To get somewhere, you already have to be there

The irony in this world is that “To get somewhere, you already have to be there.” From an individual perspective: If you want to make money, you need to already have money. To get a job, you need to be one-year experienced and not a fresher. If you’re experienced and want to apply for aContinue reading “To get somewhere, you already have to be there”

Mobile App market in India

Thinking from an entrepreneurial angle, it seems to me that there is almost no mobile app market in India today i.e., it is not a startuppable market. All the successful apps that are making money are transaction-based. For example, ngpay takes a cut from every movie ticket you buy through it. This is only possibleContinue reading “Mobile App market in India”

10 things I wish I was serious about before starting a startup

Everything gets magnified. Whether it is minor differences or personal shortcomings or the multitasking required. What you think of as a small weakness, will become your biggest weakness. What you think of as a small strength, will be a very big strength. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride. You can never be prepared for it.Continue reading “10 things I wish I was serious about before starting a startup”

My Benchmark for Entrepreneurship

Here is a guy who sells dosas and rice items in his push cart every evening. I didn’t realize that he was my entrepreneurial benchmark until my friend explained it to me: He has at least 100 customers everyday because he is there for 4-5 hours every evening, and we’ve never seen him without customers.Continue reading “My Benchmark for Entrepreneurship”

A few statistics about India

From President’s speech in 2007: “Today, the average age of India’s population is below 25 years. Approximately, 77 crore of our people, or about 70 percent of the population, fall below the age of 35.” From Tracking The Growth of India’s Middle Class: “Over the next 20 years, India will likely grow to become theContinue reading “A few statistics about India”

One device or many?

Question: Will the future consist of people carrying a single device or multiple gadgets? Arguments for one device Students use it for everything. After reading this New York Times article on how mobile phones are used in South Korea, I’m astounded about the possibilities. Students are using their mobile phones for buying food tickets inContinue reading “One device or many?”