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The India Story

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India is moving towards a mobile enterprise.
Here is an interesting infographic on the rapidly increasing smartphone users and predicting the growth for enterprise mobility in 2015.

- 2/3 mobile workforce to own a smart mobile device by 2015
- 205 million enterprise mobile workforce by 2015
- The penetration of smart mobile devices stands at 43.6% in 2013 and promises to grow up to 64% by 2015.

71% of Indians live in rural areas compared to only 20% Americans live in rural. There are many more interesting numbers, which explains the penetration and usage patterns of Internet in India. Despite of struggling with many issues, India’s contribution towards to better tomorrow is growing very fast. With the lack of proper government policies and the corruption, penetration rate of Internet through broadband lines is quite slow but as India has 71% of mobile penetration and with the introduction of 3G, number of people having access to Internet is growing. One of the interesting fact is 59% of Internet users in India use Internet via their mobile phones.


Currently broadband internet charges in India are bit high. Once the prices comes down, the usage of Internet will grow more exponentially. What do you think about the technology trends in India? Let us know in the comments below.

Even so, the online advertising market in India is only worth $200 million of the $80 billion global market, with Google’s share of $100 million being an almost negligible percentage of its worldwide revenue of $29.3 billion dollars last year. Most Indian advertisers continue to pour billions of dollars in traditional newspaper and television advertising, online ads in India seems to be slowly becoming Mainstream, and with Mobile coming of Age across Countries and India, It is one of the Fastest growing sweet spot for Digital Advertisers as Web-enabled phone less than about $80. Good smartphones cost at least $140. Google has been working closely with manufacturers to bring out low-cost phones in India that use its Android operating system.

According to research by ViziSense, Google Search is used by 65 million Internet users in India and YouTube by 23 million. India is among the top nations by number of users on Google+, with 3 million Indians already having signed up for the new social network. Orkut, the company’s other social network, continues to be used by 11.1 million Indian users, though the service is in decline. Facebook, by comparison, boasts of 42.7 million users in India

Even e-commerce, which has seen a significant boom in the country in recent times, is in its nascent stages yet, with online ticket sales bringing in $5 billion annually, which is only a small amount compared to the $80 billion market for ticket sales in neighbouring China.

According to a recent report, shared by ASSOCHAM( associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry ), estimated the online retail industry to touch Rs 7,000 crore (1 bIllion USD) by 2015 (rising from the current Rs 2000 crore), with an annual growth rate of 35 per cent. Adding on to this, IAMI has facilitated data to indicate a zoom in India’s e-commerce sector, with transactions rising 50 per cent annually. Online retailing or e-tailing, which accounts for about 6 per cent of the Rs 46,000 crore industry, has taken the forefront of this rapid growth.

Although The U.S. is the largest e-commerce economy but does not lead in every single metric, Forrester says. According to Internet Retailer, The U.S. has the benefit of a large online population, a high percentage of online buyers and high per-capita online spending. However, South Korean consumers, for example, spend more time online and China has the most online users in the world, the report finds.

China and India are adopting e-commerce at very different rates. Both countries have populations of more than 1 billion people, significant emerging middle classes and rapidly growing Internet populations, which is why they are often brought up in tandem as key emerging e-commerce markets,

Internet Retailer in a post on ” The State Of eCommerce in Emerging Countries notes that India and China , these two markets differ significantly when it comes to Internet adoption and e-commerce. India’s online population is only about one-quarter the size of China’s, and some 37% of online users in China`s large urban areas are buying online, compared with only 7% in India`s large urban areas, the report says.

What is Entrepreneurship?

