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How I - Hire People!
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"How I" intro...I was thinking of creating ideas of long lasting content that would REALLY REALLY HELP rodinhooders in their work, business, life, understanding of Startups, etc and came up with this…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Abhik Prasad on Tuesday.

Face/Off – The eerie similarity between E-com and Airlines!
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Yeah! Got a double spread in the Economic Times today (24th Aug 2014) for an article that was one the MOST challenging for me to write (researching and contextualising the data) & eventually the…Continue

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Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Rohit Taneja's discussion Solving the pain point of gifting with your friends and colleagues - AproGift
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Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Ankit Gupta's discussion bakLOL: New android app that helps users to share Indian memes, trolls and stickers on Whatsapp
"Nice! 4.7 star ratings are good ( I hope they are not friends and family) - Point :be very careful about using IP (b'wood etc) The minute your app starts to get…"
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Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Ruchit Garg's discussion Do you know if potential investor even looked at your pitch deck before saying No?
"Ruchit, Honestly, I (and you) know that investors seldom look at decks when we send them in mails etc to them. 99% of the time, its a face to face meeting that explains the pitch and then a couple of slides really become the debate in the meeting…"
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"Alok, what a fabulous read..! I can easily connect to this. "
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Alok's reading and meeting notes!

For years, I've been reading The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune etc and attending meets, conferences etc.Most of the stuff I've picked up and learnt is in my head & I'm guessing that isn't the best 'long term' storage place. Also, thankfully, my memory is NOT publicly google-able by others. But this stuff HAS to be shared!So, I'm just adding notes and snippets that I think are worthy of sharing (ONLY for non-commercial, academic and general…See More
Vinayak Joshi replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion From one Kejriwal to another Kejriwal.
"The third way is what you have quoted in your comment - it is the "Expenditure approach" that you mention in your previous comment alongwith the link of wikipedia. You brought it into the discussion. I am just pointing out that you have…"
Abhik Prasad replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion How I - Hire People!
"After the usual questions, a lot depends on what the candidates answer to my question "What will you do in life if you won a lottery of $100 million tomorrow ?" Basically, i try and figure out if people are passionate about something in…"
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion From one Kejriwal to another Kejriwal.
"Who cares about the 3rd way? The discussion started by the Keynesian Multiplier Effect and its effect on GDP! If you now tell me that ANY INCREASE IN EXPENDITURE HAS NO IMPACT on GDP, then I rest my case :)Ps - and the people have anyway decided on…"
Sep 8
Vinayak Joshi replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion From one Kejriwal to another Kejriwal.
"Alok You seem to have missed out the most important line from Wikipedia -  The third way to estimate GDP is to calculate the sum of the final uses of goods and services (all uses except intermediate consumption) measured in purchasers'…"
Sep 8
Nilesh replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion How I - Hire People!
"How I Hire ? Being in the creative field, I have to look for people who can think and think differently. Second criteria is that the person should be game for challenges. So i take 2 tests, first a abstract thinking test in which candidates have to…"
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Anand Nair replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion How I - Hire People!
"Thanks for sharing Alok. I really like the points about restlessness and deep belief in particular. Whenever I have hired, I first try and get a sense of what success in the role will look like, what personality is required and then go about looking…"
Sep 4
Sarsij Nayanam replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion Advertising is that Girl who flirts with you, but never marries you.
"About advertisement, I can remember a couple of things.......I was in Chennai for a vacation, and I remember seeing that Ad in TOI....first of all, I could see what money could do - A national newspaper was ready to change the first page…"
Sep 1
Venugopal G replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion We need 10,000 entrepreneurs – not 10,000 crores, Mr. FM!
"Alok You just haven't got the FM's message clearly. Surprised that you seem to be equating MSME's with just "me-too" type IT start-ups. Our organization has been actively promoting rural entrepreneurship, with innovations…"
Sep 1
Vikrant Shanbhag replied to Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's discussion How I - Hire People!
"Hello Alok sir, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I usually pick a topic from their CV usually their hobbies/interests and start a usual conversation on that topic. Gradually heating it up into an argument where my opinions are totally…"
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Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal's Blog

The Curse of the Marwaris....


