Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Getting from where you are to where you want to be

Usman Sheikh

April 24, 2009

Fried my Macbook Air Fan

Today was a painful day. I have had to give up my notebook for 6 days in order to get it serviced. I did everything I conceivably could to avoid sending it in, but in the end I was left with no choice. Although I saw some very interesting youtube videos on how to solve - Read More -

February 8, 2009

Have you Tested your Product/Service?

Image by jeremy.wilburn An important lesson I have learned from past experience with launching new businesses is, that before you go all out and invest lots of time and effort into the development of a business concept, to first run a pilot and test it at it’s most basic scale. I still have trouble doing - Read More -

February 6, 2009

Losing a Key Client

Image by Stitch I am sure most entrepreneurs who have been in the business for a while have had to go through this ordeal at some time or other. The first time is always the hardest to get over. It just hurts in so many ways. As a startup we are dependent on a limited - Read More -

February 5, 2009

Inviting Guest Posts

Since I am now posting every alternate day on my blog, I thought this would be a great opportunity to open up the days when I am not writing, to bloggers and authors from within my niche, that is small businesses & entrepreneurship, and have guest writers post during those days. I look forward to - Read More -

January 21, 2009

Discovering a New World

Image by blueforce4116 I have recently moved off the online wordpress platform to the .org platform. Even though everything remains the same, interface wise, there are just so many options available here, which I had not explored when I was using the online platform. They range from plugins, widgets, analytics and search engine optimization programs. - Read More -

January 17, 2009

Book Review: Back of the Napkin

“Visual thinking means taking advantage of our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and with our mind’s eye – in order to discover ideas that are otherwise invisible, develop those ideas quickly and intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way that they simply “get”.” Dan Roam (Author, - Read More -

January 15, 2009

Where Did the Day Go?

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words:

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