Recently I ordered an item from an online portal. When the item reached me and I opened it , I was pleasantly surprised to see something unexpected. With every product that we buy, there is invoice and probably a manual on how to use the product. Here though there was something additional. It was a [...]

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Failure is a term that evokes sometimes fear and sometimes awe. Few of the spectacular failures eventually led to success. Michael Faraday could not complete his education in school. The father of electromagnetism had to teach himself. Walt Disney was rejected many times by studios. Albert Einstein did bad in school as well. Failure is [...]

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Finding time for marketing

July 8, 2014

There is a part in me which wants to do things that I like the whole day. After all they do give me a lot of pleasure. I like coding plugins for WordPress, making app for android, writing a blog, creating videos for a YouTube Channel. However there is a part that says, that I [...]

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Before you quit your business

June 24, 2014

Quitting a business is hard when one has put in the best years of life working on it. The challenges of keeping business profitable often prompt us to think about quitting it altogether. Here are a few reasons that I believe may cause one to quit a business. a) Passion: If you liked something before [...]

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Dealing with Clients from Hell

June 17, 2014

In all our working life, most of us would vouch working for a client who is tough and demanding. . Dealing with such a client is a stressful affair. With their overbearing nature, all they do is to create difficulty for project team members. So why are they clients from hell? setting their own timeline [...]

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Avoid learning technology at your own peril

June 9, 2014

Talk to any person who is not clued into social media, chances are that they will deride it as a waste of time. Probably,  new technologies and ideas are more of a nuisance than help. A lot of family businesses for example, hardly invest in new technology. Many business in India that are even listed [...]

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Entrepreneurs and boredom

June 3, 2014

Have many times you have said to yourself that you are tired of doing the same work ? Whatever be the stage your business is in , there are times when nothing seems to move. Every entrepreneur goes through these stages. There are times when I am developing a product and all I find is [...]

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How to best serve your customers ?

May 27, 2014

There are so many channels that an entrepreneur can leverage to keep in contact with the customer. A few years back only options were telephone, snail mail or email. With the proliferation of social media, new avenues of customer engagement and interactions have come up. Social media is such a new channel. Since this blog [...]

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Why discipline is important to entrepreneurs

May 19, 2014

Discipline is emphasized by experts in nearly all professions. Athlete, scientists or a  teacher may all vouch for discipline. Though, we may succeed only with luck but it is very hard that everyone can be so lucky. In case we are disciplined and also lucky, the returns can be just great. Step wise entrepreneurship People [...]

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Why is hiring for potential a good idea ?

May 12, 2014

Look at this pattern: a) advertise position b) get resumes c) scan resume for experience d) interview candidate e) hire the candidate. This is how most of the industries hire people. I believe that is very inefficient way of hiring people. There are a lot of good people that get filtered off in this process. [...]

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