Alok’s Posts

Create a Startup – A real drama!

Recently, I had a unique opportunity to host a session to explain the business of startups. What emerged was a fun, highly interactive and ‘dram...Read More

Ten Negotiation tips that will never fail you!

Each of us has won and lost a negotiation and have learnt our lessons. These are my learnings! 1. Use Silence as a weapon One of the toughest things t...Read More

The Toughest Decision of my Life – The Exit of Mobile2win India

By 2005, a company I had co-founded called Mobile2win (originally started in China in 2001 and then brought into India in 2003) was sailing… We were f...Read More

Would you Marry an Entrepreneur?

My column in the July issue of the Entrepreneur magazine: Would you marry an Entrepreneur? This is my dream Bollywood script: It’s a typical Indian ar...Read More

“I was being called a broker when I was the innovator and pioneer”

My interview as featured in the Fourth Anniversary Special Issue of Forbes India Magazine with Rohin Dharmakumar… Alok Kejriwal: I was being cal...Read More

My simple quiz that every Investment Banker and Financial whiz has failed in..

So, I have the usual financial consultant ‘baraati’s’ coming to my doors (baraatis are the dudes who walk to the brides house in a h...Read More

5 lessons that Domino’s can teach Food – Tech Companies!

So, this was my first contribution to The Strategist of the Business Standard. The complete article appears after the image : Cash on delivery has bee...Read More

The 5 bitter business lessons that Rajat Gupta taught me!

Part 1 : My Hero was Rajat Gupta and his behaviour made me mad Circa 2010 : I heard Rajat Gupta speak as a keynote at the Harvard Business School (HBS...Read More

7 dark secrets of Entrepreneurs – Revealed.

As featured in the September 12 issue of the “Entrepreneur” (India) Magazine. Think you know entrepreneurs? Ha! Think again! These are sev...Read More

The real reasons why Fashion E-Com Companies are going “Only App”

Image credit – All owners of “Khalnayak” I don’t think of Marie Antoinette often. She is neither my VC, nor my contact in Google, no...Read More

The 12.5 things I learnt in 2015!

1. Be HUMBLE I asked Housing.com (perhaps rudely) a question on why their hoardings media strategy made no sense to me as a media observer. The CEO of...Read More

Alok’s reading notes – Part 1

For years, I’ve been reading The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune etc and attending meets, conferences e...Read More

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