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“How I” intro…
I was thinking of creating ideas of long lasting content that would REALLY REALLY HELP rodinhooders in their work, business, life, understanding of Startups, etc and came up with this META IDEA :
It’s called “How I …. xxx”
So, it’s simple:
I seed an insight – The first one is called “How I Hire People” and share my views (one para max) Continue reading
Yeah! Got a double spread in the Economic Times today (24th Aug 2014) for an article that was one the MOST challenging for me to write (researching and contextualising the data) & eventually the MOST satisfying!
I hope you enjoy it and comment liberally! (Complete text appears after the image)
My precious double-seater sofa in my bedroom has collapsed. Errr, let me correct myself: The left side of the sofa has collapsed (given that I’ve sat on that side for years); whereas the right side looks nice and puffy. ‘In-short’ (don’t laugh at my Hinglish), my sofa looks like it’s an asteroid from Star Wars. And I am in the market to replace it.
Now, when I say “I’m in the market”, I mean the online market. The last thing I want to do is physically run around all over Mumbai in search of the ‘great un-collapsible sofa’.
This classic poem just came to my mind with name changes:
Bezos was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The VC was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
The E-Com Investor was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off his nose…
I was thinking of the 2 Billion of Amazon vs. 1 Billion of Flipkart discussion last week and was applying my mind to figure – what was the fight really about?
This led me to pull out Amazon’s financials of the past 10 years, which (not surprisingly) is a story in itself: (click on the chart to expand) Continue reading
My double pager in the Economic Times today (3rd August 2014) on how Startup entrepreneurs dress!!!
The complete text (with some EXTRA MASALA) starts after the image. PLEASE comment and give me feedback?!
I was recently invited to a rather private, ‘sit-down’ dinner with Cherie Blair and her team, who were in India to raise funds for her charity. Continue reading