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Sankar Krishnan is the author of ‘The Power of Mobile Banking: How to Profit from the Revolution in Retail Financial Services’ (see my book review.) He is also Vice-President and Partner, Financial Services with Capgemini, a leading global firm in digitisation and SMAC (social, media and cloud) across operations, technology and consulting services. Krishnan was […]
07 Sep 2015
Lloyd Shefsky is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management, as well as Co-Director, Center for Family Enterprises. In addition to being a Co-Founder of several businesses and nonprofits, he has taught and lectured in a number of countries. His bestselling books include ‘Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: the keys to success for any startup, entrepreneur […]
26 Aug 2015
I remember my mother telling me, grow up to become as graceful, self reliant and successful like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. For my mother, me and millions out there in India, Kiran is a role model in true sense. She has created a place for herself in an industry which was not known to have women […]
19 Nov 2014
Email marketing continues to be a highly effective one-to-one marketing tool. It helps brands develop intimate relationships with their customers and gives them a way to communicate on an individual basis which ultimately leads to strong brand loyalty and long term customers. With email being such a powerful marketing channel, it’s important for businesses to […]
15 Jul 2014
With the increasing amount of DIY technology flooding the marketplace, it’s possible to do just about anything you want to all on your own these days. However, building a mobile app was not one of those things until the launch of AppMachine, a DIY app builder that allows you to create and customize your very […]
15 Jul 2014
Believe it or not, the company now known for bringing startups together around the globe, once was a small startup itself. Over the years, Startup Grind has grown from a small get together of entrepreneurial friends to a company in over 100 countries, with over 300 employees hosting over 70 events a month.
23 Jun 2014
With the rapid evolution of technology and the constantly changing online trends, the future of digital media is about as hard to predict as the weather. But if there was anybody who was experienced and qualified enough to talk about where the digital media industry is headed, it’s Jolie O’Dell from VentureBeat.
17 Jun 2014
There are a lot of people creating and sharing content on the Internet these days, and as a small startup, it can be hard to get your name out there and get some good media coverage. The fact of the matter is, the Internet has fundamentally changed the way that online journalism and public relations […]
14 Jun 2014
The debate surrounding the future of online publishing is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s easier than ever to create, share, and find all kinds of content on the web, however, that low barrier to entry means that publishers’ voices are increasingly hard to hear, and that the value of content is often diminished. […]
12 Jun 2014
Today, Flipkart confirmed that they have raised the largest funding round of $210 million led by the Russian investment firm DST Global. This takes the total funds raised well above the $700 million mark. When Sachin Bansal, Co-founder of Flipkart, stated a week ago that Flipkart had sufficient funds in its reserve, what could have […]
26 May 2014
Over the years, South By Southwest has continued to grow and evolve from its original arts, film, and music festival format, to a massive conference where artists, musicians, film makers, techies, startups, and fans alike gather for a week of sharing their art and ideas. For many startups, it’s a great opportunity to network with […]
18 May 2014
I was recently joined by Aaron Schwartz from Modify Watches to discuss how he built such a fanatical fan base around his products. There’s no doubt the watches he makes are slick, but what has really made his company successful are the rabid fans spreading the word about Modify Watches. How did Aaron build such […]
29 Apr 2014
You will agree with me that Prasoon Joshi never ceases to surprise us with his creativity. The whole nation agreed with him on “Thanda matlab coca cola” and sang his tunes from Taare Zameen Par to Delhi 6. A creative journey which Prasoon embarked upon in 1988, at the age of 17, with the launch of his […]
07 Dec 2013
According to Ross Clennett, the US based recruitment expert, the answer he would like to hear after a good candidate interview is “the three most important criteria for this job are X,Y and Z and here’s what I found out about the candidate’s specific capability and/or motivation with respect to X,Y and Z….” The Behavioural Event Interview (BEI) is a tool that will enable you to be able to make such decisions.
29 May 2013
The efficacy of job interviews in your hiring process can be debated. That said, more often than not, interviewing candidates is the most feasible option you have for recruitment and it becomes critical to do this right. Here are some interviewing tips that you can use.
28 May 2013
From McKinsey, to Amar Chitra Katha and to starting up at Urban Ladder; Ashish Goel’s professional progression bears no sign of being conventional. Every stint, however, was as successful as the other one. Ashish explains his choices by blaming them on his unquenchable thirst to learn. No wonder, he’s at the helm of an e-commerce company that is working on selling furniture via the internet.
07 Mar 2013