Fix your flow, not the stock

I have been taking some interest in sports recently. This got triggered by the significant capital overlay for new shoes and rackets to support my sons' style over substance pursuit of tennis coaching. I am indulging my children nevertheless, having seen the wisom levels of those who play sports in their childhood being far greater …

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 …

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 …

Still in Awe

I am still in Awe of the World Trade Center twin towers that used to be. The twin towers. My job at Deloitte got me the opportunity to live next to, near and work by them. I went up the elevator reaching the top of the 105 floors in 59 seconds. I even worked in …

Immortals of Meluha – A Review

I recently read "The Immortals of Meluha". Kept me entertained adequately on a long road trip. It's written by a 35 Yr old IIM-C MBA marketing executive from an MNC in the process of trying express his true passion. More than the book itself, that author's scenario fascinated me - being one such 35 Yr …

Great speech … so what?

Great speech by US President Obama receiving the nobel prize. Something like ... "I believe in peace, but need to wage war when it is just" "I closed Guantanamo to uphold values" "Reducing n-arms is center piece of my foreign policy" "US will lead the way for climate change" YAWN. YAWN !! Except for the …

Two minute proof of human evolution

I am sure you have encountered the "creationist" argument in different ways in every culture / religion. (I believe in GOD, but that's another point). The arguments vary in their subtlety ... but mostly rise from the argument "How can such a complex creation occur by chance".  Read The Blind Watch Maker for one of …