Throw Out Your Business Plan – Part I

If you are starting a new company or creating a new business within an existing company that is truly unique in the market place … my recommendation is to NOT have a business plan. Why: “Are you advocating we jump into a new business, throw things around and see what sticks. Smells like WebWan orContinue reading “Throw Out Your Business Plan – Part I”

The humiliation of "Emerging" … the pride of "Real Re-emerging" …

All through the years I grew up through school and college, I always felt personally humiliated to have India first included in the list of “Developing Countries” and then in “Emerging Economies”. A civilization that gave the world the meaning of life away through Gita, Budhism, Sikkism, Jainism … a country that won it’s independenceContinue reading “The humiliation of "Emerging" … the pride of "Real Re-emerging" …”

Propelled like the "Midnight’s Children"…

I grew up in a middle class family with no experience in running a business. I guess my MBA didn’t help either. An MBA at an IIM is prestigious, but I think it was preparing me for a career in an MNC … like the civil services creates bureaucrats for the public sector, the “BSchools”Continue reading “Propelled like the "Midnight’s Children"…”