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What a distributed utility should look like

Too many people look at what we are doing, at Solartown , and assume we are building a solar rooftop EPC company. I am compelled to laugh a little bit at that generalisation. We have no interest in building a business … Continue reading

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How to win a squash game

First wave of tycoons : Oil and Gas A mini wave called wave 1a. :  Commodities processing, Steel and Coal , industrial goods processing mainly for Oil and gas and distribution Infrastructure around the Oil and Gas industry ( mainly due … Continue reading

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Interests, maybe in order of chronological pursuits

Some industries that interest me to no end and give me sleepless nights with dreams – 1. Solar , BIPV, Offshore wind, Tidal and Geothermal , smart grids, Storage tech at parity, wireless T&D 2. Fashion, Nightlife and hospitality 3. … Continue reading

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Leading teams – 101

Cutting to the chase, I have led teams in big companies, in volatile emotional environments and  in stressful conditions at sea. And I thought that was leadership. Later I realised that Leadership is not when people are paid to follow … Continue reading

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A Giga-watt a year company

Too long have I spent without expounding on what it means for SolarTown to succeed. If you see the world around you, especially in India, no one dares to move a thing. No one dares to change a thing. You … Continue reading

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Greatness is cumulative

In Chennai, the Entrepreneurial eco-system is small. Certainly, it is smaller than the “Entrepreneurship in the air” attitude of Bangalore. But every time I organise a StartUp Saturday (www.headstart.in) in Chennai, I come across numerous success stories against all odds … Continue reading

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To lead or to manage

How do you get a much more experienced, technically qualified and older employee trust in what you say, all of 24 ; even if you’re quite accomplished in your previous field and have somehow gotten funded for your vision and … Continue reading

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