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They say if you do something for 10,000 hours you become a master at it. I have written for more than 20,000 hours and I still think I have barely scratched the surface. My interest in writing started when I was a child. I started with writing poetry as a teenager and articles for my […]
19 Apr 2016
Thanks for all the love for our Lessons from 2015 post a few days ago. There’s one more thing I have to share, and I had it saved for a separate post. It demands that much attention, and would have been lost amongst all the other points in the previous post. Here’s some context before […]
03 Feb 2016
He came, he saw, and he ‘ubered’. Travis Kalanick, Founder of Uber, got a thunderous applause at the ‘Startup India’ initiative by the Indian government on January 16 even before he could share his talk on ‘A geek’s guide to becoming an entrepreneur’. In just 20 minutes, he took the largely local entrepreneur crowd at […]
16 Jan 2016
A little over a year ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Since then I’ve been living out of a single bag. And then I took off. I live in random places through airbnb or other house or room sharing services. I don’t have a car, I don’t even have a driver’s license. I […]
07 Jan 2016
People have asked me to share pointers that proved critical in the stupendous growth of FreeCharge. In this writeup, I try to detail the things that I feel played a critical role. They are not intended to be prescriptive but more of an indication of what worked for us, and the tenets that were key […]
11 Aug 2015
Perhaps the most difficult thing to do as an entrepreneur is to own up that your startup is going nowhere. It might be the bravest thing to do as well. Founders fall so deeply in love with their idea that they refuse to believe any outside perspective. Often this leads to many wasted hours, resources […]
24 Apr 2014
Even to YourStory’s international readers, Amitabh Bachchan needs no introduction. Starting his film career in 1969, he continues his unstoppable journey 44 years later. His indomitable spirit – rising ever so many times from his own ashes, the way he has refused to let his ailing body get in the way of his passion, the numerous failures which have only made him stronger – make Mr Bachchan a role model not just for Bollywood and the movie world, but for anyone who has the desire to dream and the will to make those dreams become reality. Here are some quintessential entrepreneurship lessons from the Big B.
09 Jun 2013