[original post date 25 Dec 2016, migrated from ubedge.com] Rants are not worth responding but I have known Nikhil for 10 years and have the highest respect for him, after Om Malik he is my most favourite technology journalist for his deep and incisive views. I also admire his courage to deliberate topics which are … Continue reading Technology has always been political
[original post date 1 Apr 2017, migrated from ubedge.com] I asked my manager on what are things that I could do to be a better a product person. Her tip which took 2 minutes to implement when I started putting in practice had profound impact on me. Since then I have shared it with scores … Continue reading Trailer > Movie > Behind the scenes of Movie making
[original post 3 Apr 2017, migrated from Ubedge.com] Recently was having a conversation with a Private Equity friend and was trying to explain the challenge that has captured my imagination and full attention, ie exits for software product startups in India. He felt that the data about the exit structural deficit that I was trying … Continue reading Liquidity of Indian startups compared to US & Israel
[original posted date on 20 Mar 2017, migrated from Ubedge.com] Answering following 10 questions that can withstand a silicon valley product teardown ? Use this a framework if you are building a world class product. Who is the one user or customer ? also called the unit of one. Name him or her. What is the job … Continue reading Will your product survive a silicon valley product teardown ?
[Original post date 2 Apr 2017, migrated from ubedge.com] If CBInsights were to do a market map of software product startups in India it will look something like below. For Indian startups that map should be done based on broad markets available to an Indian founder and not slicing of sectors that CBInsights normally does … Continue reading If CBInsights did a proper market map of Indian startups
[posted on 28 Mar 2017, migrated from ubedge.com] “Startups are bought never sold” Like many others I have used this aphorism in every M&A Connect conversation in last 8 months. It sounds intelligent, pithy making some one saying that look very smart however I was stumped when my 7 year old nephew asked me what … Continue reading M&A is the story of when fear meets greed on a treasure hunt voyage.
[Original Post date 6 Oct 2014, migrated from WordPress post on Ubedge.com] Innovation Accounting for startups was introduced by Eric Ries in his famous book ‘The Lean Startup’, however is as case with many thing written about in the book it is poorly understood even if it is acknowledged as an important and useful thing … Continue reading Are we there yet ? Innovation Accounting
[original post 20 Sep 2016, migrated from ubedge.com] Starting point of a startup is an idea and it goes through a journey of product releases and pivots to reach its product market fit and further scale. Source of this idea is a brainstorming session or hot flavor of the season (FoodTech, Fintech etc). Sometimes it … Continue reading Choosing right market can save upto 18 months of runway
[Original Post date 7 Feb 2016, migrated from Ubedge.com] I am silent on Network Neutrality as I am split on the side to take irrespective of the hat I wear. Understanding the underlying science makes it harder. Entitlement of Ownership of Network that feels like a public good Network neutrality is a battle of ideas … Continue reading My cognitive dissonance with Network Neutrality
I am hooked to Indian Idol this season as well but what causes a lot of uncomfort to me is the fact that Indian Idol ( and all other singing talent show in so many other languages) is a zero sum game. There are many forces driving such a show - discovery for new talent, … Continue reading Indian Idol – Why zero sum game?