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Tag Archives: Games2win
If there was ever a perfect ‘Al Dente’ moment, it was when Steve Case sold AOL to Time Warner. A small fledgling company positioned itself so cleverly to an old media behemoth and the values that it extracted are now historical and soul shattering. Unfortunately, in the case of Time Warner, what they thought was ‘Al Dente’ Internet Pasta turned out to be Al Dente Rotting Garbage. Continue reading
People with speech impediments and Start up Entrepreneurs have lots in common. There stand out in the crowd, work relentlessly to solve their problem, turn to guides and friends for help. And when they succeed, the God’s among other people stand up and give them a standing ovation…. Continue reading
Abhimanyu ( A warrior in Indian folklore) heard his father telling his mother about a deadly maze like military technique while he was an unborn baby in his mothers womb. He subconsciously lern how to enter that formation but not how to exit it since his mother fell asleep. He died as a consequence. I believe that start up Entrepreneurs are modern days Abhimanyu’s with our own exit problems… Continue reading
VC comprises Venture, Vapor, Vulture and Vampire Capital. Its a combination of wisdom, diligence and fate that makes an Entrepreneur taste her flavor of VC and overcome whatever comes her way. In the end, after managing these VC’s, the entrepreneur will have nothing left to fear. Continue reading
..For almost 3 decades, there had been no exports since pricing just was not viable. In about 2 months after I joined, Manmohan Singh presented his dramatic ‘liberalization’ budget and massively devalued the Rupee! All of a sudden, Indian exports became a possibility and over the next few years, our family business grew into a very profitable, highly export centric business (that was also tax free)!…
….He said ‘ Alok, Intel wants to be the first advertiser on Contests2win.com because Intel believed that encouraging new web ideas was critical to growing Internet and computing penetration and this was a gesture in that direction’. He just said, ‘Add an Intel banner on the home page and bill us Rs. 5000 per month. No metrics, no questions, no click thrus and no reports required’. I was speechless….
…I was ignorant, he was a chance taker – that one game he sent to AG created such a massive rush of American traffic to our site, that in 6 months we had changed our business model completely to a Made in India, Sold in the USA story….