Welcome to Future Startup Weekly, our curated list of the best content on entrepreneurship, expertise, and work from the past week.
In this fascinating conversation, the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of the Country’s Largest Telecom Operator Grameenphone, Solaiman Alam talks about his journey, his approach to work and life, all things related to digital initiatives and strategy at Grameenphone, and much more. Learn the future of the telecom industry, what separates great organizations from mediocre ones, and how to think about strategy, organizational culture, and strategies to do good work.
Complement with: Our conversation with Yasir Azman
Learn two important lessons on building companies: why people make all the difference and why being able to see the future ahead of others separates great founders from others.
Complement with: Our excellent interview with Chaldal Founder and CEO Waseem Alim
In 2011, 27 banks took approval from the Bangladesh Bank to launch mobile financial services (MFS). But except for three players, of which two are independent players, almost all other bank-led players suffered from various challenges and painfully slow growth. Learn why bank-led MFS players struggle, why nothing fails like success, and why an innovator’s dilemma is the main reason behind the struggle of bank-led MFS players in Bangladesh.
Complement with: Our analysis of the fall of Symphony
Learn about the fascinating thesis of Tyger Media, its ambition after raising the seed investment, the changing landscape of digital media in Bangladesh, and the challenges the new media upstarts should be aware of.
Complement with: Our conversation with Jane Alam Romel on the future of communication
Learning is a continuous process. Because life is a continuous journey that throws various difficulties at us all the time, unless we are learning constantly, we’ll not survive. Learn 5 fascinating insights from 5 founders in this beautiful piece.
Complement with: Our essay on the benefits of embracing challenges and struggles of life with a positive attitude