Alok’s Posts

Getting salaries structures wrong and paying the price for it…

This morning, I read how Google gave away so much salary and bonus money to employees in it’s self drive car business, that they simply quit hav...Read More

Why can’t Founders get along with the CEOs they appoint?

What can’t founders get along with the CEOs they appoint? What goes wrong? I’ve been thinking about this deeply. My views: 1. The founder ...Read More

Which are the best ways to destroy a startup? Check out these ideas!

It started with a terse update of mine on facebook and other social media sites where I asked “Which are the 5 best ways to destroy a startup...Read More

Why do Companies try and cheat their Customers?

I recently came across the epic post in the Wall Street Journal about how Hotels were rigging guest room thermostats and I instantly connected with th...Read More

What they don’t teach at the Art of Living… An insider’s story

I began my journey with the Art of Living in the year 2000, so it’s my 17 year association with the organisation. A confession : In my heart I a...Read More

The 22.75 strange things I learnt in 2016…

My 2016 was dedicated to learning strange things. Happy to share them with you! 1. Anything sells. There is a buyer for anything The citizens of the a...Read More

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! Feb 2017 At a conference in London in October, Boeing, ...Read More

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: Les...Read More

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 ‘...Read More

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 n...Read More

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 ...Read More

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

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