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Founding Fuel aims to create the new playbook of entrepreneurship. Think of us as a hub for entrepreneurs- the go-to place for ideas, insights, practices and wisdom essential to build the enterprise of tomorrow. It is co-founded by veteran journalists Indrajit Gupta and Charles Assisi, along with CS Swaminathan, the former president of Pearson's online learning venture.

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The best of 2018

Walmart vs Amazon, how large firms and start-ups can partner for innovation, societal platforms, startups and the ease of doing business, dreamers vs entrepreneurs, the trouble with B-Schools, grand challenges, and the purpose of enterprise

Large firms and startups can partner to drive innovation
Large firms and startups can partner to drive innovation

What are the models of engagement and the challenges of such a partnership in India? A panel discussion with Qualcomm India’s Larry Paulson, Kellogg School of Management’s Prof Mohanbir Sawhney, True North’s Haresh Chawla, Anunta Tech’s Ananda Mukerji, and SPJIMR dean Dr Ranjan Banerjee

Beyond Business: Using platform thinking to drive societal change
Beyond Business: Using platform thinking to drive societal change

How do you drive a very large-scale societal transformation? In this video, EkStep Foundation’s Sanjay Purohit and 1Bridge founder Madan Padaki talk about how Societal Platforms, or open digital co-creation networks, can drive innovation in sectors like education

Yet another #metoo story and why it stinks

Anjuli Pandit’s life turned upside down after she levelled sexual harassment allegations against her boss Rakesh Sarna, then CEO of Indian Hotels. Why did the system fail to provide justice? Clearly, the Tata group has an opportunity to learn from this case

How large firms and startups are partnering to drive the innovation agenda
How large firms and startups are partnering to drive the innovation agenda

What are the models of engagement and the challenges of such a partnership in India? A panel discussion with Qualcomm India’s Larry Paulson, Kellogg School of Management’s Prof Mohanbir Sawhney, True North’s Haresh Chawla, Anunta Tech’s Ananda Mukerji, and SPJIMR dean Dr Ranjan Banerjee

Transforming the soul of the enterprise
Transforming the soul of the enterprise

Large organisations can infuse the energy and agility that startups bring. Future Group, Nestle and Star TV are good examples of how a large firm can be constantly innovative. At the same time, there is a new breed of startups like TeamIndus that have an audacious goal and seek exponential growth