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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Captain Cool Meets his Younger Self to Pass on Business Tips

Mahendra Singh “MS” Dhoni, one of India’s most celebrated cricket players, has earned the nickname “Captain Cool” for his calm resolve on the pitch. His reticence with the media has lent Dhoni an air of mystique, too. On the rare

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Dissident’s Daughter, Crusader for Health and Women’s Rights: Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned

When Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, mother of current Emir of Qatar, inaugurated WISH 2020 (World Summit For Health) in Doha in November, she did so in her official capacity as president of the Qatar Foundation. Her unofficial role was once

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Cristina Junqueira, Nubank Co-Founder: Brazil’s Wonder Woman of Fintech

When the first Nubank card transaction was made in Brazil on April 1, 2014, you wouldn’t have been a fool for failing to anticipate the swift growth of the neobank (one that operates exclusively online). Nor would you have been

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Hadiyah Mujhid, CEO and founder of HBCU.vc: George Floyd’s Death Brought in Flood of VC Offers for Black Founders in US

Hadiyah Mujhid is CEO and founder of HBCU.vc, a not-for-profit organisation that helps African American and Hispanic students become technology entrepreneurs and access venture capital. The acronym — Historically Black Colleges and Universities — nails literal and figurative colours to

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Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal: From Mauritius with Love for Fintech, and lots of Ambition

Ambareen Musa, founder and CEO of financial aggregator marketplace Souqalmal, sees a glowing future for fintech — and she believes in striking while the iron is hot. “The opportunity for fintech is absolutely massive,” she told Forbes magazine. “It’s only

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Ida, Data and Women’s Health: It’s Win-Win with the Clue App

From investment opportunities to the pursuit and provision of venture capital, the purse strings of financial dealings are very often controlled by men. Very often, but — as Ida Tin has proved — not always. Convincing male-dominated boardrooms of the

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Robert Azevêdo: Levelling the Playing Field

In times such as these, with rapidly escalating trade tensions and countries engaging in tit-for-tat spats that can – and do – spin out of control, the job of Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, becomes nearly impossible.

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António Guterres: Healing a Fractured World

The world is in pieces. No longer the preserve of two competing global powers – or even a single triumphant one – today’s world is nobody’s backyard. Multiple powers have emerged that no longer expect, or strive for, hegemony far

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Ana Botín: Reshaping the Financial Universe

The first woman to lead a major global financial services provider, Ana Botín remains one of only six women at the helm of a Fortune Global 100 company. Mrs Botín also tops the list of the world’s most powerful women

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Robert J Shiller: Mastering Data

One of the elite Sterling professors at Yale University, he predicted both the dot-com bubble and the collapse of the housing market. Two years ago, he was the joint recipient of a Nobel Prize. There are few people more on

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