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 or …

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 independence through …

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" in …