Online Retail – The Revolution?

In a commerce class in school, I was taught that the point of a business is to earn a profit. Online retail startups have certainly caused me to question this notion.   Money, money everywhere; not a cent to be earned!   VS  I find it quite...

Startups Club Demo Day

We as a part of Startups Club organise a Demo Day every year. It is an event which promises great opportunities to network with like minded people, while at the same time providing participants an opportunity to mingle with the special invitees...

Blablacar – Thoughts to ponder about India (Updated)

Blablacar is a French startup that recently scored a USD 100 Million in funding to expand beyond Europe. One of the countries that the company is considering entering is India. India is a large market and has a huge number of cars on its roads...

Ramblings on Perseverance

Steve Jobs is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our times. He was involved in three ventures, Apple, Next and Pixar; of which two can be considered bonafide successes. Next was more of an acqui-hire and we really do not know...

Things to remember before heading down the path of Entrepreneurship

Last week, we hosted the Startups Club meetup at Chennai. We were fortunate to be joined by Mr. J Krishnan for the meeting who shared some of the wisdom that had been shared with him by the likes of Kanwal Rekhi. I just made a note of them and...

Modi – The Storyteller

I recently completed a course on Storytelling by Jennifer Aaker from Stanford. At the core of it, the course explains four steps to telling a story which are: 1. Single Focussed Goal 2. Grab Attention 3. Engage 4. Enable Action In the context of...