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Tag Archives: Entreprenuership
I have many scars of entrepreneur wars that I wear on my back. My lessons learning to be really patient, taking money when its available and selling when the going is good – not just when the time is right! Continue reading
One day, when I was on my regular ‘contest begging’ trips, I was stunned when the brand manager of Liril Soaps (a Unilever Company product) said, ‘Alok, don’t harass me. We make soaps here – not contests. If you like contests so much, why don’t you make them and pitch them to me, rather than the other way around’……. On introspection, it was so clear why the games succeeded in China – with no mass entertainment options available (TV and films are state controlled) and very cold weather, Chinese teens were happy to lock themselves into gaming dens and play away for hours non stop. On the other hand, in India, with 3 bollywood movies releasing a week; 500 channels on TV and very warm and ambient weather, teems cared a damn to sit in suffocating game parlors and play online games with silly dragons and elves Continue reading
Ready for the FURNACE test? Almost every other day I get an odd mail from someone in a B-School or working in a corporate job wanting to ‘start-up’. I am polite to all of them saying ‘think again’ but … Continue reading
The record industry treated Napster like the Taliban of Piracy – they sued, fought and closed it down.
But wasn’t Napster actually ‘iTunes’ way before iTunes really came on the scene? Continue reading
In most VC funded companies, there is a sudden expectation from VCs to explode value creation just after the funding. To me, that is quite unrealistic. Continue reading
I am really pi**** at the way Mr. Subramanian is conducting himself. I seriously believe that his actions and representations to the media jeopardize the fragile VC-Start Up’s ecosystem that is being built in India. Unless some serious corporate governance action is … Continue reading