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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

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

From a Juice Center at the Age of 7, to a Rs. 200 Cr Mobile Retail Chain Business

  Awarded the “RodinStar” Post  of the week!!     Before I begin with what I have to say about my Journey, I compliment the...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

Why did I skip College Placements & multiple IIM calls to run an edtech startup?

I read The Godfather when I was in Class 9. Somehow, the book ended up becoming one of the greatest inspirations of my life and the biggest takeaway I...Read More

Start Me Up – The Blueprint for Start-Ups

“If you start me up…If you start me up I’ll never stop” The opening line of one of Rolling Stones’ most iconic songs (Start Me Up) is bound to c...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

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

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