Posts Categorized: Entrepreneurship

The Familiar Starting Point.

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It’s perfectly fine for teams – and  a whole lot of them to start off with the same, and familar starting point. The key is to ensure you have an original path beyond that. That burden, is no one’s but that of the founding team. I imagine that a few centuries ago, before we learnt […]

 

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Sumo Wrestlers vs Soccer Players

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Think of your startup team as one unit. The Silicon valley plays the game of Sumo wrestling. There is one giant fellow on each side, trying to get the other one out of the court. its usually one or two engineers who are paid 100K annually who drive things.In most other markets, the rule to […]

 

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A Better Way to Validate (Ideas)

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I usually get a lot of folks writing to me saying that they have an idea, and want to get my thoughts. I’m always happy to, but to be fair, I am not “validating” the idea – for better or worse, what is mostly happening is me giving my perspective from what I know and […]

 

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Bootstrapping, not an excuse for being cheap

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I witness the scenario on both sides of the table.  A startup provides a solution to a problem; solves it elegantly. And makes it seamless for its users. They use a few other products too – that solves some of their non-core functions elegantly. They grow out of its free usage, but they don’t pay. […]

 

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