Tim Cook needs no introduction. But during the Steve Jobsian Era, he was mostly the back-seated Apple executive who was hired by Steve in 1998 as the 'Inventory Genius' to solve a problem that Steve Jobs (could understand that he himself cannot solve, even with his innate genius) - i.e. the massive piling of inventory… Continue reading Things About Business & Life That Steve Taught Me: Tim Cook
You've a great idea. A financially viable business model (on paper). A few key team players in mind (to get on-board). And on verge of securing a good amount of VC capital. All set for the next Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Unfortunately NO. Having worked in India for a few startups - whether B2B/B2C - have… Continue reading 8 Things To Do if you’re Planning for a Startup (and WHAT NOT TO DO as well) (Startup Series: Episode 6)
Steve Jobs loved reading books - mostly spiritual ones. However, the only book that Steve had downloaded on his Apple iPad 2 for regular reading was - Autobiography of a Yogi. It is an autobiography written by Paramahansa Yogananda (January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952) in 1946, in which he discusses his life story,and which introduced… Continue reading The Only Book Steve Jobs Had on his iPad 2
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) I had recently written a blog… Continue reading E-commerce in India – Flipkart in Trouble? (Startup Series: Episode 5)
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) Facebook IPO. IntraSoft Technologies (123Greetings.com) IPO.… Continue reading Dot.Com IPOs – Should One Invest? (Startup Series: Episode 4)
Whilst interviewing for a Fortune 100 company in India, I still remember, the VP - HR had asked me - 'Oxford? Why? You couldn't get that education in India? Why waste money there?' I still remember asking - 'What's that supposed to mean? Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world. Aren't you… Continue reading Quality Education – Why Is It Important?
The Apple iPhone completed its 5-year anniversary on June 29, 2012. Read reports of widespread anxiety amongst Apple fans from around the world - to celebrate this day. Unfortunately, Steve is not with us anymore; but am sure, looked down on Apple proudly from the heavens. No mobile device in the history of electronics has… Continue reading iPhone’s 5-Year Anniversary: The most *successful* phone of all time