Monthly Archives: February 2013

India’s Emerging Female Social Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship, like other business, tends to be dominated by men at the moment, and many widely known successful entrepreneurs are men (think Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and closer to home, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal of Flipkart). So where are … Continue reading

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How Can We be More Efficient? Let’s Ask Ants

If you’ve ever worked in an office, I’m sure you’ve experienced moments of extreme frustration with the number of meetings you have to attend, and the fact that they make you feel less productive rather than more. You’ve probably also … Continue reading

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To Design Together: Enhance

  Traditional approaches to the design of the simple things in our everyday life — ear-rings, clothes, shoes, furniture, homes — often involve a designer staring a a page in a notebook, drawing the object again and again till it … Continue reading

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How to Embrace and Live Through Failure

There are a million articles available with advice on how to succeed when founding a startup, but very few on how to deal with failure. Steve Blank shares his insights on what he calls the six stages of failure and … Continue reading

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To Design and Develop

  At the heart of innovation is a creative process. This is obvious to most young people I’ve talked with, even if they have had no experience actually doing it. But in many cases I’ve been talking to management and … Continue reading

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The Goa Project: A Unique Social Experiment

I’m pleased to announce that Aditya Dev Sood will be speaking on entrepreneurship at the Goa Project next month. The Goa Project is the coming together of entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, designers, social workers and film-makers. Of 350 of the most … Continue reading

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More Entrepreneurs speaking at the next Pecha Kucha Night!

Yesterday, I announced six of the twelve speakers who will be at the Pecha Kucha Night next Thursday (the 28th of February). Here are brief introductions to the rest of our amazing speakers!* Abhinav Sinha is Co-founder & COO at … Continue reading

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Where Does Quality Education Come From?

Just read an excellent article by Meeta Sengupta, an educator and advisor specializing in business education, talking about what exactly we mean when we talk about quality education. As she writes, we now have nearly full enrollment at primary schools … Continue reading

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Speakers at the Pecha Kucha Night on Entrepreneurship

I’m very pleased to announce our first batch of speakers at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night on Entrepreneurship! We’ve been trying to get as diverse a group of people as possible, at all levels of experience and from all kinds … Continue reading

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Can a Chinese Restaurant be a Start-Up?

Last evening I met some 40 members of AIESEC from Pune over at the Olive Beach restaurant at the Poona Club. I sat at a high table and talked about innovation, the adianta school, leadership, what they could do to … Continue reading

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