Ok i know your embarassed they made you wear a gown and a dorky looking hat with a horse tail kind of thingy hanging from it. And I know you are beyond furious that they actually made you go on stage infront of your entire class in that ridiculous outfit to accept your degree. In … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for students II: 11 things to do before you leap"
The internet is a bad place. Its a cesspool of scams, porn and badly designed websites that are not usable at all. Then there are the people online the wierdos, the clingers, the stalkers, the hackers, the identity thiefs and people on orkut. If you thought those were the only dangerous things online that you … Continue reading "Ridiculous marketing ploy of the day"
I’ll not be a bozo to lie to you & tell that what I had done in my job interview(2 years ago) was totally preplanned. Most of it just happened. However whatever happened was precisely the way I think now, it should be played. It was my first successful pitch to a company to whom … Continue reading "What my one & only job interview had taught me about entrepreneurship…"
The end of your “good life” is tumbling towards you like an avalanche. For 20 odd years you have been living off your parents genetic imperative to feed you. But now that well has dried up, worse still everyone is expecting you to stand on your own feet. I know, I know, if life was … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for students I : 11 reasons why you need to start now"
Please note that this post is second in the series formerly called ‘Taking the Leap: Job Holder to Jobless and Beyond‘ now called ‘Entrepreneurship for the Employed‘. After our Why? post here’s the How? post. In this post Ill say what I think are the best ways to prepare mentally for the leap and test … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for the Employed – II"
The perils of globalization and a free market economy The globalisation i refer to above is of the economic kind(which sometimes cannot be seperated from the socialogical meaning of the term). In Lay-man terms globalisation in the contemporary context means the emergence of a free-market economy at the global level. Before I get into the … Continue reading "Globalization: Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing(Imperialism 2010)"
[Formerly ‘Taking the Leap: Job Holder to Jobless and Beyondâ€¦ – I’.] This is the first part of a two-part article aimed at job holders who want to quit and go independent. This will be about the Why? of the question while the next part will be about the How? For all the readers that … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for the Employed – I"
Valuation is the process of coming up with the market value of a company. This means that any investor who is on the right side of sane will see the valuation of the company before he even sneezes in your direction. Yet to most techies and geeks ‘valuation of a company’ looks like ‘?%&*#$@!?%&*#$@!?%&*#$@!'(martian symbols). … Continue reading "Startup valuation for geeks"
Pricing is an issue that haunts the marketing departments at the biggest of corporations. High tehcnology startups usually have enough critical issues to deal without adding subtle implications of pricing to the mix. Ultimately product or service pricing is one of those things that can effectively make or break the future of a startup. One … Continue reading "Product Pricing For Hitech Startups: The stuff nightmares are made of"
Why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker EVERY YEAR? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas? – Mike McDermott, Rounders Can success be planned for? This I guess is a fundamental question every entreprenuer should ask himself/herself(Yeah yeah politcally correct … Continue reading "Planning For Success"