Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Two Years of Joy, Happiness, and Growth

Hussain presenting a session

Today, I complete two years at Axelerant. TL;DR, it has been an awesome journey. Actually, that is quite an understatement as it does not fully describe the change in my professional growth during my time here. Apart from many things, I reflect that this is the longest time yet I have worked in an organization (not counting freelancing, obviously.) You can see why it is a special feeling for me to be here.

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Review: The Fresh Brew – Chronicles of Business and Freedom

The Fresh Brew

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 book to be written well. The Fresh Brew, sadly, fails at this task.

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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.

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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 or opportunities.

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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.

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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.

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Steve Jobs Passes Away

Steve Jobs at WWDC07

I have read many tributes to him and how he has changed the world with technology, with design and with story-telling. It is hard for me to digest that. I have never really cared about Apple products and though I think movies by Pixar are great, I didn’t think that because they were made by Pixar or associated to Steve Jobs.

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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 knows what he wants and can concentrate on his goal without being side-tracked into other pursuits. Next, when he reaches where he wanted to be, he knows that he has to live in the moment and start to concentrate on things that are essential to his happiness (family, friends, etc…)

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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.

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Startup Saturday, July 2010

Startup Saturday, HeadStart Network

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.

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