What about the rebels and washouts?

Rahul sat through another argument in the weekly catch-up. This time he didn't want to break the fight. He just sat back with a blank look. It was like a movie he had seen many times before, yet was watching it once again at 11:30 PM in the night on TV. Harsh and Ganesh started …

Ten traps for entrepreneurs …

Here are some traps I saw other entrepreneurs fall into (Of course, some of these I fell into myself multiple times !). Watch out when you hear these lines. # 10. "Let's add Social Networking features and use AJAX. It's the hottest trend around. Will help with valuations" # 9. "He has 30 years experience …

Learning from RahulG

RahulG is a great lesson for any entrepreneur ... 1. You can aim for the moon, dream of reaching the stars and walk with your head in the clouds ... but need to keep your feet on the ground - Know his guru Michael Porter taught him the power of grand vision and strategy ... but he …

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge

Charles Darwin noted "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" Nobel prize winning psycho analysts defined what is known as the Dunning Kruger effect ... "The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which the unskilled suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a …

Yes or No? I vote Mu

There are a lot of questions you ask in a startup that can't be answered with a simple "Yes" or "No". Get used to scenarios such as "You don't know either way, for sure", "You don't know enough", "It's too early tell", "Need more data", "Need more time" In all these cases accept that fact that one needs …