The tragedy is that despite being rich, successful and entrepreneurial, the Marwari community is CURSED.

Why do I say this? 


- Even today, a girl child is a curse, a boy a celebration. 

I know that certain post birth…


Posted on November 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

The Purple Well

The planet of fascinated Moneybags, the VC. Since his last visit, he couldn’t get enough of this amazing place.

It had been a hard day and after some intense meetings, Moneybags was in desperate need of a few drinks.…


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52thoughts - A Creative experiment

I was looking at decks of some Playing Cards yesterday as was struck by a creative idea.…


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At 5:50pm on March 30, 2012, Santoshvyas Joshi said…

Dear Alok,

Apologies (reason mentioned at the end of the message)

I have been reading various posts here since last year and i must admit that is one of the best sites providing loads of information which even a google search would not give (Thanks to all the members contributiion). These days I have been accessing more than google for information as it is first hand views, feedback and opinion. I will not be surprised if years down the line Rodinhoods overtakes google :). is a phenomena and not a mere website where people meet and exchange views, its larger than life.

[Apologies for not writing earlier. Valid reason though :) ..I was so overwhelmed by the entire gamut of information site provided, i was flooded with information and took me entire year to write back in ]

Best Regards,
Santoshyas Joshi

At 7:16pm on June 5, 2011, Molly said…

Thanks Alok !

Im enjoying the very interesting and mentally stimulating discussions :)

At 12:55pm on June 5, 2011, dgtlketchup said…

thanks alok...


happy to be part of the Rodinhoods



At 5:56pm on May 22, 2011, Gurpreet Singh Tikku said…

7%20straight%20questions%20Rodinhood%20Interview.docxhi Sir,

Thanks for the welcome, 

This mail is a bigger gesture than you Reid Hoffman had accorded to you.


Its been only yesterday that I was clearing my desktop and found a word document "7 Straight Questions Rodinhood Interview" which i had saved almost a month back, thinking that I would fill in when free..... however like many fellow "Rodinhoodians", I too kept sleeping over it.

However, yesterday I did fill it and thought of submitting it today.

I have restarted writing a blog only recently after inspiration from you. I hope that in a few weeks, i could make it interesting and share with fellow "Rodinhoodians"

At 9:35pm on May 11, 2011, Mentor Ment said…

Hey alok,


Thanks for the welcome..... Love to be a part of rodinhood.... will contribute as much as i can.


Cheers :))))

At 10:55am on May 11, 2011, Archana Shah Kotadia said…

Hey Alok- thanks for the welcome :)

Enjoying the discussions and reading your blogs..

Didnt think you would have such a good sense of humour and ability to blend that with what you are trying to day :)

Good to share views, agree and disagree... 

liking what I am seeing ..



At 11:33am on April 18, 2011, Ajay Singh Sambyal said…

Dear Alok,

            Thanks for showing interest to my request and guiding me to the precious link. May God bless you and your family.

This is the link which donors can use to help provide full or a part of  minimum 200 pounds. Which we will use to do home study for 25 rescued children, to rescue 4-6 children from Train or Bus stations and for doing one session preventing of trafficking  in schools, colleges in Bengaluru city every month. Please ask for any clarification needed.



At 3:28pm on April 16, 2011, Sugandha Dubey said…

HEy lo Alok! 


At 2:19pm on April 12, 2011, Sugandha Dubey said…

Thnx Alok for the welcome :)

I am so in love with your easy style of writing and so relevant ! I am going to post most of ur blog to a small group I run on FB Advertising Professionals - INDIA (API). 

One of the most engaging blogs in 7-8 years of blogging history !



At 9:21am on April 12, 2011, Karan Jagani said…

Thanks a lot, Alok.

I'll definitely use this platform to maximum and try to contribute as much possible.


Again Thanks for your Welcome.




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