Holding Customers To Ransom

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What if the business that services your needs could hold you to ransom? Think about that for a minute. There are many business firms that enjoy a monopoly in their particular industry or geography. Yes, we clamp down on the … Read More

Design Thinking and Innovation

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Having spent more than twenty years (as an internal or external consultant) addressing a variety of business problems for both clients and employers, I do know a thing or two about “Design Thinking”. In fact, my consulting outfit – ThinkShop.in … Read More

Startup India: Taking Stock

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Last month, Mint did a feature on Hits and Misses in the Indian Startup universe. It was a great opportunity to take stock of reality, since most of what we read about in the mainstream media is a function of … Read More

Crystal Gazing: 2018

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We are almost at the halfway mark of 2017, and I thought it would be a good idea to capture some emerging trends, and explore how business will be impacted in the coming months…   Trend #1 – Chatbots Bots … Read More

The IndiaStack Framework

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Typically, when we think of government-run initiatives in India, a certain image comes to mind – one that leaves a lot to be desired. But, India is changing. And, changing fast. Yes, most of us know about initiatives like Aadhaar. But, … Read More

Is Digital a Mindset or a Skillset?

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I recently attended the AWS re:Invent 2016 event online, which offered some fascinating insights into the world of Technology by folks who manage business (in the cloud) on an enviable scale. One such insight was: “Software is a mindset, not a skillset.” That got me … Read More

Why Most Projects Fail

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Do most projects really fail? I know, I’m starting with a bold assertion that is probably not in sync with the positive write-ups you see all around you, as you resolve to adopt a few healthy resolutions at the beginning … Read More

Digital Impact: A Closer Look

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  This post first appeared on YourStory in July 2016…   Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today; In 1995, it was less than 1%. KPCB’s 2016 Internet Trends report pegged India as the second largest Internet user-base … Read More

2016 Internet Trends

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Mary Meeker at KPCB recently released the 2016 edition of the Internet Trends Report. At over 200 slides, it is indeed a treasure trove of information on the growing popularity of the Internet, and on the macro-economic trends that will … Read More

The Technological Indian

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A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Prof. Ross Bassett of North Carolina State University on the subject of M.I.T. and the Technological Indian. In that lecture, I discovered some surprising facts about the history … Read More

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