The state of entrepreneurship in the developing world

In this interview, Professor Tarun Khanna discusses his new book, Trust: Creating the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries. Khanna stresses that on top of specializing in a particular area, entrepreneurs working in developing countries must construct the conditions for success. How do you create these conditions? He encourages entrepreneurs to start by building a foundation of trust. Partnerships, Khanna argues, are essential for creating impact at scale in societies where partnering mechanisms are often nascent.

This video comes from Network Capital, a global skill sharing and peer mentoring platform serving over 100,000 young leaders in 104 countries. Network Capital uses elements of data science and community-based learning to help youth build careers of meaning.


  • Tarun Khanna

    Tarun is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI).