“Do feelings of deprivation drive entrepreneurs and economies?,” asks Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business School. After watching ‘The Social Network‘ one evening this week, I was left with feelings of inspiration and speculation, much to do with the same question.
Speaking at Startup School [continue reading...]
We have so many choices these days, and so little time to make a choice. From the choice of the right breakfast cereal to the choice of the right health insurance, we are trapped in an endless spiral of everyday choices.
Last night, I watched a TEDGlobal talk by Sheena [continue reading...]
Here’s a meme that resounds quite often in the startup world:
Execution is more important than ideas.
Good ideas are only so good in the mind of the beholder, unless proven to be useful or effective through execution. Ideas matter. The execution of those ideas matters more. But, what is [continue reading...]
How would you classify writing software? Is it science (as in computer science), a form of art (as in code is poetry or prose) or an engineering discipline? Terence Parr, a professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco, recently wrote about why writing software is not like [continue reading...]
Recently I read about the yet unbuilt 2011 Ford Fiesta that attracted more than a thousand online pre-orders within the first 6 days of the launch of its reservation program. It made me wonder not only about the marketing hype associated with such campaigns, but also about the fact that [continue reading...]
Another year has nearly come to an end. A new decade is set to begin. It’s amazing how time just whisks away.
What’s also amazing is how much we can learn about ourself in time just by paying a little more attention to that sound in our head. After a [continue reading...]