Startups and Entrepreneurship

LinkLog: When Do You Ponder a Change?

Posted on

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. […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Marketing Resources

Posted on

I just found these and was reading them. Not sure how I stumbled upon them. But will try to keep it growing. If you have good reads in this space, please add them in the comments.    Four steps to a better marketing plan Map the buying process with five questions 9 Ways To Make […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

TiE Unconference in Chennai

Posted on

You are an entrepreneur or trying to start a company. You have some ideas and even built a prototype. You want to talk to a few fellow entrepreneurs. You are a professional working on some cool technology. You want to share some of your ideas on how to use/leverage this technology. You have questions about […]

Software - Programming, Development

Business of Software

Posted on

I was watching this video today. If you are a small startup (typically bootstrapped), this is a must watch. Here are some notes: Keep the Momentum We work on projects that are chunked in smaller bits Planning is vastly over rated We don’t do road maps We do not write  functional specifications ( They lead […]

Emerging Technologies

Relentless Predator Upon the Obsolete

Posted on

…a combination of relentless predator upon the obsolete and benevolent solver of the world’s problems. As ways of making money go, that’s pretty good. Startups are often ruthless competitors, but they’re competing in a game won by making what people want. This is such a cool way to think about startups. I like the image […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Early Adopters

Posted on

I went to an eLearning meet a few years ago in Cupertino. I met no one in the group before, and there were some interesting discussion on learning tools. Towards the end I asked them whether any of them blog. The strong reaction I got surprised me. “Blogs are for people who have nothing else […]

Software - Programming, Development

LinkLog: Startups

Posted on

This is a problem that faces everysuccesful startup – how do you go from small. Whether it is growing an organization or growing a product, how do you make sure that you do not become “soggy” as you grow? The Elephant and the Ant: Why Companies Need Processes as they grow triggered by Seth Godin’s […]

Startups and Entrepreneurship

Startups In the Center

Posted on

There is no better way to express what is going on in Chennai (and India) than this graphic which Vijay was kind enough to share. There is new kind of euphoria here. I was at TiECON on Friday and Proto.in on Saturday. Very different approaches and very different styles. But they both had one thing […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Importance of Startup Hubs

Posted on

From Paul Graham’s The Future of Web Startups: t might seem that if startups get cheap to start, it will mean the end of startup hubs like Silicon Valley. If all you need to start a startup is rent money, you should be able to do it anywhere. This is kind of true and kind […]