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My Financial Planner is Like

August 9, 2011


My Financial Planner is like my Family Physician. I value my planner’s Skill, but more importantly like for my physician, I value my planner …. For the Trust I have in his doing what is best for me …. For the Knowledge he has of my and my family’s financial History and Goals …. For being Available […]

Giving Entrepreneurship A Try?

July 12, 2011


I am often asked this question – should I be an entrepreneur or should I look for a job? Last week I got an email from S, a young acquaintance of mine. In his email, S was wondering: “… Me and a couple of friends from IIT-D did set-up a start-up. We secured funding from […]

Why Should I Pay 300 When I Can Get Away With 100

July 4, 2011


My wife D, when she goes shopping to the congested Commercial Street area, insists on using her scooter. This weekend, unfortunately, she ran into trouble. Apparently she parked where she shouldn’t have and the traffic police towed away her scooter while she was inside a shop. Now D is a very conscientious citizen and obeys all […]

Make the Time to Plan

June 20, 2011


I play golf at the Army Service Corp course and there past the 12th hole is a small-arms firing range. On the wall of the range a sign painted in big bold letters reads: The More You Sweat in Peace The Less You Bleed in War. I always found the sign profound but its meaning […]

Marketing Workshop for Startups – Chennai – June 1 2011

June 3, 2011


The Startup Centre, Chennai, invited me to conduct a one day workshop on marketing specifically aimed at startups. Vijay Anand, who runs The Startup Centre, spoke to me in early May and we decided to schedule the workshop for June 1. I had great fun doing the workshop and here’s my report on the event. The […]

Startup Weekend Bangalore – March 11-13, 2011

March 14, 2011


This was a fun event to be at and I am really glad I went. The event was billed as 54 hours of no-talk-all-action opportunity to flesh out your business idea, network with other wannabe entrepreneurs & perhaps recruit your co-founders, hack together a prototype and gain useful feedback from your peers and some experienced industry […]