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several other things that intrigue me!

I have cancelled two previous trips to the North East due to last minute emergencies but this week I finally fulfilled my wish to make it there, this time as a panellist of Tripura’s first startup conclave, Startup Tripura held at Agartala. My co-panelists included the Health & IT minister, Shri Sudip Roy Burman, Deepak Daftari, Anil Joshi, Mohit Gulati and Binod Kumar Homgai.
During a panel, there was a question from the audience that should have been a panel discussion topic in of itself viz “What is the importance of ethics in a successful startup?” I did not get a chance to answer that question due to time constraints but I would have said the following if I did.
Ethics are extremely important for a business but what is even more important is how you define ethics for a business/venture. The definition of what are ethics or ethical actions for a business has evolved.
But a business/venture has two primary duties

  1. Make a profit for its shareholders
  2. Make a net positive impact on society

Actions taken by a business that are in congruence with both these objectives are ethical and important.
Actions that achieve just one (or none) of both those objectives are unethical.

  • September 17, 2019

    These days of austerity and relative anxiety about running into debt, most people balk about the idea of having a credit card to make acquisition of merchandise and also pay for a holiday, preferring, instead only to rely on a tried as well as trusted procedure for making payment – hard cash. However, if you’ve got the cash available to make the purchase in whole, then, paradoxically, that is the best time for you to use the cards for several good reasons.