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Blood donation on demand : “Uber” for blood donation app launched

Green Shakti foundation, a New Delhi based NGO has launched Donor On Call, an Uber style app for real-time blood donor requests & fulfillment. Donor on Call (DoC) mobile app is a technology based humanitarian service where matching blood group donors are located nearby the recipient on a real-time basis. On raising a blood request, it locates donors physically present nearby at that time (last...

Leadership during the time of crisis

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”  Sun Tzu, The Art of War Many leaders are judged on the basis of how well they succeeded. But most leaders don’t know what to do in crisis because they don’t expect or plan for a crisis. There’s always a plan A and plan B, to succeed. There’s none to fail. In my view handling crisis well and failing gracefully is itself an important ...

The premature death of Transportation as a Service in India

And why we may not skip car ownership just yet. After I moved back to India, I almost bought a car. But after looking at Gurgaon’s roads, the cost of ownership and the traffic I might have to deal with, I decided against it. More so because Ola (an India specific Uber competitor backed by Softbank) and Uber were raining discounts and incentives drivers and customers, and there were plenty of cars ...

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