1. Meeting without Agenda 2. Saying “Yes” to everything or to please somebody… 3. Spending more time on competitors or investors viz a viz customers 4. Repeating same mistakes again 5. Responding to mails as they come 6. Every problem does NOT need a fix 7. Multitasking 8. Not sharing ideas because somebody will copy! 9. Don’t skip breakfast 10. Postponing something which can be done in 2 mins… Share your thoughts, comments, tips and if you agree that in a start up having “Not To Do List” makes more sense then To Do List? Continue reading Not To Do List – #StartUp
NationWide awarded “Best Emerging Healthcare Retail Company” at VCCircle Healthcare Summit 2013. Continue reading NationWide awarded “Best Emerging Healthcare Retail Company” at VCCircle Healthcare Summit 2013
1. Entrepreneurs and investors – pitch for fund raising is like “love at first sight, if chemistry is not there – difficult for arithmetic to work”! 2. Dealing with uncertainty and comfort to thrive in ambiguity – key DNA needed for entrepreneurs 3. US: 18-20k companies formed every year (20-30% get funding) vs India 1.5-3k (8-10% get funded) Failures: 60-70% in US vs India 40-50% 4. US companies exit at 20-30 Mn USD while Indian companies exit at 2-3 Mn USD. “Think Big” mindset lacks in India while we also are risk averse (is that why we withstood the global … Continue reading @ CII Innovation Summit 2013
NationWide Family Doctors in Gurgaon-NCR!. Continue reading NationWide Family Doctors in Gurgaon-NCR!
It’s been raining on most of the evenings in Bangalore since last week of May. Most people who work out of the plush corporate offices miss out on the beautiful atmosphere when it rains. I was lucky last week that I stepped out just after sun set when it was about to rain. It was a strange sight near Indiranagar – instead of heading home before they got stuck in rains – I could see big queues near the footpath almost around every corner. People were lined up to eat or take home packets of “Bhajjis” or “Pakodas” For the … Continue reading How the sale of “Pakodas” or “Bhajji” is linked to India’s GDP? and why Bhajji and Pakodas are still not a brand like McDonalds within/outside India?
Random thoughts on my learning (or lot of un-learning!) so far…please note that I am not a William Shakespeare (nor a serial entrepreneur, by definition not even an entrepreneur…realized that my class is tagged as intrapreneur=somebody else’s money + risk but (some of) your ideas), and so the post is intended to pass on a sense of A to Z in… A – Attitude I would rate attitude higher than skills when you are recruiting the first 50 employees. “Hire for attitude, train for skill” see http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2011/02/hire_for_attitude_train_for_sk.html B – Big Dreams it doesn’t cost you to dream BIG (yes, keep a … Continue reading A to Z for Start-up Team/Entrepreneurs