A assorted collection of pearls of wisdom from different genres.

Tune and calibrate your organisational velocity

October 10, 2016 Poornima Laxmeshwar 0

Organizational velocity – some people call it a pace of growth. We can take this in multiple contexts, but this one take is of ‘showing growth’ from investor’s perspective. Except for one start-up, I have always seen a traditional hockey stick, means, once they are funded, they seem to grow […]

The Cauvery Challenge – Birth of the Cauvery Startups

September 13, 2016 admin 0

This could be the meeting point of two waves – the burden of destruction and the boon of ‘starting up’.  The recent incidents of the Cauvery water indicate the need for a whole bunch of solutions that are ‘value based’ and ‘sustainable’. There are many problems to solve – ‘aforestation […]

Change is the new constant, even for a startup

September 3, 2016 admin 0

We are a startup.  Our vision is lofty, and we are pursuing our journey with a zeal to create a ‘dent in the universe’.  In the process, we build and build, we burn cash, time and energy as fuel to move the startup forward. What we realize is that, the […]

From the startup world – July 21

July 21, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 0

A compilation of important news from the startup world: Private equity inflows in India: Venture capitalist investment in start-ups slows Confirming the growing trend of slowing fund infusion by venture capitalists in internet-based start-up firms, a new report by CB Insights and KPMG International shows that both the volume of […]

VC money — potion or poison?

June 28, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 0

VC Money can be potion or poison depending on how you treat it By Ashok Subramanian When you actually sit and crunch numbers for your startup, you find that there is always that gap between what you need and what you have. This is what is the basis of ‘funding’. […]

Is the early entrepreneur a freelancer?

June 21, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 0

By Ashok Subramanian Are you a freelancer?  If so, are you an entrepreneur? If you Google, you will find some articles, and some I have referred. But what is important, is that both do what they want. The idea is to show that freelancing is also entrepreneurship in a particular way. Now, […]

Startups, Know your Customer, Consumer and Client

June 13, 2016 Editor StarsofStartups 0

 By Ashok Subramanian All begin with C. All sound similar — customer, consumer and client.  Most people use these interchangeably.  But these are distinct, and a clear understanding will help not only the usage, but also identifying the roles better. Consumer A consumer is normally a person who ‘consumes’ your service. […]

Validity of Quotations

June 7, 2016 admin 0

How many of us offer something to our clients – especially in B2B sales, and then the client puts in on hold.  Then comes a situation where the client re-invokes the proposal and says ‘hey, can we look at this again’.  And your last proposal – stands.  Can you dare […]

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