Posts By: Vijay Anand

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The key, and perhaps the first step, if you want to deliver an experience and “not be transactional” is to set the tone so that there is trust. Trust that you have a plan, have their priorities in mind and can deliver. Folks tend to want to customise everything in the B2C segment, and it […]

 

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“How can you help me with funding”

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I am starting to get a lot of emails where the summary is pretty much the title of this blog post, that I thought writing this post would help. Short answer: I can’t. Let me explain. Startups are now finally mainstream. And yes there are a lot of more individual investors (aka Angels) and Institutional […]

 

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Dear Startup: Don’t try to Change User Behaviour.

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When I am talking to a startup team and they tell me that they are going to “change behaviour”, it sends red signals all the way. I didn’t know how to explain it till i thought about it a bit. Truth is, a young startup (a fledgling and not the flipkart types calling itself a […]

 

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Opensourcing your core, as a strategy

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Open-sourcing your core is such a powerful move. Years ago when Reddit was getting way too much competition all around – Digg was reinventing, Stack overflow was trying to build something similar etc – they did a radical thing and open sourced their code base. It sounds like a dumb strategy, but is a brilliant […]

 

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