Posts Categorized: Entrepreneurship

What do you tolerate?

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Picked up a spirit level yesterday from the hardware store. While I was heading to the centre (where things are getting setup), I imagined that quite a few of the posters and boards we had put up, will have to be re-done. When it comes to workspaces, I believe the way you have things done […]

 

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Looking for an Apprentice

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I am looking to take onboard an apprentice for The Startup Centre. The qualifications should be that the person shouldn’t have taken a job elsewhere before – hence either a fresher, or even a drop out (don’t care much for degrees). Is responsible and committed (won’t run away after 2 days), is based in Chennai […]

 

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Am I still relevant?

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The truth about India is that things take longer than you anticipate – its true for most businesses, but unlike the 5-6 years it takes to mature a business in developed markets, it might take 7-10 years to do it in India. Which means two things: You are going to go through phases when you […]

 

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Pick Someone Your Size, or NOT

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One of my advice to startups, when it comes to partnerships, has been to avoid working with smaller companies or startups. Why? Because, startups don’t have the luxury of building a brand, they are focused on actionable metrics from day one (acquiring customers, getting revenue) – which is great for the startup, and is a […]

 

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