India is blessed to be the third-largest start-up economy in the world. Unfortunately, there is a curse that comes with that blessing. That is, as indicated in a 2016 report issued by the IBM Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics, 90 per cent of Indian start-ups fail within five years. The question is what can be done to reduce the number of failures? What are the secrets to success for India's budding entrepreneurs and its business start-ups? There are many. But, … [Read more...]
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Education is the powerful equaliser that can empower them to make India a better place. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently called for empowerment and education of Muslim women. One would have expected this call to receive widespread acceptance and support. It did not. There was resistance on several fronts for a variety of reasons. Some saw Modi’s move as a political stunt. Some questioned whether Modi was doing anything meaningful in the area of education and empowerment of Muslim … [Read more...]
In February 2017, I went to India from the United State of America to dedicate the Frank and Debbie Islam Management Complex at my Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alma mater. At the dedication of that complex, I said: “While the bricks and mortar are important, far more important is what will go on in this setting. It will be a place for sharing of information and imparting and development of knowledge. It will be a place where faculty and students can collaborate on innovative projects. It will … [Read more...]
The honor is in recognition for his efforts in promoting education. A Kerala-based journal has honored entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam for his efforts to promote education in India and the United States. The Indian American was bestowed the Global Business and Leadership Award by Cochin Herald at a ceremony held in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on December 17. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award, and I accept this award with humility,” he said in a … [Read more...]
WASHINGTON, D.C: Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam received the third Interfaith Leadership Award on November 20, 2016, for his support of interfaith dialogue, and contributions to the arts and higher education around the world. The award, instituted by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, was presented to the Potomac, MD, resident by Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin, who was elected to Congress from the state’s 8th Congressional district on … [Read more...]