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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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Capitalising On Gaps, LoanTap Targets The $1 Tn Personal Loan Market By Solving Through Tech

There isn’t one but multiple experiences that urged us to launch LoanTap, said Satyam Kumar, Cofounder and CEO of fintech startup.



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Digital disruption: Fashioning a supply chain tech platform for SMEs

Zilingo has enabled 60,000 businesses to digitise factory operations using Big Data and analytics

Google collaborates with MobiKwik to introduce Mobile Recharge Search in India

Simply search for “prepaid mobile recharge” on Google Search, and you will see options for recharging your mobile number.

PhonePe Impresses Parent Walmart With Digital ATM Rollout

Digital payments platform PhonePe manages to impress parent company Walmart. The company’s foray into the digital ATM business caught Walmart's attention.

How central bank digital currencies will take over the world

First central banks ignored cryptocurrencies, then they mocked them, next they fought them and now they are building their own; before long central bank digital currencies will be in use, with possibly startling consequences. What will it mean for privacy and personal freedoms? And could the backstop to banking become the banking system itself?

Indian digital payments business Infibeam Avenues expands to US
India-based digital payment solutions and enterprise software platform provider Infibeam Avenues has forayed into the US. The company will offer digital payment solutions to web

SMBs Come Into The Limelight With Startups And Tech Giants As Digital Influencers

To help SMBs in adopting tech and easing operations for them, many startups & tech giants are providing easy-to-use tech & support to these businesses.

Indian scientists from CSIO invent Wi-Fi reading scanner for blind visually impaired, illiterate

Divyanayan is a reading machine for the visually impaired and illiterate, by which any printed or digital document can be accessed in the form of speech output.

TikTok to focus on self regulation to ensure people 'post responsibly'

There is a four-step moderation process to review posts so as to maintain the platform's credibility, its country head Nikhil Gandhi said.

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