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Naveen Jain

An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Naveen Jain | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
Naveen Jain

While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it "philanthropy" is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges as an opportunity to create large enterprises.

An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-Rolling Teenager

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
Naveen Jain

I may have managed to build a successful technology startup that had gone public by the time my three kids hit their 13th birthdays, but don't think that bought me any special respect from our teenagers. Just like teens everywhere, our children challenged us, ignored us, and rolled their eyes at our crazy ideas.

The Moon is a Natural Platform for Asteroid Mining, Detection and Deflection

XPRIZE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology

By Naveen Jain Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation and a Founder and Chairman of...

If Men Are From Mars, Then Women Are Too

Naveen Jain | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Naveen Jain

There is no longer a doubt that women are just as competent as men. Gender differences are guided by nurture as society treats boys and girls differently from an early age.

Olympic Excellence Only Occurs With Teamwork, Flexibility And Gut Instinct

Naveen Jain | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business
Naveen Jain

The Olympic Games are unparalleled in their ability to break down barriers. Here are four ways that athletes follow an entrepreneurial path to achieve greatness.

"Inliers": Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation

Naveen Jain | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Naveen Jain

And while experts will have a part to play in solving today's looming crises where incremental evolution is needed, I believe that non-expert individuals will drive disruptive innovation. Here's why.

Creating a Family of Entrepreneurs

Priyanka Jain | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Priyanka Jain

Some dads are great at tennis. Some dads are great at the piano. My dad is an incredible entrepreneur -- to say the least.

Nate C. Hindman

This Man Pays $100,000 For Good Ideas | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business

Convinced that cash prizes stimulate innovation, the CEO of one Bellevue, Wash.-based technology firm is giving $100,000 to employees with great ideas...

Keeping Football Exciting While Reducing the Threat of Traumatic Head Injuries

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Naveen Jain

We must spotlight the serious threat that head injuries and brain trauma can have on the lives of our young athletes.

Tips for Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

Naveen Jain | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

Any venture, whether commercial or philanthropic, should aim at improving the lives of as many people as possible. Both should use technological tools to overcome infrastructure barriers and build scale. And both must be self-sustaining to be truly successful.

How Social Media Drives Social Entrepreneuring

Naveen Jain | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Naveen Jain

Social entrepreneurship is getting a boost from social media as global consumers voice their concerns about the problems of our world on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Our Sputnik Moment: US Entrepreneurs Needed for the "Space Race"

Naveen Jain | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
Naveen Jain

If we allow private enterprise to explore and take advantage of the Moon's resources, we may set ourselves on the road to energy independence.

Dear Entrepreneur: Stop Dreaming And Launch That Business

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

You don't need to have breakthrough vision to launch your company -- you need to have breakthrough execution.

Dear CEOs, Celebrate Failure

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

In a struggling economic climate, failure is what separates mediocre companies from businesses that break through and astound us with their creativity.