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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...

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...

Getting started on Startopia…

I am quite overwhelmed by the initial response to my modest initiative, and I thank everyone for their best wishes and support. A few of you have also very politely asked me what I...

In defence of quirkiness…

The Sunday Economic Times today has a very interesting cover story: India’s Quirkiest Entrepreneurs. Actually, it is more about the quirkiest startups in India, rather than quirky entrepreneurs, but that is splitting hairs…Two of...

Startopia: Enabling Entrepreneurs

Over the last twenty years, I have had a great experience in starting, building, transforming and operating large and small businesses in the consumer and technology space. The Tata Group, and the Tata Administrative...