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My 3rd startup made me an entrepreneur, finally!

My 1st startup was way back in 2009 in my final year of college, we launched IndiaKhelo with a mission to identify sports talent in India at the grass root level. Though we were really passionate abou...

Why hire a CEO for your startup?

As the New Year began, Flipkart announced its first non-founder CEO hire. Co-founder and CEO Binny Bansal stepped down to hand over the reins to Kalyan Krishnamurthy, a top executive at Tiger Global –...

Alok’s assorted reading notes – 2017

Just capturing notes as I read and traverse lots of content! Do let me know if these help you! Jan 2017 Have you ever wondered why the Japanese begin a telephone conversation by saying “moshi moshi”? ...

How To Solve The Biggest Problems of HR With Payroll Services

The startup and business communities in India have been expanding on a large scale. With growing companies come growing responsibilities and duties of organizations towards their employees. One of the...

The 11 important lessons that 10 Venture Capitalists (VCs) taught me

 In the past 14 years of being a digital entrepreneur, I have met lots of VCs. And I have learnt a lot from them. Here are my 11 favorite lessons: Lesson 1 – “Let’s see how long your entrepreneur stam...

A CEO Dilemma. What would you do?

So, this is a true story: About a year ago, we employed a person (man) in one of the 2win companies.  Within a month of joining, he had started ‘harassing’ the women in our office by sendi...

How to write effective e-mail proposals!

In the last 14 years or so I’ve received zillions of e-mail proposals. On an average day I get 200 e-mails (not counting spam and social media notifications). So how does one break the clutter a...

5 things you MUST know before making a product for Indian Schools

Before I started working on ElpisDesign, I spent considerable amount of time in Ed-Tech creating ClickEinstein, ClickEinstein Pro and Zold ERP(Taken Offline). All of them related to Education. Even th...

Expect the unexpected

Only a few minutes ago I was reading an article on the founder of Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravishankar by Alok Kejriwal that said: “Sometimes, the Universe grants you what you want, almost instantly!” H...

The Art of Winning by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sometimes, the Universe grants you what you want, almost instantly! Just out of the blue, it just occurred to me that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Guruji to many) is as much as an ENTREPRENEUR as he is a Gur...

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