Events

United to End Gender-based Violence: refine+focus supports DAWN’s important message at Diwali Gala

As we juggle the commitments of our chaotic lives, it is often impossible to set aside time to mark special occasions – except for DAWN’s (Direct Action for Women Now) Diwali gala. Though the evening may not have been picked up by the news, it was very near and dear to many hearts as we …

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our August 2017 Innovation Showcase

While the weather outside is getting colder, the energy in the room at August’s Curiouser and Curiouser event was warmer than ever–there were lots of smiles, laughs, excited hand gestures, and most importantly, great ideas. What better way to end summer than with a gathering of friends and colleagues to inspire one another? THE EVENT …

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our June 2017 Innovation Showcase

Our third iteration of the “Curiouser and Curiouser” innovation showcase was all about connections. Each attendee came with an idea, and left with new and multiple contacts.   THE EVENT With perhaps our most diverse group of attendees yet, June’s “Curiouser and Curiouser” event introduced biotech entrepreneurs to professional visual artists, nonprofit leaders to business …

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Getting Ahead: Learning 2017 Internet Trends

It’s the beginning of summer, and many professionals in the marketing industry know what that means; it’s time for Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report. Some skim this report, some read “best-of” articles and summaries, and some painstakingly go through the 355-slide deck in detail. At refine+focus, we decided to tackle the report a little …

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Insights from our Innovation Showcase

We believe that curiosity is an antidote to prevent obsoleteness and stale growth. We believe it so hard that we made curiosity part of our corporate culture, and our daily projects. Every week we attend events in marketing, science, innovation, creativity, design and investing. We love exploring the subject matter and enjoy sharing with attendees …

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Switching to Consulting Career: What Can You Do About Yourself?

Coming from another career, switching to consulting can raise a whole set of problems. The external seem evident—dealing with case studies, knowing the right firms, etc—but internal factors cannot be underestimated. Purnima Travedi, a former architect with an MBA and Masters of Finance from Hult International Business College, boiled down these internal factors into five …

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