Start Ups

The Art of the Intrastart

(with due apologies to Guy Kawasaki) A lot of large companies, both the ones which are Born Digital, as well as those which want to Become Digital, are venturing into an uncharted territory: incubate...

The Rise and Fall of Gregory Potemkin

Gregory Potemkin was one of the Russian Empress Catherine II ‘s favourite lover. He was also the governor of Southern Ukraine and Crimea, after the Russian monarchy conquered, and devastated, it in the 18th...

Out of the mouth of babes….

“I am CEO, Bitch” That is what Mark Zuckerberg’s visiting card is rumoured to have said, when he presented one to the venerable Managing Directors of the equally venerable Sequoia Partners at their Sandhill...

We wanna try young….

On a good week, I meet four to five startup founders, for an hour or two each. These are the best five to ten hours I have every week. I learn at least one...