The 180 Pulse

With thought-provoking articles covering varied domains, 180DC SRCC aims to create student leaders through a holistic learning experience.

Read to take a deep dive into looking at world issues from the eyes of a consultant.

 BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Transforming Wealth Management

Transforming Wealth Management

Discover the future of investing as we delve into the captivating world of Transforming Wealth Management: The Power of Robo-Advisors and AI. In this thought-provoking article, Arnav Agarwal explores how the integration of Robo-Advisors and Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the way we manage our finances.

Gain valuable insights into how these digital advisors are revolutionizing the investment landscape, offering personalized strategies and unprecedented accessibility. Learn about the benefits, potential risks, and real-life case studies that illustrate the transformative impact of this technological innovation.

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Valuation Vs Value Creation: Unravelling the Startup Dilemma

Valuation Vs Value Creation: Unravelling the Startup Dilemma

When we talk about the growth and emergence of India as a superpower, the first thing which comes to our mind is the startup ecosystem.

Although the ecosystem has helped in sourcing an enormous amount of capital, the last few years have made us question how strong and stable the ecosystem actually is. This brings us to the ever pondering debate between valuation and value creation.

It is this very question which is answered in the article ‘Valuation vs Value Creation: Unraveling the Startup Dilemma’ by Aryan Agarwal. This captivating piece explores both the concepts and highlights their interconnected nature and their impact on the success of a startup.

Check out the article to know more.

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The FTX Debacle

The FTX Debacle

In a stunning twist of fate, FTX, one of the cryptocurrency market’s behemoths, finds itself on the brink of collapse. Unveiling the intricate connections between FTX and Alameda Research, this tumultuous saga reveals a web of ambitions, controversial practices, and a looming financial crisis. Dive into this riveting account to uncover the shocking events that rocked the cryptocurrency industry and examine the consequences that reverberate throughout the market. Brace yourself for a journey that exposes the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by even the biggest players in the crypto world.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

5G: A DIGITAL REVOLUTION?

5G: A DIGITAL REVOLUTION?

The fifth-generation broadband technology would not just transform the lives of millions but also boost India’s economic growth. Given the rather stop-start journey of 5G in India which is now gathering pace fervently, this breakthrough in the form of mobile connectivity 5G technology will enable a more uniform user experience and the emergence of new services, applications and experiences, thus connecting the world at a breakneck pace.

How has been India’s tryst with 5G so far? Are we ready for 5G technology and 5G network in India? What does it has in store for the future of India?

Head on to the latest article in 180Pulse – “5G- A Digital Revolution?”, where Mehak Goyal delves deeper into the 5G technology in India and provides the answers to all the questions mentioned above.

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Virtual Fashion: To wear, or not to wear

Virtual Fashion: To wear, or not to wear

In a society recently ravaged by a pandemic, networking over the internet appears to be a routine chore. One may converse from the comfort of their own home using innovative programs such as the Metaverse. Digital clothing is something that enhances these encounters. Clothes no longer exist physically in this fashion-meets-digital scenario, instead, they are chosen from a virtual depiction created using 3D software and AR-based computer technology. But what is the future of this technology? Will its popularity fizz out?

Read out as Tanvi Vaidhyanathan delves deeper into the nuances of virtual fashion and provides with an interesting insight of this industry.

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The Rising role of AI and its Future Impact on the Consulting Industry

The Rising role of AI and its Future Impact on the Consulting Industry

Since the pandemic took over our lives, the word at the top of our minds has been ‘uncertainy’. Jobs are being replaced and taken over by machines on a daily basis as a result of the rise of a technological world. AI has the potential to do the same for the next generation, and it has become a source of concern for both young and old professionals.

What will the future of consulting be in this situation? Can consultants be ‘replaced’? Read as Harishraj Srinivasan tries to figure out the road ahead for the consulting industry in the AI-driven world.

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ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC POLICY

The Cost of Hunger

The Cost of Hunger

Every second child suffers from some form of malnutrition in India, leading to diminished mental ability and increased risks of nutrition-related diseases. 144 million children under the age of 5 around the world are stunted, with a third of these children in India. India loses up to 4 per cent of its GDP and up to 8 per cent of its productivity due to child malnutrition, as per estimates.

How does the government estimate these figures and do the surveying methodologies used portray a true picture of reality? How do the policy makers plan to overcome these issues through the government’s intervention?

Check out Rohan Punhani’s article on ‘The Cost of Hunger‘ that delves into these questions and provides a greater insight into the larger issues at hand.

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Declassification Laws and the Nation’s right to know

Declassification Laws and the Nation’s right to know

Declassification means an authorised change in the status of information from classified information to unclassified information. However, the government has purposefully suppressed information from the people due to particular exclusions and bureaucratic red tape, and the concept of democracy has been lost due to such opaqueness.

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The US Trials With Voodoo Economics

The US Trials With Voodoo Economics

When the Trump administration in America neared its hundred-day mark, a day that Trump had spoken of triumphantly in his campaigns, there had to be some major achievement to present to the public. So, the Trump government planned a massive tax cut. Stephen Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary said that “the plan will pay for itself with growth.”

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PSYCHOLOGY & HISTORY

Psychology in Market

Psychology in Market

It has been a belief that rational people make rational decisions. This belief system has generated an entire rational choice theory, which says that people employ logical calculations to make sensible decisions and obtain outcomes that are in line with their own goals. This concept has also been the main assumption in most of the economics that we study. But do you think that people make rational decisions every time? Delve deeper and analyse the biases that affect your decisions even without you noticing them.

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Mass Psychology and the Stock Market

Mass Psychology and the Stock Market

We often hear Warren Buffet’s words “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” But does this actually translate into action?

The herding behaviour in finance is broadly defined as an investor’s imitation of the actions of others rather than their own analysis. The fear of missing out on a profitable investment idea is often the driving force behind herd instinct. This behaviour of investors represents a major cause of speculative bubbles and leads to deviations of the stocks prices from their fundamental value.

Head to 180 Pulse’s latest article – “Mass Psychology and the Stock Market” where Ryan Barua emphasises the importance of a proper in-depth analysis of the market and the respective stocks.

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Psychology in Consulting

Psychology in Consulting

Usually when people hear the word ‘Consulting’, they think of complicated spreadsheets, decision making for business finance and coming up with corporate strategies to make a firm bigger and better.

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