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IIM-A Safety Valve

I read an article in HT today. Students who opt out of placements can opt in for two years after they graduate. This may encourage more students to chase their dreams. There is also an option at IIM-A to get a lot of course credits by doing a course of independent study in the second […]

One week Intensive Program on Techno-entrepreneurship @ NirmaLabs, Ahm...

NirmaLabs, Ahmedabad (A Technology Business Incubator – www.nirmalabs.org) is organizing a 6-days workshop on Techno – Entrepreneurship during April 9 – April 14, 2007. This workshop will condense the NirmaLabs’ flagship: ‘6-months Grooming Program on Managing Technology Ventures’ into 6 days…. It will have sessions from everybody associated with NirmaLabs. In case you would like […]

Internet & Mobile Connect – Mumbai, March 15

Hi, My company, Venture Intelligence, is organizing a roundtable event focused on Venture Capital investments in the Internet-based Services and Mobile VAS sectors. We have landed quite a few leading VC investors and top executives from Online Services and Mobile VAS companies as speakers at the event, including: Murugavel Janakiraman, Bharatmatrimony.com Alok Mittal, Canaan Partners […]

Gotrocks

Warren Buffet just released his annual letter to shareholders which is available on the Berkshire Hathaway website. An excerpt from the letter follows which is interesting especially the last few lines. “Quote” Meanwhile, Wall Street’s Pied Pipers of Performance will have encouraged the futile hopes of the family. The hapless Gotrocks will be assured that […]

2 billion

Some more interesting global stats 1. Western Union outlets – 200000 2. Bank Branches – 500000 3. Post Offices – 600000 4. ATM’s – 1.1 million 5. Cell phone – 2 billion Sources : – Multiple 0

Dissecting the Pyramid

I just saw some stats on Indian household estimates for 2007. I think these were prepared by Ogilvy & Mather in 2005. It says there are approx 200 million households in India. Of these 5.2 million are very rich, 75.5 million are in the consuming class, 81.7 million are climbers, 20.2 million are aspirants and […]

Few Good Persons in NCR

I started by writing Few Good Men in NCR and realized that this would be inviting trouble and also eliminating half my audience. Restricting to NCR for teams/single person with no specific idea is necessary as the amount of interaction required will be hard at a distance. I am working with a few people with […]

Maverick Leadership

Imagine a company where managers set their own salaries! Middle management utopia, who would not like to be here? But this is also a company where if you put your salary too high, and people don’t put you on the list as someone they need for the next six months, you’re in more trouble than […]

Fun non-technology opportunities?

We have had a lot of discussion on this site on technology ventures and rightly so, given the talent pool in India. However, I think that with our changing social structure there will be interesting opportunities in the recreational services space. For instance, in areas like Health & Fitness, Tourism and so on. Think of […]

Startupping – a new resource for entrepreneurs

I recently came across Startupping – which looks to be an interesting online gathering place for entrepreneurs. It is heavily focused on the internet space, but other kinds of entrepreneurs will also find some interesting tidbits here. Worth keeping an eye on. From their home page: Startupping is a one-of-a-kind community resource created for Internet […]