Silicon Valley tends to get quite excited about “network value” . Eyeballs, social networking and even PayPal. In India Metcalfe’s law is not popular. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe’s_law. Can Metcalfe’s law help Indian entrepreneurs create elephants ?

Building company value is not just about revenues and breakevens. Baazee was bought by eBay for $50 million even though it was losing money. eBay paid a huge amount for Skype. Is eBay crazy and headed for “value destruction” or are they enhancing network value.

Sanjay

Founding a startup in Delhi( Aug 2007) which hopes to build an elephant. Located in Delhi, India. Played a key role in building three elephants one in India, one in Thailand ( both for Citibank) and finally PayPal in USA, Silicon Valley. For more on my profile visit www.linkedin.com, become a member and search for me

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