On our last working day of the decade, i.e., the 27th of December 2019, I asked the Artha team to congregate in our conference room. At 5 pm, 24 Artha team members stuffed themselves into a space built for 8, and another 6 joined in from Ahmedabad on Zoom. First, I enquired how many attendees […]Read More Setting Outcomes for 2020
It has been fourteen days since VG Siddhartha took his life. In that time, the entrepreneurial ecosystem has heard arguments from several vantage points to understand the cause of the stress that led to his untimely demise. It is stomach-churning and thought-provoking stuff. Various arguments attempted to place the cause of VG’s entrepreneurial distress onto […]Read More Let’s talk about entrepreneurial stress
This week’s video was recommended by Karishma so a big thank you to her! Fyre is the ultimate tool for entrepreneurs to learn that scaling before having a miniaturized working model is akin to gambling with the business. It should open the eyes of investors, entrepreneurs, managers and employees that scaling is the easiest part […]Read More Video Of The Week: Fyre- The Greatest Party that Never Happened
Over the last weekend, AVF Associate Nikunj married Chandni in a beautiful and intimate ceremony that took place in Vapi. The newly-wed couple looked like they were made for each other and I wish them the best for their married life together! A bunch of us from Artha attended the nuptials, witnessed many memorable moments […]Read More Nikunj’s Wedding and a Business Idea
Several people have written to me asking how I find the time to write my daily blog post, a few even speculated that I have a copywriter who writes these posts for me. One person went so far as to ask for my copywriter’s phone number but to their dismay, I had to admit that […]Read More How I Write My Daily Blog
2018 has had its fair share of highs and lows, and it wasn’t until my team summarized our progress through the year (personally and professionally) that the all-encompassing scale of this year was visible, and what a year it has been! Armed with this data, I’ll be evaluating and sending out the hits and misses […]Read More It Took this Infographic to Fully Appreciate 2018!
I have been finding ways to manage the dual stress of entrepreneur and venture capitalist through 7-day breaks with the simple objective to ensure that I am (almost) completely off my digital devices I have time earmarked every day to read books I am disconnected from work, especially my emails I am pursuing a hobby […]Read More Perfecting the Vacation Auto-Response
In business, it is important to demarcate the line where friendship ends and “foundership” begins. When friendship becomes the rockface that does not allow negative feedback to flow within a founding team, it is a sure shot recipe for disaster. Therefore, it is extremely important for the founding team to schedule a time every week […]Read More Why Founders Hammering Each Other is Important
For today’s post, I had decided to write a book review. But while browsing through espncricinfo.com, I came across a brilliant piece of journalism on Virat Kohli, undoubtedly the most famous man in India. The journalist, Wright Thompson followed Kohli for a day and wrote about how Kohli dealt with his superstardom daily. He brought […]Read More How Would You Deal with Superstardom?
Last night I was out for dinner with some friends and we ran into a common friend. This person (let’s call him Person X) has been a family friend for over 30 years and in fact, his father is a very close friend of my father and my uncles. After the usual chit-chat, my friends […]Read More Forgiveness Breaks the Fever from Verbal Venom