Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • The Really Smart Phone: from WSJ. “Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.”
  • Margins: by Fred Wilson. A second post. “When you think about your business; starting it, building it, scaling it, and financing it, pay a lot of attention to your margins. Understand what kind of business you operate and where it fits in the margin universe.”
  • The New Geopolitics of Food: from Foreign Policy. “From the Middle East to Madagascar, high prices are spawning land grabs and ousting dictators. Welcome to the 21st-century food wars.”
  • Getting Indian Entrepreneurship right: from Wall Street Journal. “A new start-up is required to go through 37 procedures to obtain a construction permit and obtaining a permanent water connection permit requires a waiting period of 45 days.”
  • India’s Big Story: by TN Ninan in Business Standard. “Even as the country grapples with in-your-face corruption and complex challenges in economic management, bear in mind that rapid economic growth, dramatic changes in Corporate India and a transformed quality of life for many millions, has been and remains the most compelling story of our times.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.