Best from YourStory: Must Read Guest Columns from 2012

29th Dec 2012
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2012 was one of the best years with respect to the quality of content that we generated. Through our guest column policy, some amazing people contributed to our portal and their insights drawn from their personal experience and expertise made for a great read for you, our reader. We have culled out the most read guest posts for this year and here is the best from them:

 


Indian Startups 2012 Best Guest Columns

 

10 things you have to tolerate if your boyfriend is an entrepreneur - A hilarious list of 10 things that a woman in an entrepreneur's life has to put up with. Written by Sahil Baghla, Founder, BlueGape

 

7 Lessons I Learnt from Life of Pi - Lessons derived from movies have always made a popular read among our reader and none moreso than this. Written by Pritam Roy, Founder & CEO of Gomolo.

 

Top 5 uncomfortable questions to discuss with your co-founder - This was before Aditya Kulkarni. CTO, YourStory joined us, so it still qualified as a guest posts. This piece enlists some key and uncomfortable questions to discuss, with your co-founder.

 

The new age manager; what an MBA could do to your business - This is a great story about how an MBA might not necessarily mean better management capabilities and how unqualified, common sense could be of more use. Written by Prem Sagar, Founder, Tapprs.com.

 

What every entrepreneur can learn from Gangs of Wasseypur - Another entrepreneurial lessons list derived form the famous movie. Written by Vikram Bahl, Founder, Yavvy.com

 

Why Indian eCommerce Companies Cannot Go the Amazon Way; a Reality Check - A deeply insightful article by Industry veteran, investor and mentor Sanjay Anadram, this article clearly states why an Indian E-Commerce company can survive and grow like Amazon did.

 

7 Dark Secrets of Entrepreneurs Revealed - A list of "dark" things drawn from personal experience, Alok Kejriwal, founder of Contests2win.com & Games2win.com, struck a chord with almost every entrepreneur who read this post. A very personal post.

 

My Observations on India - Metrics guru and 500 startups partner, Paul Singh on his experiences and observations of the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. Some very insightful points here.

 

How to do sales as a startup - This is a special one. Our very own Shradha Sharma on how to do sales from a startup's stand point. As with every other guest post on this list this also draws from deep experiences and makes a great read.

 

Starting up? How and why you should set up your office - This is a great resource piece for those looking to set up office space for their startup. Written by Annkur P Agarwal, founder PriceBaba

 

What an idea, sirji! And how did you come up with the idea, sirji? - Written by Shrinath V from Nokia, this post on the thought process behind coming up with a great idea.

 

That wraps up our list of top guest posts for the year. Stay tuned as we bring you more end of the year lists, only on YourStory.in. 

 

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