One of the areas where some of us have been thinking of late is how to increase awareness of citizens regarding policy and administration – things like which new bills are being introduced in parliament or state legislature, and what options are being considered? What are the relative merits/demerits of the options? Which way are […]
The US spends $250 billion in health care administration. Indian entrepreneurs can very well look at solving various problems within this vertical and build nice businesses. Read my Forbes column for some pointers.
In continuation of looking at my own experiences for learnings, this post tries to identify a common thread in four different recent experiences. Let me describe them briefly: SOTC: In April, I booked a trip for my parents on SOTC, where the sales guy offered a minimal cancellation fee upto 30 days of departure. Unfortunately, […]
Great article on innovation in tough times. Caution: ensure survival first, then read this.
Reaching out to Venturewoods community to share an update from pluGGd.in Am glad to introduce the Indian startup ecosystemÂ â€“ a neutral entity that serves as a platform for startups to connect to other startups/VCs/entrepreneurs etc. We launched the startup directoryÂ around 5 months back andÂ based on theÂ feedback we received from users , we have revamped the […]
Global Entrepreneurship week 17-23 November 2008 http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/international-celebration-of-entrepreneurship.aspx and https://genglobal.org/
Here’s a discussion with serial entrepreneur Murli Thirumale on how he comes up with new ventures: “I have a phrase which I have coined,” he says. “SDBS. It stands for sell, design, build, sell. SDBS is in contrast to designing something, building it and then trying to sell it, which is the model most big […]
After a long long hiatus (ie been far to busy working finishing a startup) I decided to write a post. My own blog is still lacking in posts due to work, but will get back to that this week. Anyhow have been thinking about this for some time. I have looked back at several startups, […]
Okay, don’t chew me for saying this, but a Bengali Entrepreneur IS a rare specie. Let me introduce you to one that is both quite successful, and also generous about contributing back to the cause of promoting entrepreneurship: DimDim CEO DD Ganguly. And if you do want to chew me, do so by proving me […]
An interesting presentation from Adeo Ressi, founder of TheFunded: TheFunded – Canarie I’m not sure this is specific to the VC industry – the same thing happens in PE, hedge funds and other managed asset sectors. Money goes to those who don’t need it. How much of this is relevant to India? I don’t mean […]
It’s been a few years since I’ve written here, so I thought I’d start by going back and reading some of my old posts. The following paragraph jumped out from something I wrote in 2005. U.S. real-estate slowdown will have global consequences: Interest rates, U.S. bond prices, U.S. consumer confidence, dollar exchange rates (and hence […]
For those of you going through tough times, especially those looking for jobs, I suggest you consider “creating” your own job. Here’s Rafat Ali’s story on how he created his own job and became an entrepreneur.