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Thinking Aloud: To Found or to Not, a New News Product

As I grapple with the initial, broad mapping of content and technology architectures of a news journalism product that I plan to launch in India, I must admit that I am unusually distracted by the state of brand equity – and the consequent future – of the product category itself. In the global context, the most recent push for the sobering deliberation came through the fall from grace of the much admired...

Video: Investor Pitch for Intelligence91™

Travel Intelligence India (Ti91) — Our Ground for Your Feet in India ® – is the world’s only subscription-based | Travel Intelligence Media Company | focused solely on providing critical travel intelligence to multinational corporations, government agencies and other businesses and non-profits about key regions, sectors, and issues in India, a country that is geographically huge, contextually...

Entrepreneurship Shorts Series: The First Four Letters

[The article was first published on LinkedIn here] There’s always some distance to travel before you take the first step. It holds especially true for first-time entrepreneurs. So, it’s good practice to get A, B, C and D correct before hitting E, the first letter for every business adventure enthusiast: ‘A’ asks “A Plunge or A touch?” √ When aided by wings of a dream, life always seems much...

Who Can Give You Advice?

[The article was first published on LinkedIn here] Hassled journeymen and harried first-time entrepreneurs have one thing in common: They are ripe for accepting direction, or assurance, from any seemingly informed soul who is eager to stop and listen to them. And as their luck would have it, most people do want to play guide! Overstatements aside, many first-time entrepreneurs, in their natural enthusiasm,...

Boardroom Lessons from Brazil’s Disaster on Pitch

“This is not a defeat. This is a nation’s pride and soul being destroyed,” remarked a senior Washington based news correspondent on Brazil’s humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the first semi final of FIFA World Cup 2014. At ground zero, Luiz Carlos, a 52-year-old cook, told Bloomberg in Rio: “Brazil will never be able to erase that shame”. This after the country spent more than USD 10bn to host...

Take Pride in Your SoHo

Chances are that you read the latest movie reviews on a HP desktop; make presentations to clients on a HP laptop or maybe just take print-outs of images from a digital camera through HP laser printer. Yes, that’s the extent to which HP has permeated into our lives. In fact, that’s not even a representative range of the Company, which was, quite inspiringly, born in a garage! HP is just one of the many examples...