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Weekend Reading

October 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week’s links:

  • Inside the App Economy: from Business Week.  “Beyond the goofy games is a world of useful programs that’s making fortunes and changing the rules of business.”
  • CK Prahalad Interview: from Knowledge@Wharton, on the bottom of the pyramid. “How has Prahalad’s book — a revised, fifth-anniversary edition of which has just been published — affected the behavior of companies and the well-being of consumers in the years since its publication?”
  • The next Four Billion: by Tomi Ahonen. “There are 480 million newspapers printed daily; 800 million automobiles registered on the planet; 1.1 billion personal computers including all desktops, laptops, notebooks and netbooks; 1.2 billion fixed landine phones; 1.4 billion internet users; 1.5 billion TV sets; 1.7 billion unique holders of a credit card of any type; and 2.1 billion unique holders of a banking account of any kind. But 4 billion mobile phone subscriptions.”
  • What Startups are Really Like: by Paul Graham.
  • Google redefines Disruption — The Less-than-Free Business Model: by Bill Gurley. “Google will pay you to use their mobile OS. I like to call this the “less than free” business model. This is a remarkable card to play.”

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kasi // Oct 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Paul Graham’s message is a must read for any entrepreneur i guess. Though he lists around 20-points … i believe 10+ will be common to all startups.

    thanx Rajesh.


  • 2 priya // Nov 2, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    well… i visit your website first time and found this site very usefull and intresting !
    well… you guys doing nice work and i just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up !!!!


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