We are all investors, whether investing our own talents, our company’s resources, our time and energy as citizens, or our financial assets. And investing, done well, is a creative, engaged endeavor, premised on mutual benefit and mutual exchange, producing something of value to the world. This kind of true investing is more than speculation, more than trading. It’s a high bar to set, and begs the question, where do we go for the best advice? Who has the edge? Aggressive hedge fund managers, the talking heads on television, the Oracle of Omaha, or the Oracle on the tickertape? advertisement advertisement Turns out, our best mentor for investing has been with us all along: it’s not Mr. Market, it’s Mother Nature. We are all searching for resilient, regenerative, deeply profitable endeavors, and it seems every week brings a new acronym for sustainability processes or innovation methods. Yet nature has adapted and thrived for 3.8 billion years–the … [Read more...] about 6 Lessons That Businesses Can Learn From Bees
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By: Pravin Palande/ Forbes IndiaPassive funds are becoming popular. Find out if they are right for youIn the mid-1970s, John Bogle and Ed Johnson started their respective mutual funds based on totally contrary philosophies. Bogle went for passive management, the selection of stocks based on an index and Johnson chose active management, the selection of stocks based on oneAre you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here. … [Read more...] about Passive Funds: The sense in Sensex
K RaveendranThe Narendra Modi government has allowed itself to be damned for its electoral bond scheme. The much-fancied scheme has ended up doing whatever it was meant to prevent. Details of the murky manner in which the government evolved and implemented the scheme show why it is so.Electoral bonds were supposed to check the use of black money in funding elections and it was argued that without institutionalised funding, corporate and other interested parties would pay political parties with questionable cash, often by round-tripping and siphoning off money from their businesses.Close In practice, however, the scheme has opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate donations and anonymous financing. Instead of making election funding transparent, the bonds have put a veil of secrecy over donations, at the same time enabling the government to know who has paid whom. This makes the scheme a perfect quid pro quo mechanism for vested interests to please the ruling establishment and … [Read more...] about Policy | Electoral bonds promote what they are supposed to prevent
Shishir Asthana"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."These words from Nelson Mandela are true for every successful person, be it a businessman, sportsperson, musician or a trader. It is especially true in the case of Asit Baran Pati, who rose like a phoenix from the ashes of his creation.Close From a well paying Investment Banking job to live off his mother’s pension money, Asit has seen it all. It was his confidence and persistence in search of a winning formula and sticking to it that made him a successful trader. The taste of freedom between jobs when he attempted to trade fulltime, was his driving force. related news How Vishal Mehta undertook a journey from discretionary to system trading for consistent gains Mitesh Patel: The angry young man of options trading Sushil Bhagat: An all-round investor, options trader and successful corporate executive A short term momentum trader and a scalper, he is among the … [Read more...] about Asit Baran Pati | An options buyer journey to financial freedom
While it remains uncertain if Vijay Mallya will be successfully extradited to India, a UK court hearing his trial has sought video footage of the cell in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Prison, where the fugitive businessman could be lodged.Indian authorities have said that Mallya will be kept at Barrack 12 of the prison when is brought back, The Indian Express has reported.Here's a look at what entails for an inmate of Barrack 12 of Arthur Road Prison.Close What is a barrack? related news Siddhartha saga: Property attachment is by no means tax terrorism VG Siddhartha's death: Vijay Mallya brands Indian government 'vicious and unrelenting' Five companies under ED scanner for funding Vijay Mallya's legal costs: Report There are separate enclosed spaces inside prisons which are earmarked for undertrials as well as convicts. Prisoners are confined to such spaces to curtail their movement and their ability to form congregations or unions inside a jail premises. In … [Read more...] about Where will Vijay Mallya be lodged when he is brought back to India?