Mate Markets

Mate Markets

In India, arranged marriages are still the norm — nearly 90 percent. As a result, the market for arranged marriages is a lucrative one; professional matchmakers, newspaper classified ads, and online matchmaking sites all play a role in the USD 20 billion marriage industry.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Recently we visited the office of an old friend at a young Silicon Valley start-up. It didn’t take long to spot the first pirate flag—the skull and bones banner that has come to symbolize the renegade attitude of the Valley’s tech disruptors. It started with Steve Jobs’s maxim, delivered at […]

What do gangsters and Google have in common?

What do gangsters and Google have in common?

Two young drug dealers marvel at the ingenuity of their Chicken McNuggets and imagine the innovator who must have become incredibly rich off his invention. An older, more experienced dealer, D’Angelo Barksdale, mocks their naiveté, explaining that the man who invented the McNugget is an unknown at the very bottom […]