Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • A New Paradigm for Startups Needed: from The Atlantic. “Where are the people thinking big? What I see is people filling ever-smaller niches in this “ecosystem” or that “ecosystem.”
  • Rebuilding RIM: by Michael Mace. Good ideas for any turnaround. “We can’t predict what will happen to RIM, but we can talk about what the company needs to do to survive.  If nothing else it’s an interesting case study for anyone who needs to turn around a tech company.”
  • The Intention Economy: a free chapter from Doc Searls’ new book. “Once customers’ expressions of  intent become abundant and clear, the range of economic interplay between supply and demand will widen, and its sum will increase. The result we will call the Intention Economy.”
  • The USA’s Spy Centre: from Wired. “Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.” India’s government too must be thinking along similar lines.
  • India’s economic reforms: from The Economist. “…Rather than waste time celebrating his work of two decades ago, everyone pushed on with far more urgent business: trying to get India’s prime minister to understand that, without a second round of economic reforms, and soon, India’s economic prospects will look far grimmer in the next few years than they have recently.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.