Is Ache Din over for Indian Start-ups?

Decoding the Sordid Saga behind the Hype, Gloss, and Glamour.

“No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long-term if you don’t have a sufficiently good product.” – Sam Altman

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Overview

We all aspire to be rich, successful, and famous, who doesn’t? Being ambitious, having an innate desire to accomplish something notable and chasing worthwhile goals is everyone’s ultimate dream. Why follow the traditional route when you can be different? But what happens when ambition transforms into insatiable hunger and leads to “bigger-is-better” attitude? How dire could be the consequences? Certainly, one is that greed of a few had led to dreams of many being shattered. This, to some extent, holds good in the context of the current state of hitherto thriving indigenous start-ups severely hit by flawed business models, funding winter, mounting losses and depressing investor sentiment resulting in mass layoffs and shutdowns. There is a recent view that the tall tales of Indian startups is over and the biggies like Amazon and Uber can proclaim victory. Call for protection from so-called ‘capital dumping’ with risk capital drying up hints that the party is now over and one should be prepared for hell of a topsy-turvy experience. Continue reading “Is Ache Din over for Indian Start-ups?”

Going the Extra Mile: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!

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“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

The one thing I have found in common in people who are at the top of their game is that they never stop when things are good enough. They are always striving for perfection.

Everyone is good enough for anything. But a small number of people are remarkable in what they do because they go the extra mile. That means they go beyond average, dedicate time and efforts and make personal sacrifices. It’s a sure way to success and great results in any area, but few are willing to actually do it. Continue reading “Going the Extra Mile: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!”