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Common Sense #Fail

Common Sense #FailIn my previous post I mentioned about writing on 'common sense' later, so here it is. Entrepreneurship is a lot of learning. A big portion of it is breaking of some of…Continue

Started Sep 12, 2012

The Big Daddy of All - Funding

Now, this is one thing that every entrepreneur talks about. Obviously, it is the most crucial of things. Who does not try reaching out to Angels and VCs?  But, just like 80% of Engineers passing-out…Continue

Tags: capital, investment, venture, funding, bootstrap

Started Aug 19, 2012

Phobia of MBA jargons
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 I used to have (and still have to some extent) a phobia for MBA jargonic terms. Of course who can make out anything of "Paradigm shift in the market cap as per the prototype studies shown by the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sasikanth Chemalamudi Aug 13, 2012.

An ideal Market Profile to start-up in

Every start-up in gist, is an idea extrapolated into a product/service, eventually building a brand/property for the company which can generate sustainable revenues for the company. This is a very…Continue

Started Aug 4, 2012


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Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Sasikanth Chemalamudi's discussion Phobia of MBA jargons
"The consultants recommend deconstructed management paradigm shifts - what does this even mean Find more BS to scare your boss and peers at: "
Aug 13, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to John Peter's discussion How to spend Rs.50k per month on online marketing and advertising
"50k is quiet a good budget. You should spend some on digital PR than on just ads. Sasikanth C, The First Crore "
Aug 13, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Hardik Khanna's discussion HR please connect ...need some help on my business concept
"The Fish! Philosophy should help you fine tune. All the best! Sasikanth Chemalamudi, "
Aug 12, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Sasikanth Chemalamudi's discussion Phobia of MBA jargons
"Hi Sanchita....yes. Just that some people are born with the common sense that is necessary for business, some people gain it while growing up (from the eco system) and some people have to earn it! "
Aug 12, 2012
Sanchita Dutta replied to Sasikanth Chemalamudi's discussion Phobia of MBA jargons
"v nicely put! i agree 1000% Common Sense is more important than having all those degree not having enough of CS. BTW, the check off list that you put out for "Analysis" can also be tackled by applying only Commonsense and nothing more...…"
Aug 11, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Ashutosh Goel's discussion Changing the annoying online dating world
"Looks like you are on the right track pal. What help do you need."
Aug 11, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Shilpi Choudhury's discussion Is India ready to pay for a 'Lowest Price' service ?
"Shopping is an exercise that is exciting for many, to do it themselves. However, it might still work since you offer some kind of service guarantee. However, before paying you, a customer might want to know minimum. details about the return on…"
Aug 6, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Payal S's discussion Started an online learning platform - Needed advice
"The 3 questions you have listed down are the very basic ones you should have asked your self before you started. Starting a business without such assessment will always keep you in a fire fighting mode. You will never be able to proceed further. I…"
Aug 6, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Ranjan Bhattacharyya's discussion Need your advice
"If it is full-time and long-term, find money (loans, investments from friends and family etc.) to develop Alpha version, get a customer and fund the rest from his advance. Or get couple of customers and use the contracts to raise money from…"
Aug 6, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Venkatesh Thallam's discussion Criteria while dividing Equity among Co-Founders
"Just because you founded a company together doesn't make it mandatory for you to share the equity equally. However, unless and until you can logically put your point forth, relationships will go bad, even long term and stronger ones. By normal…"
Aug 6, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to Kumar Arayan's discussion Starting e Commerce Portal for PET Food
"The bigger issue with e-commerce is sales promotion and lead conversion, far bigger than the product, pricing, logistics or service quality. Have you thought of it? Do you have the channels and the money? Sasikanth Chemalamudi…"
Aug 6, 2012
Aditya Reddy commented on Sasikanth Chemalamudi's blog post The First Crore
"@alok 'the crore thing' is a blog, I guess he put that as a reference :)"
Jul 29, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi commented on Sasikanth Chemalamudi's blog post The First Crore
"Alok. It was discussed with Asha and posted under her guidance.  'The crore thing' has numerous posts. Discussing it all happens over time as it is simply not possible to dump it all in one post. It is something that one went through…"
Jul 27, 2012
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal commented on Sasikanth Chemalamudi's blog post The First Crore
"why post half an article? why not post the crore thing here and then get responses? else its just a link grabber"
Jul 27, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to kinnari thacker dave's discussion e-Commerce : The joy ride. BUMP !!!
"Putting systems in place and strengthening processes is tough. Needs commitment and hard work. Splurging investor's money on advertising is easy. Sasikanth Chemalamudi, My Blog, The First Crore "
Jul 27, 2012
Sasikanth Chemalamudi replied to ajit vidyadharan's discussion confused: what to chose from 2 sets of close to heart concepts
"To begin with, be honest with yourself - brutally, brutally, brutally. Do an objective analysis. Do not agree that you haven't been successful in building a great career in 15 years because you are truthful, honest, straight forward and strong…"
Jul 27, 2012

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I have been a first generation entrepreneur, fresh out of college at 21. It was a super 7yr roller coaster ride - many lows & a few great highs. Recognition from the likes of Business Week & abject failures.

Finally, in June 2011, I gave up and took up a job. Started keeping a blog to analyze my reasons for failure and create a…


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