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10-10 thinking

If you have 10 million customers on whom you earn on the average $10 per year you have revenues of $100 million. ( The service could be free for the consumer and paid for by the provider/advertiser. Alternatively it could be a fee paid by the consumer or a combination ). When you think of […]

Innovative Product

Google is close to buying/gobbling another company. The article says $40m for the buyout. Incidentally its an Indian techpreneur’s co. Google is in talks to buy ____ , a photo-search company that uses facial recognition to organize photos, sources close to the deal told Red Herring magazine Nov. 21. (The amount quoted is censured as […]

Innovation Trip

Just came across this interesting item. To help Indian leaders spark innovation and creativity in their organizations while revolutionizing work culture and reducing employee attrition, Innovation Trip announces a 7-day tour of innovation and inspiration in America. Highlights of the tour are : 1. A workshop at Harvard Business School on Disruptive Innovation 2. A […]

Pitching to a VC

This morning, I was surprised to see two separate VC posts on the same topic – the entrepreneur’s initial pitch to a VC. Both agree in Why pay when you don’t have to? Start online casino ordering your free annual free-credits-report.com reports. parts and disagree in others. If this sound interesting, check out this and […]

Indian IT boom: B-O-R-I-N-G

It is educational to compare and contrast the two tech. booms that this world is witnessing right now. Silicon Valley is going thru a mini deja-vu of sorts, what with the spurt of so called web 2.0 companies mushrooming all over the place. The buzz word this time around is “build to flip” – build […]

No Shanda – MMORPG

I just read this article on Shanda the leading MMORPG ( Massively multiplayer online role playing games) company in China . I have seen number of business plans in the last few months but suprisingly none on gaming. I wonder why ? Clearly online penetration and usage is currently low. Maybe thats the reason ?

W3C

I attended a W3C conference in Delhi about a fortnight ago. W3C works on developing standards to make the web more pervasive. They have an office at CDAC in Noida. I am pretty certain that in the next decade some of these standards will help produce elephants just as the http standard created a revolution. […]

Mapping – Ideas & Execution

A lot of us have heard the cliche ” Ideas are a dime a dozen. It is execution that counts” . My previous post on mapping has got some people thinking. Here is a reply that I sent to one of them. “The little that I know of this domain may help you. I would […]

Big picture vs Tactical Entrepreneurs

Recently came across a couple of entrepreneurs who have built significant businesses on back of very tactical opportunities — great ability to spot that niche and move aggressively to service it. Now these entrepreneurs want to go to the next level — in a bid to do so, they need to transform themselves from tactical […]

Eco knowledge

Both in my last assignment with JobsAhead and current, I travelled the length and breadth of country interacting with a number of wannabe enterpreneurs. One thing that clearly stands out is the lack of awareness (or the lack of) of the enterpreneurial support system available within the country. Lot of exposure has been provided to […]

Turning 40

I managed to find the article Jay mentioned in his post. Times of India has an e-paper. Subroto Bagchi talks of angst at 40. I can relate to that. I was 42 when I left Citibank and after trying to do a startup ended up joining the management team of PayPal. Talking of opportunity cost […]