Category: Entrepreneurship

  • 10 Years of Professional Life

    10 Years of Professional Life

    This year, on 25th June, I completed 10 years of my professional career. It has been quite a ride and I have written about it at least twice before. In my last post about this which was five years back, I wrote about a turn of events towards something entirely different. Today, I’m going to…

  • Review: The Fresh Brew – Chronicles of Business and Freedom

    Review: The Fresh Brew – Chronicles of Business and Freedom

    After Stay Hungry Stay Foolish and Connect The Dots, it has become a trend for books containing stories of entrepreneurs, and I am okay with that. The stories are mostly interesting and almost always insightful. Even if the story is repetitive, there is always a take away, even if very small. But I need that…

  • Bootstrap at Breakfast – 13

    Bootstrap at Breakfast – 13

    We started with discussions on pricing in outsourcing services. As is evident, it is broadly grouped under hourly cost or fixed cost basis. While scoping documentation is important in both cases, it is especially so for a fixed cost project. Another related aspect is competing on prices and attracting clients.

  • Bootstrap at Breakfast – 12 (my first)

    Bootstrap at Breakfast – 12 (my first)

    We got around two large tables and started with introductions. Considering there were about 35 people, introductions took a fair bit of time – and it was worth it. Each story was different from the previous and provided a different angle, a different view or a new possibility – be it knowledge of pain points…

  • June 25th, 2012 (yes, this year)

    June 25th, 2012 (yes, this year)

    This Monday, 25th June strongly reminded me of the 25th June 2007 when I felt much the same. I can only hope that this day is a landmark of an even bigger life than the one heralded by the day five years back.

  • June 25th

    June 25th

    In retrospect, there is no doubt that I made the correct decision even though it seemed against all notions of entrepreneurship. June 25th 2007 – I remember that date for it was the beginning of a whole new ‘me’. I am very grateful for everyone and everything that made this possible.

  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase…

    The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.– C.P. Snow … It might as well be that Chris Gardner was finally happy with the job and founding of his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm; however, stories like these are a rarity. It needs a person who…

  • Effectual Entrepreneurship

    Effectual Entrepreneurship

    This is continuation to my previous post on my experiences in Startup Saturday, July 2010. This post concentrates on the highlight of the meetup which was a presentation on Entrepreneurship by Prof. Suresh Bhagavatula.

  • Startup Saturday, July 2010

    Startup Saturday, July 2010

    Yesterday was my second participation in Startup Saturday organized by The HeadStart Network. The experience was insightful and enjoyable even if it was less attended. Read on for my experience at the meetup and look out for the followup post.

  • Connect the Dots

    Connect the Dots

    ‘Connect the Dots’ contains story of 20 people, each distinct from each other with hardly anything in common; except for passion, of course. The stories are… cool. In fact, before reading this, I definitely thought Fem was an international brand (not from India) as did some of my friends.