Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Society | 11 December 2022 | No. 51
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1. We’re hosting a virtual FS Talk featuring Shah Paran, Founder, and CEO of HandyMama. It would be wonderful if you join us. It is a free event, register to get an invitation.
2. BYLC Ventures opens applications for its 6th cohort. If you’re building a startup in Bangladesh, this is a good opportunity. Details here.
Progress is never a straight line. It is an uneven line with tons of ups and downs, dips, and plateaus.
Bijon Islam is the co-founder and CEO of LightCatsle Partners (LCP), a Dhaka-based management consulting firm that has experienced a consistent rise over the last several years. We discuss the reasons behind LCP’s rise and the business of consulting. Fascinating read.
Nahita Nishmin is the CEO of Cookups Technologies Limited, a Dhaka-based on-demand home-cooked food delivery platform. Prior to running Cookups, Ms. Nahita worked for a brief period with Unilever Bangladesh where she worked on sustainability and purposeful brand-related initiatives. Before that, she spent a long time working in the development sector including eight years at Swiss Contact’s Katalyst project where she managed agricultural portfolios. We talk about her journey, the evolution of Cookups, and lessons in entrepreneurship. Excellent read.
ShareTrip, Bangladesh’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), has introduced domestic travel insurance for its loyal customers. This new move can add to ShareTrip’s strength of the constant moat and consistent growth.
There are two aspects that you can spend time learning about building companies: 1) what is common among successful companies and founders 2) and what is the hardest part of running a startup. Most other knowledge is either contextual in nature or you don’t need to learn now.
In the past, my view about topics like productivity, consistency, and discipline is that you learn these skills once and you are set for life. But I have learned that it is not true. Rather it is a lifelong struggle. It ebbs and flows. You have to constantly inspire yourself and maintain your tank. This is good in terms of creating your own productivity system.
This is football world cup season and I was a Spain supporter. This is an excellent read on leadership and the cost of living in your own bubble. Never get too comfortable in drinking your own cool aid.
The always excellent Tyler Cowen on ChatGPT and what is coming. Must read.
Who are you? Brilliant read.
Lawrence Yeo is one of my favorite writers on the internet. This article is a jam.