, people at primarily fixed-mindset companies report more of only one thing: cheating and deception among employees, presumably to gain an advantage in the talent race. More here

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On expansion spree, Paytm launches business app on the Play Store

In an effort to reach out to the largest consumer base possible, Paytm has launched the new app in 10 regional languages.



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Indian start-up resists Boston firm's bid to trademark 'digital vaccines'

The world’s digital vaccine market, conservatively valued at ~$10 billion, is bracing for a classic David versus Goliath battle at the US Patent and Trademark Office. An Indian start up is resisting a bid by a Boston based biotech firm which has filed for the 'digital vaccines' trademark and many leading researchers from America's most reputed institutions are backing the Indian start up's case to keep 'digital vaccines' in the scientific realm.

Centre sends tax notices to cryptocurrency investors as trading hits USD 3.5 bn

New Delhi: India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed

Over 20% of TCS' hiring in last 12 months was outside India

In the October-December 2017 quarter alone, the Mumbai- headquartered firm recruited almost 3,000 people from outside India.

TRAI Gives Nod For Mobile Calls And Internet Surfing On Flights

The DoT had earlier sought that TRAI should submit its proposal to introduce In-Flight Connectivity for data services over Indian airspace

IIT-B students want to campaign on social media

Education News: IIT-Bombay students have sought permission to reach out to their ‘voters’ on social media for their in-house students’ council elections. They have as

Chatter check: State police scanning social media

Ahmedabad: Cops have taken a tough stand both on roads and in cyberspace against Padmaavat protesters.

WhatsApp weighs digital payments; Grab buys Indian startup

Speculation about WhatsApp’s much-anticipated entry into the crowded mobile payment space in India gained momentum this week as media reports suggested the company may launch the digital payment fe…

Top banks including SBI, Axis, ICICI suspend some a/cs of major Bitcoin exchanges in India: Report

The exchanges which are facing the action are the top ten such platforms in the country and include Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure and BtcxIndia

Live streams make President Kovind a social media rock star

India News: Six months after President Ram Nath Kovind took oath, his popularity on social media is rising at a rapid clip.

More digital business will shape the future: Wipro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala

There are two or three drivers. Number one is we had invested early in digital and the banks especially BFSI sector is making a lot of strides in digital, he said.

HCL looks to raise digital business share to 40%: CEO C Vijaykumar

"Yes, there is the India drag on infrastructure — it has been flat last quarter and this quarter. I expect it to continue this way for one more quarter," he said.

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