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Want to Start a Venture of Your Own? Find a Niche. Start Solo. Run Lean.

Posted on Saturday, Jul 8th 2017

Capital efficient ventures remain the best way to build healthy, robust businesses for a large number of entrepreneurs.

Sure, there are exceptions like Facebook, Google, and Amazon that are built differently.

But those are low probability scenarios. And raising money for fat startups has become very difficult.

Want to start a venture of your own? Find a niche. Start solo. Run lean.

And don’t believe the myth that solo entrepreneurs do not succeed.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 17 seconds video and learn more:


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Man and Superman: Life Near An Approaching Technology Singularity

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 5th 2017

By Guest Author Frank H. Levinson

Ray Kurzweil began writing more than 25 years ago about the possibility of a technology singularity occurring sometime in the late 20th century. He defines “Singularity” as “a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed.”    >>>

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11 Podcasts with VCs Interested in Indian Startups

Posted on Thursday, May 25th 2017

Indian entrepreneurs should listen to this set of podcasts to get into the minds of investors who offer invaluable insights.

Naren Gupta, Nexus Ventures – As a co-founder of a firm with an excellent track record of investing in the Silicon Valley – India corridor, but with a global market point of view, Naren shares his insights, nuggets, and interesting wisdom.

Ashish Gupta, Helion Ventures – Co-Founder of one of the key players in India’s venture capital eco-system, Ashish shares his valuable perspectives throughout this crisp and insightful conversation.
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The Imminent Death of Indian Outsourcing

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

On February 29, 2008, Forbes published my column that remains a highlight in my career in tech journalism: The Coming Death of Indian Outsourcing. I found myself on the receiving end of a deluge of hate mail on a scale that I have never encountered before or after. I am known as a relatively balanced, objective, and fair commentator on the state of the industry. I don’t sensationalize issues unnecessarily. This article, that I thought was sound in its logical analysis, triggered an immense defensive reaction.
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Can You Use Services to Bootstrap a Product Company?

Posted on Monday, May 22nd 2017

Can you bootstrap a Product company using Services?

Most certainly you can.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 27 seconds video and learn how:


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Man and Superman: A Case for Human Happiness

Posted on Thursday, May 18th 2017

By Guest Author Ajit Narayanan

This Man-Superman terminology smells like some adolescent Ayn Rand-ian fantasy, but I agree that humanity will bifurcate into two types of people: the Happy and the Not-Happy. And entrepreneurship or capital (or even skill) will not be the dividing line here.
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Can You Enhance Your Negotiating Power in Fundraising?

Posted on Monday, May 15th 2017

Can you enhance your negotiating power in fundraising?

Most certainly you can.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 14 seconds video and learn how:


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Man and Superman: Is There an Action Item?

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th 2017

In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Two Distinct SpeciesWhat CAN Be Controlled?Rationalizing PopulationsHow Long Does Democracy Survive?The Environmental Time BombRole of Religion, and Will There Be Revolution? Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

As this series has developed, I’ve had the privilege of listening to various perspectives about the possibilities. I’ve also had very interesting exchanges about questions, alternatives, and ramifications.

One particular point of view, over a beautiful luncheon at my friend Enrica’s, concerned online learning.

Clearly, the distinction between Man and Superman is largely in intellectual capacity.
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