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 startedContinue reading “What about the rebels and washouts?”

Features NOT-EQUAL-TO Product

A cool feature or a collection of features that existing players don’t have aren’t enough to declare yourself a product and feel that is defensible. Most start ups that just have an interesting play on an existing products / services, fall into a trap thinking that alone can help them displace existing players and incumbentContinue reading “Features NOT-EQUAL-TO Product”

It took 9 months to deliver the baby …

I was recently talking to a highly driven entrepreneur, who talked impressively about how time-to-market was critical and scaling needed to happen yesterday. He seemed to focus all his energies on getting right there to top quickly and getting a lot of funding to support his expansion plans. I only appreciate and admire his zeal.Continue reading “It took 9 months to deliver the baby …”

Thanks, for rejecting me …

After crossing due hurdles, I joined Little Flower College in Hyderabad for my 11th/12th. The principal Brother John was an old mentor from my school days. Religiously met him on the first day. Brother John asked me what my goal in life was. I replied “I hope to join an IIT“. Like his characteristic cane,Continue reading “Thanks, for rejecting me …”