Head winds / tail winds asymmetry

Do this exercise before you read rest of the post. Round 1: List in 3 minutes all the head winds and tail winds in ur life. Round 2: Them double the number of tail winds in 2 minutes. Round 3: Double them in 2 minutes more. Count the # of  head winds and tail winds …

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 …

Personalisation in Android

I keep thinking about why Android is Free. The Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft battle for the device OS is fascinating to watch. I am sure there are strengths each bring to the table. In the case of Google personalisation is probably one of those. It seems with a mobile device there is a lot …

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 …