To cut the chase, just last week I had a horrendous experience with a start-up. What I hated most was they dis-respected 'my time'.Here's an email Dan (Founder Clarity.fm) that proves India isn't the…Continue
"Abey, I'm hearing more such experiences from my network.
I've had 7 calls talking at length of their experiences. They just don't want to expose themselves in a public forum at the risk of losing potential business. And that's…"
"I once fixed an appointment for 4:30 pm reconfirmed it a week before, the previous day, the same day morning and walked in at 4:15. The guy walks in at 4:25 and makes me wait one hour. Thats the day I finally abandonded chasing…"
"Ashaaaa.... grab Dinesh!!!! :))
Sorry Dinesh this is like serendipity knockin on the door. Asha just asked me over email the good n bad of rodinhood being an early member. The bad I told her was a screwed up home page and navigation.…"
"Typical Indian a attitude
-no regard for others time...11 am is arrive time 11.45 ,7.30 is 8.15
-no traffic sense...
1 min lost adds up every where..multiply by others time..
We r buch of people..and a nation of accumulated pile of waste of time"
"Anshoo, though LinkedIn's InMail rocks, it's an expensive proposition for start-ups.
Another bummer, they have an upper cap on the # of InMails you can shoot out each month. So sales professionals such as you can only prospect on LinkedIn…"
To cut the chase, just last week I had a horrendous experience with a start-up. What I hated most was they dis-respected 'my time'.Here's an email Dan (Founder Clarity.fm) that proves India isn't the only place it's happening.I stand corrected.Btw: If you need advice from successful entrepreneurs, or you're keen on advising start-ups check-out www.clarity.fm It's the best way to reach successful entrepreneurs world…See More
"Nice to know I have company.
I'm sure it made you sick, carving out 2 hours from your schedule - for a sales pitch.
Recently, a friend requested my UX advice with his start-up. Before I knew it, he was expecting me to shoulder the mantle for…"
"You said it. "Sab chalta hai."
Jack, I'm witnessing a new start-up trend.
Work on the side. Start-up on the side.
If we can't commit time, or get investors to commit money, we at-least have a secure job.
With most working…"
"Perzen, this reminds me of Alok 'Rodinhood'.
My Day-1 at c2w, I checked with man friday & was told it's 9:30am.
Everytime I tried hard to walk in early, I could never beat Alok. He always checked-in before me."
"Hi Dinesh - I had a similar incident once when an acquaintance pinged me and said that "He needed advice" since he is starting up. In an attempt to give something back for all the gyaan, i have received, I took out an entire two…"
"I feel most of them like to start a start up but they are not actively dedicated or serious about their which leads to chalta hai attitude as its a start-up people tend to believe they do not have enough work…"
"Dinesh - a great post on the importance of startups and people in general in India valuing someone else's time. I feel that if the founders themselves cannot be bothered to be on time, it sets the tone for the organisation as a whole and you…"
"@AlokSharma - I've been a failed entrepreneur many time over. I don't understand your logic here.
If you have it in you, and your experience talks, you'll get your due respect & commensurate fees. #$@! your failure. Have a killer…"
Thanks so much for your invite. I hate stages.
But I'd love to be there just to experience the glow on failed faces :-)
I'm celebrating failure every moment & I'm loving it. Seems I just can't give up experimenting…"
"Having been a failed entrepreneur 9 times over (seriously), life still looks good :-).
If you're in Pune, let's meet for a drink. Cry out loud for having failed. Happy to give you company & revive old memories.
Then get out there and…"