Monthly Archives: January 2010

B – SCHOOLS WANT MORE STUDENTS TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS THIS YEAR

With the placements season fast approaching, top B-schools across the country are to ensure they churn out as many entrepreneurs as possible.

They are forming entrepreneurship cells/clubs, collaborating with associations, organising lectures and seminars, besides arranging for consulting projects with small and medium enterprises

3 MYTHS ABOUT STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Many people dream of shedding the corporate life and starting their own companies. They imagine creating the next Google or Apple. From Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to Pierre Omidyar, many of the world’s richest people on the Forbes Billionaires List started as entrepreneurs, so it’s little wonder so many believe that’s the path to wealth and happiness.

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GROWING DRIVERS FOR RURAL INDIAN OPPURTUNITY

RISING INCOMES: Due to a number of factors such as microfinance products, exemption from income tax, NREGA, mass media penetration, investment in rural infrastructure and the increased production of higher-value crops, disposable incomes in rural households are increasing, thus creating a positive scope for retail opportunity in rural India.

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SEARCH ENGINES POISONING POSES THREATS TO SMALLER UNITS

After contaminating the search results on major search engines such as Google and Bing, search engine optimisation (SEO) poisoning is set to pose a threat to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

SEO poisoning is a technique used by malware authors to mix rogue search results with legitimate ones. This attack, coupled with news ite

WORDS THAT WORK WONDERS

There is nothing better than a heartwarming thank-you note.

Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what yo

TODAY'S THREAT: COMPUTER NETWORK TERRORISM

“Carry out all my demands or the entire country’s electricity will be cut off.” Is this another line from a suspense film, or is it a palpable threat made possible with a computer keyboard? “Today, there is a growing trend amongst hackers around the world to threaten national infrastructures for ransom,” says Dr. Yaniv Levyatan, an expert in information war at the U

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DATA MINING OR DATA CAPTURING

The World Wide Web is a portal containing billions of quality information, spanning resources from around the globe. Through the years, the internet has developed into a competitive business environment which offers advertising, promotions, sales and marketing innovations that has rapidly created a following with most websites, and gave birth to online business tran

INDIAN ACTUARIES TO BE GIVEN A GREATER ROLE IN RISK FIRMS

In a recent circular IRDA (The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) has stated,

“We have reached a situation where the role of appointed actuaries has to be enhanced significantly so that general insurers are in a position to cope with public demand for non-life products and at the same time ensure the av

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN ACTUARIAL JOB INTERVIEWS

Some of the frequently asked questions in Actuarial Interviews –

• Why do you want to be an actuary? How did you hear about actuarial science?
• What are your future plans/goals?
• Where do you see yourself 5/10/15 years from now?
• Why do you want to work in this company?
• Why are you applying for thi

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ACTUARIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS

Institute of Actuaries of India

Last Date for May 2010 Membership – 2nd January 2010

Last Registration Date for May 2010 Exams – Registration closes 12 weeks before be