August 4, 2016 Akbar Khan

According to Bernd Schoner, author of The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, Cash In for Success and The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (McGraw-Hill, May 2014); assembling your founding team is a make-or-break move that every business faces. In fact, he says that it “determines the…

August 3, 2016 T. K. Coleman

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan There is a difference…

July 28, 2016 Akbar Khan

Entrepreneurs face no shortage of advice about how to make the most of their strengths, with guidance on which skills to embolden through training, education or self-directed practice. It’s like a goat rodeo out there. In fact, a cursory search on Amazon.com for entrepreneurship returns more than 56,000 books results….

July 26, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

I have always maintained that starting a startup is like cooking a dish, whose recipe you do not know. (I have described in greater detail in my earlier posts why the recipe is not known here and here.) It takes great ingredients to make a great dish. In business, these ingredients…

July 22, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla 1Comment

Never before in India’s history, has there been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Indeed, there is a certain romance in the term ‘start-up’ nowadays. We have seen our share of success stories in India and there is a certain pride in seeing Indian start-ups make it big. There…

July 18, 2016 Salma Moosa 8Comment

We have been adopting the western ways very easily, especially the younger generation. We can see that with the adoption of theme restaurants, bars, gaming centers, and what not; we cannot avoid noticing the change. Then there are some people, pockets of them, being different; but then the larger waves…

July 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

Over the years I have met with scores of people looking to do their own ‘start-up’. Almost without exception, these have been well meaning youngsters, passionate about their idea. And over time, I watched a number of them make the same mistaken assumptions. I am capturing here the Top 9…

July 12, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

A decade ago, if you were talking about startups, you might have been required to explain what it was. But the same is not true anymore. So much so, that anyone and everyone starting even a business claims to be starting a startup! How is a startup different from a…

July 12, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

As a part of my work, I come across a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new venture. Most entrepreneurs that I come across are individuals who are looking to quit their jobs and take up the challenge of starting a business. This makes them look at…