people as a moat, mckinsey
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People as a Moat: What Startups Can Learn from McKinsey About Building a Strong Company

As SocialCops reaches the four-year mark, we have been thinking deeply about the “dent” our company could leave on the universe. We’re asking ourselves, “What would it take to create a company that would have relevance for hundreds of years?” At four, SocialCops has lasted 36.5 months longer than the…
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government
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7 Common Myths About Working With the Indian Government

Ministry. Secretariat. Collectorate. Panchayat Samiti. Sir. Madam. Sir. Madam. Meeting. Field Visit. Presentation. New Delhi. Nagpur. Noamundi. These are the words around which my life revolves currently. At SocialCops, we work on a large number of projects with the government. Typically, our data platform helps some of the most important…
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culture
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How We’re Building a Culture Around Purpose, Learning, and Fun

We’ve built an incredibly diverse team over the last 2 years. Engineers, designers, economists, data scientists, marketers, entrepreneurs and even travelers (as part of our coveted Himsagar Fellowship) – all in one room. Not to mention a few different nationalities and an amazing mix of personalities. The youngest full-time member of our team…
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travel jobs
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Google Search: “Travel jobs”…. How Elita Almeida Found a Cure to Her Restless Feet Syndrome

Update: We are currently inviting applications for the 2018 cohort of the Data for Impact Fellowship. Learn more and apply here!  “Tum ho kahaan ki?” (“Where are you from?”), he asked. I was puzzled. Should I say Patna or Delhi or Mumbai? I was in Muzaffarpur in Bihar speaking with three NGOs…
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