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Work life balance in a startup

Work – life balance is in itself an oxymoron. It means that you don’t value your work enough to call it as a part of your life or you don’t value life enough to do work that makes you feel … Continue reading

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But why Solar?

Met an industry person. He seemed bewildered I chose Solar coming from Marine and Shipping. He asks ” Why? But why?” Seemed just as bewildered when I told him that I have a deep seated desire to “extend the runway … Continue reading

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The analogy between a ship and a startup

The founder /CEO in a startup has really only three main functions similar to the roles of three seemingly insignificant equipments on board a ship. 1. The Radar 2. The Steering gear and 3. The Main Engine’s governor If you … Continue reading

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Why closing off options is a good idea , albeit riskier

Humans are inherently afraid to close off options.┬áLike a prospective talented entrepreneur , who will do an MBA because he has “put in the effort ” for his application process . So the status quo becomes that he has to, … Continue reading

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The best in the world or doing your best?

Consider this quote from Seth Godin : I did a gig in New York today about the Dip and it went really well. Afterward, someone asked me a question about his new business. I asked back, “if you accomplish that, … Continue reading

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Culture, values etc.

If there is anything that I have learnt over the past one year, it is that the culture and values matter a lot in a startup. Starting with my most recent hire, I have started to explain and look for … Continue reading

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Startup Retail Expansion strategy – Gengis Khan or Scattershot?

As a leader in the rooftop Solar industry, you more or less have to close deals to stay alive or grow rapidly, especially as a startup. So when markets open up in your favour, you need just one things to … Continue reading

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The Online skew

Lately, I have noticed one too many Online posts and so-called entrepreneurial tools out there are skewed towards online ventures and many are flocking to the herd- thinking that online entrepreneurship is the only kind of entrepreneurship. Granted, that its … Continue reading

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