Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

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Leadership

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January 9, 2013

Burning All Your Boats

Yesterday, I heard the phrase ‘burning all your boats’ when someone was talking about a new business venture and it got me thinking about this popular turn of phrase by Napolean Hill. At the core of this statement lies the fact that, without complete focus and commitment it is not possible to achieve greatness. The - Read More -

April 28, 2012

Charting the Course

“Controlling your direction is better than being controlled by it.” Jack Welch An entrepreneurs’ journey is riddled with potholes and unexpected events at every turn. Controlling your direction is not as easy as charting a plan and then sticking to it irrespective of what happens along the path. However, having a clear idea about the - Read More -

April 23, 2012

Performance Optimization

Great leaders have an inherent ability to distill complexity into simplicity. A great story which reflects this talent is attributed to steel magnate Charles M. Schwab. One day one of his floor managers came to him complaining about varied schemes he had attempted in order to increase the average output per shift, without any luck. - Read More -

November 8, 2009

Do your Employees Care?

With time, as your startup grows, the need to hire more people and build and develop support structures will arise. This is a critical point in the life of any new business. A company’s employees are essentially word of mouth agents, who go out to their families, friends and acquaintances, and let them know what - Read More -

July 15, 2009

Leadership Inertia

Things at your start-up are going horribly wrong. People quitting, contracts being lost to competitors and as a leader you keep blaming just about everything else in this world apart from your own ability. The fact of the matter is, that the path your company is on is a core responsibility of a leader. To - Read More -

May 30, 2009

Are You Micro Managing?

One of the qualities of an entrepreneur is that most of them strive for perfection. Things have to be just right, and they have strong personal opinions about a lot of different aspects of the business. I know this feeling a little bit too well! When I see something like a presentation, proposal, process, logo, - Read More -

May 6, 2009

Weak Links Within Your Team

I was having dinner with a friend who manages a large team of 20 people at a very reputable software development company. The conversation drifted to troubles he was having with a couple of his team members who were not pulling their weight. This is a common scenario and one that every manager has to - Read More -

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