September 16, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

In life the things that you do depend on the degree of certainty. A few days back Salma mailed this image and asked me which company seems to have the best revenue split.   The instinctive answer was to say – Microsoft. They seem to the most diversified. They are…

September 15, 2017 Salma Moosa 1Comment

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela As a founder of Startups Club, a community driven company, I have been at the centre of 1000s of communications exchanged on hourly basis across cities. These communications are between members and…

August 27, 2017 Salma Moosa

Entrepreneurs often write to me; through mails, through messages, through Facebook & LinkedIn. They ask me, “what happened?”, after I blog about certain things. If I write about my failures, they ask me to write about how I overcame my debts. If I write about my startup story, they ask me…

August 15, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

I was reading an article with a similar title, which was full of shallow analysis about how Amazon manages to give great offers and retain customers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. What Amazon does is the same as what Apple and Facebook do, which is – Build a…

August 4, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

As humankind evolved, so did our curiosity. Curiosity led us to question. The process of answering any question often begins from what we already know. The trouble with most things we know is that, every one of those things are based on certain assumptions. Knowledge is often passed on in…

July 27, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

Most entrepreneurs start with a problem statement. They wish to make money by solving the problem that people are facing. Building a product can be a long, challenging and expensive task. Nobody wants to be undertaking the effort with no certainty of whether or not the product would be accepted…

March 8, 2017 Badri Narayanan VS

We have seen that nobody really cares for you unless you are able to connect your offering with them and their lives. That is a great place to start but we need to move ahead. The next big question is “Whom do you want to serve?” Many startups (and some established businesses…

February 28, 2017 Salma Moosa

Its exactly 2 days ahead of the day, 4 years back; I started a meet-up group in Bangalore, “Startups Club” and organised the first meeting at a coffee shop, which then existed in Koramangala, Mr. Beans. I had no clue of the word “Community”. I did not think the word existed…

February 20, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

I meet so many entrepreneurs regularly and talk to them about, how their business is doing. I am often confronted with entrepreneurs who think things will change once they make that big launch, or a major change to their product.  Invariably they are always wrong. Whenever I hear this reasoning…

December 19, 2016 Salma Moosa

Startups, founders, passion, need for perfection, the wish to just know every thing that happens in your startup and just make it a bit more perfect, the final touch. We all understand this, right? All of us who started from a problem, set out to solve and today are making…