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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

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

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

Translate experience of failure to BIG win.

Its been 16 years of my journey as an Entrepreneur. Part of 2 Bootstrapped companies with similar business model. Tekno Point started in 2000 and Clou...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

Trump, do a “Namo” on the Dollar and become Immortal!

Donald Trump must do to the Dollar what Namo (Narendra Modi) has done to the Rupee. If you are unfamiliar with the de-monetization move by Namo, read ...Read More

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