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Entries from January 2010

Vacations

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Since Abhishek started school (Lower KG) in July, my vacations will now have to get synchronised with his. I haven’t been much of a vacation taker – trips that Bhavana and I have made in the past have tended to be short, and mixed with business. For Abhishek, Diwali and Christmas vacations are only about […]

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Blog Past: India Needs More Entrepreneurs

January 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wrote this series in August 2005. What is under discussion is the need for Indians to venture out into the world of entrepreneurship, build intellectual property and create wealth, which hopefully will find its way back into the system to fund more start-ups. India may be becoming a hotbed of innovation as an increasing […]

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Weekend Reading

January 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This week’s links: Mobile Trends 2020: compiled by Rudy De Waele. Web 2010 Predictions: by John Battelle. Among them: “2010 will mark the beginning of the end of US dominance of the web. I am not predicting the decline of the US Internet market, but rather its eclipse in size and overall influence by other […]

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Three 2009 Decisions: Good Books

January 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments

There are a number of books that have been published in recent times which focus on how we make decisions. Here are three good ones. “Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition” by Michael Mauboussin. From the book’s description: “Leaders in all fields-business, medicine, law, government-make crucial decisions every day. The harsh truth is that […]

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Three 2009 Decisions: Decision 3: Selecting Abhishek’s School

January 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments

2009 was to be the year Abhishek started school. A school and its teachers can make a big impact on children as they grow up. I still remember my days at St. Xavier’s – my teachers helped shape a lot of what I am today. Parents lay the foundation for a child’s character; it is […]

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Three 2009 Decisions: Decision 2: Supporting the BJP in the 2009 Elections

January 6th, 2010 · 5 Comments

In January of 2009, I decided to see if I could play some role in the forthcoming elections to better understand India’s politics and governance system. I decided to support the BJP. Along with a group of other professionals, we also started a forum called “Friends of BJP” for others like to us to get […]

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Three 2009 Decisions: Decision 1: NetCore’s Focus on Profitable Growth

January 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments

We (the management team) had two choices for NetCore: one, keep growing our MyToday subscriber numbers even though there was little immediate opportunity to monetise them, or two, focus on overall profitability and ensure that subscriber growth remained in check. We decided to go for the second option – ensure that we converted a significant […]

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Three 2009 Decisions: Overview

January 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We need to make decisions all the time. Some have a nominal impact; others can make a more lasting difference. Some decisions are easy; others are hard. Some decisions can be reversed; others are much harder to change. Decisions are a constant in our life. Most of the time we make decisions without thinking too […]

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Blog Past: 2009 Mobility Trends

January 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wrote this a year ago. I should probably do an analysis of what I got right and what I didn’t! Here is a brief summary of my pick of the ten trends that will define the mobile space in India in 2009: Subscriber growth in India will continue, driven by rural expansion, entry of […]

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Weekend Reading

January 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This week’s links: Top 10 Mobile Apps of 2012: A look into the future. How long can an unhappy India stay united? by Vijay Rana. “India’s warring politicians need to sit together to discuss these conflicting regional aspirations in a sensible and enlightened environment. We cannot continue to play political games of setting people against […]

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Best of 2009: Personal / General

January 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Rajasthan Trip: Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (Oct 09) US Trip: Overview, Air India’s Non-Stop, Internal Travel, Meeting Friends, What I Missed (Sep 09) 41 to 42: NetCore, Friends of BJP, Abhishek, Memories, Looking Ahead (Aug 09) London Vacation: Overview, Shopping, Sightseeing, Food, Memories (Jun 09) Rethinking Education (Jun 09) India needs to […]

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