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Entrepreneur Journeys (Volume One) Now on Amazon

Friends, I have embarked on writing a book series to help you navigate your own personal entrepreneurial journeys by listening to entrepreneurs who have come before. Volume One of the series is now available on Amazon.com. You can read more on the project here. Take a look, and I will be inviting some of you […]

Vision India 2020

Friends, writing the Vision India 2020 series has been extremely interesting and rewarding. The series is being syndicated by Indian newspaper, DNAIndia, and I keep receiving emails from entrepreneurs who are working on / thinking about ventures along the lines of my Vision India columns. Here are the ones that I have written so far: […]

Vision India 2020: Preface

This is a new series in which I invite readers to take a journey with me into the future through the minds of multiple entrepreneurs, who by addressing the opportunities I see today, will perhaps shape the future of India. But in this series, we will close our eyes, and exist in this future, and […]

Bootstrap Yourself!

My new Forbes column Bootstrap Yourself highlights Silicon Valley’s hottest new trend, Bootstrapping. Indian entrepreneurs, you need to embrace this trend, given that the early stage venture capital industry doesn’t quite have its act together yet. Great bootstrapping case studies I have covered are Sridhar Vembu, Frank Levinson and Jerry Rawls, Cree Lawson, and Beatrice […]

India’s Future

I encourage Indian entrepreneurs experienced in the IT outsourcing industry, and alarmed by my Death of Indian Outsourcing piece to read Sudhakar Ram’s Wave 3 of Indian Outsourcing. Other related pieces on the topic are: India’s Labor Arbitrage Strategy, Indian IT: The Next 8 Years, and Silicon Valley’s Unknown Indian. Also, here are my related […]

Forbes Column: The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur

Here’s my latest Forbes Column: The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur. What is touching, is that the entrepreneur profiled here is also infinitely humble, embarrassed by this sort of attention from the media. In my private exchange with him, I have expressed my deepest respect, and the reason I want to feature this story repeatedly is […]

The Death of Indian Outsourcing

“Are you kidding? No way!” In 2008, the IT and IT enabled services (ITES / BPO) industries are supposed to be the major drivers of India’s economic growth. According to Nasscom, the two industries combined will employ 4 Million people, account for 7% of GDP, and 33% of foreign exchange inflow. Death of this industry […]