The Ten Commandments of Digital Transformation

A couple of years back, Gartner made a fairly startling statement: By 2017, 20% of all market leaders will lose their number one position to a company founded after the year 2000, because of...

This Blockchain thing….

  By all counts, 2008 was a remarkable year. A coloured man became the President of the United States of America. Lehman Brothers imploded, signalling the worst financial crisis the world had ever seen....

Brick and Mortal?

“Software is eating the world” says Marc Andreessen the legendary founder of Netscape, and one of the most respected VCs and tech savants today. If you were living in India, however, you would believe...

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 Twice Born

  (This article previously appeared in ndtv.com under the title ‘Turning your company digital in India’. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and Airbnb. Flipkart, InMobi, Snapdeal, if we are talking from an Indian context. Whenever...

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...

The Story Behind The Logo

Two recent books on Entrepreneurship have really inspired me: The first is The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, the other half of Andreessen Horowitz, and the second is the more famous Zero...

There’s an Uber for that…

Heard of MonkeyParking? Bet you haven’t. This Valley based company claims itself to the be the ‘uber of drive-way parking’ and it’s business is ‘connecting people looking for parking with driveway-owners at the tap...