Alok’s Posts

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

Thank you Trump, Maximus, Marcus Aurelius.

I was reading about the famous meeting Trump had with Silicon Valley executives in a fabulous article in the Financial Times It was funny to read this...Read More

The five business lessons I learnt from the story of Zara’s founder Amancio Ortega

I read an amazing write up about the world’s richest man – Amancio Ortega in the latest issue of the Economist, and was humbled  to learn ...Read More

Basic Funding Concepts for Entrepreneurs!

 Do Finance terms bother you?   Do you get flummoxed when you hear of Pre and Post Money, Dilution Percentages etc? Don’t understand the V of Va...Read More

Protectionism is for losers. It never works.

I was bemused (not amused) when I read articles in the media last week of Indian Internet poster boys clamoring for ‘government protection’...Read More

Lunch with Rodinhood!

A couple of days back, Rodinhooder Anuradha Kulkarni pinged me and said, “Alok, are you free to meet on Friday, at your office”? I usually...Read More

Why become an Entrepreneur? And why Not?

Why do people become Entrepreneurs? Why would you like to be one (or not be one)? This is what the Wall Street Journal summarizes in a fantastic artic...Read More

Here comes a Forex Riddle – Can you solve? (Easy)

I was just forwarded this ‘forex’ riddle on Whatsapp by a financial consultant I respect a lot. It surprised me as to how he had missed th...Read More

PR for Startups. A reference guide!

All startups need PR. But the business of PR is confusing, time consuming and costly. Here is a simple guide for first timers who have little experien...Read More

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