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What is Entrepreneurship? By Amalia Ghiban

I know a lot of people are asking and I also know a lot of people are answering with definitions, concepts, opinions etc. As a freelancer, I believe that entrepreneurship is a life style, therefore each and every single one of us can be an entrepreneur. And this life style is based on conscious choices of making this world a better place, give to others and yes, making some money in the process.
How do we recognize an entrepreneur?
He runs a company? He has a certain number of employees? He makes a certain amount of profit? … may be or may be not, I think that what matters here is that an entrepreneur is a designer, a designer of his own lifestyle.
He is a human being like everyone else, emotional, spiritual, thoughtful and active. And his actions are based on his values. And he knows what his values are because he is aware of what he wants to build and what he wants to become. And when that happens, when actions get aligned with values, then motivation arises, motivation to get out of bed in the morning and know that he has a purpose to follow.
An entrepreneur challenges the system to create a change, builds his own rules and follows them, believes in himself and in the people around him, he is strong as a pillar and in flow like water; he is the one giving the first step.
An entrepreneur knows and respects the importance of failure, and he fails greatly, and he learns with it, and works hard, and fails once more and stands up again and work even harder, because at the next step success will rise, and he will know it when he tastes it.
An entrepreneur values, believes, feels and acts for his purpose; he will be open to feedback, but never lose his authenticity.
An entrepreneur is the CEO and the house maid in the same time.
Are you ready to become one?
Until next time…

Much Love,


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Amalia’s Bio

Amalia loves India, and she loves entrepreneurship, which is why she’s our main contributing writer from Portugal! She considers herself a global citizen. Born and raised on the shores of the Danube in Romania and hosted by the power of the Atlantic in Portugal, for the last 5 years. She has tried most of the areas that her economic background recommended her for, like: banking, project management, marketing and finance, but her passion for people was not being expressed in any of them. Coaching came to give a name to what she was already doing but without knowing it, and it freed her from the system, where she was not fitting. Since she took this path, she is constantly designing her life and herself along with it. She expresses her passion for people and uses it as a catalyst. She is making this world a better place with each step she takes.

My Understanding of a Genius

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My Understanding of a Genius By Kamal Seth

A genius is a symbol of the collective future intelligence of humanity. He sees what the humanity of his time does not see. He is ahead of the time and is perhaps looking at life, perception of reality, existence, God, problems of our times; beyond the filters of the mind. He is able to see what the others cannot and realizing that he keeps going about his life for the greater good of humanity. He has perhaps realized that it is possible to envision without being trapped by the perceptive constraint of time. He lives in the now and increases his awareness with every passing moment, which means he becomes more wise, intelligent and aware as he moves on in his life. He also has a sixth sense or a powerful intuition and this comes naturally to him. He has learnt how to use his increasing awareness and intuition for the benefit of the world. He loves the world as it is but makes efforts to make it better with his gifts. He takes this as a responsibility and not a burden and this continues to inspire him to keep going without any expectation of a reward or recognition. If they come along the way, he will take it in his stride with gratitude and become even more responsible for doing even greater work in his life.

His love for nature and humanity transcends beyond self and just humans. He is in harmony with himself, his species and the nature. He sees his primary purpose to understand the most existential questions regarding life and makes efforts to move humanity to a higher level where humanity as a whole will be closer to getting those answers. He recognizes this as his part of sharing the collective responsibility, to take humanity along with him towards a higher understanding of life. He has a strong connection with the global consciousness and as he goes about his life, more and more neural, social and technological systems begin to resonate with his sense of purpose, life and what we are here to do.

The power of his imagination goes beyond the world we know, understand or can comprehend. It transcends materialism, time and space. This gives him the ability to look at the existing world and humanity as a whole, beyond religion, politics, science, economics and other believe systems that humans have created. He chooses to focus his life on the area of his calling and his work comes to him as a form of meditation and utter joy. He knows that he can create the future and his role is to continue making contributions from his side and leave the rest. He realizes that unconditional love is the strongest force and energy in the world and has the power to resolve all the negatives that the humanity faces. A genius chooses to make his contribution to the world and humanity through his actions in the area he knows is his calling and strives to take himself and the humanity with him to a higher level during his current form of life he understands or till his material death.

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