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Ram Charitra Manas & Startups

October 1, 2009


My kids go to Bal Vihar (Indian School) on Sundays. They learn about Indian culture and Hindi as a language. One of the classes they have at Bal Vihar is for adults where the Acharya Prabodh discusses different religious texts.  I have begun attending these classes this year. We are discussing the Ramayana from Guru […]

Classical Product Management: do you need this feature?

September 6, 2009


The Mint: Advice for start-ups, real training for students

May 23, 2008


When we started Mentor-Partners 3 years ago, there was a big rush to setup venture funds in India. Mentor noticed two gap in the funding:  first if you have an idea how do you get to a state where you are fundable. Second, even if you raise the first round, the eco-system between series A and Private Equity is […]

Anand Mahindra’s speech at Nasscom Leadership Summit on February 13 th ,

February 16, 2008


  Nasscom Leadership Summit has always been a place for good story-telling and provocative thoughts. This year, the spark came not from a software veteran or a BPO moghul, but a captain of an old economy industry. Anand Mahindra, vice chairman and managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra drew from mythology to call for game-changing […]

Good Date or Good Husband?

October 17, 2007


As the CEO of a startup, hiring the best team is a big part of your job. One of the constant challenges in hiring is that the interview process is geared towards hiring the “best date”. You meet people for a hour or two hours, where they are on their best behavior. Then you got […]

If they complain, build it.

October 2, 2007


I was attending a talk by Amnon Landan, who joined Mercury in 1989 and was CEO from 1997-2005. One of the things he talked about was how to decide whether a product idea was worth pursuing or not. He made the picture above. When you build a new product, the first 10 customers or so […]

How to fail in business — Dennis Drogseth

October 2, 2007


Dennis Drogseth is a vice president with Enterprise Management Associates, a leading analyst, market research and IT consulting firm based in Boulder, Colorado, focusing exclusively on all aspects of enterprise management. This is an awesome article about startup mistakes (Link Here).