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Prioritization, Resource Allocation – Framework for Founders

I have engaged with the Start-up fraternity for a couple of years and have interacted with over 300 founders. One of the common concerns I hear from some of them is that there is so much on their plate and they are unable to meet timelines, which leads to stress in the system. The psychological […]

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All CXOs and Founders to be Clones of each other – Thoughts for Founders and Owners

I was interacting with the CTO of one of my 30 portfolios of StartUps. Here is a summary of key Takeaways on building a collaborative approach to deliver great outcomes 1. All CXOs must think like the CEO of their respective functions. 2. Each of the CXOs must think like a product/ service provider to […]

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Culture of Execution: Rigour + Speed= Scale Faster

In my pursuit of sharing simple frameworks for founders and owners, I have come up with an equation around execution, since in a startup it is all about executing the idea. Here is how I would like to elaborate on rigour and speed. Rigour, there is a need to have a rigour around:  Pursuing the […]

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Operating Model for Start-Ups – Thoughts

After startups have done a deep dive in evaluating the business on the attractiveness of opportunity, ability to compete, evaluated the risk and synergies, and have a strategy to execute the plan, it is important to focus on the business principles and operating framework.  I have tried to put together some business principles that may […]

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The rationale for PaaS – High-level Thoughts 

I have now been engaged with almost 30 portfolio companies in the start-up domain and have interacted with over 300 Founders. This view is based on the fact that companies which have a virtual presence and have the internet as the backbone must explore leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) to scale faster, enhance value […]

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