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'They need to focus on social problems'.
Incredible grit and perseverance.
The government’s “benevolence” is costing us dearly.
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In the first installment of this three-part series, I wrote about the metamorphosis of an executive into an entrepreneur. I shared some insights on how budding entrepreneurs can take charge of their l...
Spirituality for the entrepreneur.
From playing dress up as little girls to realising a childhood dream of making chic, fashionable clothing, Nina's is a story is how dreams can come true when women come together and give each other a...
Following your gut, your dreams and aspirations to become an entrepreneur requires you to take a big leap of faith, and go down a tough and long road riddled with occasional bumps and tough decisions....
There are certain critical things that all start-ups must do in order to stay in the game. These points are part of the bigger goal of ensuring your start-up succeeds and delivers the returns to you as an investor. Unfortunately, many start-ups often put these points on the back-burner in their earnestness to work on daily operations.
Today, entrepreneurs are everywhere. You're all doing your own thing and are masters of your own destiny. You're the CEO, the accountant and even the recruiter; you set your own hours, and maybe work longer than you did at your corporate job. Rings a bell? Well, all this might be true, and it makes you an entrepreneur. But it doesn't make your company a start-up!
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Apart from consolidating his support for the 'Make in India', 'Start-up India, Stand-up India' and 'Digital India' campaigns, Arun Jaitley must implement a clear plan of action in terms of numbers that entrepreneurs can leverage as promised in these schemes. Substantial funds must be allocated towards development of infrastructure, improving connectivity via roads or internet, removal of red tapism and bureaucracy in implementation of policy, and greater clarity on a ridiculously large number of taxes.
From his public airing of spats with investors to playing the media like a guitar, Rahul Yadav challenged the status quo at every step. He rejected corporate bureaucracy and a boot-licking culture. He was also brilliantly disrespectful, a self-serving narcissist (like many of the new breed of young entrepreneurs) and got himself fired. While there is much to admire about the man, there are some lessons on how not to do business embedded in his saga as well.
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Psychologists have come a long way in decoding human behaviour over the past few decades, and their findings can be applied effectively in a number of settings. Here are three powerful concepts that entrepreneurs can use in their businesses.
We had underestimated the work that goes into making a market-ready hardware product. We had overestimated the demand and utility of our product. We were wildly wrong about the price at which we thought our product would sell. And when all this realisation came together, shit got real.
Being an entrepreneur is no easy task. Even after going through the troublesome and difficult process of setting up your dream company, entrepreneurs face hurdles at every step. Sometimes, they can lo...