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Understanding the leader's 'identity mindtrap': Personal growth for the C-suite

If you're shackled to who you are now, you can't recognize - or reach for - who you might become next

Millions of years of evolution have shaped our brains, with nature selecting for many adaptive and energy-saving, if imperfect, shortcuts. Some are easy to spot - for example, how we systematically fall for optical illusions and how our loss-aversion reflex biases our choices. Other ancient shortcuts trip us up in subtler, more personal ways.

A CEO named Hans experienced this firsthand as he debriefed his executive team on what he'd learned at his leadership retreat. Hans gestured to a printout - a feedback report drawn from a combination of psychometric tests and 360-degree feedback. He told the team that the report found him intelligent, passionate, and purpose led. However, he added, he was also seen as too controlling, prone to quick judgments, and mostly certain of the rightness of his own opinions.

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Former PayU India MD Jitendra Gupta's digital banking startup Jupiter raises $2M

As per ET reports, the latest investment valued Jupiter at $100 million. 

Google Pay Tops Downloads For Digital Payments In February; PhonePe In Second Spot

Google Pay and Phone Pe are the most downloaded digital payments platforms, with major traction coming from India in February 2020.

Nasscom seeks government's help for benched staff

It has also asked the government to introduce a furlough scheme, like in the UK, where for the period of lockdown, employees can remain with the company, but not take a salary.

L T uses artificial intelligence to help 20 cities combat Covid-19

The pandemic has resulted in great demand for digital services for healthcare and monitoring and countries across the world are using solutions for population screening, tracking the infection, allocating resources, and managing communication and responses.

[Expert commentary] What will economic downturn from COVID-19 mean for blockchain and cryptocurrencies?

The consequences of COVID-19 are expected to exceed that of the 2008 recession, as well as the Great Depression, and global economies are facing unprecedented and uncertain times. The economic shock reverberating around the world has forced governments to act quickly and implement policies and, with

Hundreds of Darknet Listings Are Selling Masks and PPE Products for Bitcoin

According to blockchain surveillance, there’s been an influx of darknet markets selling PPE like masks and coronavirus test kits.

Bhopal doctor living in car to protect family from coronavirus earns praise on social media

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised the doctor in a tweet. People on social media also thanked the doctor.

India is finally cracking down on the doxxing of coronavirus patients

As the number of coronavirus cases in India is rising, the country is trying hard to contain the outbreak through strict lockdown measures. Amid this situation, the Health Ministry issued an advisory yesterday asking not to share details of people who’ve tested positive or are under quarantine. This was an important step after a number …

Zoom app is now India’s third lockdown favourite, beats Facebook and PUBG

In the spurt of post-lockdown downloads, Zoom has far surpassed wildly popular apps whose fame predates that of the video-conferencing portal.

RBI urges bank customers to adopt digital payment modes, launches Twitter campaign

The usage of digital modes to make transactions has become all the more important as the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, imposed to maintain social distancing to contain the spread of the coronavirus, has restricted the movement of people.

Digital advertising appeals for parity in GST rates to avert present crisis: IAMAI

India Business News: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on behalf of its members from the digital advertising sector has appealed for rationalisation of

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