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10 things you need to know about the Bangladesh mobile market


Kaymun AminIn a country where 50% of the population does not have electricity, mobile brings a silent revolution to Bangladesh. Kaymun Amin is CEO and Founder of VuMobile and here explores the massive potential of the Bangladeshi mobile market.

Bangladesh is home to 160 million people with over 70% of the population living in rural areas on $2 per day or less.  The country is the ninth-largest market worldwide in terms of mobile subscribers in Q1 2013 with 70 million ‘unique’ subscribers (i.e. people) actively using 112 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards) (source: GSMA). Market penetration based on unique subscribers stands at just 40%, compared to 72% in Russia and 56% in Brazil. This shows tremendous room for growth, and explains why the country ranked 46th worldwide in terms of annual connections growth in Q1 2013.

1) 100m+ subscribers and 6 mobile operators

Bangladesh reached 100 million mobile subscribers per the…

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Asian Institute of Management – Zuellig School • MDM 2015 class conclude International Field Review course in Thailand | Blog

MDM 2015 students concluded the 5th International Field Review (IFR) Course in Thailand with a 2-day presentation with their findings and assessments, and culminated their IFR with an International Evening Reception.

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Ronald Heifetz* on leadership – Part III: the five strategic principles of leadership


1. Leadership identifies the adaptive challenge. It puts the finger on the values at stake and the work to be done. For leadership without authority this is easier. The sole focus enables to become the lightening rod for the issue, the conductor for mobilizing energy. In my leadership interviews this is what again and again strikes me: transformational leaders define real challenges that transcend all personal concerns  in a tangible, emotional way.

2. Leadership keeps the level of distress within the tolerable range for doing the adaptive work. It keeps the heat up without blowing up the vessel. Leadership doesn’t simply satisfy ‘the need for security’ of people. It’s not doing the expected. It creates social disequilibrium during which people adapt their values. Authority is key for containing this stress. Leadership without authority provokes authority but doesn’t deny the containing role of authority. In Egypt the heat was turned on without…

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