As per AIOCD data, the impact was more prominent in acute-heavy portfolio companies such as Alkem, GSK, Dr Reddy's, Abbott, among others in the April-June period. There was a drop for Alkem - 10.4 percent, GSK - 15.1 percent, Dr Reddy's - 7.1 percent, Cipla - 6.3 percent and Abbott - 8.1 percent. The companies that managed to do well even during the lockdown period included Ipca, that grew 9.9 percent, Pfizer at 5 percent and USV at 7.3 percent. … [Read more...] about Indian pharma market contracts nearly 6% in Q1FY21
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Leverage your passion Thirdly, a very natural way to expand your business and to convince the people you’re selling to—whether those people are prospective customers or investors—is to let your passion shine through. Hutson’s business idea stems from his personal experience, and he has learned that sharing that story is key to helping the company grow. He came up with the idea for Pigeonly’s platform when he was incarcerated. Hutson witnessed how difficult it was for people in prison to connect with their loved ones, and he realized the people who could afford to stay in touch with friends and family were less likely to become incarcerated again. Over the years, Hutson has learned that embracing and sharing that backstory has helped Pigeonly win the support of investors. … [Read more...] about The most important startup rule: Play the long game
The drop in mental health was as widespread as it was swift, with 66% saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health. Within this time, mental health moved from being an issue for some to an issue for the majority. Concerns varied, but in general, Americans are currently most worried about the financial impact of the pandemic (49%), losing a loved one (40%), getting sick (37%), the uncertainty around how the virus will impact family and relationships (25%), and work strain/overwork due to the pandemic (23%). … [Read more...] about Employers need to address their workers’ mental health. Here are 3 ways to start
Chicago will continue to work separately on combating the virus and reopening the city in the short term. But Mayekar says this long-term vision is vital and could prove a good model for cities nationwide. He’ll be presenting the report next week to mayors across the country and hopes they’ll bring some of Chicago’s initiatives back to their hometowns. That local effort could be especially important now, he says, due to the “pretty significant leadership void and vacuum on the federal level.” … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
I chose to live where the schools had the most slices in the pie chart for diversity. I understand the value of thought diversity and being exposed to differences at a young age. And I’ve seen the positive impact from this choice as my children navigated college and entered the working world. They were able to have a broader perspective, are more open to diverse ideas and add more value to conversations. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?