The journey, from getting a new client to setting up your first office to getting the "big" client, is intense and filled with unmatchable highs. The lows, well, while not forgotten, are not dwelled upon.
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Indians are the second largest users of MOOCs after the US, but like students everywhere else, we are not completing the courses for which we sign up by the million.
Offering silver-bullet prescriptions that are blindly lifted from the playbook of countries like Singapore is a wasted opportunity and a pointless exercise akin to jerking off in the dark and convincing yourself that you have scored!
To handle such challenges, it’s critical to measure, and to do systematic root cause analysis on your successes and failures. Like in programming, it’s a good idea to execute smaller and manageable pieces first, and then build complexity incrementally on top of that.
Our discussions with them were progressing at a rapid pace when they asked, “Why are you moving so fast on this deal?” I think it is one of the smartest queries relating to a VC’s evaluation process– entrepreneurs should ask questions not only when a VC is moving too slow but also when they are...
A successful startup does not necessarily scale well. A successful high scale organization does not necessarily stay successful forever. The choice of employees you have made at each stage probably has a very high degree of contribution on the continued success.
Selling equity outright is, averaged out, an expensive proposition!
If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realize they are masters at making things fast and not making people think.
The thin line between spending time doing research before taking the plunge and buying time to make up mind to get ready for risk is really thin and could take forever to figure out.