My ex-boss used to repeat this phrase so often that it has been permanently imprinted in my brain: “If you replicate 100% of the actions of successful people, you will get 75% of their results” The lesson was to copy the routines, strategies, and habits of successful sales- people so that their results could be […]Read More My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Their Day
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
On Friday, AIMWI invited me to be a panellist for their 6th annual Family Office Summit India 2018. One of the perks of being a panellist is the opportunity to listen to the speakers scheduled before my session. I can point out many instances where the nuggets of wisdom imparted by speakers have led to […]Read More 3 Things to Learn About Investing from a Founder that Sold his Company for $465 Million in 2013
Amid all the din surrounding the Wizard of Omaha’s endorsement of Paytm’s pole position in the Indian Paymentech space, an endorsement which must be the proudest moment for any entrepreneur, but the day belonged to another Indian. This is the story of an Indian runner who has (reportedly) never won a gold in any national […]Read More Hats off Manjit Singh!!!
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?
Book summary This book is a collection of lessons from some of the top venture capitalists and angel investors in the United States. Through the chapters, VCs share their experiences on how to build value in a startup by describing important aspects of how to pitch to VCs, when to pitch to VC’s, how to […]Read More Book Review: The Entreprenurial Bible
In January, I found myself at my orthopaedic’s office for the 3rd time in 12 months complaining about unbearable back & neck pain which were not only limiting my movement but also leading to sleepless nights. Obviously, concerned about my frequent visits, he did an array of tests that revealed that it was nothing serious. […]Read More The hunt for my mattress points to a shift in Indian E-commerce
Siri tells me that it took 1,347 days from my first blog post, Dropping Out Of The Rat Race… to my 100th blog post. Thereby, on an average taking 13.5 days to write each blog post. If I remove the 31 blog posts written in 66 days of this year, the average will shoot up […]Read More How Did You Die
There are many days in a founder’s life where he/she are searching for inspiration to feed the fire within them. I too, experience such moments, days and even weeks. In such times, I find inspiration in books on founders like Capitan Gopinath, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Warren Buffet and many others. These true stories remind […]Read More 3 Videos That Always Motivate Me
Looking out at the inclement weather from my car window I reminisced my days as a door-to-door sales agent. Door to Door sales could be an excruciatingly painful job on occasions when the inclement weather coincided with a day with no or low sales. It was at those times that this poem, “Don’t Quit”, shared […]Read More Dont Quit