Rape, whether done upon a woman or man, is a heinous crime. There is no doubt that the perpetrators of this ghastly act deserve the wrath of the legal, social, and economic systems. In the same spirit, falsely accusing another individual of a ghastly act such as rape is a crime that is as appalling, […]Read More Funding Friday – India’s Sons
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
Hey founders, today I’m going to address a crucial topic: When to update your investors with bad news. If you’re an entrepreneur and running a business, you will have to give bad news at some point. There are many ways to give bad news. One of them is not to give any news at all, […]Read More How to deliver bad news to investors
A few days ago, I saw a Facebook live interview of Confirmtkt’s founders, Dinesh & Sripad. Early on, I had led a round of investment into Confirmtkt and also sat on their board for a few years along with Pravin Agarwalla. Back then, we both went through a very tough phase with the founders (and […]Read More Video Of The Week: Vishal Krishna Interviews Confirmtkt Founders
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
I am enamoured by video content, so I have decided to restart the “Video of the Week” section which highlights the video that made the most impact on me in that week. This video was uploaded by Y Combinator on the 9th of January, but it popped up yesterday in my twitter feed. This YCombinator […]Read More Video Of The Week: Who has earned the right to advise an Entrepreneur?
Investment advisors have been selling the potential of 100 crore Indian consumers to investors across the globe for the past 20 years with excellent success – for the advisor. But, investing in that potential has always led to investor gloom and doom. The potential was always there but somehow India always found a way to […]Read More Gir’s Sons have India Roaring, on the Cricket Pitch… and Off it Too!
Yesterday, Aditya Ghadge sent me a link to a recording of the panel I had participated on with Siddharth Ladsariya, Abhijeet Pai, Aniket Bharadia and Sandeep Jethwani (he played moderator) on Inside Perspectives from the Next Generation Business Leaders at the AIWMI’s Family Office 2018 Summit. I thoroughly enjoyed this interaction because each panelist came from a different vantage point. Sandeep investigated each person’s viewpoint […]Read More Video of the Week: AIWMI Family Summit 2018
Today, exactly 10 years ago a 157-year-old institution, Lehman Brothers, went bankrupt. The reasons behind the Lehman fiasco are well known but this DW documentary focuses its lens on the ripple effects that the unbridled enthusiasm & greed of a few people on Wall Street had on 10,000+ Singaporean small investors. This documentary is an […]Read More Video of the Week: The Crash
I must be honest that I was not a big fan of Akshay Kumar through most of my teens. His movies centred around his martial arts abilities and he had typecast himself into a brand of cinema which I did not identify with. Then something happened 10 years ago that altered the actor’s career and […]Read More Video of the Week: The Undisputed King of Bollywood