LinkLog: If You Can Win in India

Posted Posted in Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

From Win in India; Win against the Competition Everywhere About 4,000 multi-national organizations have operations in India, but only between 30 and 40 do significant business there. The rest equal 1%. The companies that are the best at globalization are the Korean ones. Korean firms send employees to new countries for ten years. They go […]

LinkLog: When Do You Ponder a Change?

Posted Posted in Startups and Entrepreneurship

I really liked this post from Dharmesh – Failure Is Not The Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is, especially this para. How do you know whether you’re stuck in a quagmire? Isn’t startup success often about persistence and focus? What if that break-out success is just around the corner. Those are good questions. The simple answer is: There are no simple answers. […]

LinkLog: What Kind of Software Would People Actually Pay For?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Ideas, Creativity, Innovation, Software - Programming, Development

A great blog post and a discussion thread on reddit. Some snippets (read the blog for a very insightful discussion): Software that re-defines a category (Google and Amazon come to mind) Software that saves businesses (and individuals) money (figuring out the benefits to your customer) Software that helps business earn more money (making it compelling) […]

LinkLog: The Business Edge

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One of the best blogs I have read recently talks about the Sports of Business: In sports, you know who your opponents are. You know when you are going to play a game. You know pretty much how long the game will last. It’s mentally and physically exhausting if you are at the top of […]

Recognizing Cool Vendors

Posted Posted in Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

It is nice to see Gartner recognizing innovation and creating a category called cool vendors. Never heard of this before. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology […]

Changing Direction to Save the Company

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Here is another pearl of wisdom from Bootstrapping Your Business. In many cases your first product or service will be partial success at best. Changing tack – moving to a different product sector or completely redesigning your offering – might be essential to save your business. But fear not. Most companies undergo radical transformations, and […]