Power of boring execution

How did Obama win so easily in what was predicted to be a close election? Some fascinating lessons for any business #1. Overnight success built over 8 years Obama's victory is a lot to do with the power of execution than with vision and great speeches like last time. Democrats out organised and out reached …

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 …

Learning from Obama – Part II

Back in 2008 I wrote a post about learnings from Obama's election for startups ... I am now compelled to write the second part of that observing what appears to be dissapointing presidency of Barack Obama. Here are some lessons for startups ... Long term vision, scalability are all great but with out short term tactics …

5 good reasons why CWG were messed up intentionally

May be Mr.  Suresh Kalmadi and his team are smarter than they look. Remember Pointy Haired Boss and Evil Dogbert? Here may be 5 good reasons why they intentionally messed up CWG preparations. #5. To embarrass the Queen and the British ... To tell them that even this last colonial relic of the British empire …

Not listening to customers can be fun

Yes, all of us believe one must listen to customers. But there are times (may be in creating disruptive innovation) it's hard to rely only on what customers say. May be you must listen to their problems but not rely on customers too much in finding the solution. I bet no one ever they said …