Startup Success Myths

Rahul Varshenya makes a cogent argument in the Huffington Post on Why You Shouldn’t Emulate Silicon Valley for Startup Success: Don’t make the mistake of imbibing what you hear coming from the mouths of the Silicon Valley behemoths for there are many, many more who have proven otherwise.   Here are some of those ideologies …

Entrepreneur Dilemmas

This post was also featured on YourStory… Start your own business, and you will soon discover that the life of an entrepreneur is full of dilemmas – ones that have no easy answers. Yes, we may have learnt some lessons from the dot-com crash of 2000, and some of those learnings apply even today. But, the …

The New Gold Rush

  The time is right, they say. Any one and every one is launching a startup. In fact, billion-dollar valuations are fast-becoming the norm! Just look at Flipkart and Snapdeal…   Like most of you, we too are bombarded each day by the media focused on the runaway success of startups and entrepreneurs. Any one with half a …

Taking Stock: Year 1

It’s been one year since I launched “ThinkShop”. Yes, this was my second stint as an entrepreneur. But, in many ways, the experience was completely different. Unlike the last time (which was more than 13 years ago), I was no longer a starry-eyed, young man, without a care in the world. This time around, I …

Questions for a Business Owner

Many years ago, I came across an intriguing little book called ‘The Book of Questions’. It was full of questions. No answers. But, it made you think about what was most important to you. Here is my list of questions for a Business Owner… Just questions, no answers. But, it should make you think! Are …